• USACBI Organizing Collective member Dr. Rima Najjar sues Quora over discrimination

    The following post is republished here from Palestine Legal. USACBI fully supports our Organizing Collective member, Dr. Rima Najjar, in her lawsuit against online question site Quora, pursuing justice and challenging unlawful anti-Palestinian discrimination:  Lawsuit: Quora Discriminates Against Palestinian Professor January 09, 2020 The popular question-and-answer site Quora is facing a lawsuit over its censorship […]

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  • USACBI response to Trump executive order targeting campus criticism of Israel

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) joins the large chorus of individuals and organizations denouncing President Trump’s December 11, 2019 Executive Order stifling speech and activism critical of Israel on US campuses. This executive order presents a disturbing escalation of the Trump administration’s campaign to shut down criticism of […]

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  • USACBI denounces Israeli detention of Prof. Widad Barghouti, calls for academic boycott

    In yet another outrageous assault on academic life in Palestine, the Israeli military raided the home of Birzeit University (BZU) professor Widad Barghouti at dawn on September 1, 2019. Israeli occupation forces arrested Barghouti, who teaches media studies at BZU, just hours after her son Carmel was detained at a military checkpoint while returning from […]

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  • The Society for the Study of Social Problems Narrowly Rejects Endorsing a Resolution in Support of Palestinian Academic Freedom

    Members of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) introduced a resolution calling for the boycott of complicit Israeli academic institutions at its annual meeting in New York City this past week. The resolution, entitled A Resolution in Solidarity with Our Palestinian Academic Colleagues, sought to foster support for our Palestinian academic colleagues, […]

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  • USACBI: Solidarity with Khaled Barakat; stop anti-Palestinian repression in Germany

    In its ongoing assault on Palestinian rights, on June 22, 2019, the German state recently  prohibited Palestinian journalist and writer Khaled Barakat from speaking at events in the country, in addition to banning him from engaging in any political activity, either directly (in person) or indirectly (via video).  Barakat was scheduled to deliver a speech […]

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  • USACBI statement of protest against SFSU cancellation of Palestine Travel Abroad Trip

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel sent the following letter of protest to San Francisco State University (SFSU) against the cancellation of the Palestine Travel Abroad Trip, organized by the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) Project: To: CSU Chancellor Tim White: twhite@calstate. SFSU President Leslie Wong: president@sfsu.edu Provost […]

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  • USACBI stands with Steven Thrasher

    USACBI stands with New York University Ph.D. and highly-regarded professional journalist Steven Thrasher. Thrasher, who used to write a well-regarded column for the Guardian newspaper (U.S.) has come under attack by NYU President Andrew Hamilton and College of Liberal Arts Dean Philip Brian Harper for expressing strong support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement against […]

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  • NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis Pledges Non-Cooperation With Study Abroad Program in Israel

    (New York, NY) By a majority vote, faculty in NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis have passed a resolution that pledges non-cooperation with the university’s study abroad program in Tel Aviv. Citing the obligation to uphold the university’s Policy of Ethical Conduct on non-discrimination and equal opportunity, the faculty declared non-cooperation with the program […]

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  • USACBI letter of support for #SuspendPitzerHaifa campaign

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) sent the following letter to Pitzer College President Melvin Oliver, other senior officials, student leaders and faculty and staff at the college in support of the #SuspendPitzerHaifa campaign. The Pitzer students, faculty and staff voted overwhelmingly to suspend the college’s study abroad program […]

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  • Joint statement against the US denial of entry to BDS movement co-founder Omar Barghouti

    The following is a collective statement released by international academic and cultural boycott of Israel (ACBI) organizations in response to the United States’ denial of entry to Omar Barghouti: The United States, a country where freedom of speech is supposedly guaranteed by the constitution, has banned Omar Barghouti from entering to fulfil a speaking tour. Omar Barghouti […]

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