• USACBI congratulates United Church of Christ on divestment vote

    USACBI congratulates The United Church of Christ in passing its resolution  to boycott and divest from Israeli occupation, and applauds the work done by The United Church of Christ Palestine-Israel Network in heeding the Palestinian-led BDS call and working over the past years to build support for this resolution. Following, as it does, a similar […]

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  • Human Rights Activists Thank Lauryn Hill for Cancelling Upcoming Concert in Israel

    For Immediate Release- May 4, 2015 – Palestinian rights activists are celebrating today’s announcement by Lauryn Hill that she is cancelling her concert in Tel Aviv, which was scheduled for May 7. The singer posted the announcement on her Facebook page Monday, writing: “It is very important to me that my presence or message not […]

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  • USACBI stands in solidarity with Black struggle in Baltimore

    The United States Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel stands in solidarity with Baltimore protestors against police brutality and state violence directed against African Americans. The murder of 25 year-old Freddie Gray by Baltimore Police is only the latest outrage in a long history of rampant racism and violence endured by disproportionately […]

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  • Write a fan letter to Lauryn Hill asking her to honor the Palestinian call for boycott!

    Ms. Lauryn Hill is set to perform in Israel on 7 May 2015. The presence of artists is routinely used by Israel to legitimize its policies and maintain its reputation as a normal member of the international community. Just as during the struggle against South African apartheid artists were expected not to cross the picket […]

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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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  • Professor Noura Erakat delivers keynote Women’s History Month address at CSU Fullerton

    In what is surely a first for BDS activism in the United States, Palestinian Human Rights lawyer and activist, Professor Noura Erakat was among those welcomed by a University President to deliver a public talk on Palestine.  Professor Erakat spoke at California State University, Fullerton, on March 3, 2015 as the keynote speaker for the […]

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  • Action Alert: Tell Ms. Lauryn Hill to cancel her scheduled concert!

    Ms. Lauryn Hill, an American singer–songwriter, rapper, and former member of the Fugees, is set to perform in Israel on May 7, 2015. Sign the petition (www.endtheoccupation.org/laurynhill) to call on her to respect the Palestinian call to boycott Israel and not cross the picket line. Read the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott […]

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  • Israeli elections: USACBI Provides a Way Forward

    The re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu to a fourth term as Prime Minister of Israel on a platform explicitly hostile and racist to Palestinian citizens of Israel and to Palestinian sovereignty makes starkly clear the necessity for a new way forward.  Despite the occasional verbal condemnation of Netanyahu’s antics in front of the Republican-led House of Representatives, the […]

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  • New “Biography” issue examines “Life in Occupied Palestine”

    USACBI Organizing Collective member Cynthia Franklin, with her colleagues Morgan Cooper and Ibrahim G. Aoudé  have co-edited a newly released special issue of Biography, examining “Life in Occupied Palestine.” The special journal issue was launched in Palestine with events at Al-Quds University, Bir Zeit University, the MADA Center, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, and others; it has been […]

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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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