• Interview: Will Caron and Cynthia Franklin on Understanding the Boycott of Israel

      An informative interview on ThinkTech Hawaii with Professor Cynthia Franklin, member of the USACBI Organizing Collective. Following is the transcript of the interview video clip (below) as posted on YouTube by ThinkTech on Aug 26, 2017 (originally posted with the title “Understanding the Boycott of Israel”).  The video tape begins with a black screen […]

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  • USACBI stands with Professor Rabab Abdulhadi against racist and Islamophobic attacks and intimidation

      The USACBI Organizing Collective stands in solidarity with USACBI Advisory Board member and San Francisco State University (SFSU) Professor Rabab Abdulhadi and with the members of the SFSU General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) as they undergo intimidation, defamation, and attacks by the right-wing Zionist organization, The Lawfare Project. The Lawfare Project represents an […]

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  • Fordham Alumni Oppose Decision to Ban SJP Chapter

    June 7, 2017 Dear President McShane, Vice President Gray, Provost Freedman, and Dean Eldredge: We, the undersigned Fordham Alums, strongly oppose your decision to ban a chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine at our alma mater. We come together to urge you to do the right thing for current students and alumni: reverse the […]

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  • USACBI statement on the cancellation of the Edward Said Professor search at CSU Fresno and ongoing repression of critical scholarship

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) is deeply disturbed by some recent, shocking assaults on academic freedom and interference in faculty governance and autonomy centering on repression of critical scholarship about Palestine-Israel and discrimination against Palestinian and Arab scholars by university administrators, in collusion with Zionist faculty and outside […]

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  • USACBI condemns right-wing attacks on Dartmouth professor N. Bruce Duthu

    The United States Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) condemns in the strongest terms the attacks on Native American Studies Professor N. Bruce Duthu by pro-Israel faculty at Dartmouth. Duthu recently refused a Dean’s level appointment at Dartmouth because Dartmouth faculty and right-wing pro-Israel forces, including Texas Senator Ted Cruz, implied […]

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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 Open Letter to Fordham University on Repression of Student Speech

    Dear President McShane, Vice President Gray, Provost Freedman, and Dean Eldredge: We write this open letter to condemn your repression of students’ free speech at Fordham University. By denying organizational status to Students for Justice in Palestine, and then singling out one student for disciplinary action, you contribute to the systemic silencing of, casting unwarranted […]

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  • Joint letter in support of our colleague Eleonora Roldán Mendívil

    USACBI is a signatory to the following letter issued jointly with BRICUP, AURDIP, BACBI, PACBI and Academics for Palestine, in defense of Eleonora Roldán Mendívil at the Otto Suhr Institute at the Freie Universität Berlin. To support her, you can sign on to the petition organized by German supporters of academic freedom at:  https://www.change.org/p/hochschulinitiative-f%C3%BCr-kritische-lehre-f%C3%BCr-eine-offene-diskussion-keine-vorverurteilung-der-lehrbeauftragten-e-rold%C3%A1n-mend%C3%ADvil Another statement in English […]

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  • “They try to equate Zionism and Judaism” – Interview with Eleonora Roldán Mendívil

    The following interview with academic Eleonora Roldán Mendívil is here reprinted, translated from the German original. The original German interview was printed in Die Freiheitsliebe (The Love of Freedom), an anti-racist, anti-militarist and environmentalist web publication. (Die Freiheitsliebe, 17 Jan 2017), https://diefreiheitsliebe.de/politik/sie-versuchen-zionismus-und-judentum-gleichzusetzen-im-gespraech-mit-eleonora-roldan-mendivil/ In this semester, a seminar entitled “Racism in Capitalism” is taking place at […]

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  • Sign On Open Letter: Faculty Support for Professor Abdulhadi and Campus Advocates for Justice in/for Palestine at San Francisco State University

    The following letter was launched by faculty at San Francisco State University following racist attacks against Professor Rabab Abdulhadi and the General Union of Palestinian Students at SFSU.  The letter demands that university administration act to defend faculty and students against racist attacks clearly and unambiguously, as well as to provide much-needed and long-denied institutional […]

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