Submitted by Sydney Levy on Mon, 07/19/2010 - 8:23pm
(July 20, 2010) Last month TIAA-CREF responded to our campaign requesting that the fund divest from companies that profit from the Israeli occupation. On the occasion of the meeting of the CREF leadership, we have some questions in response to their statement.
Submitted by jvp-user-one on Mon, 07/19/2010 - 12:52pm
Tikkun editor Rabbi Michael Lerner recently convened a groundbreaking roundtable discussion on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement with Jewish Voice for Peace director Rebecca Vilkomerson; Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, founder of Shalom Shomer Network for Jewish Nonviolence; J Street president Jeremy Ben Ami; and Israeli Shministit (refuser) Maya Wind. The entire conversation can only be accessed by purchasing the July/August edition of Tikkun Magazine, but here are some key excerpts:
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Tue, 07/06/2010 - 5:53pm
Many of us who work in academics, health care, or non-profit organizations have our retirement funds invested with the giant financial services company, TIAA-CREF. TIAA-CREF has investments in corporations that profit from the Israeli occupation, corporations such as Caterpillar and Motorola. A Jewish Voice for Peace is campaigning to get TIAA-CREF to divest its holdings from such corporations (see text of petition below).
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Mon, 06/28/2010 - 3:47pm
On June 24 TIAA-CREF issued its first reply to our campaign. That's good news. We launched with fewer than 300 signatures, and TIAA-CREF is already paying attention. We are increasing the number of people signing up to our petition -- including many more TIAA-CREF participants!
If you have not signed our petition, what are you waiting for? Stay tuned for more details about how you can others to sign in your local community.
Submitted by jvp-user-one on Fri, 06/25/2010 - 3:38pm
Whether you agree with the phrase "Israel apartheid" or not, Canadian Israel lobby groups and politicians have no right to pressure Toronto's LGBTQI community to participate in the banning of two words, especially words used by Israeli academics, elected officials and journalists. Write a letter here. This is an outrageous attempt at censorship.
Submitted by jvp-user-one on Fri, 06/25/2010 - 10:10am
A Call for Livable Futures: What to do when the country I live in totally loses its compass? Totally loses its shame? What to do when the regime that collects my taxes uses them to deploy its high-tech military, armed to the teeth, against activists sailing to oppose a criminal siege?