Monthly Archives: January 2012

“The Case for Academic and Cultural Boycott” – talk by Dr Sue Blackwell

Dr Sue Blackwell, of the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine as well as the National Executive Committee of the University and College Union, will be giving a talk on the reasons for and benefits of academic and cultural boycott. We have recently seen many artists and musicians, as well as academics, refusing to perform and work in Israel (such as Brian Eno, Ken Loach, Godard, Gil-Scott Heron, Pixies, etc), receiving a lot of backlash in the process.

Here’s the link to the event:


The details of the event are as follows:

Venue: Room MS.04, in the Maths and Stats Building, University of Warwick

Date: 24th January 2012, Tuesday.

Time: 6pm.

You might want to look at these websites to get some information about the boycott movement in its entirety: — Based in Ramallah: Palestinian academics calling for cultural and academic boycott.

Hope to see you there!


Eden Spring’s Boycott Motion in the Warwick SU

We’ve passed the motion proposing the boycott of the Eden Springs water coolers from operating in Warwick campus. The motion will be up for a vow by the Warwick SU councils at the end of the month. We’ll keep you updated!

Just in case you are not aware, Eden Springs is a water company that sources water from illegal Israeli settlement in the Golan Heights called Katzrin. The Israeli captured the land in 1967, and displaced over 100000 of its native. This settlements are internationally recognised as illegal. So, Eden Springs (through it’s parent company in the UK) is technically providing campuses (including ours) with water coolers from these illegal water sources.


One Year On: Effects of the ‘Arab Spring’ on Palestine

Marwan Darweish, a Palestinian academic and senior lecturer from the centre for Peace and Reconciliation studies at Coventry University, specializing in peace and conflict reformation, will be with us to speak about the the effects of the ‘Arab Spring’ (one year on) on Palestine and its future, as well as on resistance.

Details are as follows:

Venue: Room S0.13, Social Studies Building, University of Warwick

Time: 6pm

The talk will be followed by a short question and answers session for those interested in either Marwan Darweish’s own work, or about the subject.

Here’s the link to the event: (

See you there hopefully.

Warwick Friends of Palestine Society