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The great divide in our students’ union

The proposal and failure of a motion on BDS at the last Congress both show up the weaknesses of TCDSU

Only class reps can vote, but anyone can go to an SU monthly congress, and they are fascinating things. Speeches for or against motions can only be about 2 minutes long. For the motion to support BDS at the most …

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TCDSU President-elect Kevin Keane in controversy after speaking against Israel boycott

Students for Justice in Palestine allege that Keane has broken a pledge made during election campaign

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President-elect Kevin Keane has broken a pledge he made during the sabbatical officer election campaign to advocate for an economic and academic boycott of Israel in Trinity. On February 16, following the joint Trinity

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TCDSU Council votes against motion to boycott Israel

The rejected motion also called for a student led solidarity campaign with Palestine, and for affiliation with the BDS movement

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) voted tonight against a motion which called for a “college wide boycott of the state of Israel”, to create a “student led Palestinian solidarity campaign” and to lobby for “the divestment of university funds …

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Palestine Action Week

Ahead of submitting their petition to the Provost calling on College to adopt a full academic boycott of Israel, this week shall see an array of events organised by Students for Justice in Palestine

Yesterday saw the beginning of Palestine Action Week, a campaign week hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine as they call on College to take “a full academic boycott of Israel in line with the Palestinian people’s call for a

Features

SU Presidential Race: Interview with Kevin Keane

Deputy chair of the Lobby Group and SUAS president Kevin Keane wants to give as much power to students as possible by introducing an “Empowerment Week”

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As Deputy Chair of the Lobby Group and president of SUAS Trinity, SS Law Student Kevin Keane puts the concept of College as a community in itself at the forefront of his campaign. “College has given me a lot and

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Education as a form of resistance: Interview with Malaka Mohammed

Activist and postgrad Malaka Mohammed discusses leaving Gaza, politicising student unions, and the growing relevance of BDS

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Stable electricity, clean water, reliable wifi connection, a roof over your head. These are things that are taken for granted in the West, but that shocked Malaka Mohammed as she settled in England after leaving her home of Shijaia, Eastern

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National Union of Students’ executive committee to vote on censuring Vice President Richard Brooks

The motion is one of two relating to Brooks to be debated at the next NUS National Executive Council

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Richard Brooks, current Vice President Union Development of the National Union of Students (NUS), the British equivalent of USI, is the topic of two motions at the next NUS National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on 28 February. He came to …

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Trinity to review its links with Israeli and Palestinian third-level institutions

The move comes after numerous student initiatives campaigning for College to cut its academic links with Israeli institutions over the past three years.

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Trinity has commenced a review of its relations with third-level institutions in both Israel and Palestine, Trinity News has learned.

Academic secretary, Patricia Callaghan, is currently conducting the audit, which concerns the “formal and informal relationships currently in place between

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