• Audio: Status Hour Special Feature on Academic Freedom and Academic Boycott

    Status Hour audio journal has produced a new special segment focusing on academic freedom, academic boycott, and political speech in academia. In this gripping special segment, host Tareq Radi speaks to Judith Tucker, Ilana Feldman, Nashiha Alam, Lisa Rofel, and Nadia Abu El Haj, who illuminate the challenges of passing academic boycott, as well as […]

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  • Cornel West joins USACBI advisory board, cancels lecture at University of Illinois in protest of Salaita firing

    Dr. Cornel West, professor at Union Theological Seminary and esteemed public intellectual, has joined the Advisory Board of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. USACBI is very pleased to welcome Dr. West to its Advisory Board and looks forward to working with him in the future. In addition, Dr. West […]

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  • Racism, Militarism, Poverty: From Ferguson to Palestine. In Support of Angela Davis

    USACBI is a signatory of this collective statement in support of Angela Davis and UC Santa Cruz, in response to vicious attacks from the Amcha Initiative upon Davis and the university: Racism, Militarism, Poverty: From Ferguson to Palestine We support and congratulate UC Santa Cruz on their selection of Angela Davis for UCSC’s 31st annual […]

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  • USACBI Statement in Solidarity with Professor Angela Y. Davis

    31 January 2015 – USACBI is pleased to join with a broad spectrum of progressive and anti-racist organizations, religious groups, faculty organizations, peace and justice activists, and people of conscience from all walks of life in condemning the AMCHA Initiative’s latest assault on academic freedom. AMCHA has written to Chancellor Blumenthal of UC Santa Cruz […]

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  • Take action: Defend Palestine Supporters at John Jay College from “Anti-Semitism” Slander

    To add your name to this petition, please go to: https://www.change.org/p/jeremy-travis-president-john-jay-college-of-criminal-justice-cuny-defend-palestine-supporters-from-anti-semitism-slander This petition will be delivered to: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY Jeremy Travis, President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY Student Life Coordinator John Leebens DEFEND PALESTINE SUPPORTERS FROM “ANTI-SEMITISM” SLANDER On 21 October, 2014, Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College […]

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  • CSU senate passes resolution defending the academic freedom of faculty

    The following resolution was passed by the Academic Senate of the California State University following a series of campaigns targeting faculty members, including the ongoing AMCHA campaign to smear Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi of San Francisco State University, part of the CSU system: Protecting the Academic Freedom of California State University Faculty AS-3193-14/FA (Rev) RESOLVED: That […]

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  • Open letter to Loyola University in support of Students for Justice in Palestine

    Jane Neufeld Dean of Students Damen Student Center Suite 300, 6511 North Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60626 jneufe@luc.edu Dear Dean Neufeld, It has come to our attention that on Friday, October 31, Loyola University- Chicago (LUC) found LUC’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) organization responsible for one technical violation of the Code of Conduct, […]

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  • Free speech vs. freedom

    By Heike Schotten. Original link: https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=733723 I am going to use this space once again to talk about the despicable un-hiring of Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois (I wrote about the Salaita case and what I called The Incivility of Palestinians, last month as well). I am going to do this because, despite the […]

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  • On the incivility of Palestinians

    By Heike Schotten. Original publication link: https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=730563 In the US, and especially within the US Palestine solidarity movement, the biggest Israel-Palestine news since Gaza Genocide 3.0 (which, with Palestinians dying daily, whether from the effects of the siege or horrific wounds leftover from the attack, makes this genocide ongoing), is the unceremonious un-hiring of Professor Steven […]

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  • Over 1,200 Scholars Boycott University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Until Professor Steven Salaita Reinstated

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2014 Contact: Jordana Rosenberg, mutinyandbounty@gmail.com Jess Ghannam, jess.ghannam@gmail.com David Palumbo-Liu, djpl.2008@gmail.com URBANA-CHAMPAIGN – A petition signed by over 1,200 scholars in diverse fields was submitted today to Chancellor Phyllis Wise and the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The signatories have refused to speak or lecture at UIUC until Dr. […]

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