• Brazilian academics join campaign to boycott Israeli institutions

    In just three days, an online letter endorsing the academic boycott of Israeli institutions, circulated by Brazilian intellectuals, received 200 signatories from faculty across Brazilian universities. According to the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), the letter was signed by well-known academics, including Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, a popular Brazilian diplomat […]

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  • Sign on: French intellectuals call for boycott of Israel, defy state repression

    French intellectuals and academics have issued a call affirming their support for the boycott of Israeli products and institutions, following an October 22, 2015 ruling by France’s Court of Cassation, upholding the conviction of 12 Palestine solidarity activists for flyering and leafleting about boycotting Israeli products to support Palestinian rights.  More recently, Manuel Valls, France’s […]

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  • Palestine Right to Education tour coming to the United States in April

    “‹In 2014, National Students for Justice in Palestine partnered with Birzeit University’s Right to Education (R2E) campaign to host and organize the first-ever Right to Education tour in the United States. Ten students from Birzeit University visited college campuses in the fall to speak about life and education under occupation. The tour began with a stop […]

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  • BDS in 2015: Seven ways our movement broke new ground against Israeli settler-colonialism and apartheid

    The following year in review is republished from the Palestinian BDS National Committee:  The year 2015 will be remembered as the year that Palestinian popular resistance spread across historic Palestine and that saw tens of thousands of Palestinians take to the streets to resist and confront Israel”s regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid. Ten years […]

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  • “Dialogue” Isn’t enough: On the American Anthropological Association Vote.

    Article in Salon explaining BDS as a rights-based anti-colonial movement helping to set conditions for national liberation.

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  • USACBI salutes boycott victory at American Anthropological Association conference

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) salutes the American Anthropological Association, whose general conference voted in a landslide last night in support of a resolution for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israeli academic institutions. The resolution, which passed with 1040 votes in favor and 136 votes against, mandates the […]

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  • USACBI Statement on Steven Salaita’s Legal Settlement with UIUC

    USACBI stands in solidarity with Professor Steven Salaita in his legal settlement with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.   Last week, the University agreed to pay Salaita a reported total of $875,000. As was widely reported, UIUC fired Salaita in 2014 after he made comments on his personal Twitter account critical of Israel”s massacre of more […]

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  • USACBI: 10th anniversary of BDS and the struggle for decolonization of Palestine today

    The end of 2015 marks the completion of the 10 year anniversary of the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions on Israel. Launched to raise the level of international action against the violent and illegal Israeli colonization and occupation of Palestine in an effort to end it, BDS has won a steady stream of […]

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  • National Women’s Studies Association to consider BDS resolution at upcoming conference

    The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) will consider the following resolution, developed by Feminists for Justice in Palestine, at its upcoming convention, November 12-15 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which aims to bring the NWSA among the academic associations that have officially endorsed the call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. In the lead-up to the […]

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  • Irish scholars affirm academic boycott of Israel

    The following letter, by a number of Irish academics, was published in the Irish Times on November 4, 2015: Sir, – As scholars associated with Irish institutions of higher education, north and south, we are deeply disturbed by Israel”s ongoing illegal occupation of Palestinian land, the intolerable human rights violations that it inflicts on all […]

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