• Audio: USACBI’s David Lloyd on academic boycott and the Steven Salaita case

    David Lloyd, professor at the University of California at Riverside, and member of the USACBI Organizing Committee, was interviewed on two radio shows on September 12, speaking on the academic boycott and the case of fellow USACBI OC member and targeted Palestinian American scholar Steven Salaita: KDVS Speaking in Tongues, with Richard Estes, host – […]

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  • Debate, dissent, and divisive politics: Boycott as academic freedom

    By Heike Schotten. Original link: http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=708696 It started out like every other university’s response. Or, at least, that’s how it seemed at the time. As you may recall, last December, the American Studies Association voted to uphold the academic boycott of Israeli universities. Although the ASA was not the first professional academic association to do so, […]

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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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  • US BDS activism reaches the third rail

    By Heike Schotten. Original publication: http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=671977 Trains typically run on tracks consisting of two rails, but when they are powered by electricity, they run on a third rail that supplies the train with electric power. Third rail systems are often used for mass transportation because they are so efficient. The third rail is nevertheless hazardous. If […]

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  • Articles on the ASA Academic Boycott Resolution – The Taboo on Boycotting Israel has Been Broken & More

    Other articles on the American Studies Association boycott resolution presented this past ASA conference:  Academics should boycott Israel: Growing movement takes next step | Steven Salaita, Salon American Studies Association national council endorses academic boycott of Israel | Alex Kane, Mondoweiss Toward an Ethic of Legitimate Dissent: Academic Boycott at the American Studies Association | […]

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  • Robin D. G. Kelley: Letter from a West Bank Refugee Camp

    [Moderator’s Note: The original Portside post that prompted this submission was Alice Walker Open Letter to Alicia Keys – Don’t Perform in Israel; Roger Waters Also Appeals to Keys (May 30) .  The Portside reader responses were 1) Tidbits – June 6, 2013, and 2) Tidbits – June 13, 2013 – From Israeli citizens – A response to Christopher T. Hexter’s […]

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  • Palestinian Trail of Tears: Joy Harjo’s Missed Opportunity for Indigenous Solidarity

    by Sa”ed Adel Atshan (published at Indian Country Today.) Ever since my childhood, I have always felt a deep connection with Native Americans. At the Ramallah Friends School, a Quaker institution established in Palestine over a century ago, we learned about our shared history as indigenous peoples who have faced ethnic cleansing by European colonists […]

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  • Darnell Moore: On charges of anti-Semitism and Palestinian solidarity activism

    The following piece was published first on Mondoweiss: I am deeply indebted to my friend, Beryl Satter, for taking the time to compose a response to my letter to Judith Butler. Dialogue is necessary. And debate, even the type that might easily move some toward outrage, does not require insufferable contempt. Given that, I would like to respond […]

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  • Social Text: The US Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel: Unsettling Exceptionalisms

    Social Text journal is launching an online dossier of articles by the members of the

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  • The Academic Boycott of Israel – Patrick Bond and Muhammed Desai

    One of South Africa”s largest tertiary institutions, the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in Durban, is a site of multiple controversies, but a near-disaster on Monday deserves more reflection because it points us in a positive direction: away from allying with the Israeli state and its apartheid policies during a time of heightened racism. A representative of […]

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