• Video: Zionist Lawfare and the Boycott Movement – Building Solidarity and Resistance

    On October 21, the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel kicked off its national academic defense campaign with an event in San Francisco discussing the use of “lawfare” to attack anti-racist, progressive movements and the need to strategize to build solidarity in response. Watch the video online: Speakers are: Liz Jackson, […]

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  • October 25, Pittsburgh: Protest Israeli Hanut31 Theater – Oppose Apartheid

    Thursday, October 25 7:15 pm – 8 pm 937 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/240997650107752/ We call on supporters of the arts and social justice community to stand with us and oppose Israeli apartheid by our Pittsburgh cultural institutions. Bricolage Production Company is partnering with the Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office of […]

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  • Faculty Advisory from Palestine Legal: Letters of Recommendation for Israeli Universities

    The following faculty advisory is republished from our colleagues at Palestine Legal: Recent campaigns against a professor and a graduate student at the University of Michigan over their refusal to assist Israeli universities in screening applicants via letters of recommendation have sparked questions from academics who support universal freedom and equality. Over 1,400 academics from […]

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  • October 24, NYC: The Assault on the Right to Boycott

    Wednesday, October 24 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Kimmel Center 802 New York University J. Kehaulani Kauanui (Wesleyan), Maria LaHood (Center for Constitutional Rights), Jasbir Puar (Rutgers), Radihika Sainath (Palestine Legal), Lisa Duggan (NYU), and moderator Andrew Ross (NYU). The right to boycott has a long and significant history among American dissidents. It is exercised […]

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  • Stand together against Kenneth Marcus’ attacks on student and faculty rights

    We the undersigned stand against the efforts of Kenneth Marcus, Trump’s appointed head of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education, to suppress the free speech and academic freedom of students and faculty who support Palestinian rights. Universities should be a place where professors are free to teach and express […]

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  • Defend academic freedom and the right to boycott: Support Lucy Peterson and John Cheney-Lippold

    Sign the support petition online! Visit https://www.change.org/p/elizabeth-cole-defend-lucy-peterson-john-cheney-lippold-support-academic-freedom-right-to-boycott The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) expresses its support and solidarity with two academics at the University of Michigan (UM) John Cheney-Lippold (a tenured American and digital studies associate professor) and Lucy Peterson (a vulnerable graduate student instructor), both of whom have refused […]

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  • Statement on the case of Lara Alqasem

    The global BDS movement is opposed to international study in Israel. USACBI encourages students in the US who want to enroll in academic programs in the region to explore options at Palestinian universities. Lara Alqasem’s week-long detention at Ben Gurion Airport is an example of Israel’s discrimination against Arab Americans and illustrates that study in […]

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  • Tell Ballet BC – Don’t Dance on the Ruins of Palestinian Childhood

    Please take action: Sign the Petition and call on Ballet BC in Canada to cancel planned performances in Israel! An Open Letter to Ballet BC regarding their Performances in Israel By Marion Kawas – republished from the Canada Palestine Association October 2, 2018 John Clark, Executive Director executivedirector@balletbc.com Dear Mr. Clark: As a young child, my mother […]

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  • October 21, SF: Zionist Lawfare and the Boycott Movement – Solidarity and Resistance

    Sunday, October 21 3:00 pm 518 Valencia St San Francisco, CA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/252281192096789/ Join us on Sunday, October 21 at 3pm at 518 Valencia for, Zionist Lawfare and the Boycott Movement: Solidarity and Resistance in the Trump Era. This event will focus on attacks on the BDS movement, specifically academic boycotts, including the recent lawsuit […]

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  • Pittsburgh, October 11: Protest Gesher Theater – Oppose Complicity in Apartheid

    Thursday, October 11 6:00 pm 980 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/589845821431433/ We call on supporters of the arts and social justice to stand with us and oppose complicity in Apartheid by our Pittsburgh cultural institutions. The following text is adapted from a letter sent to the Pittsburgh Cultural trust to convey our concerns about […]

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