In the Tuesday 12th of October 2010 issue of The Student newspaper, an article titled Student protestors disrupt careers fair, by Harriet Kay and Katie Cunningham, the action of SJP students against the presence of BAE systems, a British defense company, was mentioned.
An introduction and discussion on the growing Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, as called for by Palestinian civil society.
Press release: Students shut down Careers Fair in protest at presence of arms manufacturer BAE systems
Edinburgh University Students for Justice in Palestine shut down the University’s career fair yesterday(Wednesday 6th October) to protest the presence of BAE systems who are involved in the manufacture and sale of armaments.
From the Edinburgh Evening News website, 7 October 2010
With the new academic year already in swing, Edinburgh University Students for Justice in Palestine will be hosting a meeting for all students active on Palestine.
We are meeting in Teviot Library bar at 7pm to then go to a gig at 8pm in Henry’s Cellar Bar of the intriguingly named Baba Brinkman, poet and rapper.
Israel-Palestine is always in the news, and with the current ‘peace negotiations’ under way it seems a good time to go over a few of the basic facts that have got us where we are today.
Last summer, some members of SJP went to Palestine. They will discuss their incredible trip in the West Bank.
Ben White is a freelance journalist and writer specialising in Palestine/Israel. He will be talking about his new book, “Israeli apartheid: A beginner’s guide,” in which he explains the origin of the israel-palestine conflict and describe the current situation on the ground.
Jody McIntyre is a journalist and activist who has spent the last eight months living with an occupied people in the West Bank and Gaza. Come and listen to this unique perspective on life under occupation in Palestine and join in a discussion on how we can support the Palestinian non-violent resistance campaign in the UK and why NOW is the time to globalise the Intifada.