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.  

SJP-West Statement on Dismissal of Title VI Claims at 3 UC Schools

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapters on the West Coast celebrate the U.S. Department of Education’s (DOE’s) dismissal of Title VI claims against three University of California schools, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Irvine, alleging that activism supportive of Palestinian human rights creates a hostile educational environment for Jewish students. These accusations were ...

San Diego State University – Student Groups Support UC Divestment

From The Daily Aztec: Throughout the past year, student-run organizations across the University of California and California State University systems have protested their schools indirect funding of documented human rights violations, according to the Students for Justice in Palestine. Some CSU organizations are supporting the UCs student organizations’ efforts including San Diego State SJP, Arab ...

US Dept. of Education Dismisses Title VI Claims Against UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Irvine

It is a great day to be a Palestine campus solidarity activist. The US Department of Education has dismissed legal claims filed by some pro-Israel students claiming that the Pro-Palestinian activism at UC Berkeley, Santa Cruz, and Irvine provided a hostile and anti-semitic enviroment for Jewish students on campus. What does Title VI mean? As ...

ADL and Blue Star PR fund Israel Tours this Summer

This summer student leaders  have participated in tours of Israel funded by the Anti-Defamation League and Blue Star PR, as well as several other pro-Israel groups. With divestment resolutions sweeping the California university system, these trips are providing student leaders with a misrepresentation of the Palestinian struggle. Reports from the trips portray their celebration of ...