• Open Letter to Napalm Death: Playing Israel is Supporting Apartheid

    USACBI endorses the following effort initiated by the Facebook group Napalm Death: Playing In Israel is Supporting Apartheid: People of conscience across the world are asking the metal band Napalm Death to cancel their June 17, 2011 concert in Tel Aviv, Israel. Only 7 days away, and with limited resources, it is amazing that this […]

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  • Portland BDS Flash Mobs New Seasons Market

    Portland BDS has continued its campaign at New Seasons market with a flash mob: Sunday, May 29, 2011 Media contact: Wael Elasady (602) 446-9444 May 29th, Portland, OR– Shoppers at Portland”s Concordia New Seasons were greeted with an unexpected performance this afternoon when about two dozen Portlanders broke into song and dance. “New Seasons, you […]

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  • August Burns Red Cancel Planned Concert in Israel

    A release from the August Burns Red: Please Don’t Play For Apartheid Israel facebook group: PRESS RELEASE (May 30, 2011, 6:00 PM) August Burns Red, a phenomenally popular Christian metalcore band, has just cancelled their June 9 concert in Israel.  “They have no plans to reschedule,” says a reliable source that must remain anonymous.  They cancelled because […]

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  • KPFT Boycott Campaign calls for BDS at Houston Pacifica station: Sign Petition

    The KPFT BDS Campaign has launched an online petition for BDS at KPFT, the Pacifica Radio outlet in Houston, TX. The KPFT BDS campaign began when the local Israeli consulate was given a show on the station, a station previously rooted in a progressive, public-oriented, pro-peace perspective. Sign the KPFT online petition HERE. Learn more […]

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  • Take Action: Call on SF International LGBT Film Festival to Reject Israeli Sponsorship

    A call from Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT!): PLEASE DISTRIBUTE FAR AND WIDE For the second year in a row, the San Francisco International Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans Film Festival has accepted Israeli sponsorship and money.  This is unacceptable to queers who are committed to promoting human rights for all people, not just narrow civil rights for some […]

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  • Paul Simon, Don’t Break Cultural Boycott Again!

    The following letter to Paul Simon was written by BOYCOTT! Supporting the Palestinian Call from Within: Dear Paul Simon, We are members of BOYCOTT! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within.[1] We were dismayed to read that you’re planning to perform in Israel at the end of this year.[2] In 2005, Palestinian civil society initiated […]

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  • Dear Coen Brothers, by Tali Shapiro

    The following piece by Tali Shapiro was published on Pulse Media on May 16, 2011: Dear Coen Brothers, It”s Nothing Personal (It”s all Political) Ethan and Joel Coen recieve the $1M Dan David Prize on May 15th 2011 at Tel Aviv University. ~ Photo by REUTERS/Amir Cohen On May 15th, while thousands of people were getting […]

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  • Tell Bob Dylan: Don’t Play in Occupied Palestine

    USACBI is circulating the following call from activists on Facebook, calling upon Bob Dylan to respect the cultural boycott of Israel. Please participate: Tell Bob Dylan about Occupied Palestine; he is going to play in Tel Aviv on June 20 Facebook group for the campaign: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191605100881827 Bob Dylan’s Birthday is May 24, 1941. We’re asking […]

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  • Video: How Now BDS? Media, Politics and Queer Activism

    Adalah-NY sponsored this event, featuring Judith Butler, John Greyson and Jasbir Puar, as part of New York City’s Israeli Apartheid Week. This event was held on March 11 at Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan, as part of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) in NYC. John Greyson, Judith Butler and Jasbir Puar discussed new forms of activism […]

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  • Bay Area community members say “Drown Out Apartheid” at Israeli Philharmonic in San Francisco

    Tour greeted with protests in six of seven U.S. cities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27 – Fifty members of the Bay Area human rights community protested the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra”s (IPO) performance at Davies Symphony Hall on Sunday evening, using chants, songs and street theater to highlight the IPO”s role in whitewashing Israel”s apartheid policies […]

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