Post Tagged with: "BDS"

Protestors gather at a BDS rally at Queen's Park, July 26, 2014 (Toronto Students for Justice in Palestine)

Transform RU shouldn’t stay mum about Israeli apartheid

By Billy Johnson See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil: will this be the new Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) policy towards international politics, especially in regards to Israel? It shouldn’t be. During the recent elections, pro-Israel students criticized the incumbent slate, Unite Ryerson, for its support of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. This, along with the RSU’s […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion
It’s time for the RSU to back-off Israeli politics

It’s time for the RSU to back-off Israeli politics

On a walk around campus all the candidates’ printed faces can be seen smiling from the walls. Posters stating the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) positions each person hopes to be elected to are there for all of Ryerson to read — or ignore. Unite Ryerson’s posters include “together we will” and “together we have” lists, each with a few points. […]

by Melissa Wronzberg· · Editorial, Opinion
Controversial Sun News Network host Ezra Levant  is expected to speak at an event on campus this Thursday. (Wikimedia Commons)

Online RSU controversy follows Ezra Levant’s lecture on campus

A day after controversial Sun News Network host and author Ezra Levant spoke at Ryerson, heated comments erupted on the Ryerson Students’ Union Facebook page. Pro-Israel students reacted angrily Friday after the RSU page’s administrator removed a video post for alleged anti-Muslim hate speech. Many comments stemmed from the perception that the RSU does not equally uphold its “zero tolerance” policy, […]

by Peter Milonas· · News, Top stories
Protestors gather at a BDS rally at Queen's Park, July 26, 2014 (Toronto Students for Justice in Palestine)

RSU hosts first event for pro-Palestine movement Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions

The Ryerson Students’ Union hosted its first Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) event on Wednesday — an effort stemming from the union’s new mandate of promoting the movement, a global campaign to stop Israel from occupying what it says is Palestinian land. The event was part of the RSU’s annual DisOrientation week, and featured a three-guest panel, who detailed the ways […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Protestors gather at a BDS rally at Queen's Park, July 26, 2014 (Toronto Students for Justice in Palestine)

Students react to RSU’s vote for BDS movement

University and college student unions across Ontario now formally support Israel boycott efforts after the Ontario branch of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS-O) voted in favour of the decision this August. The motion to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign provincewide was tabled by the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) this summer in response to the new military […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · News, Top stories
(Jackie Hunter/ Ryersonian staff)

Disagreements continue to spark over BDS vote

Since members of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) voted in favour of joining the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) motion last Wednesday, the Ryerson community has been divided on the controversial and polarizing movement. More than 100 students gathered at RSU’s annual general meeting (AGM) to vote on the motion proposed by the student group Students for Justice in […]

by Jackie Hunter· · News, On Campus
LIVE: BDS rally

LIVE: BDS rally

by Christina Dun· · Live Blog
(Jackie Hunter/ Ryersonian staff)

UPDATED: RSU vote on Israel sends meeting into chaos

The Ryerson Students’ Union annual general meeting erupted in protests yesterday when members voted in favour of the RSU joining the Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. More than 100 people gathered in the student centre to vote at the annual general meeting, which started 45 minutes late because of the large turnout. When members voted in favour of […]

by Jackie Hunter· · News, On Campus, Top stories
(Courtesy Embee473/ Wikipedia)

University of Windsor launches investigation after anti-Israeli referendum

University of Windsor officials are investigating complaints about the referendum process within the school’s student union after it passed a controversial Israeli boycott earlier this month. The Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) referendum, voted in by students on March 1, is a global campaign that asks companies, individuals and governments to halt economic and cultural relationships with companies that produce […]

by Lauren Fogazzi· · News, students