Printer Friendly

International student demonstration achieves divestment.

London / PNN PNN Probabilistic Neural Network
PNN Police National Network (UK)
PNN Profesor No Numerario
PNN Planet2025 News Network (internet news service)
PNN Prediction-Based Nearest Neighbor
PNN Plmn Network Name
 - Cardiff Students against War is ending its takeover of the Large Shandon lecture theatre, Cardiff University Cardiff University (Welsh: Prifysgol Caerdydd) is a leading university located in the Cathays Park area of Cardiff, Wales. It received its Royal charter in 1883 and is a member of the Russell Group of Universities. It has an annual turnover of £315 million.  Main Building as part of its "occupying against occupation" project.The students are now leaving and marching around campus to declare what they have achieved. It is a victory in Britain. We are making our continued presence known to the university community. Banners and megaphones, BOOKS not BOMBS!," say student organizers.Following the open letter to Vice Chancellor David Grant, the "BOOKS not BOMBS" demonstration outside the Student Union and the subsequent occupation of the Large Shandon, Cardiff University has divested all shares from BAe Systems and the aerospace arm of General Electric. They have instructed their external fund managers to avoid future investments in the arms trade, and have promised to raise the issue of an ethical investment policy at the next Council Meeting on 18 May of this year. They are also willing to discuss the provision of surplus computers and resources to institutions in Gaza.The victory comes after three days of occupation which has been inundated with messages of support from all over the country, as well as further afield. This has included university staff, students and societies, local Plaid Cymru politicians and groups, activist groups such as CND CND Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

CND n abbr (= Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) → plataforma pro desarme nuclear

CND (Brit) n abbr (=
 Cymu, No Borders South Wales and South Wales Anarchists, and has had extensive press coverage, from the local papers and student publications to Indymedia and the BBC BBC
 in full British Broadcasting Corp.

Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927.
. "We are extremely proud to have received a message of solidarity from Noam Chomsky," said students."We see this as the beginning, not the end. The occupation has attracted considerable interest and support from the Cardiff University community, and has succeeded in raising awareness of the effects of the arms trade and the horrific situation in Gaza. Cardiff Students against War will continue to campaign on these issues, and to make sure that the university doesn't go back on its promises," the student activists report.But it is not over yet, they say. "The campaign will continue because we believe that Cardiff University should be doing more for Gaza, such as facilitating scholarships to Gazan students and boycotting Israeli products in protest at the treatment of Palestinians by Israeli forces and settlers in the West Bank."

Copyright Palestine News Network The Palestine News Network is an Arabic language media network run by Palestinians in the Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza). It cooperates with the International Middle East Media Center which translates many of its reports into English for international, non-Arabic , 2003 - 2009

Provided by an company
COPYRIGHT 2009 Al Bawaba (Middle East) Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2009 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion




Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Palestine News Network (West Bank, Palestine)
Date:Feb 28, 2009
Previous Article:Bil'in resists the cancer of settlements and noxious gas.
Next Article:West Bank strikes to save East Jerusalem's Silwan.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters