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SouthBayDem

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Wed May 15, 2024, 01:39 AM May 15

'Free Palestine Encampment' reaches agreements with campus, disbands from Mario Savio steps

Source: Daily Californian

A little more than three weeks after the establishment of the UC Berkeley “Free Palestine Encampment,” protesters have reached an agreement with campus administration and took down the majority of their tents this afternoon.

Chancellor Carol Christ agreed to “support a comprehensive and rigorous examination of our investments and our socially responsible investment strategy” in exchange for the decampment.

The agreement, which was first signed and sent to encampment negotiators early May, included Christ’s plan to request the UC Berkeley Foundation to expedite hearing concerns on investment, a request to the Chair of the Regents Investment Committee to develop a broader framework for ethical investment strategies and the creation of a UC Berkeley Divestment Task Force made up of students, faculty and staff.

As part of the agreement, the Foundation’s Environmental, Social, and Governance, or ESG, Committee will hear community concerns on specific industry sectors including weapons manufacturing, mass incarceration and surveillance industries. Should the ESG Committee deem “the issue … serious enough to consider divestment,” the agreement states, the committee will create a divestment task force in consultation with students and administration.

Read more: https://www.dailycal.org/news/free-palestine-encampment-reaches-agreements-with-campus-disbands-from-mario-savio-steps/article_7b801406-126e-11ef-b73e-a723ed2170bd.html

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'Free Palestine Encampment' reaches agreements with campus, disbands from Mario Savio steps (Original Post) SouthBayDem May 15 OP
Wow. That's the way it's done. C Moon May 15 #1
It's basically the same thing UC Riverside did. Berkeley promised to study the matter. SunSeeker May 15 #4
Why the fuck do they have to vandalize and spray paint the campus? Hope they're disciplined for that. SunSeeker May 15 #2
A shameful capitulation by the school's administrators. Beastly Boy May 15 #3
Interesting rockfordfile May 15 #5

SunSeeker

(51,905 posts)
4. It's basically the same thing UC Riverside did. Berkeley promised to study the matter.
Wed May 15, 2024, 12:07 PM
May 15

No promise to divest was made.

SunSeeker

(51,905 posts)
2. Why the fuck do they have to vandalize and spray paint the campus? Hope they're disciplined for that.
Wed May 15, 2024, 05:38 AM
May 15

Although they don't appear to be Berkeley students since the protesters issued a document saying they are now moving to an encampment at UC Merced:

“Palestinians have given us the roadmap to liberation, and we will keep treading that path – from Berkeley to Merced, all the way to a free Jerusalem in a free Palestine,” the document reads.


And what the fuck do they mean by "a free Jerusalem in a free Palestine"? Hamas controlling Jerusalem?!

Beastly Boy

(9,629 posts)
3. A shameful capitulation by the school's administrators.
Wed May 15, 2024, 08:45 AM
May 15

Last edited Wed May 15, 2024, 11:45 AM - Edit history (1)

They didn't cave to the demands of their students, they caved to the demands of a rule-breaking radical minority of their students, at the expense of the rest of them.

Berkley can now look forward to all sorts of radicals taking over the campus, and now anybody, from Colombian Maoists to Sikh separatists, has ample grounds to demand equal treatment from the administration.

rockfordfile

(8,712 posts)
5. Interesting
Wed May 15, 2024, 08:26 PM
May 15

"UC Berkeley “Free Palestine Encampment,” protesters have reached an agreement with campus administration-"

Sounds like a messed up situation.

How many of those protesters are from another country? I think that if you're not a American and you're protesting in our country, then you should be kicked out of our country. Banned from our country.

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