Washington University Students Vote to Divest From Boeing Amid Gaza Genocide

At a nearly four-hour meeting on March 19, the student government at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, took formal action to address the human rights emergency in Gaza. More than 50 students spoke to the issue, and the resulting resolution that passed demanded the university demilitarize and democratize, materially and culturally.

By a vote of 15 “yeas,” five “nays” and one abstention, the school’s student union adopted a resolution that Sonal Churiwal, a sophomore currently serving as speaker of the student Senate, told the meeting she hopes will begin to answer the moral challenge posed by active-duty Air Force member Aaron Bushnell before he self-immolated: “Many of us like to ask ourselves, ‘What would I do if my country was committing genocide?’ The answer is, you’re doing it. Right now.”

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