• David Palumbo-Liu on study abroad boycotts: A Critique of “Standing with Professional Ethics”

    The following piece, by USACBI Organizing Collective member and Stanford professor David Palumbo-Liu, was originally published at Academe Blog. Read more about USACBI’s study abroad boycott campaign and the case of Prof. John Cheney-Lippold. BY DAVID PALUMBO-LIU I appreciate the opportunity to respond to Professor Hank Reichman’s criticism of our statement in support of Professor John Cheney-Lippold’s refusal to […]

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  • David Palumbo-Liu: Ahed Tamimi Is Free, but 400 More Palestinian Children Remain in Military Jails

    The following article, by USACBI Organizing Collective member David Palumbo-Liu, was originally published in Truthout and can be read here: https://truthout.org/articles/ahed-tamimi-is-free-but-400-more-palestinian-children-remain-in-jails/ On July 29, 17-year-old Palestinian Ahed Tamimi was released from an Israeli prison. Her mother Nariman, who was present in February when Tamimi slapped an Israel Defense Force soldier in the face and who filmed the incident, was also […]

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  • Nada Elia: “Empty chairs: Combating Israel’s assault on Palestinian academia”

    The following article, by Nada Elia, was first published online on July 23, 2018, at Middle East Eye. Nada Elia is a member of the Organizing Collective of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. In Cork, Ireland, last month, at the annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies, an […]

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  • 13th Anniversary of BDS Call: An Interview with Richard Falk

    The following interview, by Ahmed Abbes, director of research at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Institute of Advanced Scientific Studies (IHÉS) in Paris, and the Secretary of the French Association of Academics for the Respect of International Law in Palestine (AURDIP), was published first in English at Mondoweiss and in French […]

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  • Israel’s Environmental Colonialism and Ecoapartheid by Ben Lorber

    The following article by Ben Lorber was reprinted from The Socialist Project. Since the idea of Zionism first gripped the minds of a few intellectuals and the limbs of many agrarian pioneers in the early 20th century, the state of Israel has presented its settlement of the land of Palestine, and its uprooting of the […]

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  • “The End of Exclusivity” by Nada Elia

    USACBI Organizing Collective Nada Elia has published a new op-ed at Mondoweiss, in which she discusses the Great Return March and the ending framework of “exclusivity” that has governed discussion of Palestine in the West: “I believe the only unique aspect of the Palestine predicament is that it is a liberation struggle where criticizing the […]

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  • USACBI Condemns Israel Litmus Tests for Faculty Speech

    It is no secret that campuses are the new battlefront in the war for public opinion on Palestine/Israel.  Just how much so has become very clear recently at the University of Houston, in Texas. Texas is one of more than 20 states that have passed anti-BDS legislation.  Although there are a few different versions of this legislation, in […]

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  • The Academy and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement

    By Sunaina Maira, author of Boycott!: The Academy and Justice for Palestine, member of the Steering Committee of USACBI Republished from: https://www.ucpress.edu/blog/34543/the-academy-and-the-boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-movement/ On December 6, 2017, Donald Trump shocked the international community by unilaterally declaring that the U.S. had anointed Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a city illegally occupied by Israel since the 1967 war. The status of […]

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  • Steven Salaita keynotes conference on academic freedom in Ireland

    USACBI Note: This article by Irish Palestine solidarity activist Conor McCarthy focuses on a keynote address that USACBI OC member Steven Salaita delivered to a conference on academic freedom and the contemporary university in Dublin last September.  But it also shows the intimate links between our organizing for BDS and the resistance of students and […]

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  • Purdue’s president takes aim at the left

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) expresses its utmost solidarity with our comrade and colleague, Bill Mullen, a member of the Organizing Collective of USACBI, in the face of these false and malicious attacks by Mitch Daniels. This attack is yet another chapter in the ongoing right-wing, Zionist and […]

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