We are a student activist group in NUI Galway dedicated to the right to self-determination and freedom of the Palestinian people. We regularly organise talks and hold film screenings to increase awareness of the suffering of the Palestinian people under Israeli's policies of occupation and colonialism.
Through our efforts, NUI Galway Students' Union (NUIGSU) joined the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in March 2014 after a student plebiscite endorsed by 64% of those who turned out. We work with NUIGSU to promote the economic, academic and cultural boycott of Israel which Palestinian civic society has called for since 2005 due to Israel's continued flouting of the precepts of international law towards Palestine. The BDS campaign on campus takes in aspects such as putting pressure on the university authorities to cancel their contract with G4S, the security company present on campus who are notorious for its provision of security and incarceration Ã¢â‚¬ËœservicesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ to apartheid IsraelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s prisons.
All are welcome to get involved! If you've got any ideas on building the Palestine solidarity movement on campus, we'd love to hear from you.