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) sent the letter below to President Ari Berman of Yeshiva University, in protest of the university’s censorship of a lecture by Prof. Rabab Abdulhadi organized by a student group on campus. As noted in the letter, “Cardozo is obliged to respect and welcome […]Continue reading
The Organizing Collective for the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) writes in support of Birzeit University’s call to action “to defend the Palestinian people’s right to education, free from duress, intervention, and political persecution.” We invite you to join us in heeding their call to “Work with us to […]Continue reading
PROTECT SFSU FACULTY MEMBERS’ ACADEMIC FREEDOM: DEMAND THAT SFSU PRESIDENT LYNN MAHONEY RESIGN Click here to sign on On September 23, 2020, San Francisco State University (SFSU) administrators collaborated with corporate tech giants Zoom, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube to shut down a virtual Open Classroom entitled “Whose Narratives? Gender, Justice, & Resistance: A Conversation with […]Continue reading
Friday, November 19 11 am Pacific (2 pm Eastern, 9 pm Palestine) Register here for updates: https://bit.ly/repressionevent Live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USACBI/videos/390365819489596/ Live on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUdbFoTTfsE From the Israeli designation of Palestinian civil society organizations as “terrorist,” to San Francisco State University’s repression of Palestine in the classroom, to the repression student activists and faculty face […]Continue reading
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel salutes Irish writer Sally Rooney for supporting the Palestinian and global picket line against apartheid and colonialism. Rooney declined to sell the Hebrew-language translation rights to her latest novel, Beautiful People, Where Are You?, to an Israeli publisher. She did so explicitly in support […]Continue reading
On Tuesday, 28 September, the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel hosted a webinar, “We Will Not Be Silenced: Defending Palestine, Academic Freedom and Anti-Colonial Pedagogy: A Community Teach-In.” The event featured a conversation with Prof. Rabab Abdulhadi, Prof. Tomomi Kinukawa and Omar Zahzah on two grievances filed against San Francisco […]Continue reading