• Guardian: But Music and Politics Have Always Mixed…

    From The Guardian: But music and politics have always mixed The LPO’s chief executive claims that music and politics do not mix. Tom Service begs to differ Beethoven’s “political” statement…? Fidelio (with Karita Mattila as Leonore) in the Royal Opera House’s 2007 production. Photograph: Tristram Kenton …and with all the sound and fury, as Charlotte Higgins […]

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  • Samah Sabawi: No Level Playing Field for Palestinian Athletes

    From Australians for Palestine: The AFL Peace Team has already arrived in Australia to participate in this year”s AFL International Cup. It is being held up to Australians and the world as demonstrating that Israelis and Palestinians can work together for peace in Israel/Palestine. Samah Sabawi”s article below shows that all is not what it […]

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  • Lisa Taraki and Mark LeVine: Why Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel?

    This article was first published on Al Jazeera English on August 13, 2011. Why boycott Israel? A founding member of the campaign for the academic and cultural boycott outlines the motivation behind the movement. Author and history professor Mark LeVine speaks with sociologist Lisa Taraki, a co-founder of the Palestinian campaign for the Academic and […]

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  • Kali Akuno: The Black Liberation Movement and Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions: Lessons and Applications for the Palestinian Liberation Movement

    The following article was published on Navigating the Storm on August 8, 2011: The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions or BDS movement, launched in 2005 to uproot the zionist settler-colonial project and dismantle the Israeli apartheid state following the various setbacks to the Palestinian liberation movement stemming from the Oslo accords, is rapidly growing into […]

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  • Ram Rahman: The Question of Art and Politics

    The following article was distributed by PACBI after being published in the Mail Today on August 7, 2011. The piece below is a discussion of Indian artists’ commitment to boycott an Israeli museum show. The Indian artists’ statement was published here earlier. Ram Rahman | Mail Today | 7 August 2011The Question of Art and Politics The […]

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  • AUDIO: David Lloyd speaks about academic boycott of Israel

    USACBI Organizing Collective member David Lloyd, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California, appeared on KPFK’s Radio Intifada on July 21, 2011, discussing the nature, present and future of the BDS movement and the importance of the academic and cultural boycott of Israel. Download the audio clip of the interview.

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  • VIDEO: The future of BDS with USACBI’s Remi Kanazi and Sunaina Maira

    The following video, filmed at the Al-Awda Convention in Anaheim, California in May 2011, features USACBI Organizing Collective members Remi Kanazi and Dr. Sunaina Maira, in conversation with Ali Abunimah about the future of BDS and the movement. Highly recommended!

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  • A Palestinian woman’s response to Israel’s Naomi Chazan on BDS

    The following article, by Samah Sabawi, a Palestinian woman in Australia and the Public Advocate for Australians for Palestine, was published on

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  • Haneen Maikey on Resisting homophobia and occupation

    The following article ran in International Viewpoint in July 2011, interviewing Haneen Maikey  from Al Qaws on Palestinian queer organizing and BDS: Resisting homophobia and occupation Alex de Jong Haneen Maikey from the Palestinian queer group Al Qaws was in Amsterdam in June talking about their struggles for sexual emancipation and against the Israeli occupation. […]

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  • Kauanui: Siege Against Gaza: Support the Freedom Flotilla!

    The following article, by USACBI Advisory Board Member J KÄ“haulani Kauanui, was published on June 25, 2011 by Indian Country Today Media Network: Siege Against Gaza; Support the Freedom Flotilla! By J KÄ“haulani Kauanui This week, nearly 40 passengers (unarmed peace activists and media people) will board The Audacity of Hope, a U.S. flagged boat, which will set […]

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