• AUB Limited

    By  Steven Salaita August 21, 2017 Beirut has regained some of its pre-war glitter.  Every month, it seems, a glossy magazine publishes a travelogue raving about the city’s restaurants, clubs, and beautiful citizens, inevitably followed by a barrage of indignant comments about how the writer visited all the wrong places.  As in the past, what Beirut lacks in […]

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  • KPFK interview with David Lloyd and Eli Unger-Sargon

    Sunday, August 20, 2017 1:00 pm Listen to an interview on Pacifica station, KPFK Public Radio with David Lloyd (photo), Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, and a founding member of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, and with Eli Unger-Sargon, an Israeli-American writer/director/filmmaker of People […]

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  • Charlottesville Through a Glass Darkly

    By Richard Falk 08/18/2017 I suggest that Zionists fond of smearing critics of Israel as ‘anti-Semites’ take a sobering look at the VICE news clip of the white nationalist torch march through the campus of the University of Virginia the night before the lethal riot in Charlottesville. In this central regard, anti-Semitism, and its links […]

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  • New network leads the fight against fascism on campus

    By Nada Elia August 18, 2017 The signs were already all over the walls: hatred will be returning in force to campuses across the country this academic year, and will be packaged as “free speech.”  The alt-right rally at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville may be seen as a defining moment for many, but any […]

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  • International scientists and academics say it is colleagues’ “moral duty” to boycott conference in Jerusalem

    A group of Palestinian, Israeli, and international scientists and academics has called on colleagues to cancel their participation in a forthcoming conference in Israel, to show their solidarity with Palestinians living under occupation. The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), has scheduled its 2017 Congress for 10-14 September. But the venue – the International Convention Centre in Jerusalem – has […]

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  • Racial supremacy and the Zionist exception

    By David Lloyd August 15, 2017 Politicians from Senators Marco Rubio and Orrin Hatch to Chuck Schumer and Ron Wyden have been outspoken in their condemnation of Saturday’s Unite the Right March in Charlottesville and the vicious acts of terror it spawned.  Criticizing Donald Trump for his reluctant and temporizing comments, they condemn the hate and […]

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  • To Be an Antiracist Today One Must be Anti-Zionist: USACBI Statement on Trumpism,  White Supremacy, and Zionism

      The U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI)  stands in solidarity with movements resisting Trump’s authoritarian, racist, misogynist, neoliberal, and violently imperial policies. Like many on the left, we have been disturbed by the hardening reaction and ongoing rightward shift of the U.S. state. We are concerned by the deepening […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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