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Cardiff Students Against War: Disarm Cardiff
Cardiff Students Occupy University for Gaza
Tuesday 24th February 12pm
Photos available on request
Today Cardiff University students demanded their university immediately divest from the arms trade, by occupying the main building on campus. Students are currently locked in the Shandon lecture theatre and are refusing to leave until the university responds to their demands.
Cardiff University invests in companies that supplied Israel with weapons used in the recent attacks on Gaza. The occupation is in opposition to the University’s investment in the arms trade and to the atrocities committed in Gaza, where 1.4 million Palestinians are blockaded in a semi-autonomous apartheid state.
The occupation, the first of its kind in Wales, followed a Books not Bombs protest at midday where students brought along a book to signify their support for education, not war. Israel’s indiscriminate targeting of civilians has seen human rights abuses on a vast scale and many schools and universities there reduced to rubble. The students currently occupying are acting in solidarity with those whose education has been jeopardised by the crisis.
A student who is currently occupying the university said:
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"I am ashamed that Cardiff University is helping fund the horrific violence in Gaza the consequence of which is the obliteration of education infrastructure in another, poorer part of the world. I don’t want the money I pay for my education contributing to the destruction of someone else’s. Our thoughts from the occupation are with the people of Gaza, who have lost so much.”
The action at Cardiff is the twenty-eighth UK student occupation to have taken place in the last few weeks. This unprecedented wave of student dissent has seen many universities capitulate to occupier’s demands and review their investments in arms companies.
Notes for Editors
1. If you would like to visit the occupation, further quotes of information please call 07801140192 to speak to students inside the occupation. Photos available on request.
2. For more details visit the Cardiff University occupation blog:http://occupiedcardiff.blogspot.com
3. Cardiff University has £209,000 invested in the arms trade including investments in BAE systems and General Electric. Both of these companies supplied Israel with weapons which have continually been used in attacks on and the siege of Gaza.
4. The Occupation demands include:
* Cardiff University to divest all shares from arms manufacturers and aerospace companies.
* Cardiff University to be twinned with a Gazan university, to show support for the Gazan people at this desperate time:
The twinning is to involve:
a) Scholarships for at least 5 Gazan students to study in Cardiff
b) Surplus books, computers and other education materials to be sent to the twinned university.
5. Israel’s attacks on Gaza have led to the deaths of over 1400 Palestinians, including over 400 children, and the injuring of over 5500. It is now believed that humanitarian and war crimes may have taken place including the indiscriminate targeting of civilians (including the bombing academic institutions), the obstruction and targeting of emergency medical staff and the use of white phosphorus as a weapon.
See the Disasters Emergency Committee website; www.dec.org.uk/
6. The UK arms industry exports billions of pounds worth of weapons every year, many of these to regimes with poor human rights records, to areas of conflict or to countries with huge development needs. The arms trade fuels war and undermines development, including education infrastructure.
7. The Disarm Cardiff campaign is a run by Cardiff Students Against War and is campaigning for University divestment from the arms trade. Students at Cardiff have been campaigning for divestment for three years.
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I am passing on this Information for common good.
Police Officers have been duped by their employers…and more and more
‘Policy’ Officers (corporate revenue collectors) are waking up to this massive deception every day!
Be One Of Them- Share This Knowledge….
This is for the Police Officers, government agents and people at large who have been, and are continuing to be, deceived into false beliefs. There are many waking up every day to this phenomenal deception, knowing that something is very wrong. So welcome aboard awakening friends and know there are many others like you. This information applies if you are in the UK, U.S, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, and EUROPE and so on!
Did you know there is no obligation to give the Police your details?
Did you know that we are currently moving into a planned Police State?
Did you know that the authorities have no power over you unless you consent to it?
Did you know that the Crown is not the Monarchy or The Queen? (Click for a Mark Owen report)
Did you know that the Crown is actually a 677 acre sovereign and independent state known as ‘The City of London’ and does not fall under British jurisdiction?
Did you know that the Crown (The City of London) actually comprises of a committee of 12 banks (money- changers) and controls the world’s economy, politics and legal authorities?
Did you know that every single Police force is a run-for-profit organisation that can be found trading on Dun & Bradstreet?
Did you know that there exist only three general laws that apply to human living souls? These are; 1) do not harm another living soul, 2) do not damage the property of another living soul and 3) do not use fraud or mischief in your contracts.
Did you know that every other so-called law is actually a statute and does NOT apply to human beings unless we give our consent and/or agreement in someway, and statutes are policies for corporations only?
Did you know that every court, council, The House of Lords, The Houses of Parliament and The Justice Department etc are operating as run-for-profit organisations and can be found trading on Dun & Bradstreet?
Did you know that your Birth Certificate and National Insurance (Policy) are the legal fronts to pre-paid trust accounts that you are the beneficiaries of!
Did you know that your National Insurance Policy is the only insurance that you ever need, and every other insurance is just re-insurance and this amounts to nothing more than bandits getting a piece of the action!
Did you know that since the 1930’s, nearly every country in the world has been bankrupt and operating under Maritime/Admiralty jurisdiction on the land as well as sea? (Watch 'The Occult World of Commerce' for more!)
Did you know that the Bank Of England, Bank Of Canada, The Federal Reserve and nearly all other central banks are privately owned banks that enslave and control the governments of the world by forcing them to borrow money, at interest, and forcing the governments to keep increasing taxes (through statutes – see later) of the people?
Did you know that the International Monetary Fund and The World Bank are also privately owned banks that hold governments and nations to ransom?
Did you know that the elite bankers (money-changers) of this world control the Police, government and authorities and deceive us all into thinking that their corporate statutory rules are our laws?
‘Policy’ Officers have been deceived as much, if not more so, than humanity at large. They are told that they have authority and are there to keep law and order. Yet nothing could be further from the truth! The laws that the Policy Officers, and we in general, are fooled into believing are real laws, are not laws at all, they are statutes and only apply to corporations…and whether you know it or not, this is very much a corporate world! Yet if we take surety (responsibility) for these rules (statutes) because we don’t know the con-trick, we then believe that the so-called authorities can force us to stand under these rules…well, they can’t if you know the game and you don’t give your consent! You are a human being and living soul and equal to everyone else under God, and no-one has power over you unless you give it to them with your agreement. That is the first 'underpinning' real law.
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Just an Example, there are many more!!!!
The University of Essex, one of the first universities to go into occupation in protest of Israel's action in Gaza, yesterday passed a new motion that has appeared to have done nothing but heighten the tensions between different political groups and ethnic backgrounds. It was decided that as of today the University of Essex has enforced a ban on all Israeli goods being sold on campus. Meaning that there is no longer going to (in theory) be anything on campus that is produced in Israel. The idea is that our own money will not go straight into the pockets of the Israeli government and therefore will not be spent on military weapons. It sounds like a good idea doesn't it? What could possibly be wrong with this (enforced) boycott? Well there are a number reasons why. The first reason is that it is actually unlikely to change anything, there has been a boycott on Israeli goods for decades now and it still has not had the desired effect. Why? Because the money for Israel's military does not really come from the money made from exports, it comes from across the pond in the USA. The fact is that by boycotting an Israeli product, it seeems that it is the little man who yet again suffers. During apartheid South Africa, many many people found themselves out of a job because of the mass boycott that was in force towards their exports.
However, despite the anti-working class result that stems from such actions, the University of Essex, has decided that this is a good thing. In fact they think its such a good thing that they are going to force students to go along with it. It seems the days of having your own opinion and living life they way you want to is now such an offensive idea that we have to have such rights taken away from us. There are a handful of Israeli students that study at the University of Essex and the fact of the matter is that they will feel discriminated against. Most kosher food that is produced in the world comes from...yep Israel. Of course not all of it does, some of it is produced in the UK, but most of it is imported from the country everyone now loves to hate. Forgive me for sounding offensive, but is it really fair for a university to allow the selling of halal meat but to effectively ban the selling of kosher food?
Perhaps more worryingly is that in these times of political tension, we at the University of Essex are being told what to buy, which implies telling us what to do, which implies telling us what to think. Perhaps more worryingly, is that this idea is supported by the Univeristy's socialist society, who appear to be blind to the fact that this idea goes against the freedom that one has the right to buy whatever they want. Perhaps more worryingly however, is that they have got so wrapped up with the Palestinian casualties, (which don't get me wrong I condemn), that they have forgotten that a boycott is not going to bring down the government, but will merely result in hurting the very people that they are supposed to stand up for, and the people that always seem to get the short straw in these types of situations. the working class.
I think what hurts the most though is the fact that when a boycott is enforced upon people, it is devalued. A boycott relies on the fundamental foundation that people CHOOSE to take such actions, and if it is devalued, it will always fail in its aims.