• Letter in support of Prof. Simona Sharoni against harassment and intimidation campaign

    The following letter was sent to SUNY Plattsburgh administration by the Campus Defense Coalition for Palestine (CDC4P), which includes USACBI, and allied organizations, in defense of SUNY Professor Simona Sharoni, targeted for harassment and attack for her public support for Palestinian rights and the BDS campaign. For more information on this case and others, please […]

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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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  • Statement on Islamophobic posters at SDSU and UCLA

    We strongly condemn the inflammatory and Islamophobic posters that appeared on the campus of San Diego State University (SDSU) on April 14, 2016 and at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) on April 15, 2016. While pro-Israel advocates have shamelessly adopted the tactic of equating criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism and smeared Students for Justice […]

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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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  • USACBI statement of solidarity with faculty and students under attack at CUNY

    On March 22nd, Distinguished Professor Sarah Schulman was summoned to testify before a Commission on Anti-Semitism at the City University of New York (CUNY). The Commission was hastily set up after the Zionist Organization of America submitted a letter containing a series of allegations of anti-Semitism at various CUNY campuses. Newspapers such as the New York […]

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  • 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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