• 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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  • Movement for Aloha No ka ʻĀina (MANA) in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle

    The following statement of solidarity with Palestine was read at the solidarity rally on August 13, fronting Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i. ‪#‎freehawaii‬ ‪#‎freepalestine‬ Movement for Aloha no ka ʻĀina (MANA) is a movement-building organization, established to achieve independence from the United States and social justice in Hawai’i. Hawai’i has been under US occupation for over […]

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  • As bombs fall on Gaza, take action: Endorse the academic and cultural boycott of Israel

    Once again, Israel has launched a massive bombing campaign,  killing and injuring hundreds of innocent Palestinian men, women and children in Gaza, while viciously racist mobs incited by the government and religious leaders have gone on a violent rampage in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Israel’s most recent military assault on Gaza, a densely-populated besieged area, where children make up over 50% of the […]

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  • USABI congratulates MLA on step forward in supporting Palestinian rights

    USABI congratulates The Modern Language Association (MLA) on its step forward in supporting Palestinian rights. The MLA, North America’s largest association of humanities scholars, just announced results of a resolution calling on the US Department of State to contest Israel’s denials of entry to the Palestinian West Bank to US academics who have been invited […]

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  • Human Rights Groups Accuse NBC of Deceit About DIG Filming Locations in Occupied East Jerusalem

     Contact Sydney Levy at sydney@jewishvoiceforpeace.org or Ramah Kudaimi at membership@endtheoccupation.org.  Washington, DC– As Palestinians mark 47 years of Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, human rights groups are accusing NBC of complicity in Israel’s violations of international law and human rights by filming its new series DIG in occupied East […]

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  • Boycott Israel Movement Erupts in the US Academy: A Statement on the ASA vote to endorse the academic boycott of Israeli Universities

    USACBI congratulates the American Studies Association (ASA) for its unprecedented vote endorsing the Palestinian call for an academic boycott of Israeli universities. The overwhelming support of the ASA membership who voted by a significant margin (66.05% “yes” to 30.5% “no”) in favor of the academic boycott resolution is sending shockwaves through US academia and the media. This […]

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  • Ending the academy’s silence about Israel

    Magid Shihade The global boycott, divest and sanctions (BDS) movement against the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine won a victory two weeks ago when the National Council of the American Studies Association (ASA), an academic organization with nearly 4,000 members, unanimously approved a resolution calling for an ASA boycott of Israeli universities. The resolution, which […]

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  • NBC: Terminate film project promoting Israeli apartheid, ethnic cleansing and colonization in occupied East Jerusalem

    Palestinian Civil Society and National Institutions to NBC:  Terminate the NBC film project promoting Israeli apartheid, ethnic cleansing and colonization in occupied East Jerusalem Respect corporate responsibility for international law and Palestinian human rights We, the undersigned Palestinian civil society organizations and national institutions, condemn in the strongest terms the plan of the American TV […]

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  • ASA National Council Votes Unanimously To Endorse Academic Boycott of Israel

    American Studies Association One year ago, the Academic and Community Activism Caucus of the American Studies Association (ASA) asked the Executive Committee (EC) to consider a resolution to honor the call from Palestinian civil society to support the academic boycott of Israel. The EC forwarded the resolution to the National Council. Following the deliberative procedures […]

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  • Hebrew University as seen from the East Jerusalem village of Issawiya

    Call to Boycott the Oral History Conference at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Open Letter

    The following open letter was originally issued on August 12 to oral historians and scholars planning to participate in the June 2014 International Conference on Oral History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The letter is signed by over 375  scholars and community oral historians and counting; and is endorsed by Academic and Cultural Boycott […]

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