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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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    Palestine Legal statement on lawsuit against American Studies Association + Academic Letter of Support for ASA

    Palestine Legal issued the following statement in response to a lawsuit announced today against the American Studies Association (ASA) for adopting an academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions:     “The ASA’s academic boycott resolution is aimed at challenging U.S. support for a system that denies academic freedom to Palestinian students and scholars. As such, […]

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    CUNY Doctoral Students Council endorses the boycott of Israeli academic institutions

    USACBI congratulates the Doctoral Students’ Council at the City University of New York, who voted for a resolution calling for the academic boycott of Israel on Friday afternoon, April 15. “The repression of CUNY students is connected to the same systems of power that uphold the Israeli state’s violation of Palestinian rights within Israel and […]

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    Statement on Islamophobic posters at SDSU and UCLA

    We strongly condemn the inflammatory and Islamophobic posters that appeared on the campus of San Diego State University (SDSU) on April 14, 2016 and at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) on April 15, 2016. While pro-Israel advocates have shamelessly adopted the tactic of equating criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism and smeared Students for Justice […]

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    USACBI Statement on UC Regents Principles: Challenging Racism means Challenging Zionism

    On March 24, 2016, the University of California (UC) Board of Regents adopted a set of Principles against Intolerance, after several months of discussion, amendments, lobbying by Zionist organizations, and protests by Palestinian rights activists. The Principles are, in effect, Principles against Antisemitism, as they single out antisemitism in their consideration of discrimination, and relate […]

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    Over 100 Writers Call on PEN American Center to Reject Israeli Government Sponsorship

    USACBI is an organizational signatory of this letter, hosted by Adalah NY: New York, NY, April 5, 2016 – In a letter made public today over 100 writers, including Pulitzer Prize winners Junot Díaz, Richard Ford, and Alice Walker, and award-winning author Louise Erdrich, have called on the PEN American Center “to reject support from the Embassy of Israel” for PEN’s annual World Voices […]

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    Palestinian students launch national Right to Education tour

    This April, National Students for Justice in Palestine is organizing its second national speaking tour of Palestinian students with the Right to Education Campaign (R2E) at Birzeit University in the West Bank. For two weeks, students from across Palestine will meet and speak with college students and youth organizers about their experiences as students living under Israeli occupation and […]

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