Join us in July to Leaflet your ‘hood!

WHAT: Help NYACT by distributing leaflets to the public about why we oppose The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology coming to NYC
WHERE: In your neighborhood!
WHEN: Saturdays in July (any time)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Download flyers here
  2. Sign up for a leafleting timeslot in your neighborhood of choice here
  3. Go out on the street and hand out flyers to the public.
  • Be creative! Make signs, chalk the sidewalk, come up with your own ideas and tweet your actions @NYACTechnion using #StopTechnion, post photos to our Facebook page, or email them to us at NYACT@riseup.net
  • Members of NYACT will also be present at Union Square between 12:00-2:00 PM on Saturday July 6 and Saturday July 20. You are welcome to join us there.

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Apartheid: We Don’t Buy It, the BDS Movement on the Rise – NYACT at the 2013 Left Forum

Please join NYACT on Sunday, 9 May 2013 at 10:00 a.m. for a panel entitled “Apartheid: We Don’t Buy It, the BDS Movement on the Rise.” The panel will be held at the Left Forum in NYC, Pace University, Room E301. NYACT will be accompanied on the panel by speakers from Adalah-NY, Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel, and NYU-Students for Justice in Palestine.

Left Forum+Apartheid We Don't Buy It, the BDS Movement on the Rise

Cornell Public Relations Dept in Damage-Control Mode

Cornell Public Relations Dept in Damage-Control Mode

The e-mail below was written on May 6, 2013 by Tommy Bruce, VP for University Communications at Cornell, at the request of Cornell Provost W. Kent Fuchs and at the behest of Cornell President David Skorton’s office. Bruce’s e-mail was written in partial response to the plethora of complaints about the Cornell-Technion Partnership that Cornell has been receiving via its “ethical concerns” hotline and website, and is addressed to Professor Randa Farah of Western University in Ontario, Canada in direct response to her e-mail of complaint. Bruce’s e-mail is typically evasive, as it completely ignores Palestinian rights and humanity which are jeopardized by the Partnership and by Technion’s complicity in the violent and illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine. Please e-mail Tommy BruceDavid Skorton, and Kent Fuchs — and tell them that this kind of evasiveness is simply not acceptable: Cornell must divest from Technion!

From: Tommy W. Bruce
To: Randa Farah
Cc: Office of the President; Kent Fuchs, Office of the Provost
Sent: Monday, May 6, 2013 4:34:25 PM
Subject: Fwd: questionable ethics -hotline and website

Dear Professor Farah,

Thank you for sharing your concerns about shutting down the EthicsPoint hotline and web site. As of this writing, the site and number are both online and operating normally.

Regarding Cornell’s partnership with the Technion to build the new tech campus in New York City, our two institutions have a long history of faculty collaboration. This is not at all unusual. Cornell and its faculty have had agreements and working relationships with academic institutions from around the world since the university was founded nearly 150 years ago. These collaborations are important to our mission of teaching, discovery and engagement, and we encourage them even in countries with which some of our faculty, students, and alumni may have significant disagreements with the governments. Time and again, the knowledge-sharing and real-world solutions that spring from these relationships – in everything from computer science and liberal arts to crop science and food security – benefit the peoples of many countries, including our own, and in the long run contribute to the betterment of our global community.

Best regards,

Thomas W. Bruce
Vice President for University Communications
308 Day Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Cell: +1.607.280.8029

Photos from NYACT 12 February 2013 Protest

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Photos from our 29 January 2013 Protest:

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