• BBC Proms: Cancel Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Invitation

    Out of Tune with Human Rights BBC Proms: Cancel Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Invitation We, Palestinian cultural institutions, including the leading musical organizations, urge the BBC to cancel the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) concert at this year’s Proms [1], due to IPO’s complicity in whitewashing Israel’s persistent violations of international law and human rights. The IPO […]

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  • Justice in Palestine: A Call to Action from Indigenous and Women of Color Feminists

    Between June 14 and June 23, 2011, a delegation of 11 scholars, activists, and artists visited occupied Palestine. As indigenous and women of color feminists involved in multiple social justice struggles, we sought to affirm our association with the growing international movement for a free Palestine. We wanted to see for ourselves the conditions under […]

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  • Filmmaker Barbara Hammer pulls out of Israeli fellowship

    The following piece was published on Mondoweiss on July 5, 2011: The groundbreaking experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer has announced that she will refuse an artistic fellowship at the newly created American Academy in Jerusalem. Although the Forward is reporting that she “dropped out of the program yesterday for personal reasons,” her actual reasons are decidedly […]

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  • USACBI Twitter Alert: Will you tell Moby to cancel his trip to Israel?

    Will you tell Moby to cancel his trip to Israel? We are asking BDS supporters to get the word out and tell electronica musician Moby to cancel his July 12th performance in Israel! See the letter urging him to respect human rights and respect the call from Palestinian civil society to boycott, divest and sanction […]

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  • South African ASA Ruling: Israel can be called an Apartheid State

    The following statement was issued by South African Artists Against Apartheid: PRESS RELEASE SA MEDIA WATCHDOG RULING: SABC does not have to apologise – Israel can be called an “apartheid” state 05 July 2011 This afternoon, in a bold ruling defending the right to freedom of expression and political speech, the South African media watchdog, […]

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  • New PACBI Statement: On BDS Bashers and their Search for Fig Leaves

    The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel: In the context of applying the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement”s guidelines for the international academic and cultural boycott of Israel, PACBI sometimes faces scenarios where boycott bashers attempt to redeem their conscience, and with it some […]

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  • Slavoj Zizek honors BDS guidelines in visit to Palestine

    Slavoj Zizek’s representatives issued the following press release, published on Mondoweiss: World-renowned philosopher, Slavoj Zizek of Slovenia, had yesterday concluded a week-long visit to the region. During his week’s visit, Zizek delivered a three-day seminar in Ramallah on the topic of Cinema and Politics, along with celebrated film producer and Focus Features CEO, James Schamus. […]

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  • Jello Biafra cancels gig in Tel Aviv

    The following report, by Nora Barrows-Friedman, was published on the Electronic Intifada: After weeks of sustained protest and outcry from punk rock supporters, Palestinian solidarity activists, and boycott campaigners, punk rock icon Jello Biafra has agreed to cancel his upcoming show in Tel Aviv, planned for next week. Biafra had announced his decision to play the […]

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  • 101 Organizations Thank Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for Slam-Dunking Israeli Apartheid

    USACBI is a signatory of the letter to Kareen Abdul-Jabbar. Follow this link to sign on. MEDIA CONTACT: Anna Baltzer, organizer@endtheoccupation.org, 202-332-0994 The Jerusalem Film Festival foreign office has confirmed that legendary basketball star and actor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reversed plans to visit Israel due to concerns arising “after the Nakba Day violence.” Abdul-Jabbar was slated […]

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  • Twitter Alert: Tell Jello Biafra to Honor the Boycott!

    After building a career on his opposition to racism and oppression, Jello Biafra has unbelievably decided to violate the Palestinian call for a cultural boycott of Israel by performing with his current band, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, in Tel Aviv on July 2. See appeals to Jello from Palestinians, solidarity activists, and his fans. […]

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