• 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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  • Steven Salaita keynotes conference on academic freedom in Ireland

    USACBI Note: This article by Irish Palestine solidarity activist Conor McCarthy focuses on a keynote address that USACBI OC member Steven Salaita delivered to a conference on academic freedom and the contemporary university in Dublin last September.  But it also shows the intimate links between our organizing for BDS and the resistance of students and […]

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  • Can’t discuss Palestine on campus? Then disaffiliate.

    Note: In addition to all that Steven Salaita recommends here, USACBI encourages professors who are tenured to add any articles they write on Palestine to their cvs and/or promotion/merit files. In this way, we make our administrations and colleagues get used to having to evaluate such work and accept it as legitimate academic or public scholarship.  We […]

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  • New network leads the fight against fascism on campus

    By Nada Elia August 18, 2017 The signs were already all over the walls: hatred will be returning in force to campuses across the country this academic year, and will be packaged as “free speech.”  The alt-right rally at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville may be seen as a defining moment for many, but any […]

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  • Racial supremacy and the Zionist exception

    By David Lloyd August 15, 2017 Politicians from Senators Marco Rubio and Orrin Hatch to Chuck Schumer and Ron Wyden have been outspoken in their condemnation of Saturday’s Unite the Right March in Charlottesville and the vicious acts of terror it spawned.  Criticizing Donald Trump for his reluctant and temporizing comments, they condemn the hate and […]

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