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🚨 BREAKING: Students coordinate #DivestBorders

By March 5, 2024No Comments

UK universities are investing millions in corporations profiting from detention, deportations and militarised borders – and students are calling it out.

 

 

Our universities are invested in the border industry and complicit in the cruelty it inflicts on migrating people. Companies such as Accenture, British Airways, Microsoft, Mitie and Elbit have been more than willing to cash in on the growing business of running detention centres and prisons, of ripping families and friends apart through deportations, and of surveilling racialised communities under the UK’s hostile environment policies.

Under the banner of People & Planet’s Divest Borders campaign, students and staff across the UK are organising to force their institutions to cut ties with this abusive industry. We are calling upon all UK universities to:

  1. Adopt a publicly available ethical investment policy which excludes border industry companies
  2. Exclude border industry companies from their investments
  3. Fully divest from current investments in border companies within 3 years

 

 

Read the action guide: https://peopleandplanet.org/resources/divest-borders-action-guide