Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Minnesotans educate their State Board of Investments about Israeli apartheid

Editor's Note: The Minnesota Break the Bonds Campaign is a member group of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.

On Thursday, March 3, more than 40 Break the Bonds Campaigners and supporters packed the quarterly Minnesota State Board of Investments meeting to declare that the people of Minnesota do not want their money funding Israel's actions.

Although they were not officially given a spot on the agenda, a group of BBCers were able to read legal and moral arguments for divestment of Minnesota money from Israel Bonds and thus Israeli atrocities.

MN BBC was represented at the meeting by students, teachers, lawyers, journalists, parents, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Palestinian refugees, professionals, lay people and more.