SJP West Voices Concerns about Student Regent-Designate Nominee

Dear members of the UCSA Board, SJP West is writing to voice serious concerns about the recent developments surrounding the student-regent designate, Avi Oved, and the possibility that he accepted a financial contribution from Adam Milstein during his political campaign in 2013. While Students for Justice in Palestine is an organization with views on Israel/Palestine ...

Editorial: Divestment puts student participation on full display

Editorial: Divestment puts student participation on full display
UC Riverside Highlander Editorial Board: By now, every student has heard the critiques before. We’re lazy. We’re entitled. We don’t want to take our eyes off our Facebooks or our butts off our couches. Yeah, we know. UCR students have shattered that misconception… We have been engaged in the world around us, making our voices heard ...

‘What Side Of History Will You Be On?’: A Closer Look at the Dialogue Surrounding Divestment

Katlen Abuata, Daily Nexus Stokely Carmichael once said of Dr. Martin Luther King, “His major assumption was that if you are nonviolent, if you suffer, your opponent will see your suffering and will be moved to change his heart. That’s very good. He only made one fallacious assumption: In order for nonviolence to work, your ...

#SDSUdivest: Divestment leads the social justice agenda at San Diego State University

Nadir Bouhmouch, Mondoweiss: The spring of 2014 semester at San Diego State University was a turning point in student organizing on the campus. The proposal of a divestment bill in January that demanded the university cease its investments in corporations that are complicit in Israeli human rights violations along with a series of other events throughout the ...

Statement of Solidarity with Striking UCSC Graduate Students

On Wednesday, April 2nd, the union that represents Teaching Assistants at UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) went on strike to protest ongoing harassment of campus workers both at UCSC and at other campuses across the state. In the past few months administrators have threatened students who have international visas, unlawfully videotaped protestors, and falsely claimed that ...

Students for Justice in Palestine speaks at California State University Board of Trustees Meeting to defend right to criticize Israeli occupation

Students for Justice in Palestine speaks at California State University Board of Trustees Meeting to defend right to criticize Israeli occupation
On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, AMCHA Initiative, StandWithUs, and company took the opportunity to delegitimize the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement, as well as defame California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Professor David Klein at a CSU Board of Trustees meeting. AMCHA has claimed that he “has inappropriately used university resources on several occasions, including ...

Donate to SJP-West

Donate to SJP-West
SJP-West’s next regional conference is coming up on January 25, 2014. Because we are a student led and grassroots organization, we need your support to make this conference possible. Through our meetings, we have built cohesion amongst SJP-West chapters, strengthened Palestine activism and solidarity on campuses, and strategized divestment plans. By donating what you can, ...

SJP at UCLA defeats “anti-divestment” bill

In October of 2013, a bill supporting “positive investments” and denouncing divestment was presented to the UCLA student government. It was eventually struck down by a 7-5-0 margin, preserving the ability of the council to engage on the question of divestment from companies that profit from the occupation of the Palestinian territories. Below is SJP ...

San Diego State Professor under fire for “Palestine Map”

San Diego State Professor under fire for
In September 2013, UCSD professor Ghassan Zakaria came under fire from the anti-Palestinian group “Stand With Us” for his use of a map that indicated historic Palestine but did not label any part of the territory Israel. Below is a press release issued by SDSU SJP in response to those events, as well as the ...

SJP-West Interviewed about Title VI victories at the Department of Education

UC Irvine’s Hannan Seirafi speaks to Nora Barrows Friedman of the Electronic Intifada about recent dismissals of Title VI claims against UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Berkeley. Read more about the issue here and see SJP-West’s statement on the issue here. The full podcast is available at The Electronic Intifada.