This could be in Mindless Moonbat gibberish, but the results seem more sinister. There is a group called BDS, "boycott, divest, and sanction," that is extremely active in trying to get universities to divest from Israel. There have been all kinds of problems, including the bullying of on well known professor into changing her opinion. She was not pro-Israel, but she opposed BDS on academic freedom grounds. After being bullied on Twitter, she changed her stance. Now BDS is putting eviction notices up at student dorms.
‘Evictions’ in residence halls cause stir on campus
Students in six residence halls across campus woke up to eviction notices Tuesday morning.
The notices, which were satirical, were distributed by Students Allied for Freedom and Equality — a student organization that promotes human rights, social justice, self-determination and liberty for the Palestinian people — and other student activists to raise awareness and demand that the University divest from companies that support Israel and subsequently its eviction of Palestinians from East Jerusalem.
Some of the companies include Caterpillar, Inc, Northrup Grumman, Corp. and Hewlett-Packard.
The group passed out fliers in North Quad, West Quad, East Quad, Mary Markley, Helen Newberry and Betsy Barbour residence halls in the early hours of the morning, as well as in Mason Hall during the day.
SAFE’s Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions committee conceptualized the notices. Members of SAFE said they sought to highlight the “illegal eviction” of Palestinians and subsequent demolition of their homes. They said action is particularly crucial because the evictions are part of larger, systematic discriminatory acts against Palestinians that should be condemned by the United States, as well as the University...
LSA senior Zeinab Khalil, a member of the BDS committee and a Daily columnist, said SAFE wanted to draw attention to the Prawer Plan, a measure passed by Israel's legislature, the Knesset, which calls for the expulsion of the Arab Bedouin community in the Negev desert in the south of Israel.
She added that SAFE members were not the only students involved in the event, but that people in a number of activist groups across campus took part.
Khalil said there has been tremendous support for the movement and its associated hashtag, #UMMockEviction, so far, especially from communities of color.
“We really want to get this discussion going on campus and not have it be silenced,” Khalil said. “It seems like the University doesn’t act until it’s forced to ... we decided to do something that speaks directly to the students.”
However, many students were offended by the event and the University has indicated the move violated the residence hall’s no-soliciting policy. University of Michigan Hillel sent out an e-mail to members recognizing that students reported feeling unsafe after the eviction notices were sent out, and said they had contacted University administrators...