New student joins the case to reinstate SJP at Fordham

New student joins the case to reinstate SJP at Fordham

“It's unbelievable Fordham won't let us organize,” said Veer Shetty. “Just existing on campus as people who support Palestine is now a form of resistance. We have to overcome this administrative obstacle to be sure we can focus our energy on addressing the actual issue - Israel’s human rights violations against Palestinians.”

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UMN President Says Student Efforts To Advance Human Rights Could Threaten Mid East Peace

UMN President Says Student Efforts To Advance Human Rights Could Threaten Mid East Peace

On the eve of a student election, University of Minnesota (UMN) President Eric W. Kaler declared that a student-organized referendum to advance human rights and socially responsible investment could damage the UMN community’s efforts to promote peace in the Middle East.

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Court Hearing for Fordham SJP Lawsuit Scheduled in Early January

Court Hearing for Fordham SJP Lawsuit Scheduled in Early January

Activists asked supporters to join the Fordham students in court as they fight for their right to organize as an SJP club on campus. The hearing in the case will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern at the Manhattan Civil Courthouse (111 Center Street, Rm 1127B, New York, NY).

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Irvine SJP Appeals Punishment for Chanting at Israeli Soldiers

Irvine SJP Appeals Punishment for Chanting at Israeli Soldiers

Palestine Legal wrote to University of California, Irvine (UCI) Tuesday on behalf of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) to appeal the university's decision to punish them for spontaneously clapping and chanting for a few minutes during a speaking event featuring Israeli combat soldiers.

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Irvine SJP Appeals Punishment for Chanting at Israeli Soldiers

Irvine SJP Appeals Punishment for Chanting at Israeli Soldiers

Today Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) filed an appeal against a University of California Irvine (UCI) decision to punish them for spontaneously clapping and chanting at a May 10 speaking event with Israeli soldiers.

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Palestine Legal and CCR Sue Fordham Over SJP Ban

Palestine Legal and CCR Sue Fordham Over SJP Ban

April 26, 2017, New York, NY – Today, students at Fordham University filed a lawsuit against the school over its refusal to grant club status to Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), cooperating counsel Alan Levine, and Palestine Legal, the students argued that the denial is “viewpoint discrimination” in violation of Fordham’s policies regarding free expression.

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Fordham Sanctions Student Trying to Start SJP

Fordham Sanctions Student Trying to Start SJP

In what appears to be a pre-determined outcome, Fordham Dean of Students Keith Eldredge found that Sapphira Lurie violated “University regulations pertaining to the Demonstration Policy.” She received a “disciplinary reprimand” of “official warning” in a hand-delivered letter from Dean Eldredge today.

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