• Letter in support of Professor Jasbir Puar regarding right-wing attacks on her recent talk at Vassar College

    Professor Jasbir Puar, a member of the Advisory Board of USACBI, has come under an intense right-wing smear campaign perpetrated first by an attack blog, and then by the Wall Street Journal. The Organizing Collective of USACBI and individual scholar signatories sent the letter below to the President of Vassar College and also of Rutgers […]

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  • South Asian Studies Scholars’ Statement of Boycott of Academic Workshop at Hebrew University

    Statement of Boycott of Academic Workshop at Hebrew University Over the past month, Israeli military forces entered Palestinian universities, fired live ammunition, and tear gassed and injured students. At Palestine Technical University- Kadoorie University in Tulkarem in the West Bank, the Israeli military invaded the campus and injured nine Palestinian students. Israeli soldiers also entered […]

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  • Video: Toronto event on Palestinian popular resistance and BDS that the JDL tried to shut down

    Noura Erekat, Palestinian lawyer, professor and activist, and Nada Elia, Palestinian scholar and member of USACBI’s organizing collective, spoke at the University of Toronto on 12 January at an event organized by the University of Toronto Divestment campaign. The event came under attack by right-wing Zionist organizations, in particular the Jewish Defense League (JDL). Elia […]

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  • Open Letter to UAW Leadership: Respect Union Democracy, Solidarity, and the BDS Picket Line

    To sign this statement, please click here. Labor for Palestine - January 28, 2016 As workers, trade unionists, and anti-apartheid activists, we call on the United Auto Workers International Executive Board to rescind its undemocratic and arbitrary “nullification” of UAW 2865’s respect for thePalestinian-led Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) picket line, which was overwhelmingly adopted by the 13,000 […]

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  • 170 academics at Italian universities call for boycott of Israeli institutions

    PRESS RELEASE Launch of the Stop Technion campaign urges suspension of all academic collaboration with the Haifa-based technical institute Italian initiative part of a growing global trend of scholars taking a stand for Palestinian rights Italy is one of Israel’s key military and academic partners in Europe For the first time, an Italian academic association […]

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  • Brazilian academics join campaign to boycott Israeli institutions

    In just three days, an online letter endorsing the academic boycott of Israeli institutions, circulated by Brazilian intellectuals, received 200 signatories from faculty across Brazilian universities. According to the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), the letter was signed by well-known academics, including Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, a popular Brazilian diplomat […]

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  • Sign on: French intellectuals call for boycott of Israel, defy state repression

    French intellectuals and academics have issued a call affirming their support for the boycott of Israeli products and institutions, following an October 22, 2015 ruling by France’s Court of Cassation, upholding the conviction of 12 Palestine solidarity activists for flyering and leafleting about boycotting Israeli products to support Palestinian rights.  More recently, Manuel Valls, France’s […]

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  • Palestine Right to Education tour coming to the United States in April

    ​In 2014, National Students for Justice in Palestine partnered with Birzeit University’s Right to Education (R2E) campaign to host and organize the first-ever Right to Education tour in the United States. Ten students from Birzeit University visited college campuses in the fall to speak about life and education under occupation. The tour began with a stop […]

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  • BDS in 2015: Seven ways our movement broke new ground against Israeli settler-colonialism and apartheid

    The following year in review is republished from the Palestinian BDS National Committee:  The year 2015 will be remembered as the year that Palestinian popular resistance spread across historic Palestine and that saw tens of thousands of Palestinians take to the streets to resist and confront Israel’s regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid. Ten years […]

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  • USACBI salutes boycott victory at American Anthropological Association conference

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) salutes the American Anthropological Association, whose general conference voted in a landslide last night in support of a resolution for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israeli academic institutions. The resolution, which passed with 1040 votes in favor and 136 votes against, mandates the […]

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