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February 12, 2016 4:55 am

McGill Undergrads Weigh 3rd BDS Motion in Under 2 Years

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Mcgill University Arts Building, in Montreal,Canada. Photo: wiki commons.

Mcgill University Arts Building, in Montreal,Canada. Photo: wiki commons.

The McGill University undergraduate association is raising a measure in support of divestment from Israel for the third time in 1.5 years, the Canadian Jewish News reported on Wednesday.

The motion calls on the Students Society of McGill University in Montreal “to support any [boycott, divestment and sanctions] campaigns on campus and to pressure the McGill board of governors to divest from corporations ‘complicit in the occupation of the Palestinian territories,’” according the report.

The motion, launched by new campus group McGill BDS Action Network, will be brought for a vote on February 22.

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According to CJN, similar motions were brought to a vote in Fall 2014 and March last year. The first motion was shelved indefinitely, but the second was reworded and brought for a secret ballot, where it failed.

Other campus groups who support the motion included the McGill Black Students’ Network, McGill Students for Feminism, the McGill Syrian Students’ Association, the environmental activist group Divest McGill and the Union for Gender Empowerment, as well as Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights, which launched the previous initiatives.

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  • Robert Yufe

    My 35 year annual donation to McGill will end if the McGill Board of Governors supports the BDS movement. The undergraduates at universities these days are delusional if anything they say or do if of any consequence. They are too ignorant to realize it.

  • Anthony Dayton

    All these groups are reactionary groups who carve out their special area of destruction, but unite against any western culture, and especially Israel. They are nothing if not persistent, and in the case of BDS, it’s “try, try again,” until they can succeed by whatever trickery is necessary. When and if they do succeed, there will be no more voting. These anti-democratic movements require the rest of the students who would rather go about the task of obtaining a higher education and live and let live, to be ever-vigilant and to rouse themselves yet again, in order to prevent them from their hate mongering yet one more time.

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