• Labor Boycott of Israel: Michael Letwin on UE’s BDS Resolution

    At its its national convention in Baltimore this August, UE, the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers endorsed the worldwide BDS movement – Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions – to pressure Israel to end its apartheid over the Palestinians just as similar tactics helped to end South African apartheid in the 1980s. UE represents more than 30,000 […]

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  • UE Becomes First National U.S. Union to Endorse BDS

    UE, the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers, held its national convention in Baltimore August 16-20. Delegates acted on 37 resolutions on collective bargaining, organizing, and political issues, and they upheld UE’s long tradition of courageous stands on foreign policy issues when they adopted the resolution on Palestine and Israel. It points to Israel’s long […]

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  • National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies endorses boycott of Israeli academic institutions

    USACBI warmly congratulates the membership of the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies on adopting a resolution in support of the boycott of Israeli academic institutions with a unanimous vote. The National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies Annual Conference took place in San Francisco from April 15-18, 2015. The business meeting, open to […]

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  • UC Davis faculty members urge implementation of divestment

    The following statement from faculty members at the University of California – including USACBI Organizing Collective members Sunaina Maira and David Lloyd –  published in the Daily Cal on March 6, urges the UC Davis administration to heed the call of the Associated Students at UC Davis for divesting from certain corporations that are involved […]

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  • Stanford Student Senate Votes to Divest from Occupation of Palestine

    Out of Occupied Palestine, the Stanford campaign for divestment, achieved a major victory on February 17, when the Undergraduate Senate of Stanford University passed the divestment resolution it had voted down only one week before. USACBI extends its warmest congratulations to the Stanford students, faculty and staff for their work for justice in Palestine. Their […]

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  • Labor for Palestine: Historic Landslide BDS Vote by Grad Student Union at University of California

    The following statement was issued by Labor for Palestine on the historic BDS vote at UAW Local 2865: Historic Landslide BDS Vote by Grad Student Union at University of California First time membership of any major union body in the US has taken a stand in support of boycott of Israel University of California graduate […]

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  • Historic victory in US labor as UAW 2865 votes for BDS in landslide resolution

    UAW Local 2865, the union of TAs, GAs, tutors, Readers and student workers in the University of California system, released the results of its December 4 BDS vote on December 10: a landslide victory for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel for its violation of Palestinian human rights! The vote carried, 65% YES to 35% […]

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  • Artists and Intellectuals Including Junot Díaz, Chuck D, and Boots Riley Call for Boycott and Divestment from Israel

    Leading U.S. intellectuals, writers, and hip hop artists have recently added their voices in support of the Palestinian civil society call for an academic and cultural boycott of Israel in protest of Israel’s systematic abuses of Palestinian human rights and violations of international law. This week, New York Times best-selling author Junot Díaz, who received a Pulitzer Prize […]

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  • Critical Ethnic Studies Association passes BDS resolution supporting academic boycott

    On July 18, 2014, the Critical Ethnic Studies Association, joining academic associations like the American Studies Association, the Association for Asian American Studies, and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, passed an important resolution endorsing the academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Thanks and salutes to CESA for their strong resolution and refusal to […]

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  • International Keynote speakers at two Israeli conferences withdraw in reaction to BDS calls

    The recent success of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in deterring leading academics from participating in Israeli conferences is a marked move forward towards removing academic respectability from Israeli institutions, and persuading more academics to refrain from collaborating with the Israeli occupation and apartheid regime. Two conferences scheduled for June 2014 have now […]

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