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For press releases and statements from PIAD, see below. For news articles and op-eds written by journalists, students, alumni, and faculty, see Press Releases & Statements.

  • A Last Day at the Princeton Gaza Solidarity Encampment

    PRINCETON, NJ, MAY 15—Three weeks after its establishment, the Princeton Gaza Solidarity Encampment is open for its last day on May 15, 2024 — 222 days since Israel escalated its genocide in Gaza and a week into its invasion of Rafah. Our fight for divestment and Palestinian liberation continues undeterred. We established our encampment on…

  • Princeton Hunger Strikers: Letter to the Board of Trustees

    May 8, 2024 To the Board of Trustees of Princeton University: Christopher L. Eisgruber ‘83 Philip Murphy Kamil Ali-Jackson ‘81 José B. Alvarez ‘85 Jackson A. Artis ‘20 Joshua B. Bolten ‘76 Pete Briger ‘86 Beth Cobert ‘80 Marisa J. Demeo ‘88 Janeria A. Easley ‘16 Blair W. Effron ‘84 Henri R. Ford ‘80 Lori…

  • PRESS RELEASE: Princeton University Students Launch Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Gaza

    PRINCETON, NJ, MAY 3—The Princeton Gaza Solidarity Encampment announces the initiation of a hunger strike in solidarity with the millions of Palestinians in Gaza suffering under the ongoing siege by the state of Israel. The Israeli occupation has deliberately blocked access to basic necessities to engineer a dire famine for the two million residents of…

  • PRESS RELEASE: PRINCETON FACULTY WITNESSES SPEAK OUT ON CLIO HALL SIT-IN

    PRINCETON, NJ, MAY 1—Below is a letter sent out this morning written by Professor Ruha Benjamin and signed by the additional Princeton Faculty who were present during the peaceful Clio Hall Sit-In. It exposes the inaccurate and inflammatory nature of Princeton University administration’s responses to the action. Benjamin reports, against the administration’s manufactured depiction, students…

  • URGENT RELEASE: Statement from 13 Princeton Students Arrested During Clio Hall Sit-In

    PRINCETON, NJ, APRIL 30—Yesterday afternoon at around 4:30pm, 12 Princeton University students and researchers, as well as one Princeton Theological Seminary student who is enrolled in a course at the University, staged a peaceful sit-in in the Clio Hall administrative building. We were accompanied by a member of the student press and Professor Ruha Benjamin,…

  • BREAKING PRESS RELEASE

    PRINCETON, NJ, APRIL 29—On April 29, at approximately 4:30pm, 15 members of the Princeton Gaza Solidarity Encampment—undergraduate students, graduate students, seminarians, and professors—took over Clio Hall. This escalation follows five continuous days of encampment in McCosh courtyard. The university has sneered at and snubbed our demands for complete divestment from the genocidal Israeli state. They…

  • PRESS RELEASE: Princeton University Gaza Solidarity Encampment enters 2nd day after student arrests

    PRINCETON, NJ, APRIL 26—At approximately 7am yesterday, Thursday, April 25th, over 50 students in the autonomous Princeton Israel Apartheid Divest (PIAD) coalition attempted to erect tents as part of an encampment on Princeton University’s McCosh Plaza. Princeton police swooped in within minutes to violently arrest two graduate students, Hassan Sayed and Achinthya Sivalingam. The coalition…

  • PRINCETON LAUNCHES GAZA SOLIDARITY ENCAMPMENT

    In Solidarity with the People of Palestine PRINCETON, NJ, April 25—As of 7am on April 25, Princeton University students launched their Gaza Solidarity encampment at McCosh Courtyard in solidarity with the people of Palestine, joining thousands of students across the country in demanding that our institutions divest from Israel, and that Israel immediately end its…