Editorial: Islamophobia, Intimidation and other distractions at USAC Divestment meeting

Correction: The original version of this article contained an error and has been changed. UCLA Iranian Student Group neither supports nor opposes the divestment resolution On Feb. 26, USAC voted 5-7-0 against “A Resolution to Divest from Companies that Violate Palestinian Human Rights” brought forth by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). The bill, sponsored…

The Ousting of a President: How did Egypt get to this point?

Egyptians are divided between viewing this as a military coup or as a revolution facilitated and protected by the armed forces. For the opposition groups that demanded a suspension of President Morsi from his duties, the main goal is to remove the Muslim Brotherhood from power in Egypt. They believe that the military will not try to gain power, and they are confident that should that arise, they will be able to go back to the streets.

UC Irvine students vote unanimously to divest

UC Irvine students pass historic legislation urging divestment from human rights abuses in Israel

(IRVINE, CALIF., 11/13/2012) – In an historic move that could initiate a domino effect across America’s campuses, the Associated Students of UC Irvine voted unanimously to divest from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestine, including from companies that contribute to illegal settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian territories.