• Court Dismisses Major Claims Against American Studies Association

      Reprinted from Palestine Legal: On Friday, in a partial victory for the American Studies Association (ASA), a district court in Washington D.C. dismissed plaintiffs’ ultra vires claim that the ASA operated beyond its corporate charter by passing an academic boycott resolution in 2013. The court held: The boycott resolution was, therefore, enacted for “academic […]

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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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  • 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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  • NYRB letter: Public intellectuals declare that “settlement boycott” is not sufficient to defend Palestinian rights

    The following statement by over 100 public intellectuals, writers, scholars and artists was published in the most recent issue of the New York Review of Books.  The letter comes in response to  For an Economic Boycott and Political Nonrecognition of the Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Territories   from the October 13, 2016 issue of the NYRB. […]

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