• 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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  • 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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  • Letter to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Thank you

    USACBI is a signatory of this letter below. Follow this link to sign the letter! June 29, 2011 Dear Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, We are writing to commend you for your principled decision not to attend the Jerusalem Film Festival in response to “concern over the Nakba Day violence,” as indicated by the festival”s foreign office. Indeed, […]

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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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  • Twitter Alert: Tell the Doors Not to Perform in Israel!

    Will you tell The Doors to cancel their trip to Israel? We are asking BDS supporters to get the word out and tell Ray Manzarek & Robby Krieger of The Doors to cancel their July 5th performance in Israel! See the letter urging them to respect Palestinian rights and not cross the international picket line:http://bit.ly/BDSdoors […]

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  • Daily Star: Campaign asks Moby not to perform in Israel

    The following article appeared in Lebanon’s Daily Star on June 19, 2011: BEIRUT: The U.S. campaign for Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel has asked American singer Moby to cancel his concert in Israel which is scheduled for July 12, urging him to denounce war and only make love. “Come to Lebanon on July 5, […]

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  • PACBI: Jello Biafra, Do Not Cross our Picket Line

    The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, PACBI, sent the following appeal to Jello Biafra, calling upon him to cancel his scheduled performance in Israel. Appeal to Jello Biafra: Do not cross our picket line June 12, 2011 The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) sent […]

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