The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) calls on all US faculty, administrators, students and staff to uphold the academic boycott of Israel by refusing participation in Study Abroad programs in Israel. The academic boycott of Israel has been called for by Palestinian scholars and students living under military occupation, siege, and in an apartheid state and whose rights to education are violated on a daily basis. To enroll, or participate in any way, in a Study Abroad program at an Israeli institution means ignoring if not perpetuating the ongoing violation of the academic--and, indeed, human--freedoms of Palestinians.
The following statement was issued by attendees at the meeting of the American Conference of Irish Studies in Cork, Ireland, in June 2018. USACBI Organizing Collective member David Lloyd participated in a panel at the conference on Palestine and Ireland with Conor McCarthy, Ronit Lentin and a Palestinian academic who was forced to participate over […]Continue reading
Sunaina Maira of USACBI’s organizing collective is one of the initiators of the following statement. Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are invited to endorse the statement at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLpPJWsvgY3HknsMfhJ490BbvmEiawRkHoQEGqdRqyYcOD8g/viewform?c=0&w=1 As peoples in the Americas whose ancestors come from countries in Asia, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands, and as members of indigenous communities […]Continue reading
The following is a statement released by a coalition of Palestinian, immigrant and refugee rights organizations, led by USACBI. Organizations are invited to sign on to the statement below. To add your endorsement, please use the form or email firstname.lastname@example.org: June 22, 2018 We, the undersigned Palestinian, immigrant and refugee rights organizations led by the […]Continue reading
USACBI is reprinting the following statement by John Chalcraft of BRICUP, the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine, first published in the BRICUP Newsletter of 3 November 2017: Academics, researchers and students in privileged and relatively wealthy parts of the world are concerned that our Palestinian peers and colleagues are denied the rights that […]Continue reading
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel salutes the campaigners for justice in Argentina, Palestine and around the world who achieved this important step. We thank the players of the Argentine national team who pushed to achieve this conclusion. International sports competition must not be allowed to be used as a means […]Continue reading
On May 30, 2018, KPFA’s Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, hosted by Khalil Bendib and Malihe Razazan, reran a classic interview from 2017 with Steven Salaita, USACBI Organizing Collective member and the author of Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine. In addition to a lengthy discussion of Steven’s work, struggles in confronting Zionism […]Continue reading