• Israel Systematically Blocks International Scholars From Reaching Palestine

    “Palestinian Universities Demand Israel Respect Their Rights” By David Palumbo-Liu August 11, 2019 … It is precisely this lack of parallels that indicates the dramatically uneven situation for Palestinians — in terms not only of education, but all aspects of everyday life. When people try to shine a light on these conditions, they too are […]

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  • I chose not to participate in the whitewashing of Israel’s image

    I Said No to a Netflix Series Audition Because I Support Palestinian Rights by David Clennon, Truthout [August 7, 2019 ] I have supported the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel since the 2014 Israeli War on Gaza. (That astonishing display of high- and low-tech cruelty, I believe, opened the eyes of many Americans.) The […]

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  • Why Americans Should Support BDS

    Why Americans Should Support BDS Inspired by the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements, it calls for Palestinian liberation on terms of full equality with Israelis and categorically opposes all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism. By Omar Barghout on 7/29/2019 Last Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a resolution, H.Res, 246, targeting the grassroots, global Boycott, […]

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  • ‘Progressive’ votes on anti-BDS bill offer a political defense of the indefensible

    ‘Progressive’ votes on anti-BDS bill offer a political defense of the indefensible By David Lloyd on July 29, 2019 If it waddles like a duck, quacks like a duck, paddles like a duck, then probably it’s a duck. Or a good imitation of one. When self-described progressives like Ayanna Pressley and Ro Khanna walk and […]

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  • An Honest Living by Steve Salaita

    The following essay was originally published at Steve Salaita’s blog:  About halfway to the lot, a ribbon of cobalt rises on the horizon; when it’s cloudy, a common occurrence in the mid-Atlantic, the darkness stays pure.  The spectrum of color will change with the seasons, but now it is winter and the sun comes slowly, […]

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  • Palestine and the Climate Crisis

    The following article by USACBI Organizing Collective member David Klein is reprinted from Mondoweiss:  The urgency of the global climate crisis makes it imperative for any social justice movement to come to grips with, and confront it in some way. There can be no social justice, after all, on a dead planet. Biologists report that […]

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  • The Harsh Logic of Palestinian Dispossession by David Palumbo-Liu

    The following article, by USACBI Organizing Collective member and Stanford professor David Palumbo-Liu, was originally published at Jacobin magazine: The world has come to know the dire situation in Palestine via graphic eruptions of violence such as those we witnessed recently at the Great March of Return — state violence purposefully enacted against men, women, children, […]

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  • David Palumbo-Liu on study abroad boycotts: A Critique of “Standing with Professional Ethics”

    The following piece, by USACBI Organizing Collective member and Stanford professor David Palumbo-Liu, was originally published at Academe Blog. Read more about USACBI’s study abroad boycott campaign and the case of Prof. John Cheney-Lippold. BY DAVID PALUMBO-LIU I appreciate the opportunity to respond to Professor Hank Reichman’s criticism of our statement in support of Professor John Cheney-Lippold’s refusal to […]

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  • David Palumbo-Liu: Ahed Tamimi Is Free, but 400 More Palestinian Children Remain in Military Jails

    The following article, by USACBI Organizing Collective member David Palumbo-Liu, was originally published in Truthout and can be read here: https://truthout.org/articles/ahed-tamimi-is-free-but-400-more-palestinian-children-remain-in-jails/ On July 29, 17-year-old Palestinian Ahed Tamimi was released from an Israeli prison. Her mother Nariman, who was present in February when Tamimi slapped an Israel Defense Force soldier in the face and who filmed the incident, was also […]

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  • Nada Elia: “Empty chairs: Combating Israel’s assault on Palestinian academia”

    The following article, by Nada Elia, was first published online on July 23, 2018, at Middle East Eye. Nada Elia is a member of the Organizing Collective of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. In Cork, Ireland, last month, at the annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies, an […]

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