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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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  • For the People Artists Collective endorses Cultural Boycott of Israel

    For the People Artists Collective is a radical collective of Black artists and artists of color in Chicago. “As artists who organize, it is our duty to create work that uplifts and projects struggle, resistance, liberation, and survival within and for our marginalized communities and movements in our city and our world,” says the Collective. […]

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  • USACBI Open Letter to Fordham University on Repression of Student Speech

    Dear President McShane, Vice President Gray, Provost Freedman, and Dean Eldredge: We write this open letter to condemn your repression of students’ free speech at Fordham University. By denying organizational status to Students for Justice in Palestine, and then singling out one student for disciplinary action, you contribute to the systemic silencing of, casting unwarranted […]

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  • USACBI supports the #WomenStrikeUS on March 8: For an Antiracist and Anti-imperialist Feminism

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel actively supports and urges all supporters of justice for Palestine to get involved with the International Women’s Strike on March 8. The strike’s platform prioritizes “working women, women of color, Native women, disabled women, immigrant women, Muslim women, lesbian, queer and trans women,” while recognizing the centrality […]

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  • 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 Universität 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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  • “They try to equate Zionism and Judaism” – Interview with Eleonora Roldán Mendívil

    The following interview with academic Eleonora Roldán Mendívil is here reprinted, translated from the German original. The original German interview was printed in Die Freiheitsliebe (The Love of Freedom), an anti-racist, anti-militarist and environmentalist web publication. (Die Freiheitsliebe, 17 Jan 2017), https://diefreiheitsliebe.de/politik/sie-versuchen-zionismus-und-judentum-gleichzusetzen-im-gespraech-mit-eleonora-roldan-mendivil/ In this semester, a seminar entitled “Racism in Capitalism” is taking place at […]

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