• Kauanui: Letter to IGLYO: No such thing as neutrality.

    USACBI advisory board member J. Kehaulani Kauanui wrote the following letter to the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organization Board of Directors, in response to the call from Palestinian Queer organizations, demanding IGLYO cancel its General Assembly in Israel in December 2011 and stop participating in Israel’s pinkwashing campaign. Her letter is based on the letter […]

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  • International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organization Out of Israel!

    AlQaws, Aswat and Palestinian Queers for BDS have launched an important online campaign to urge the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organization (IGLYO) to move its General Assembly out of Israel, to stop being an active participant in Israel’s cynical Pinkwashing campaigns, and to stop ignoring Israel’s illegal occupation, apartheid policies, and violations of international […]

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  • Barghouti: The Struggle for an Equal Right to Academic Freedom

    The following article, by Riham Barghouti, founding member of PACBI, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, was published by the International Institute of Social Studies: The Struggle for an Equal Right to Academic Freedom By Riham Barghouti Struggles by Palestinian scholars for academic freedom and equal rights are inextricably linked […]

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  • BNC: Before and After September – The Struggle for Palestinian Rights Must Intensify

    The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Boycott National Committee (BNC): http://www.bdsmovement.net/2011/before-and-after-september-7154 Occupied Palestine, 1 June 2011 – The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) warmly salutes the Nakba commemoration mass Palestinian marches on 15 May which rekindled a unique spirit of resistance, real hope and heroic initiative in the struggle for the […]

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  • PACBI’s Omar Barghouti responds to Obama speech

    Omar Barghouti, of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and the Palestinian Boycott National Committee, provides a brilliant response to U.S. President Obama’s speech on the Middle East and the Arab revolutions on May 19, 2011:  More at The Real News

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  • PACBI: The Challenge for 2011: Start implementing the academic boycott of Israel

    http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1438 If 2010 witnessed an exceptional growth of the global BDS movement, especially in the cultural and consumer products fields, one of the main challenges facing the movement in 2011 will be to start putting into effect concrete boycott measures against Israeli universities and to further spread the artists” boycott of Israel. With world renowned […]

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  • New PACBI Newsletter: Risala December 2010

    PACBI, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, recently released its December 2010 newsletter, with many informative updates and articles. It is available here: http://www.pacbi.org/newsletter/december2010.php The newsletter includes important editorials from PACBI on academic boycott in 2011 and from the BDS National Committee on the second anniversary of the war on Gaza. […]

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  • Alvin Ailey: Don’t Dance Around Israeli Apartheid

    PACBI | 9 October 2010 While human beings are being willfully denied not just their rights but their needs for their children and grandparents and themselves, I feel deeply that I should not be sending even tacit signals that [performing in Israel] is either ‘normal’ or ‘ok’. It’s neither and I cannot support it. It […]

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  • Palestine boycott committee calls on US pension fund to divest from Israel

    Press release, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee, 5 October 2010 The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), on behalf of its constituent organizations and unions representing the majority of Palestinian civil society, calls upon the US non-profit pension fund TIAA-CREF to live up to its motto of providing “Financial Services for the […]

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  • Open letter to UK Trades Union Congress General Secretary

    4th October 2010 Brendan Barber General Secretary Trades Union Congress Congress House Great Russell Street London WC1B 3LS Dear Mr Barber, The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), of which all of Palestinian trade union federations are members, warmly welcomes the recent passing of a motion at the UK Trades Union Congress (TUC) […]

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