• 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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  • USACBI Condemns UIUC Firing of Arab-American Scholar Steven Salaita

    TAKE ACTION! Sign the petition to support Professor Steven Salaita: www.change.org/petitions/phyllis-m-wise-we-demand-corrective-action-on-the-scandalous-firing-of-palestinian-american-professor-dr-steven-salaita TAKE ACTION! Join this email action to demand Professor Salaita’s replacement: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/641/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16233 http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/18842/usacbi-condemns-uiuc-firing-of-arab-american-schol The Organizing Collective of the  US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel protests in the strongest possible terms the termination of the appointment of Professor Steven Salaita by the University of Illinois, […]

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  • Education Kills Fascists

    By Heike Schotten. Original link: http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=685102 Remember back in 2010 when Israel denied Noam Chomsky entry into the West Bank? All the bureaucratic scurrying in the world and embarrassed tsk-tsking about “misunderstandings” with the Interior Ministry could not mitigate the transparently outrageous fact that Israel actively prevented a soft-spoken, aging academic from delivering a public lecture […]

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  • Open Letter of Support for the SDSU Student Union for Representation and Justice

    An Open Letter of Support for Student Union for Representation and Justice at San Diego State University February 2014 Dear Members of Student Union for Representation and Justice, The U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) is a national organization that supports the academic and cultural boycott of Israel as part […]

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  • Act Now – NY State Assembly Bill Attacking American Studies Association

    Palestine Solidarity Legal Support This past Tuesday, Jan. 28th, the NY State Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill targeting the American Studies Association (ASA) because it recently passed a resolution supporting an academic boycott of Israel. If this becomes law it would prohibit public universities and colleges from using any taxpayer money on groups that support boycotts […]

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  • Academic Delegation to Palestine Endures 10-Hour Interrogation by Israeli Security

    For Immediate Release: On January 12, 2014, a delegation of six academics and a labor activist traveled from Jordan to Palestine through the Israeli checkpoint. The delegation is led by Professor Rabab Abdulhadi of San Francisco State University and is meeting with Palestinian academics to better understand conditions on the ground and to facilitate future […]

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  • Support the ASA: What you can do

    Click to download the original PDF file from the ASA Activism Caucus Background: In an act of international solidarity, congruent with its historic mission to advance social justice, the American Studies Association (ASA) announced on December 16, 2013, that it endorses an academic boycott of Israeli universities. This decision came about following an open public […]

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  • The Time for Intimidation is Over

    [The following press release was issued by the American Studies Association Caucus on Academic and Community Activism on 21 December 2013.] It has come to our attention that members of the American Studies Association are getting hate mail or threatening mail following the ASA membership vote in favor of a resolution calling for boycott of Israeli universities. The […]

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  • In Response to AAUP’s letter to the ASA

    David Lloyd, USACBI organising collective member Opposition to the ASA”s resolution to honor and endorse the boycott of Israeli academic institutions is beginning to reveal some significant bedfellows. The recent letter signed by eight former presidents is small news: many of them are not currently active members of the Association and five had already signed […]

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