Youth & students

A passionate meeting at the University of Sydney encampment voted to reject management’s “offer” and students committed to staying over the winter break. Suelin McCarthy and Rachel Evans report.

1500 UQ students vote to divest from apartheid Israel

Students voted overwhelmingly for the University of Queensland to cut ties with weapons manufacturers and divest from Israel at a 1500 strong meeting. Sam Morris reports.

The month-long Australian National University Gaza Solidarity Encampment decided to relocate to another part of the campus after management sent in security guards and threatened students with arrest. Kerry Smith reports.

Students at Curtin University who set up a Palestine solidarity encampment outside Vice Chancellor Harlene Haynes’ office say the Guild’s memorandum of understanding with management is inadequate. Alex Salmon reports.

Armidale Friends of Palestine and the community protested Israel’s war on Gaza by unfurling a six-metre flag on the University of New England campus.

After an eight-week Gaza solidarity encampment and a week-long occupation of Mamoud’s Hall, the University of Melbourne has agreed to disclose its funding arrangements with weapons corporations. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

student encampments and staff picketing

Barry Sheppard and Malik Miah argue that Israel will fail in its military objectives in Gaza because of the Palestinian people’s resistance, which is buttressed by an growing anti-war movement in the United States and the condemnation of the world’s majority.

Green Left News Podcast Ep 40, May 17, 2024

Green Left journalist Isaac Nellist discusses the latest news from across the continent and around the world.

list of demands

A second wave of protest encampments was launched at universities in several provinces across Canada in the week of May 4, including at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta — where police violently attacked peaceful protesters, reports Jeff Shantz.

students linking arms and inset photos of interviewees

Following the violent police crackdown on Palestine solidarity encampments at Columbia and City College in the United States, Green Left’s Isaac Nellist, Jacob Andrewartha and Chloe DS spoke to three US student activists about the protests: Cyn Huang from the University of California (UC), Berkeley, Daniil Sapunkov from the City University of New York’s Hunter College and Amey from San Francisco State University (SFSU).

Save Rafah

Palestine solidarity featured at May Day rallies, while student encampments spread across the country and some cities marked the 30th consecutive week of protesting for a lasting ceasefire for Gaza. Reports below from across Australia.

Green Left’s Isaac Nellist, Jacob Andrewartha and Chloe DS spoke to three students, Cyn Huang (University of California, Berkeley), Daniil Sapunkov (City University of New York, Hunter College), members of the Young Democratic Socialists of America, and Amey (San Francisco State University Students for Gaza) about establishing Gaza solidarity encampments at their campuses.