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    • Skandarooni
    • 10.04.10 | 08:54 (IDT)

    Back in the days when apartheid (south Africa's at the time) was coming apart at the seems a student led initiative divestment of the UC pension fund from anything remotely South African was among the final nails in the coffin of SA's racist regime. UC runs billions of dollars in investment - Berkley is a top school in the system, its action will soon be mirrored by others, and these steps will ultimately lead to the bite of divestment. I was a student at UC Davis at the time, a lesser school than Berkeley and downstream from its actions. ie what Berkeley does others in the UC and State system will soon follow and slowly the whole movement expands. BB would be right if this was a solitary action, and if so it would be ill-judged. What I am surprised he doesn't see is that this symbolic boycott will lead to other more concrete actions that will affect Israeli finance. That is the real goal. As Bibi believes, it's all economics.

    from the article: Berkeley's Israel boycott: The occupation's new friend
    First published 15:54 08.04.10 | Last updated 16:51 08.04.10
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