To People of Justice Everywhere,
I encourage you to support BDS Earlham, a student Campaign whose immediate goal is Earlham College’s divestment from Motorola, Hewlett Packard and Caterpillar, corporations that enable and profit from the subjugation and occupation of the Palestinian people.
A Quaker institution, Earlham was founded more than 150 years ago. Among the exceptional values found in its mission statement are “pursuit of truth, wherever that pursuit leads . . . willingness to search; veracity, rigorous integrity in dealing with the facts; application of what is known to improving our world.”
In seeking equality for all people, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity, this diverse collection of students do great honor to the aspirations of their college and bring much-needed awareness and humanity to a suffering world.
Many of these students have chosen the noble and courageous path of challenging their societal indoctrination and educating themselves about the documented history of the Israel- Palestine Conflict. Their efforts will be met with great resistance from forces of apathy and delusion, from groups and individuals whose fear of going beyond indoctrination necessarily places a limit on growth and knowledge and, thereby, perpetuates injustice.
Join BDS Earlham and set in motion justice and compassion. Please read their proposed divestment resolution at http://bdsearlham.wordpress.com/divestment-resolution/ and, if so moved, sign the divestment petition at http://bdsearlham.wordpress.com/friends-support/.
Richard Forer, Author of Breakthrough: Transforming Fear Into Compassion –A New Perspective on the Israel-Palestine Conflict