Stirling Uni, Boycott Eden Springs!
Universities across Scotland and the U.K. have boycotted Eden Springs water company in protest to their actions, which have been described as in violation of international human rights law. Despite growing student concern, Stirling University continues to purchase water coolers and filtering equipment from this company. This is controversial and deplorable, as this company directly profits from the worst excesses of the Israeli/Palestine conflict (ethnic cleansing, imperial expansion, deterritorialization of civilians, etc., etc.) and in endorsing this company, Stirling Uni is forfeiting any claim it might have to impartiality regarding the Middle East conflict. The following information comes from http://spsc.scottishpsc.org.uk: "Eden Springs UK Ltd is owned, managed and controlled by Eden Springs Ltd/Mayanot Eden, an Israeli company which carries out grave breaches of international law. Eden Springs directly violates the human rights of the people of the occupied Syrian Golan (see Appendix A) through theft of their natural resources, including land and water. The Eden Springs company directly profits from the illegal exploitation of water from the Golan. The central issue is not the source of the water supplied by Eden Springs UK Ltd - there has never been any question of water from the Golan Heights being brought to the UK. The central issue concerns the violations of international law, including human rights law, by the parent company, Eden Springs Ltd/Mayanot Eden. We call on Scottish civil society to cease to reward with a lucrative contract an open violator of international human rights law, Eden Springs."