• PSG-Chicago protests Israeli Film Festival, calls for cultural boycott

    From Maureen Clare Murphy at the Electronic Intifada: Last month the Palestine Solidarity Group-Chicago (PSG) (with which I”ve organized for the past several years) and other organizations protested the opening night of the Israeli film festival – dubbed the REAL Israel Film Festival. As a release from PSG states, the festival was sponsored Consulate General of […]

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  • USACBI in solidarity with the Freedom Riders

    On November 17th, six young Palestinians challenged Israeli apartheid by boarding the Veolia-operated bus reserved for Jewish settlers, which crosses through occupied Palestinian lands on segregated roads, in a campaign modeled on the US Freedom Ride fifty years ago. Like the US Freedom Riders, the Palestinians were roughly removed from the bus and detained. These […]

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  • Chicago students disrupt Israeli apartheid on 2 campuses

    Students and community members stage simultaneous walkouts of Israeli political events at Northwestern and DePaul Universities Contact:”¨Ishan Chakrabarti,  ishan.chakrabarti@gmail.com or Agnieszka Karoluk a.karoluk@gmail.com   CHICAGO, IL (November 11, 2011)–On the evening of November 10th, students and community members staged two simultaneous walkouts at events promoting Israel”s narrative of its history and politics. At Northwestern University”s […]

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  • Jerusalem String Quartet met by protests across North America

    USACBI initiated a call for North America-wide protests against a tour of the Jerusalem String Quartet. The Quartet, a project of the Jerusalem Music Centre, and a longtime part of “Brand Israel” efforts to associate Israel with art and culture rather than apartheid and occupation, was met by protests in Costa Mesa, California; Vancouver, BC; […]

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  • Open Letter Regarding the CSU-Israel Study Abroad Program

    The following Open Letter to California State University Chancellor Charles Reed calls upon CSU to not reinstate the Israel Study Abroad Program because of Israeli human rights violations.  CSU Faculty, Students, Staff, and Administrators who wish to endorse this open letter may do so by contacting: David Klein, david.klein@csun.edu The letter may be found here: […]

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  • Occupy the Occupiers: Young Jews occupy “Birthright Israel”

    The following call was issued by Young, Jewish and Proud on November 10, 2011, and marked by an Occupy the Occupiers action at a Birthright Israel event in New York: We call for young Jews and allies nationwide to join in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and with our Palestinian siblings living under their own […]

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  • BNC Statement: Occupy Wall Street not Palestine!

    Occupy Wall Street not Palestine! We are part of the world”s 99% yearning for freedom, justice and equal rights! If a people one day wills to live                     fate must answer its call And the night must fade                 […]

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  • USACBI condemns anti-Palestinian criminalization of political expression

    (USA, 10/3/11) The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) today joins a growing coalition of civil rights and advocacy organizations around the globe in condemning the shocking verdict in the Irvine 11 trial. On September 23, 2011, ten students were found guilty for exercising their first amendment rights and for […]

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  • Zdob si Zdub: Don’t Play Apartheid Israel

    Republished from Refrain Playing Israel: Lately some musical artists have voiced that they had not heard of the cultural boycott of Israel, or they would have never scheduled to play in Israel.  Tuba Skinny, of New Orleans was due to play for the Israeli Red Sea Jazz Festival, and just days before, they cancelled [2] […]

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  • Call to Action: Boycott the Jerusalem String Quartet North America Tour!

    QUARTET FIDDLES WHILE PALESTINE BURNS – BOYCOTT THE JERUSALEM STRING QUARTET! Join a local protest or organize your local action – contact us at usacbi@usacbi.org! The Jerusalem String Quartet is embarking on a North American tour from October 2-16, 2011 (visiting Vancouver, BC; Costa Mesa, CA; Tucson, AZ; Logan, UT; Downers Grove, a Chicago suburb, […]

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