Columbia University on Monday announced that it would divest from the private prison industry and ban reinvestment in companies that operate prisons, making it the first college to cut ties with a system that student activists say is racist, exploitative, and unjust.
The BDS movement is becoming mature and growing powerful. The central idea is realization that corporatism does not actually produce a profit without government support.
Corporate prisons want long sentences so they bribe the government. Corporate war mongers want eternal war so they bribe the government. Corporate polluters want freedom to poison Earth so they bribe the government.
Students are beginning to see the college system is designed to make them indebted slaves to corporations that are destroying democracy, culture and all living beings. The young are indebted by a planned system with special laws that make escape by bankruptcy impossible.
Debt slavery and austerity are very old and stable systems, the students of Columbia seem to have a good grasp of the real enemy of freedom that does not like our way of life. Immortal corporate monsters and the US government are enemies of Earth and every effort should be made to find a career path that does not serve or strengthen them.