Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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Victory in Galway as NUIG Students’ Union votes to join BDS movement

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The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has welcomed the passing of motion calling on the National University of Galway (NUIG) Students’ Union to actively participate in the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel until it ends the occupation of Palestine and complies with its obligations under international law. The motion, which reads in full “That NUI Galway Students’ Union actively supports the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the State of Israel.” was passed by an almost  2 to 1 margin (1,954 to 1,054 votes) during a student referendum held on March 6th. NUIG Students’ Union becomes the … Continue reading

Action Item: Thank the TUI for passing a motion calling for an academic boycott of Israel!

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UPDATE 11/04/2013: We know many of you have already taken the time to thank the TUI for their principled stance, but their has been a lot of negative messages from the usual sources too. If you have not done so, please take two minutes to send a short message of support; showing our solidarity with the TUI and the Palestinian people is really of the utmost importance right now. Thank you! At its Annual Congress last week, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) became the first academic union in Europe to endorse the Palestinian call for an academic boycott of Israel. … Continue reading

Teachers Union of Ireland calls for Academic Boycott of Israel in unanimous vote; first academic union in Europe to do so

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At its Annual Congress on Thursday 4th April 2013, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) became the first academic union in Europe to endorse the Palestinian call for an academic boycott of Israel. The motion, which refers to Israel as an “apartheid state”, calls for “all members to cease all cultural and academic collaboration with Israel, including the exchange of scientists, students and academic personalities, as well as all cooperation in research programmes” was passed by a unanimous vote during today’s morning session. The motion further calls on the Irish Congress of Trade Unions to “step up its campaign for … Continue reading

TUI Dublin Colleges Branch AGM passes motions in support of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions; recognises Israel’s apartheid nature

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On Friday 9th November, the AGM of the Dublin Colleges Branch of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) passed a number of motions recognising Israel as an Apartheid state and in full support of the international campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). Three motions in support of Palestinian human rights and BDS were tabled at the 2012 AGM, and all were passed unanimously. These motions add to the many trade union and Trades Council motions supporting BDS that have been passed in Ireland over the past number of years by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), IMPACT, SIPTU, … Continue reading