| Friday 2nd May
2008 | Issue 630
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Two students at the University of Nottingham held a hunger strike last week to highlight the on-going siege in Gaza, as well as to put pressure on the University to cease investing in the arms trade. Over four hundred Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip in the last 5 months, whilst food and medicines are scarce due to Israel’s continued blocking of all borders.
Along with a number of UK Universities, all happy to put fi nancial gain ahead of any silly qualms about ethics, Nottingham invests in companies who have a vested interest in the continuation of this type of suffering, forces for good like BAe and Rolls Royce. The strike started on Tuesday 22nd and ended on Friday 25th April, as planned. They also managed to get hundreds of signatures supporting a letter to the vice chancellor that urges the University “to institute and support a ban of all Arms Trade companies from recruiting on campus and to ensure the University adopts an ethical investment policy”.
Check your who your local uni supports at www.caat.org.uk/campaigns/clean-investment/universities
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