• The Time for Intimidation is Over

    [The following press release was issued by the American Studies Association Caucus on Academic and Community Activism on 21 December 2013.] It has come to our attention that members of the American Studies Association are getting hate mail or threatening mail following the ASA membership vote in favor of a resolution calling for boycott of Israeli universities. The […]

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  • In Response to AAUP’s letter to the ASA

    David Lloyd, USACBI organising collective member Opposition to the ASA”s resolution to honor and endorse the boycott of Israeli academic institutions is beginning to reveal some significant bedfellows. The recent letter signed by eight former presidents is small news: many of them are not currently active members of the Association and five had already signed […]

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  • Round-up of Articles on the ASA Boycott Resolution

    Press Releases ASA National Council Votes Unanimously To Endorse Academic Boycott of Israel | ASA National Council American Studies Association Calls for Academic Boycott of Israel | ASA Activism Caucus Statements in Support of the ASA Academic Boycott Resolution The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees Warmly Salutes the American Studies Association […]

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  • USACBI responds to pro-Israel pressure on AAUP’s Journal of Academic Freedom

    The following letter to the Journal of Academic Freedom of the American Association of University Professors was sent by members of the USACBI Organizing Collective, in response to attempts to pressure the Journal to revise its recent issue to include anti-boycott papers not submitted in response to the original call for papers. Ali Abunimah at […]

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  • Petition: LIU Denies Sabbatical for ”Zionism & Propaganda” Book

    Harriet Malinowitz is a full professor of English at Long Island University-Brooklyn, with a specialty in writing and rhetoric, who has been denied a sabbatical to work on my book on Zionism and Propaganda.  The proposal was approved by the department personal committee and the department co-chairs.  The university administration refuses to give a reason […]

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  • Radio interview: Prof. David Klein on Zionist harassment of BDS supporters

     Voice of Palestine, a weekly radio program produced in Vancouver, interviewed Professor David Klein, member of the Organizing Collective of USACBI in its October 12 episode. Professor Klein teaches at California State University Northridge, and is being targeted by Zionist groups for his support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.   Download an […]

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  • New AAUP journal explores academic boycott

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has published a new edition of the Journal of Academic Freedom, focusing on the academic boycott of Israel. The full issue is available here: http://www.aaup.org/reports-publications/journal-academic-freedom/volume-4 Articles published in the journal include: Rethinking Academic Boycotts By Marjorie Heins Palestine, Boycott, and Academic Freedom:  A Reassessment Introduction By Bill V. Mullen […]

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  • SAIA York responds to university repression of campus Palestine activism

    USACBI is a signatory to the following letter from Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York University in Toronto. SAIA York instituted a successful BDS campaign at the university, which culminated in the endorsement of the York Federation of Students (YFS) for university divestment from corporations complicit in the occupation of Palestine. They have faced a […]

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  • USACBI response to AAUP statement on academic boycott

    David Lloyd, of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel’s Organizing Committee, authored the following response to the statement of the American Association of University Professors (http://www.aaup.org/news/aaup-statement-academic-boycotts) issued on May 10: The AAUP’s statement is nothing new and is as incoherent on the academic and cultural boycott of Israel as it […]

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  • Brooklyn College SJP Condemns Attacks Against Advocates for BDS and Palestinian Rights

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2013 CONTACT: Sundus Seif, brooklyncollegesjp@gmail.com NEW YORK – The Students for Justice in Palestine chapter of Brooklyn College deplores the efforts of politicians and others to bully student activists and faculty and to smear supporters of boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel as anti-Semites. In recent days, opponents of an […]

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