CAT Free @ UW Commencement

Posted in Events on June 12, 2013 by .


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This year, the University of Washington Commencement speaker is Jon Huntsman. Best known these days for being a Republican presidential hopeful in the 2012 elections, he also holds a prominent position as a board member of Caterpillar Inc.

UW students, faculty, and community members including the family of Rachel Corrie are concerned about CAT’s involvement in the Israeli occupation of Palestine. In 2003, Rachel Corrie, a nonviolent human rights activist and observer, and Washington State resident, was killed by a Caterpillar D9R bulldozer operated by an Israeli soldier as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family’s home in the Gaza Strip. We are urging Huntsman to use his position to end sales of CAT bulldozers to Israel.

Join us at Commencement on Saturday, June 15th starting at noon and help us educate the UW community about CAT. If you are interested in volunteering please email

If you are a graduate, alum, faculty member, or guest attending commencement, join us in urging Huntsman to do the right thing by standing in solidarity with Palestinians.

Print out and hold up this poster during Huntsman’s speech and/or post a photo of yourself in cap and gown holding the poster to the SUPER-UW tumblr:, to twitter with the tag #uwCATfree, or email them to

Finally, help us on social media by re-tweeting us (hashtag uwCATfree and sharing this event on facebook. Tell your friends to help get CAT out of Palestine!