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.
USACBI calls for campaigns at US colleges and universities to end study abroad programs in, or exchanges with, Israeli universities. Ending these programs is a particularly important component of boycotting Israeli universities, properly recognized as institutions that play a central role in the denial of freedom to Palestinians (see Maya Wind, Towers of Ivory and […]Continue reading
#LaborShutItDown4Palestine on D15-16, 2023 End All Complicity With Genocide—Stop Arming Israel! We welcome growing union calls for a permanent ceasefire to end the U.S.-backed Israeli genocide in Gaza. Now, we call on our labor bodies to take the next step of fully embracing the Urgent Call from Palestinian Trade Unions: End all Complicity, Stop Arming Israel, and of […]Continue reading
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel joined organizations and movements around the world in endorsing the Gaza Resolution, initiated by Progressive International: We, the undersigned: (1) Grieve the lives claimed in the renewed cycle of violence, brutality, and destruction unleashed by the ongoing occupation of Palestine; (2) Consider that the […]Continue reading
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