• African Americans Affirming the Jim Crow analogy in Palestine/Israel

    Via US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation: On May 29th, novelist Alice Walker issued an open letter calling upon Alicia Keys to cancel her scheduled concert in Israel. The letter has created an immense stir, as those who wish to ignore the situation facing the Palestinians hasten to draw a false wall between the experiences of […]

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  • Robin D. G. Kelley: Letter from a West Bank Refugee Camp

    [Moderator’s Note: The original Portside post that prompted this submission was Alice Walker Open Letter to Alicia Keys – Don’t Perform in Israel; Roger Waters Also Appeals to Keys (May 30) .  The Portside reader responses were 1) Tidbits – June 6, 2013, and 2) Tidbits – June 13, 2013 – From Israeli citizens – A response to Christopher T. Hexter’s […]

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  • Amidst Israel Boycott Calls, Alicia Keys Removes Palestinian Women’s Youtube Protest Video

    For Immediate Release For media inquiries, email sasha@usacbi.org June 26, 2013, New York City, NY – Alicia Keys took legal action to remove a popular video from Youtube that depicted Palestinian women protesting Israel”s military occupation to the tune of Keys” song “This Girl Is on Fire.” According to a Youtube notification, the video, that […]

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  • Rights Advocates Visit Alicia Keys’ Brooklyn Charity, Ask Keys to Cancel Israel Show

    For Immediate Release For media inquiries, email sasha@usacbi.org June 11, 2013, New York, NY – A delegation of Palestinian-Americans, representing coalitions of over 500 US organizations, delivered a petition today signed by over 12,000 people to the New York City office of Alicia Keys” nonprofit fighting HIV/AIDS, Keep a Child Alive, calling on Keys to cancel her July 4th […]

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  • Action Alert: Tell Alicia Keys to cancel her scheduled concert!

    Alicia Keys is scheduled to perform to an audience of 11,000 in Tel Aviv on 4 July 2013. Following calls from Alice Walker, Roger Waters, Boycott from Within and many more, Alicia Keys has expressed that she is still planning to perform. We want to deliver a petition (http://ow.ly/lHWgD) to her Brooklyn based charity with […]

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  • USACBI Statement of Support for the Association for Asian American Studies

    Please click here to download the AAAS Boycott Resolution, passed at the 2013 AAAS Annual Conference. We in the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) congratulate the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) for their historic and principled decision to support the boycott of Israeli academic institutions. The resolution that […]

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  • Letter to Joy Harjo from USACBI Organizing Collective

    The following message, along with a PDF of the first 1000 signatures of USACBI’s petition, was sent to Joy Harjo on December 8, 2012. The petition is still collecting signatures and will send additional signatures to Joy Harjo – please sign on!  Dear Joy Harjo, We write you today on behalf of the US Campaign for […]

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  • Petition: Joy Harjo, it’s not too late! Cancel your gig, don’t perform for Apartheid Israel!

    Native American poet and musician Joy Harjo is scheduled to perform at Tel Aviv University on Monday, December 10. SIGN HERE TO ASK THAT SHE HONOR THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL. It’s time to take a principled stance in support of Palestinian human rights being violated by the Israeli state’s colonial occupation […]

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  • Support USACBI

    Dear BDS supporters, We did it! We scored a huge victory when, together with the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, we successfully appealed to Stevie Wonder to cancel his performance at the Friends of the IDF fundraiser in Los Angeles on December 6th. Our campaign has contributed to the global mainstreaming of cultural […]

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  • Twitter Action Alert! Stevie Wonder: Don’t Be a Part-Time Lover of Justice!

    *please forward widely*  http://wp.me/p1SPK5-2tV Will you tell Stevie Wonder to cancel his performance for Friends of the IDF? We are asking BDS supporters to get the word out and tell Motown musician Stevie Wonder to cancel his performance at a fundraiser for the Israeli army on 6 December 2012 in Los Angeles! Tweet the BDS […]

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