The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) calls on all US faculty, administrators, students and staff to uphold the academic boycott of Israel by refusing participation in Study Abroad programs in Israel. The academic boycott of Israel has been called for by Palestinian scholars and students living under military occupation, siege, and in an apartheid state and whose rights to education are violated on a daily basis. To enroll, or participate in any way, in a Study Abroad program at an Israeli institution means ignoring if not perpetuating the ongoing violation of the academic--and, indeed, human--freedoms of Palestinians.
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) stands in solidarity with the people of Maui, and with Kānaka Maoli who, as they work to survive and recover from the devastation and trauma wrought by the August 2023 wild fires, do so as part of a long and ongoing struggle against […]Continue reading
USACBI congratulates the membership of the American Anthropological Association for adopting a boycott of Israeli universities by a decisive margin, with 71% of voting members approving the boycott. This AAA vote accepts and embraces the call from Palestinian civil society organizations for boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) in support of the Palestinian struggle for freedom […]Continue reading
On Nakba Day, USACBI salutes the steadfast resolve of the Palestinian people for their resistance to 75 years of colonial repression and land theft. We stand in solidarity with their efforts, and we pledge to do whatever we can, as US-based academics, writers, and artists, to deliver Palestinian freedom, from the river to the sea. […]Continue reading
Join the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel for a webinar commemorating #Nakba75 and discussing the role of academic and cultural boycott in confronting the ongoing Nakba. Monday, May 15 5:00 – 6:30 pm Eastern time (2:00 – 3:30 pm Pacific) REGISTER HERE With speakers: Riham Barghouti, Amahl Bishara, Sunaina Maira, […]Continue reading
USACBI celebrates the victory for Dr. Lara Sheehi–and for Palestine solidarity work!–that comes with the findings that the Zionist group Stand With Us (SWU) subjected Dr. Sheehi, a professor of clinical psychology at George Washington University (GWU), to a politically-motivated, Title IV complaint when they falsely charged her with antisemitism. GWU responded to SWU’s complaint […]Continue reading
The U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel stands with the American Studies Association in celebrating the dismissal by a District of Columbia Superior Court of a spurious lawsuit targeting the ASA membership’s 2013 vote to boycott Israeli Universities. The ruling finding that this was a SLAPP suit–or a strategic lawsuit against […]Continue reading