• Press Release: USACBI Announces Over 500 Academics Have Endorsed the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) http://usacbi.wordpress.com/ Over 500 academics have endorsed USACBI! “We have to be careful not to over-exaggerate on this, but we also have to be careful not to ignore it,” said Gerald Steinberg, a political science professor at Bar-Ilan University and co-founder of the International […]

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  • Statement Condemning Disciplinary Action against the Irvine 11 and the Recommendation to Suspend the UC-Irvine Muslim Student Union

    US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) www.usacbi.org uscom4acbi[at]gmail.com On the 8th of February, 2010, Israeli ambassador Michael Oren visited the University of California, Irvine (UCI) to give a lecture on US-Israeli relations. During his speech, a number of UC students, all of them Arab or Muslim, stood up to voice […]

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  • Open Letter in Support of the Boycott of Arizona by the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

    27 June 2010 The U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) endorses and supports the call for Boycott of Arizona on account of its manifestly racist laws, HB1070 and SB 2281. SB1070 calls for police officers to require documentation from people to establish resident status. The law essentially requires police to […]

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  • USACBI’s Advisory Board Member Tutu Attacked by ADL

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu ‘Poor Choice’ for Commencement Ceremonies New York, NY, April 6, 2009 … Citing his long history as a strident critic of Israel and his vocal support for anti-Israel boycotts, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today said that Archbishop Desmond Tutu was a “poor choice” to deliver the commencement addresses at Michigan State University […]

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  • Challenging Israeli Impunity: The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement

    RADIO INTIFADA intifada=shaking off – oppression/silence Voices from Kolkata to Casablanca Voices of struggle, Voices for change Thursday, March 26, 2009 3-4pm PST KPFK/Pacifica Radio 90.7 fm, Los Angeles Streaming at kpfk.org available on audio archive for 90 days Following in the footsteps of the BDS movement against the South African apartheid regime, citizens around […]

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  • The intellectual boycott of Israel hits the United States

    By BR-News on March 20, 2009 In late January, a group of American university professors launched the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, the first American effort of its kind. Part of the broader Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel, the boycott calls for its adherents to, among other […]

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  • USACBI’s Batsheva Protest at UCLA

    Photographs from the protest at UCLA. The posters and banners on clothesline were made by Edie Pistolesi, with the help of her students; these b&w posters were made by Emma Rosenthal of Cafe Intifada, a cultural group. All the photos were taken by Marvin A. Gluck, except one, which was taken by Samir Twair for […]

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  • Boycott & Picket Batsheva at BAM & Everywhere

    The Buzz, 2-19: Branding Israel By Paul Ben-Itzak “I think it’s not really going to make a difference to boycott a dance company…. The boycott is just preventing something that is good…. I think artists belong to a group of people who don’t represent the ugly side of Israel.” — Ohad Naharin, artistic director, Batsheva […]

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  • Educators of Conscience Call for an Academic Boycott of Israel

    February 13, 2009 · No Comments by J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Ph.D. On Monday, February 2, 2009, scholar Benny Morris gave a lecture, “The First Arab-Israeli War,” at Wesleyan University, which was sponsored by the Jewish and Israeli Studies Certificate Program. As a New Historian who supports Zionist ideology, Morris is one of Israel”s most distinguished […]

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  • Why Support the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel?

    by Adrienne Rich February 3, 2009 Dear All, Last week, with initial hesitation but finally strong conviction, I endorsed the Call for a U.S. Cultural and Academic Boycott of Israel. I’d like to offer my reasons to friends, family and comrades. I have tried in fullest conscience to think this through. My hesitation: I profoundly […]

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