• Act Now – NY State Assembly Bill Attacking American Studies Association

    Palestine Solidarity Legal Support This past Tuesday, Jan. 28th, the NY State Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill targeting the American Studies Association (ASA) because it recently passed a resolution supporting an academic boycott of Israel. If this becomes law it would prohibit public universities and colleges from using any taxpayer money on groups that support boycotts […]

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  • Academic Delegation to Palestine Endures 10-Hour Interrogation by Israeli Security

    For Immediate Release: On January 12, 2014, a delegation of six academics and a labor activist traveled from Jordan to Palestine through the Israeli checkpoint. The delegation is led by Professor Rabab Abdulhadi of San Francisco State University and is meeting with Palestinian academics to better understand conditions on the ground and to facilitate future […]

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  • Support the ASA: What you can do

    Click to download the original PDF file from the ASA Activism Caucus Background: In an act of international solidarity, congruent with its historic mission to advance social justice, the American Studies Association (ASA) announced on December 16, 2013, that it endorses an academic boycott of Israeli universities. This decision came about following an open public […]

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  • The Time for Intimidation is Over

    [The following press release was issued by the American Studies Association Caucus on Academic and Community Activism on 21 December 2013.] It has come to our attention that members of the American Studies Association are getting hate mail or threatening mail following the ASA membership vote in favor of a resolution calling for boycott of Israeli universities. The […]

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  • In Response to AAUP’s letter to the ASA

    David Lloyd, USACBI organising collective member Opposition to the ASA’s resolution to honor and endorse the boycott of Israeli academic institutions is beginning to reveal some significant bedfellows. The recent letter signed by eight former presidents is small news: many of them are not currently active members of the Association and five had already signed […]

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  • Round-up of Articles on the ASA Boycott Resolution

    Press Releases ASA National Council Votes Unanimously To Endorse Academic Boycott of Israel | ASA National Council American Studies Association Calls for Academic Boycott of Israel | ASA Activism Caucus Statements in Support of the ASA Academic Boycott Resolution The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees Warmly Salutes the American Studies Association […]

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  • USACBI responds to pro-Israel pressure on AAUP’s Journal of Academic Freedom

    The following letter to the Journal of Academic Freedom of the American Association of University Professors was sent by members of the USACBI Organizing Collective, in response to attempts to pressure the Journal to revise its recent issue to include anti-boycott papers not submitted in response to the original call for papers. Ali Abunimah at […]

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  • Petition: LIU Denies Sabbatical for ”Zionism & Propaganda” Book

    Harriet Malinowitz is a full professor of English at Long Island University-Brooklyn, with a specialty in writing and rhetoric, who has been denied a sabbatical to work on my book on Zionism and Propaganda.  The proposal was approved by the department personal committee and the department co-chairs.  The university administration refuses to give a reason […]

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  • Radio interview: Prof. David Klein on Zionist harassment of BDS supporters

     Voice of Palestine, a weekly radio program produced in Vancouver, interviewed Professor David Klein, member of the Organizing Collective of USACBI in its October 12 episode. Professor Klein teaches at California State University Northridge, and is being targeted by Zionist groups for his support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.   Download an […]

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  • New AAUP journal explores academic boycott

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has published a new edition of the Journal of Academic Freedom, focusing on the academic boycott of Israel. The full issue is available here: http://www.aaup.org/reports-publications/journal-academic-freedom/volume-4 Articles published in the journal include: Rethinking Academic Boycotts By Marjorie Heins Palestine, Boycott, and Academic Freedom:  A Reassessment Introduction By Bill V. Mullen […]

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