• USACBI to CAAM: End sponsorship of Israel-China film festival

    The following letter was sent to Stephen Gong, the Executive Director of the Center for Asian American Media, to protest the Israel-China Film Festival, on June 26-28 at the San Francisco Public Library, a partnership with the Israeli Consulate. This letter was initiated by USACBI and endorsed by numerous organizations and individuals, listed below. Click […]

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  • “Sí­, se puede!” : Palestinian civil society salutes US Chicano/Latin@ youth for their principled stand in support of BDS

    The Boycott National Committee issued the following statement saluting MEChA for their resolution in support of BDS:  Occupied Palestine, 29 March 2012 – The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), the broadest coalition of Palestinian political parties, trade unions, NGOs and networks, warmly salutes the National Moví­mí­ento Estudí­antí­l Chí­can@ de Aztlán (M.E.Ch.A), the […]

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  • Seattle LGBT Commission Cancels “Pinkwashing” Event Sponsored by Israeli Consulate – Events in Olympia and Tacoma Also Canceled

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE USACBI Press Contact: usacbi@usacbi.org Seattle Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace Press Contact: Wendy Somerson 206-226-9218 Olympia Press Contact: Anna-Marie Murano 360-402-0794 [16 March 2012] The Seattle LGBT Commission has voted to cancel an upcoming event being sponsored by the Israeli Consulate and right-wing Israel advocacy group StandWithUs. The event, scheduled for […]

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  • Philly BDS asks local artist McCoy Tyner to cancel Israeli gig

    The Philly BDS Coalition sent the following letter to artist McCoy Tyner, calling upon him to cancel his planned gig in Petah Tikva and respect the BDS Call: Dear McCoy Tyner, We are a group of Philadelphians who support the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. We oppose our involvement in Israel”s policies of ethno-racial […]

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  • Cassandra Wilson, thank you from solidarity groups around the world

    Dear Cassandra Wilson, As different groups working in solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle against apartheid, war crimes and terrible injustices perpetrated against them by Israel, we applaud you for your courageous decision not to play for the Holon International Women’s Festival.   Thank you for your statement in support of the cultural boycott […]

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  • Occupy Oakland overwhelmingly endorses BDS

    On February 1, 2012, Occupy Oakland, in a major step forward for the US occupy movement’s recognition of BDS and Palestinian rights, endorsed the BDS campaign with a 135-1 vote. See the video below: For more coverage of the Occupy Oakland vote, please seeAllison Deger’s piece at Mondoweiss or Nora Barrows-Friedman’s article at the Electronic […]

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  • Walking through Shatila – Malini Johar Schueller

    Malini Johar Schueller, Professor of English at the University of Florida, published the following piece at Counterpunch, calling for academic boycott and discussing the Palestinian right of return following her experience on a delegation to Shatila refugee camp. Far from the opulent Golden Tulip hotel where I was staying in Beirut and a world away […]

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  • 2011 successes of the cultural boycott: ZazaFL

    ZazaFL compiled the following list of successes of the cultural boycott of Israel in 2011: 2011 was a year full of many successes in the campaign for the cultural boycott of Israel.  This summary will focus on the cultural boycott with emphasis on musical artists and groups. The fall of South African apartheid was preceded […]

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  • USACBI Bulletin No. 2 Now Available!

    The new issue of USACBI’s Bulletin is now available for download. Includes an editors’ note, news on study abroad campaigns, academic and cultural boycott, and more: December 26, 2011 – Issue No. 2 of the USACBI Bulletin  Download in: HTML | PDF   Download prior issue: HTML | PDF

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  • Omar Barghouti: West Coast Itinerary, January 2012

    Omar Barghouti is an independent Palestinian researcher, commentator and human rights activist committed to upholding international law and universal human rights. He is a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. He holds a bachelor”s and master”s degrees […]

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