• Open letter re Freie Universtät’s decision to cancel Professor Lila Sharif’s lecture on Palestine

    Dear Professor Dr. Peter-André Alt and Professor Dr. Gudrun Krämer: As members of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI), we write to protest the Freie Universtät’s recent decision to cancel Professor Lila Sharif’s lecture “Olive Insurrections: Palestinian Survival in a Vanishing Landscape.” This talk was scheduled to take place […]

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  • USACBI condemns Book Culture’s appalling statement re Palestinian human rights

    Book Culture’s statement distancing itself from politics and books related to justice in Palestine because of pressure from the rabbis at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (SWFS), which bills itself as “a beacon of progressive Jewish thought”, is an appalling development for a bookstore whose mission is “to represent as widely as we can the diverse […]

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  • USACBI condemns disgusting tactics of the Louis D. Brandeis Center

    Photo: Dr Sunaina Maria of ASA lecturing on the nature of Zionist settler colonialism as a racist project at a conference on BDS: Strategic Actions for Justice. Her latest book, published by the University of California Press, is Boycott: The Academy and Justice for Palestine (2017)  The movement for justice in Palestine and BDS campaigns around the country […]

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  • The Rohingya: Southeast Asia’s Palestinians

    The Rohingya and the Palestinian people have much in common: They have been persecuted, repeatedly displaced, denied citizenship and are now subjected to genocide, writes Nada Elia, a Diaspora Palestinian scholar, writer, public speaker and BDS organizer.  Also see ‘USACBI condemns unequivocally the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya’. ____________ As they approach genocidal dimensions, […]

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  • Interview: Will Caron and Cynthia Franklin on Understanding the Boycott of Israel

      An informative interview on ThinkTech Hawaii with Professor Cynthia Franklin, member of the USACBI Organizing Collective. Following is the transcript of the interview video clip (below) as posted on YouTube by ThinkTech on Aug 26, 2017 (originally posted with the title “Understanding the Boycott of Israel”).  The video tape begins with a black screen […]

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  • Assuming Boycott

    On boycotts, Palestine, and resistance: a review of ‘Assuming Boycott’

    BOOK REVIEW by Kim Jensen August 23, 2017 Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production Edited by Kareem Estefan, Carin Kuoni, and Laura Raicovich 272 pp. OR Books, 2017. $18. In the winter of 2012 the highly-acclaimed Mvskoke poet and musician Joy Harjo found herself at the center of an excruciating public fray. Despite direct appeals […]

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  • AUB Limited

    By  Steven Salaita August 21, 2017 Beirut has regained some of its pre-war glitter.  Every month, it seems, a glossy magazine publishes a travelogue raving about the city’s restaurants, clubs, and beautiful citizens, inevitably followed by a barrage of indignant comments about how the writer visited all the wrong places.  As in the past, what Beirut lacks in […]

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  • KPFK interview with David Lloyd and Eli Unger-Sargon

    Sunday, August 20, 2017 1:00 pm Listen to an interview on Pacifica station, KPFK Public Radio with David Lloyd (photo), Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, and a founding member of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, and with Eli Unger-Sargon, an Israeli-American writer/director/filmmaker of People […]

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