• Statement in solidarity with Professor Bill Mullen at Purdue University

    We, the undersigned, are deeply disturbed by the attempts to smear those advocating for Palestinians” rights to racial equality and freedom from occupation with false charges of anti-Semitism. Professor Bill Mullen of Purdue University was recently the target of a vicious smear campaign that linked him to swastikas and anti-Semitic slurs found outside the American […]

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  • USACBI Newsletter, February 2016

    USACBI Newsletter, February 2016 South Asian Studies Scholars’ Statement of Boycott of Academic Workshop at Hebrew University Letter in support of Professor Jasbir Puar regarding right-wing attacks on her recent talk at Vassar College Welcome back, Steven Salaita! Academic associations may join the academic boycott of Israel without losing their status as 501(c)(3) organization Academic Boycott […]

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  • 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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  • USACBI Statement on Steven Salaita’s Legal Settlement with UIUC

    USACBI stands in solidarity with Professor Steven Salaita in his legal settlement with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.   Last week, the University agreed to pay Salaita a reported total of $875,000. As was widely reported, UIUC fired Salaita in 2014 after he made comments on his personal Twitter account critical of Israel”s massacre of more […]

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  • USACBI’s academic defense committee produces template letters to defend faculty and students under attack

    USACBI’s Academic Defense Committee, committed to the defense of scholars, students, staff members, and campus groups who face censorship and backlash for their solidarity with Palestine and engagement with BDS activism, has released two new letters to help groups and individuals support faculty and students under attack. The template letters, for use in writing to defend […]

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  • New reports detail campus repression, “Palestine exception to free speech”

    Two new reports detail the repressive mechanisms being used by Zionist organizations, in U.S. campuses and communities, in an attempt to silence voices in support of Palestinian rights and put in place the “Palestine exemption to free speech.” Palestine Legal and the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Jewish Voice for Peace, have just issued reports […]

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  • Steven Salaita Vindicated in Federal Court

    Crucially, as this article explains, the judge ruled that the topic of Israel-Palestine was of great public concern, and therefore freedom of speech and academic freedom even more called for; he dismissed the university’s argument that it needed to protect the campus against “disruption.” This has huge ramifications for future activism.

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  • USACBI: Standing with Steven Salaita

    USACBI (the United States Campaign for the  Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel) applauds the ruling by Federal Judge Harry D. Leinenweber on August 6, 2015 in favor of Steven Salaita”s legal case against the University of Illinois (UIUC). Judge Leinenweber”s opinion rejects the University of Illinois” motion to dismiss Salaita”s case for breach of […]

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  • Judge Refuses to Throw Out Salaita’s Case Against UIUC, Wise Resigns, Emails Revealed

    OC member David Palumbo-Liu placed this article in Salon to inform a wide readership of the tremendous victory awarded Steven Salaita yesterday in federal court.  He encouraged readers to follow the developments of the case, that might well have wide ramifications for organizing and advocating for BDS.

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