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The Somerville Divestment Project (SDP) is a grassroots organization in Somerville, Massachusetts. Members of SDP are everyday people: homemakers, students and teachers; retirees and people juggling multiple jobs to make ends meet. We are a grassroots organization in Somerville that focuses on building a solid base of support for the human rights and self determination of the Palestinian people.

Palestinians have been subject to a system of extreme discrimination and human rights abuses including the forced dislocation in 1948.

The mistreatment of Palestinians has been directly funded by our own government, and it is that which calls us to act as citizens and residents of the US. Our own city Somerville has money invested in Israel Bonds as well as military companies benefitting off of the atacks on Palestinians. We believe that Somerville should divest these holdings.

SDP is currently working in solidarity with two organizations - Cambridge Residents for Human Rights (CRHR) and Jamaica Plain Residents for Human Rights (JPRHR).      These grassroots organizations host monthly public screenings of films dealing with Palestinian human rights, followed by Q & A and discussion.  CRHR and JPRHR are considering ballot question campaigns for the 2008 election.


SDP is a member of the Wheels of Justice Network (WOJN) which is sponsoring a semi-annual Wheels of Justice tour through the Southwest and Rocky Mountain area this fall and is launching an "Outsourcing Palestine" campaign to assist Palestinian entrepreneurs to advertise their technical services skills products internationally and thus to escape the economic stranglehold of the Israeli occupation.  SDP also expects to campaign for one or more ballot questions in 2008. 

We hope you will join us as we build citizens' power (and residents' power) for change.

Somerville Divestment Project
P.O. Box 441259
Somerville, MA 02144



External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views contained therein. SDP does not necessarily endorse the material on this website unless it is an official SDP statement.

Last modified: 05/07/2008
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