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Support BDS at State Board of Investment Meeting
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Support BDS at State Board of Investment Meeting

BDS supporters are going to the next State Board of InvestmentI meeting on May 30, 2019 at 10:00 am in the State Capitol Room G23 in St. Paul to ask them to divest from several companies. 

The State Board of Investment (SBI) has been investing your tax dollars in companies like:

  • Elbit Systems – manufacturer of drones, weapons systems, ammunition and surveillance systems, all “battle-tested” (meaning tested out on captive Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank). The weapons are sold around the world to countries which violate human rights. The surveillance equipment is being sold to the US for use at the US/Mexico border.  

  • Bezeq Telecom Co. – which provides telecommunications equipment to the illegal settlements, checkpoints and army bases in the West Bank and Golan Heights. Palestinian telecom companies must use the Israeli infrastructure and Israel does not allow more than 3G networks for Palestinians.

  • Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank – these banks are heavily involved in illegal settlement construction, including infrastructure development and home mortgages. 

We think the State of Minnesota should not be involved in companies like these, which flagrantly violate international law. The SBI’s investment guidelines should prohibit such investments. There will be four speakers who will present facts and make our requests. The rest of us are there to show support and solidarity, to tweet, write letters to the editor, and report on how the Board reacts.

If you would like to carpool or need a ride, please reply to and let me know your needs. We will try to accommodate you.

Minnesota Break the Bonds Campaign is working with allied organizations including Middle East Peace Now (MEPN), Jewish Voice for Peace-Twin Cities (JVP-TC), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Students for Justice in Palestine-UMN (SJP-UMN), Women Against Military Madness-Middle East Committee (WAMM-ME), and a lot more (together we are called the MN BDS Community) on this campaign.

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Coming Together: WAMM and TruArtSpeaks!
6:30 PM18:30

Coming Together: WAMM and TruArtSpeaks!

Coming Together: An Evening of Bread and Poetry, A Cry for Social Justice

May 31st, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

St. Albert’s Church, 2836 33rd Avenue South in Minneapolis

Pre--Silent Auction Viewing: 6:30 pm
Bruce Axelrod: welcoming invocation 7:30 pm
Van Buren Nixon 7:35 pm
Sharmarke Ismael: 7:40 pm
Jacob Virden: 7:45 pm
Joe Davis:7:50 pm
Break, 8:00 pm
Silent Auction: 8:05 pm
Van Buren Nixon: 8:10 pm
Bruce Axelrod: 8:35 pm
Daniel Perez: 8:40 pm
Louis Alemayehu: 8:45 pm

Sponsored by TruArtSpeaks and Women Against Military Madness

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David Schultz at ECAPC
6:30 PM18:30

David Schultz at ECAPC

Every Church a Peace Church Bimonthly Potluck Supper Meeting will meet on July 15 at 6:30 pm at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 29th Street & 32nd Avenue South in Minneapolis.

Guest Speaker: David Schultz

Title: Critical Realignments and the Future of American Politics

Elections have consequences. This talk examines the impact the 2018 elections had on a longer realignment of American politics and what it means for the 2020 election and beyond. Emphasis will be on how a generational shift is producing a new politics and what it means for America.

Bio: David Schultz is Hamlin University professor of political science and University of Minnesota professor of law. He is the author of 35 books and 200+ articles on various aspects of American politics.

Sponsored by Every Church a Peace Church

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