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 U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) extends unwavering love, respect, and support to our sister and comrade, Dr. Angela Y. Davis. We were shocked and appalled to learn on January 6th that the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) rescinded the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award which was to […]Continue reading
USACBI welcomes 2019 with a new milestone: despite the ongoing attempts at censorship, at stifling activism, even at criminalizing BDS, we have surpassed 2000 endorsers! Our movement is fighting back, with coalitions coming together to secure multiple victories against the Israel lobby, and the resistance is growing, and rising from the grassroots upwards. Indeed, […]Continue reading
(portions of this statement appear in an oped by a member of USACBI) On December 11, 2018, the Temple University Board of Trustees issued a four-paragraph statement in response to a speech given by Professor Marc Lamont Hill at the United Nations on the occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The […]Continue reading
The following letter by Students for Justice in Palestine-West and the Palestinian Youth Movement is fully supported by USACBI. SJP-West and the Palestinian Youth Movement issued this letter in response to requests for feedback for the University of California’s Task Force on Universitywide Policing. Dear Presidential Task Force for Universitywide Policing, We hope this letter […]Continue reading
USACBI reiterates its support for Marc Lamont Hill and we stand by his principled critique of Israeli settler-colonialism and occupation of historic Palestine. Since 1977 the United Nations has hosted an International Day of Solidarity with Palestinians, an occasion passed by Resolution 181 of the General Assembly, in place since 1947. The occasion for Hill’s […]Continue reading
On Nov. 28th, at an event marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Professor Marc Lamont Hill gave a speech at the United Nations. In it, he criticized the Israeli state’s apartheid politics and military occupation and called for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. During this speech, he called for […]Continue reading