On Wednesday 11th Feb the student union in Manchester University has passed a motion that marks an almost landmark victory in the UK occupation wave. The motion compares Israel to apartheid South Africa, supports the global Divestment, Boycott and Sanctions movement, and condemns the BBC decision not to air the Disaster Emergency relief for Gaza University.
The following page from the Action Palestine students group gives more details on the Manchester victory. What it means in terms of a University response is still unclear, at least from our perspective here. The following is a quote from the linked article:
Matt Scholey, a first year Politics and Modern History student, said “This is going to set a precedent, more and more student unions will have the confidence to take similar step. Last year LSE SU called for divestment, now UMSU calls for a complete boycott, and tomorrow the rest of the student movement will follow suite.”