The union of teachers, administrators and technicians of CUNY, has just adopted a resolution in support of the struggle of the Palestinian people, paving the way for the adoption of the campaign for BDS by the prestigious establishment.
The executive body of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), which has 30,000 members, vigorously denounces the crimes of the colonial state, a first in the climate of terror and witch-hunts exercised by the apartheid lobby.
“The systematic practice of expropriation and expansion of settlements since Israel’s creation as a colonial state in 1948 is illegal under international law. Many human rights organizations, such as Human Rights Watch (HRW) or the Israeli organization Betselem, have characterized these practices as falling under the crime of apartheid and have denounced a regime that has legalized racial discrimination against the Palestinian people, in the knowledge that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has opened an investigation against such practices ”, write in particular the authors of the resolution, adopted Thursday, June 10, 2021 by eighty-four votes to thirty-four votes.
This is why, from the start of the academic year this fall, the union invites all its sections to put on the agenda of their meetings support for the campaign for BDS launched in 2005 by one hundred and seventy Palestinian civil society groups, so that the general assembly of the union can rule on this project before the end of 2021.
At the same time, the resolution calls on the government of Joseph Biden to cease all aid related to human rights violations by the Israeli regime.
Founded over 150 years ago, CUNY is the largest public university in the United States, with an enrollment of over 220,000 students.
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