• New network leads the fight against fascism on campus

    By Nada Elia August 18, 2017 The signs were already all over the walls: hatred will be returning in force to campuses across the country this academic year, and will be packaged as “free speech.”  The alt-right rally at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville may be seen as a defining moment for many, but any […]

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  • International scientists and academics say it is colleagues’ “moral duty” to boycott conference in Jerusalem

    A group of Palestinian, Israeli, and international scientists and academics has called on colleagues to cancel their participation in a forthcoming conference in Israel, to show their solidarity with Palestinians living under occupation. The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), has scheduled its 2017 Congress for 10-14 September. But the venue – the International Convention Centre in Jerusalem – has […]

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  • Racial supremacy and the Zionist exception

    By David Lloyd August 15, 2017 Politicians from Senators Marco Rubio and Orrin Hatch to Chuck Schumer and Ron Wyden have been outspoken in their condemnation of Saturday”s Unite the Right March in Charlottesville and the vicious acts of terror it spawned.  Criticizing Donald Trump for his reluctant and temporizing comments, they condemn the hate and […]

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  • To Be an Antiracist Today One Must be Anti-Zionist: USACBI Statement on Trumpism,  White Supremacy, and Zionism

      The U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI)  stands in solidarity with movements resisting Trump”s authoritarian, racist, misogynist, neoliberal, and violently imperial policies. Like many on the left, we have been disturbed by the hardening reaction and ongoing rightward shift of the U.S. state. We are concerned by the deepening […]

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  • Court Dismisses Major Claims Against American Studies Association

      Reprinted from Palestine Legal: On Friday, in a partial victory for the American Studies Association (ASA), a district court in Washington D.C. dismissed plaintiffs” ultra vires claim that the ASA operated beyond its corporate charter by passing an academic boycott resolution in 2013. The court held: The boycott resolution was, therefore, enacted for “academic […]

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  • 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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