• Over 100 Writers Call on PEN American Center to Reject Israeli Government Sponsorship

    USACBI is an organizational signatory of this letter, hosted by Adalah NY: New York, NY, April 5, 2016 – In a letter made public today over 100 writers, including Pulitzer Prize winners Junot Dí­az, Richard Ford, and Alice Walker, and award-winning author Louise Erdrich, have called on the PEN American Center “to reject support from the Embassy of Israel” for PEN”s annual World Voices […]

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  • USACBI statement of solidarity with faculty and students under attack at CUNY

    On March 22nd, Distinguished Professor Sarah Schulman was summoned to testify before a Commission on Anti-Semitism at the City University of New York (CUNY). The Commission was hastily set up after the Zionist Organization of America submitted a letter containing a series of allegations of anti-Semitism at various CUNY campuses. Newspapers such as the New York […]

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  • Statement in solidarity with Professor Bill Mullen at Purdue University

    We, the undersigned, are deeply disturbed by the attempts to smear those advocating for Palestinians” rights to racial equality and freedom from occupation with false charges of anti-Semitism. Professor Bill Mullen of Purdue University was recently the target of a vicious smear campaign that linked him to swastikas and anti-Semitic slurs found outside the American […]

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  • Audio: Sunaina Maira of USACBI on KPFA about academic boycott and repression of BDS

    Sunaina Maira of the Organizing Collective of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel spoke with C.S. Soong for Against the Grain on KPFA, about USACBI’s work and campaigns, and repression of BDS activism in the US. She also discussed her chapter in Against Apartheid: The Case for Boycotting Israeli Universities, the […]

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  • USACBI Newsletter, February 2016

    USACBI Newsletter, February 2016 South Asian Studies Scholars’ Statement of Boycott of Academic Workshop at Hebrew University Letter in support of Professor Jasbir Puar regarding right-wing attacks on her recent talk at Vassar College Welcome back, Steven Salaita! Academic associations may join the academic boycott of Israel without losing their status as 501(c)(3) organization Academic Boycott […]

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  • Letter in support of Professor Jasbir Puar regarding right-wing attacks on her recent talk at Vassar College

    Professor Jasbir Puar, a member of the Advisory Board of USACBI, has come under an intense right-wing smear campaign perpetrated first by an attack blog, and then by the Wall Street Journal. The Organizing Collective of USACBI and individual scholar signatories sent the letter below to the President of Vassar College and also of Rutgers […]

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  • South Asian Studies Scholars’ Statement of Boycott of Academic Workshop at Hebrew University

    Statement of Boycott of Academic Workshop at Hebrew University Over the past month, Israeli military forces entered Palestinian universities, fired live ammunition, and tear gassed and injured students. At Palestine Technical University- Kadoorie University in Tulkarem in the West Bank, the Israeli military invaded the campus and injured nine Palestinian students. Israeli soldiers also entered […]

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  • Open Letter to UAW Leadership: Respect Union Democracy, Solidarity, and the BDS Picket Line

    To sign this statement, please click here. Labor for Palestine – January 28, 2016 As workers, trade unionists, and anti-apartheid activists, we call on the United Auto Workers International Executive Board to rescind its undemocratic and arbitrary “nullification” of UAW 2865″s respect for thePalestinian-led Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) picket line, which was overwhelmingly adopted by the 13,000 […]

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  • USACBI salutes boycott victory at American Anthropological Association conference

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) salutes the American Anthropological Association, whose general conference voted in a landslide last night in support of a resolution for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israeli academic institutions. The resolution, which passed with 1040 votes in favor and 136 votes against, mandates the […]

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  • USACBI Statement on Steven Salaita’s Legal Settlement with UIUC

    USACBI stands in solidarity with Professor Steven Salaita in his legal settlement with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.   Last week, the University agreed to pay Salaita a reported total of $875,000. As was widely reported, UIUC fired Salaita in 2014 after he made comments on his personal Twitter account critical of Israel”s massacre of more […]

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