• USACBI Alert: Will you tell Renée Fleming to cancel her trip to Israel?

    We are asking BDS supporters to get the word out and tell Renée Fleming, an American soprano, to cancel her July 27th performance in Israel! See the letter from BRICUP urging her to respect Palestinian rights and not cross the international picket line: http://www.bricup.org.uk/#185 or read the letter to Renée from Israeli activists: http://bit.ly/ReneeFleming Tweet your BDS message or […]

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  • Angela Davis and Gina Dent Radio Interview on BDS and Palestine

    Arab Talk Radio, aired on San Francisco’s KBOO, and co-hosted by USACBI Organizing Collective member Jess Ghannam and Jamal Dajani, interviewed Angela Davis and Gina Dent concerning BDS and their trip to Palestine (see delegation report) on July 14, 2011. The full interview can be listened to or downloaded here: http://www.archive.org/details/PalestineAndBdsWithProfessorsAngelaDavisAndGinaDent

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  • Sign on: Labor Statement Demands Arms Embargo on Israel

    The following statement calling for an immediate arms embargo on Israel, was published by Labor for Palestine on July 13, 2011. Click here to sign on. Whereas, on May 4, 2011, the Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (PTUC-BDS)specifically called “on trade unions around the world to actively show solidarity with the Palestinian […]

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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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  • Sign On Today: Statement Condemning the Anti-BDS “Boycott Law” from US Groups

    USACBI encourages all organizations in the Palestine solidarity and social justice movements to endorse the following statement condemning the so-called “Boycott Law” passed by the Israeli Knesset seeking to ban Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. Please also see the following statements by: The Palestinian Boycott National Committee (BNC) Boycott from Within Sign on Below! On Monday, […]

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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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  • Activists push for ban of Israeli products at Sacramento Co-op

    The following article was published at the Sacramento Bee on July 7, 2011: By Ryan Lillis With all the fury of a spicy vegan sausage, a bitter squabble has broken out at the normally tranquil Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op. Along with accusations of a rogue board of directors turning its back on the core values […]

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  • Take Action and Watch Flashmob Video: WeDivest flashmobs in Times Square; sings: TIAA-CREF, time to divest from Occupation!

    Watch our flashmob video: Take action! Sign the petition asking TIAA-CREF to divest from the Israeli Occupation: http://bit.ly/BDStcref Tell TIAA-CREF (@TC_Talks) that socially responsible investment cannot include the funding of weapons and weaponized bulldozers! TIAA-CREF invests in companies known to provide supplies and services to help maintain Israeli occupation, including Caterpillar, Elbit Systems, Northrop Grumman, Motorola […]

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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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