The McGill BDS Action Network is the result of a growing concern among McGill students about the university’s complicity in the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the ongoing violations of Palestinian human rights. This support is given both through McGill’s investments in companies that profit from the occupation as well as ties with universities that are complicit in war crimes committed by Israel.
We are a grassroots campaign led by McGill students to answer the call from Palestinian civil society in 2005 for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel until it “meets its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination and fully complies with the precepts of international law by:
At the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Winter 2016 General Assembly (GA) on February 22, 2016, the motion to support BDS was passed, with 512 in favour, 387 opposed, and 14 abstentions. However, in online ratification, the motion was nullified with 2819 (57%) voting no, 2119 (43%) voting yes, and 348 (6.6%) abstentions.
We will be pursuing recourse for the fact that there was illegal campaigning to vote no on the motion.
Thanks to everyone for all your support. The fight is not over.
These 19 McGill organizations endorse McGill BDS:
Click here to see why each group endorses.