• USACBI denounces Trump Executive Order, urges academic action and support for BDS

    USACBI unconditionally condemns and calls for the repeal of President Trump”s recent Executive Order (EO) which bans citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States and places an indefinite moratorium on refugees from Syria.  The Order is of a piece with the Trump administration”s blatant hostility towards immigrants from Latin America and with […]

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  • Joint letter in support of our colleague Eleonora Roldán Mendí­vil

    USACBI is a signatory to the following letter issued jointly with BRICUP, AURDIP, BACBI, PACBI and Academics for Palestine, in defense of Eleonora Roldán Mendí­vil at the Otto Suhr Institute at the Freie Universití¤t Berlin. To support her, you can sign on to the petition organized by German supporters of academic freedom at:  https://www.change.org/p/hochschulinitiative-f%C3%BCr-kritische-lehre-f%C3%BCr-eine-offene-diskussion-keine-vorverurteilung-der-lehrbeauftragten-e-rold%C3%A1n-mend%C3%ADvil Another statement in English […]

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  • New Social Text Periscope on The Academic Boycott Movement

    This special Periscope online issue of Social Text Journal was co-edited by Sunaina Maira, of the Steering Collective of USACBI, and Neferti X. Tadiar, of USACBI’s Advisory Board. The full issue is available here: http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_topic/the-academic-boycott-movement/ As Maira and Tadiar note, “This periscope brings together political analyses of the academic boycott as a global movement, from different […]

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  • Sign On Open Letter: Faculty Support for Professor Abdulhadi and Campus Advocates for Justice in/for Palestine at San Francisco State University

    The following letter was launched by faculty at San Francisco State University following racist attacks against Professor Rabab Abdulhadi and the General Union of Palestinian Students at SFSU.  The letter demands that university administration act to defend faculty and students against racist attacks clearly and unambiguously, as well as to provide much-needed and long-denied institutional […]

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  • USACBI statement of solidarity with Purdue advocates for justice in Palestine

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel denounces in the strongest terms possible the recent vicious attacks on those at Purdue University advocating for Palestinian rights.  As has been reported previously by Palestine Legal and Jewish Voice for Peace, attacks on pro-Palestinian activists have increased on a national scale, with members of […]

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  • USACBI statement of support for Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi and the SFSU/An-Najah academic partnership

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) strongly condemns the ongoing attack by AMCHA against one of our founding members, Professor Rabab Abdulhadi, director of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diaspora (AMED) program at San Francisco State University (SFSU), and faculty mentor for the General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS) at […]

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  • Letter in support of Prof. Simona Sharoni against harassment and intimidation campaign

    The following letter was sent to SUNY Plattsburgh administration by the Campus Defense Coalition for Palestine (CDC4P), which includes USACBI, and allied organizations, in defense of SUNY Professor Simona Sharoni, targeted for harassment and attack for her public support for Palestinian rights and the BDS campaign. For more information on this case and others, please […]

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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner, endorses academic and cultural boycott of Israel

    Scholar and writer Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner and associate professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, has endorsed BDS and the cultural and academic boycott of Israel in support of Palestinian rights. “Always remember, never forget. These powerful words compel us to think […]

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  • USACBI statement on the American Anthropological Association boycott vote: The struggle continues!

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel salutes Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions for a campaign that has sparked debate and galvanized awareness within the anthropology discipline and broader academic community about Palestine, BDS, and the responsibility of academics in the United States to respect the global boycott […]

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  • International condemnation of travel ban on BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti

    Sixteen organisations from around the world, all supporting the academic and cultural boycott of Israel, have written a letter condemning the Israeli government”s harassment of the co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement Omar Barghouti. The letter is being sent to the Foreign Ministers of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Norway, […]

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