• Steven Salaita Vindicated in Federal Court

    Crucially, as this article explains, the judge ruled that the topic of Israel-Palestine was of great public concern, and therefore freedom of speech and academic freedom even more called for; he dismissed the university’s argument that it needed to protect the campus against “disruption.” This has huge ramifications for future activism.

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  • The Iran Deal: How Far Will Americans Go to Extend “Special Status” to Israel?

    This article connects the debates around the Iran deal to changes in American attitudes toward Israel and possible effects on the ways we organize and advocate for BDS.  It includes interviews with Mouin Rabbani and Diana Buttu.

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  • Judge Refuses to Throw Out Salaita’s Case Against UIUC, Wise Resigns, Emails Revealed

    OC member David Palumbo-Liu placed this article in Salon to inform a wide readership of the tremendous victory awarded Steven Salaita yesterday in federal court.  He encouraged readers to follow the developments of the case, that might well have wide ramifications for organizing and advocating for BDS.

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  • Now, More Than Ever, Solidarity

    AURDIP invited David Palumbo-Liu to write the editorial for its August newsletter.  In it he comments on the need to remind ourselves that the violence of the settlers should not be seen as a “fringe” or aberrant event, but part of the logic of the Occupation.  He also stresses the importance of links between USACBI […]

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  • On One-Year Anniversary of Salaita Case, Some Good News

    Corey Robin’s post on this great news regarding Steven Salaita’s court case.

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  • Palestinian Children Have Suffered Disproportionately as a Result of the Israeli Occupation

    Not only because of the general importance of this topic, but also because of the horrific murder-by-fire of a Palestinian toddler yesterday, instigated by Israeli settlers, we are posting this story.  As its author, Organizing Collective member David Palumbo-Liu notes, Israel security forces rarely constrain settlers from performing such acts of violence.  And even when […]

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  • An Open Letter to the NBA Players Traveling to Israel

    An Open Letter to the NBA Players Traveling to Israel by Dave Zirin

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  • BDS Movement at 10: Mondoweiss interviews Omar Barghouti

    Mondoweiss co-editors Adam Horowitz and Philip Weiss talk with Palestinian human rights activist and co-founder of the BDS movement Omar Barghouti on the tenth anniversary of the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions again Israel. The BDS Call was issued by representatives of of Palestinian civil society on July 9, 2005 with a goal of achieving […]

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  • Faithwashing: A reflection on the Muslim Leadership Initiative

    Sa”ed Atshan | Al Araby Al Jadeed The Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI) of Israel’s Shalom Hartman Institute has now sent two small cohorts of Muslim-American leaders to Israel/Palestine. MLI’s stated purpose is to shape the understanding of these cohorts with regards to Judaism and Zionism. This conflation of Judaism and Zionism is troubling, in addition […]

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  • Free speech vs. freedom

    By Heike Schotten. Original link: https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=733723 I am going to use this space once again to talk about the despicable un-hiring of Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois (I wrote about the Salaita case and what I called The Incivility of Palestinians, last month as well). I am going to do this because, despite the […]

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