Israel’s  occupation  of  Palestine  is  the  most  bizarre  and  

barbaric  land  grab  and  control  of  people  in  the  history  of  
colonialism.  The  BDS  movement  is  a  peaceful  means  for  
educational  institutions  to  respond  to  Israel’s  violence  that  
governments  and  corporations  would  rather  profit  from.  I  urge  
ASUW  to  behave  as  people  of  conscience  and  pass  this  
resolution  to  divest  from  complicit  companies,  starting  with  
Caterpillar.  Be  remembered  for  your  wisdom,  courage  and  
compassion.
 
Aaron  Dixon  
Author  of  My  People  Are  Rising:  Memoir  of  Black  Panther  Party  
Captain  
Participant  of  the  African  Heritage  Delegation  to  Israel-­‐
Palestine,  2012