• USACBI denounces Trump Executive Order, urges academic action and support for BDS

    USACBI unconditionally condemns and calls for the repeal of President Trump’s recent Executive Order (EO) which bans citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States and places an indefinite moratorium on refugees from Syria.  The Order is of a piece with the Trump administration’s blatant hostility towards immigrants from Latin America and with […]

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  • New Social Text Periscope on The Academic Boycott Movement

    This special Periscope online issue of Social Text Journal was co-edited by Sunaina Maira, of the Steering Collective of USACBI, and Neferti X. Tadiar, of USACBI’s Advisory Board. The full issue is available here: http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_topic/the-academic-boycott-movement/ As Maira and Tadiar note, “This periscope brings together political analyses of the academic boycott as a global movement, from different […]

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  • NYRB letter: Public intellectuals declare that “settlement boycott” is not sufficient to defend Palestinian rights

    The following statement by over 100 public intellectuals, writers, scholars and artists was published in the most recent issue of the New York Review of Books.  The letter comes in response to  For an Economic Boycott and Political Nonrecognition of the Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Territories   from the October 13, 2016 issue of the NYRB. […]

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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner, endorses academic and cultural boycott of Israel

    Scholar and writer Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner and associate professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, has endorsed BDS and the cultural and academic boycott of Israel in support of Palestinian rights. “Always remember, never forget. These powerful words compel us to think […]

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  • USACBI statement on the American Anthropological Association boycott vote: The struggle continues!

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel salutes Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions for a campaign that has sparked debate and galvanized awareness within the anthropology discipline and broader academic community about Palestine, BDS, and the responsibility of academics in the United States to respect the global boycott […]

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  • New Video: Omar Barghouti on repression campaign against BDS movement on Nakba Day

    The Palestinian-led movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel is facing significant repression internationally and from the Israeli state: from criminalization in France, attempts to pass anti-BDS laws in US state legislatures, to the de facto travel ban imposed upon Palestinian BDS leader and human rights advocate Omar Barghouti. At this time of repression […]

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  • Palestine Legal statement on lawsuit against American Studies Association + Academic Letter of Support for ASA

    Palestine Legal issued the following statement in response to a lawsuit announced today against the American Studies Association (ASA) for adopting an academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions:     “The ASA’s academic boycott resolution is aimed at challenging U.S. support for a system that denies academic freedom to Palestinian students and scholars. As such, […]

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  • CUNY Doctoral Students Council endorses the boycott of Israeli academic institutions

    USACBI congratulates the Doctoral Students’ Council at the City University of New York, who voted for a resolution calling for the academic boycott of Israel on Friday afternoon, April 15. “The repression of CUNY students is connected to the same systems of power that uphold the Israeli state’s violation of Palestinian rights within Israel and […]

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  • USACBI Statement on UC Regents Principles: Challenging Racism means Challenging Zionism

    On March 24, 2016, the University of California (UC) Board of Regents adopted a set of Principles against Intolerance, after several months of discussion, amendments, lobbying by Zionist organizations, and protests by Palestinian rights activists. The Principles are, in effect, Principles against Antisemitism, as they single out antisemitism in their consideration of discrimination, and relate […]

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  • Palestinian students launch national Right to Education tour

    This April, National Students for Justice in Palestine is organizing its second national speaking tour of Palestinian students with the Right to Education Campaign (R2E) at Birzeit University in the West Bank. For two weeks, students from across Palestine will meet and speak with college students and youth organizers about their experiences as students living under Israeli occupation and […]

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