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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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  • The Rohingya: Southeast Asia’s Palestinians

    The Rohingya and the Palestinian people have much in common: They have been persecuted, repeatedly displaced, denied citizenship and are now subjected to genocide, writes Nada Elia, a Diaspora Palestinian scholar, writer, public speaker and BDS organizer.  Also see ‘USACBI condemns unequivocally the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya’. ____________ As they approach genocidal dimensions, […]

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  • Rohingya

    USACBI condemns unequivocally the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya

    USACBI condemns unequivocally the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya, a predominantly Muslim ethnic group in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. The numbers of Rohingya who have been forced to flee to neighboring Bangladesh now approaches 300,000.  We condemn in particular the Burmese military’s involvement in the planning and execution of this campaign, which now amounts to deliberate […]

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  • Statement in support of the 831 academic and administrative staff at Gaza universities placed on forced early retirement

    USACBI is an organization of scholars and cultural workers that since the Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2008-9 has been committed to opposing Israeli apartheid and to securing Palestinian academic rights along with all the rights stipulated by international law and human rights norms. USACBI therefore strongly condemns recent measures by the Palestinian Authority that […]

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  • Interview: Will Caron and Cynthia Franklin on Understanding the Boycott of Israel

      An informative interview on ThinkTech Hawaii with Professor Cynthia Franklin, member of the USACBI Organizing Collective. Following is the transcript of the interview video clip (below) as posted on YouTube by ThinkTech on Aug 26, 2017 (originally posted with the title “Understanding the Boycott of Israel”).  The video tape begins with a black screen […]

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  • Birds of a feather: White supremacy and Zionism

    A Confederate flag appeared in an apartment window in Manhattan’s East Village in New York City last week, and the neighbours were outraged. A few pelted it with stones, calling it a hate crime. Many said it did not belong in such a diverse city. What few seem to have noticed is that the flag was raised right alongside […]

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  • Assuming Boycott

    On boycotts, Palestine, and resistance: a review of ‘Assuming Boycott’

    BOOK REVIEW by Kim Jensen August 23, 2017 Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production Edited by Kareem Estefan, Carin Kuoni, and Laura Raicovich 272 pp. OR Books, 2017. $18. In the winter of 2012 the highly-acclaimed Mvskoke poet and musician Joy Harjo found herself at the center of an excruciating public fray. Despite direct appeals […]

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