• USACBI Condemns U.S. State for Banning BDS Leader Omar Barghouti

    USACBI (the United States Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel) strongly condemns  the recent denial of permission to travel to the United States to Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement leader Omar Barghouti. Barghouti was scheduled to speak at several U.S. venues, including a temple in Chicago, and to attend his daughter’s wedding, when […]

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  • ‘Daily Californian’ solicits, then kills, op-ed on academic boycott of Israel

    By Andrew Ross and John King, members of the USACBI Organizing Collective After the University of California chancellors posted an anti-BDS statement in December, Daily Californian editors solicited an op-ed response from Sacramento Regional Coalition for Palestinian Rights. The request was passed on to USACBI, an organization with more expertise on the academic boycott, and the two […]

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  • USACBI Statement on the ASA Lawsuit

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) announces a major victory for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and for Palestine solidarity activism in the United States, with the dismissal of an anti-boycott lawsuit filed by Zionist plaintiffs. On February 4, 2019, a federal judge threw out the Louis […]

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  • Nobel laureate Prof. George P. Smith speaks about the importance of BDS

    Prof. George P. Smith, 2018 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, spoke about BDS during his trip to Stockholm, Sweden, Dec 2018.   “People of conscience all over the world have an obligation to pay attention to abuses of human rights, like [Israel’s] 71-year regime of dispossession and subjugation. “The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, that 170 […]

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  • 2018 Milestones: The Resistance Keeps Growing

    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, […]

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  • Open Letter to the University of California taskforce: the Intersections of Policing and Divestment

    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 […]

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  • USACBI salutes Pitzer faculty’s groundbreaking vote to suspend Study Abroad in Israel

    USACBI applauds the Pitzer College faculty’s precedent-setting vote to suspend their Study Abroad program at Haifa University. Earlier this year, USACBI launched a national campaign demanding the end of Study Abroad collaborations with Israeli universities on US campuses.  The Pitzer faculty vote is fully in accord with this campaign. Together with their insistence that the Pitzer President and Board of Regents implement students’ divestment resolution, their decisive […]

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  • USACBI congratulates Prof. Rabab Abdulhadi on legal victory, calls on SFSU to respect demands

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel congratulates Prof. Rabab Abdulhadi, her legal team and her community defense supporters for an important victory for all who struggle for Palestinian rights, especially on campus. The lawsuit against Prof. Abdulhadi and San Francisco State University filed by the Zionist Lawfare Project in an attempt to […]

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  • November 4, Berkeley: Voices for Palestine

    Sunday, 4 November 3:00 pm Eastwind Books of Berkeley 2066 University Ave Berkeley, CA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/272946306882570/ INTRODUCTION : Statement on Solidarity with Palestine Reverend Michael Yoshii – Buena Vista United Methodist Church Asian American/ Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander Statement on Solidarity with Palestine View Statement here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLpPJWsvgY3HknsMfhJ490BbvmEiawRkHoQEGqdRqyYcOD8g/viewform COMMENTARY : Hatem Bazian – Lecturer Asian American […]

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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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