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UANMD-Sander Letter 2-6-12

UANMD-Sander Letter 2-6-12

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university
of
arizona
chapter
Monday
6 February
201-2
Dear President
Sander.For
three
years,
the
Universityof Arizona
(UA)
student-runorganization
No Mds
Muertes/No
More
Deaths
and
numerous
other
groups,[1]including
UA.Jewish
Voice
for
Peace
and
UA
Students
for
Justice
in
Palestine,
have
urged
the
UA
to
divest
from
its
business licensing
relationships
with
Motorola,
Inc.[2]
and
Caterpillar,Inc.[3]
in
response
to their
involvement inhuman
rights
abuses
along
the
U.S./Mexico
border
anci rn
lsraeli-occupied
Palestine.[4]As
UA
students,faculty,affiliates
and
community
members,weare
writing
because
this
issue
nas
reachedalegal
fulcrum,
and
the
time
is
now
for the
University
of
Arizona
to
takeethical action
alongside
otherinstitutionsof
highereducation[5]
and
human rights
leaders.Thiscampaign
forour
university
to
sever
ties
with Motorola,
Inc.
and
Caterpillar,
lnc.
is
part
of
a
broadermovernent
for
corporateaccountability
and
socialjustice,
and
in
Tucsonwe
work
in
coliaboration
with
manycampus-and
community-based
groups
to
guide
the
University
ofArizonain
ethical
and responsibleaction.
The
well-documented
abusesin
which Motorola
and
Caterpiilarcontinue
to
be
complicit
have
consistentlygarnered
attentionfrom
media,human
rights
organizations,
and religiousgroups
internationally.[6]
Such
sustained
attention
signals
thefact
that
this
campaign
has
captured
the
interestof socialjustice
groups
worldwide
and
will
continue
ro
do
so.
We
takegreatpride
in
the
Universityof
Arizona's
noble historyof taking
a
lead
role inpromotinghuman
rights.Ourcarnpaign
draws directiyfrorn the
successful
bovcott/divestment
initiativetaken
by
the
Universityof
Arizona
in
july
2009,
r,vhen
the
universitydivested its
licensing
contract
withthe
Russell
Corporation
(a
subsidiary
of
Fruit
of theLoomiover
the
company's rolein
hunnan
rights
abuses
in
Honduras.[7]Also,we
take heartfromthe fact
that
in
September
1985,
theArizona
Board
of
Regents
(ABOR)
orderedboth
the
University
of
ArizonaandArizona
State
University
(ASU)
to
divest
53,400,000in
endowment
funds
from
companies
doing
business
with
theapartheid
Sotrth
Africangovernment.[B]
lt
is
absolutely
necessary
thatthe
University
of
Arizona
continue its
policy
of
closely
scrutinizingitsrelationships
with
corporations,
to
ensure
that the
university
is
not
inanyway
supporting
on-going
human rights
abusesand
violations
across
the
globe.You may
know(fromyour
own
knowledge
or
the
knowledge
presumably
imparted
to
you
by
your
predecessor)
that the
Universityof Arizona
reassured
the
universitycommunityof
theinstitution's
commitment
to
"continue
to
workwith"
appropriate laborand
humanrights monitoring
boards
"to
hold corporationsaccountable
in
supporting" internationally
accepted human
rights
standards.[9]
Indeed,
the
Universityof Arizona's
"Policy
on
Corporate
Relations"[1-0]commands
that
"[t]he
name
of
the
universityshouldnever
be used
to
endorse
any
productsor
corporations
whoseproductsare
instrumentsof destructionor
known
to
cause
harm
to
humans"
(emphasis
added). OtherUniversityof
Arizona
corporateconduct
codes,
and
those
of
its
ABOR
parent,
also
directly
apply
to
our
current
call
forthe
university'sdivestment
from
Motorola
and
Caterpiilar including
the
University
of
Arizona's
rnission
staternent.[11]What we
are
asking
for
is
nothingmorethan
that the
Universitycomply
with
its
already
established
policies.
No Mas
Muetes/No
More
Deaths
(NMM)
c/o AssociatedStudents of
the
University of Arizona
(ASUA)
The Universityof ArizonaBuiiding
19,
Suite 325W
Tucson
AZ
8572I-0OI7
www.uanomoredeaths.orA
conta ct@ua
n
om or3Ceath
s.org
 
university
of
arizona
chapter
Tomorrow
morning,
the
University of
Arizona's
honored
guest,
world-renowned
Professor NoamChomsky,
will
be
testifying
before
media
correspondents at
an exclusive
event at
his
hotel.Atour
invitation,
Prof.Chomskyintends
to
address
the context
of
human
rightsabuses
related
to
US
militarization of
the
US/Mexico
border
andlsrael's
military
occupation and
illegal
settlement
of
Palestine.
We
hope
that
you
will
attendthis
important
event
that
will
no
doubt
have
a
significantimpact
on social
interest
groups
at ouruniversity
andbeyond.From
his
officeat
the
Massachusetts
Institute
of Technology, ProfessorChomsky
prepared,
inadvance,
a
statementof support
for
this
campaign
to
precede
his
remarks
on
Feb.
7:"For
the
Universitv
of
Arizona,
as
an
institution,to
obev
US
law
and
internationalagreements-not
to
speak
of
universitv
policies-is
certainlv appropriate.
lt
is
theright,
rn
fact
responsibilitv,of the students
to
publicizeanvpossible
violations
committed
bvthe UAfor
its
corporatepartnerships
with
CAT
and
Motorola
in
order
to
expose
US
crimes
taking
place
in
lsraeli*occupiedPalestineand along
the
US/lVlexico
border."
inclosing,
we inviteyouto
join
a
growinglist
of
people
who support
the
University
of
Arizona
divestment
campaign,
including
South
African Archbishop
and Nobelpeaceprize
winner
Desmond Tutu[1-2],and
eminentPrinceton historian
and
author
Cornel
West[13](who
precededChomsky
last
April
as
an
honored
guest
of theUniversity of
Arizona).
Anotherof the
campaign
supoorters
is
Jewish Voice
for
Peace
(JVP),
the
largestJewish-
Anrerican
peace
group
in
the
US
that
calls
for
equality between
both
Palestiniansand lsraelis.
JVP
includes
bothCaterpillar and
Motorola
on
their
list of
companies
from
which they
are urging leading
financial
services
orgarrization
TIAA-CREF,
to
divest.[1a]
We
would
like
to
emphasize
that
our objective
is
to
work
as a
team
with
youand
yourstaff on this
issue.
Therefore,
we
welcome
you
to
meet
with
us
to
negotiate
a
timetable
for
complete
severance
(or
divestment)from the
University of Arizona's
licensing
contracts
with
thesecompanies. We wish
you
to
know
that
all
our
concerns
stem
from
a
deep love and
adrniration
forthe
University
of
Arizona and
from
ourbelief
thatthe
University
can heip
to
build
a
better
world.
Wealso,
however,
rnust be
absolutely
clear
that time
is
of the
essence
and
we
urgeyou
to
takeaction
immediately,
The
human
rights
violations
committed
by
Motorola
and
Caterpillar
are
occurring
as
we
write
this
letter-negatively
and
irrevocablyalteringpeople's
lives
across
the
globe:
a
fact
lending
a
sense
of
urgency
to
ourcause.
After
three
years
of
a
major
campaign
that
ha;s
amassed
a
lengthypubiicrecorddocumentingthecompanies'
abuses-and
university officials'
responses
to
and
acknowledgementof
them[15]-we
hope
you'll
agree
with
us
that full
and
total
divestment
is
the
least
of
any
honorableoption
that the
university
can
adopt
at this
time to
comply
with
numerous
codes
of
law.Respectf
ully,
(signatorieson
following
page)
No
Mas
Muertes/No More
Deaths
(NMM)c/o
AssociatedStudents of
the
University
of
Arizona
(ASUA)
TheUniversity ofArizonaBuilding
19,
Suite 325W
Tucson AZ
85727-OOI7www.uanomoredeaths.org
contact@
uanomoredeaths.org
 
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ofArizona-James
E.
Rogersafeklarvoff
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No
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Muertes
human rights and
humanitarian
organizationAlonso Palomino,University of ArizonaMexicanAmerican
Studies
freshman(May2015);
Ul'jlDOS
member, Sunnyside
High School
alumrrr.rs
(May
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LJNI
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Matthew
Schivone
,independent
jcurnalist;
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Wildcct
staff
reporter,
columnist;
Boyce
endorvedscholar
(2009),
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College; Uni./ersii.y
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StudentsforJustice in
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necessorily
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