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USACBI is a U.S. campaign focused on a boycott of Israeli academic and cultural institutions, responding to the call of Palestinian civil society to join the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel. We believe it is time to take a public, principled stance in support of equality, self-determination, human rights (including the right to education), and true democracy.

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  • tor-event

    Video: Toronto event on Palestinian popular resistance and BDS that the JDL tried to shut down

    Noura Erekat, Palestinian lawyer, professor and activist, and Nada Elia, Palestinian scholar and member of USACBI’s organizing collective, spoke at the University of Toronto on 12 January at an event organized by the University of Toronto Divestment campaign. The event came under attack by right-wing Zionist organizations, in particular the Jewish Defense League (JDL). Elia […]

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  • UAW2865

    Open Letter to UAW Leadership: Respect Union Democracy, Solidarity, and the BDS Picket Line

    To sign this statement, please click here. Labor for Palestine – January 28, 2016 As workers, trade unionists, and anti-apartheid activists, we call on the United Auto Workers International Executive Board to rescind its undemocratic and arbitrary “nullification” of UAW 2865’s respect for thePalestinian-led Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) picket line, which was overwhelmingly adopted by the 13,000 […]

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  • univ1

    170 academics at Italian universities call for boycott of Israeli institutions

    PRESS RELEASE Launch of the Stop Technion campaign urges suspension of all academic collaboration with the Haifa-based technical institute Italian initiative part of a growing global trend of scholars taking a stand for Palestinian rights Italy is one of Israel’s key military and academic partners in Europe For the first time, an Italian academic association […]

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    Brazilian academics join campaign to boycott Israeli institutions

    In just three days, an online letter endorsing the academic boycott of Israeli institutions, circulated by Brazilian intellectuals, received 200 signatories from faculty across Brazilian universities. According to the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), the letter was signed by well-known academics, including Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, a popular Brazilian diplomat […]

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  • boycottmediapart

    Sign on: French intellectuals call for boycott of Israel, defy state repression

    French intellectuals and academics have issued a call affirming their support for the boycott of Israeli products and institutions, following an October 22, 2015 ruling by France’s Court of Cassation, upholding the conviction of 12 Palestine solidarity activists for flyering and leafleting about boycotting Israeli products to support Palestinian rights.  More recently, Manuel Valls, France’s […]

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  • right2edu

    Palestine Right to Education tour coming to the United States in April

    ​In 2014, National Students for Justice in Palestine partnered with Birzeit University’s Right to Education (R2E) campaign to host and organize the first-ever Right to Education tour in the United States. Ten students from Birzeit University visited college campuses in the fall to speak about life and education under occupation. The tour began with a stop […]

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