‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ events face cancellations

The recent cancellation of a number of on-campus events slated to take place as part of ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ (IAW) appears to presage a significant change in the way institutions are dealing with the issue. A week-long program raising awareness of what its supporters see as ‘settler-colonialism’ in occupied Palestine, IAW activism has seen the […]

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SHU criticised over failure to consider antisemitism complaint

Last week, the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA) was reported to have ruled that Sheffield Hallam University should pay compensation to a student for dismissing his complaints about the behaviour of the university Palestine Society. The anonymous student first filed an official complaint with the Sheffield Hallam University Students’ Union in […]

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Police called after protesters target UCL event

Dozens of police officers were called to University College London (UCL) on Thursday evening after anti-Israel protesters targeted an event organised by pro-Israel advocacy groups, according to initial reports. Israeli activist, Hen Mazzig, was addressing an event at UCL hosted by the Friends of Israel student group, when anti-Israel protesters from the Friends of Palestine […]

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Student campaign posters vandalised with racist graffiti

Earlier this week, The Mancunion, the University of Manchester’s student paper, reported that racist graffiti had been directed towards one of the candidates standing in the student union elections. On Monday, it was discovered that the posters of a student standing to be the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Officer had been defaced and vandalised […]

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Student protester found guilty of assault

In January, Student Rights reported on the protest which shut down an event featuring Ami Ayalon, the former Director of Israel’s internal security service Shin Bet, at King’s College London (KCL). The protesters disrupted the event from the start by chanting “Free, Free Palestine” and then preceded to bang on the building’s windows and doors, […]

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Protesters shut down Israel Society event at King’s College London (Update: Statements released)

UPDATE 20/01/2016: Following last night’s events, KCL, KCL Student Union (KCLSU), and KCL Action Palestine have all released statements. KCL has announced that Ian Creagh, Head of Administration and College Secretary, has been commissioned to “conduct an urgent investigation…to establish what happened and what action might need to be taken as a consequence”. The Principal […]

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Student groups side with ISOC against Maryam Namazie (Update: ISOC President resigns)

UPDATE 09/12/2015: Since the pledges of support for Goldsmiths Islamic Society (ISOC) from the Feminist and LGBT Societies, statements made by Muhammed Patel, the President of Goldsmiths ISOC, have come to light in which he refers to homosexuality as “a disease” and uses the phrase “fag lovers”. Following this, a statement has been released by […]

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Maryam Namazie talk disrupted by students

UPDATE 02/12/2015: Goldsmiths ISOC published a statement denying any wrong doing by their members. They claim their members “peacefully expressed their dissent to the disrespectful cartoons” and were in fact subject to “abuse” and “violence” from the Atheist Society. The ISOC once again accused Namazie of being an “Islamophobe” a claimed her presence on campus […]

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University of Westminster diversity report released

In June, Student Rights spoke to the Sunday Times about a leaked report commissioned by the University of Westminster which had found serious concerns about the university Islamic Society. With the report being released this month, the story has now been covered in the Guardian, focusing on the society’s “ultra-conservative” views, as well as the […]

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