• “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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  • Can’t discuss Palestine on campus? Then disaffiliate.

    Note: In addition to all that Steven Salaita recommends here, USACBI encourages professors who are tenured to add any articles they write on Palestine to their cvs and/or promotion/merit files. In this way, we make our administrations and colleagues get used to having to evaluate such work and accept it as legitimate academic or public scholarship.  We […]

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  • Interview with Haidar Eid on SWANA Region Radio: Inhuman Conditions in Gaza

    LISTEN (Thursday August 21, 2017, 2.30 pm) to Haidar Eid, Associate Professor of Postcolonial and Postmodern Literature at Gaza’s al-Aqsa University in Gaza, being interviewed by David Lloyd, Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, and a founding member of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, on today’s SWANA Region […]

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  • The Rohingya: Southeast Asia’s Palestinians

    The Rohingya and the Palestinian people have much in common: They have been persecuted, repeatedly displaced, denied citizenship and are now subjected to genocide, writes Nada Elia, a Diaspora Palestinian scholar, writer, public speaker and BDS organizer.  Also see ‘USACBI condemns unequivocally the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya’. ____________ As they approach genocidal dimensions, […]

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  • Interview: Will Caron and Cynthia Franklin on Understanding the Boycott of Israel

      An informative interview on ThinkTech Hawaii with Professor Cynthia Franklin, member of the USACBI Organizing Collective. Following is the transcript of the interview video clip (below) as posted on YouTube by ThinkTech on Aug 26, 2017 (originally posted with the title “Understanding the Boycott of Israel”).  The video tape begins with a black screen […]

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  • Birds of a feather: White supremacy and Zionism

    A Confederate flag appeared in an apartment window in Manhattan’s East Village in New York City last week, and the neighbours were outraged. A few pelted it with stones, calling it a hate crime. Many said it did not belong in such a diverse city. What few seem to have noticed is that the flag was raised right alongside […]

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