On September 23rd, corporate tech giants Zoom, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube acted in lockstep with San Francisco State University (SFSU) to shut down an open classroom webinar entitled “Whose Narratives? Gender, Justice, & Resistance: A Conversation with Leila Khaled,” co-sponsored by the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies Program and the Department of Women and Gender Studies at San Francisco State University. We cannot allow this surveillance and censorship to go uncontested. We must protect academic freedom, defend Palestinians’ right to free speech, and forestall further corporate encroachment on our campuses. We therefore call on anyone with access to a university Zoom account to hold a webinar of your own on October 23, 2020, a National Day of Action Against the Criminalization and Censorship of Campus Speech.
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.
Campuses across North America are joining in the campaign to resist corporate and university silencing of Palestinian narratives and Palestinian voices. On October 23, join us to host a webinar via your campus’ Zoom account, including a video of Leila Khaled, to make it clear that we will not be silenced. It’s not too late […]Continue reading
We Will Not Be Silenced: Against the Criminalization and Censorship Of Campus Political Speech As you may know, on September 23rd, corporate tech giants Zoom, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube acted in lockstep with San Francisco State University (SFSU) to shut down an open classroom webinar entitled “Whose Narratives? Gender, Justice, & Resistance: A Conversation with […]Continue reading
USACBI is joining Jewish Voice for Peace for an important film screening and discussion, especially at this time of confronting censorship and silencing of Palestinian expression. We will be screening a one-hour supercut and panel discussion of Al Jazeera’s The Lobby – USA, a look into the counterinsurgency projects designed to disrupt Palestine solidarity movement building. This supercut […]Continue reading
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel supports this petition, which comes in response to egregious assault on academic freedom that happened on September 23, 2020, at SFSU. Signing the petition is intended to demonstrate academic solidarity with Palestine, Palestinian feminist narratives, and in the defense of academic freedom. The link […]Continue reading
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel expresses its strongest solidarity with Nerdeen Kiswani, Palestinian activist, law student and chair of Within Our Lifetime – United for Palestine. USACBI was honored to host Nerdeen earlier this summer in our webinar series, where her incisive analysis and commitment to justice was an […]Continue reading
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) declares its unflinching support for San Francisco State University Professor Rabab Abdulhadi, who has come under recent attack for hosting an upcoming webinar discussion with celebrated Palestinian freedom fighter Leila Khaled. The right-wing, Zionist attacks on Prof. Abdulhadi, her advocacy for Arab and […]Continue reading