Stop Technion/Cornell Collaboration!

 

USACBI, working with BRICUP and other organizations, is working to build a campaign to stop the recently-announced massive joint project between Cornell University and the Technion, the Israeli technical university, on New York’s Roosevelt Island, a project that will involve over $100 million of public money.

New York activists have recently launched New Yorkers Against the Cornell-Technion Partnership (NYACT.) Contact NYACT by emailing nyact@riseup.net.

There are campaigns about Technion at other universities as well, including McGill and Concordia Universities in Montreal, and documents from those campaigns are collected below, and joint action encouraged.

January 21: Flyering at opening of Cornell/Technion classes at Google offices in NYC: http://www.usacbi.org/2013/01/january-21-leafletting-against-the-technion-cornell-joint-venture-in-nyc/

The proposed Cornell-Technion joint campus

USACBI’s Open Letter to Cornell University: Don’t Collaborate with Apartheid
http://www.usacbi.org/2011/12/open-letter-to-cornell-university-dont-collaborate-with-apartheid/

PACBI: An Appeal to Action: End Cornell University Collaboration with Technion
http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1829

“Professors Question Cornell-Technion Partnership,” the Cornell Daily Sun, March 2, 2012
http://www.cornellsun.com/section/news/content/2012/03/02/professors-question-cornell-technion-partnership

Radio show on WBAI’s “Law and Disorder” Jan 9, 2012 (starting about 34 minutes into the show)
“Cornell and The Technion of Israel To Build Campus On Governor’s Island”
http://lawanddisorder.org/2012/01/law-and-disorder-january-9-2012/

Structures of Oppression: Why McGill and Concordia Universities must sever their links with the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology by Tadamon! Montreal
http://www.tadamon.ca/wp-content/uploads/Technion-English.pdf

The Economy of the Occupation 23-24: Academic Boycott of Israel
http://www.alternativenews.org/english/index.php/topics/economy-of-the-occupation/2223-the-economy-of-the-occupation-23-24-academic-boycott-of-israel

Targeting Israeli Apartheid: A Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Handbook – “Academia”:
http://www.corporatewatch.org/?lid=4103

Letter of protest of “Israeli Innovation Weekend” at the Boston Museum of Science:
http://mondoweiss.net/2010/05/chomsky-and-other-scientists-condemn-boston-museums-israeli-celebration.html

“Moreover, IIW’s own program demonstrates how impossible it is to present
scientific innovation in Israel in isolation from a context of inequality and
oppression. One of the featured speakers is president of the Technion, an 
institution with a long track record of developing technologies of death used by 
Israel’s military. These include remote-controlled bulldozers for demolishing 
Palestinian homes and drones for picking off Palestinians from the air.

Articles about the collaboration:

“New York to Host Israel’s Top Drone Lab”
http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/new-york-host-israels-top-drone-lab

“A ‘historic partnership’ with the devil”
http://arabnews.com/opinion/columns/article560908.ece

“NYC’s Deadly Deal With Israeli Apartheid”
http://www.indypendent.org/2012/01/20/nycs-deadly-deal-israeli-apartheid

“McGill and Concordia Must Boycott Technion”
http://www.bdsmovement.net/2011/mcgill-concordia-technion-7102

Articles on the London School of Economics’ partnership with Technion:

“LSE: New Concerns over Human Rights”
http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/02/06/lse-new-concerns-over-human-rights/

“Putting the Spotlight on London university’s links to Israeli war machine”
http://electronicintifada.net/content/putting-spotlight-london-universitys-links-israels-war-machine/10911