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Over 500 Middle East scholars and librarians call for academic boycott of Israel

Over 500 Middle East scholars and librarians call for academic boycott of Israel

The following letter calling on scholars and librarians within Middle East studies to boycott Israeli academic institutions was submitted in the name of the below signatories to Jadaliyya on 6 August 2014.] We, the undersigned scholars and librarians working on the Middle East, hold that silence about the latest humanitarian catastrophe caused by Israel’s new […]

 
Over 1,200 Scholars Boycott University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Until Professor Steven Salaita Reinstated

Over 1,200 Scholars Boycott University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Until Professor Steven Salaita Reinstated

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2014 Contact: Jordana Rosenberg, mutinyandbounty@gmail.com Jess Ghannam, jess.ghannam@gmail.com David Palumbo-Liu, djpl.2008@gmail.com URBANA-CHAMPAIGN – A petition signed by over 1,200 scholars in diverse fields was submitted today to Chancellor Phyllis Wise and the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The signatories have refused to speak or lecture at UIUC until Dr. […]

 
Movement for Aloha No ka ʻĀina (MANA) in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle

Movement for Aloha No ka ʻĀina (MANA) in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle

The following statement of solidarity with Palestine was read at the solidarity rally on August 13, fronting Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i. ‪#‎freehawaii‬ ‪#‎freepalestine‬ Movement for Aloha no ka ʻĀina (MANA) is a movement-building organization, established to achieve independence from the United States and social justice in Hawai’i. Hawai’i has been under US occupation for over […]

 
Cultural Studies Association Executive Committee Condemns Israel’s Attacks on Palestinian Universities

Cultural Studies Association Executive Committee Condemns Israel’s Attacks on Palestinian Universities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 8, 2014 Press Contact: csamedia@csalateral.org The Cultural Studies Association (CSA) Executive Committee strongly condemns the continuing attacks on Palestinian universities, colleges, and schools by the Israeli government, including most recently the June 2014 invasion of Birzeit University, and the August 2014 decimation of the Islamic University in Gaza City. Israel’s continuing attacks targeting identifiable […]

 
Al-Shabaka: Another casualty of Israeli war: Palestinian right to education

Al-Shabaka: Another casualty of Israeli war: Palestinian right to education

Al-Shabaka is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law. This policy brief is authored by Aimee Shalanand Samer Abdelnour. Aimee Shalan is the director of the Friends of Birzeit University, a UK-based charity that supports the right to education […]

 
Critical Ethnic Studies Association passes BDS resolution supporting academic boycott

Critical Ethnic Studies Association passes BDS resolution supporting academic boycott

On July 18, 2014, the Critical Ethnic Studies Association, joining academic associations like the American Studies Association, the Association for Asian American Studies, and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, passed an important resolution endorsing the academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Thanks and salutes to CESA for their strong resolution and refusal to […]

 
International Keynote speakers at two Israeli conferences withdraw in reaction to BDS calls

International Keynote speakers at two Israeli conferences withdraw in reaction to BDS calls

The recent success of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in deterring leading academics from participating in Israeli conferences is a marked move forward towards removing academic respectability from Israeli institutions, and persuading more academics to refrain from collaborating with the Israeli occupation and apartheid regime. Two conferences scheduled for June 2014 have now […]

 
Boycott Israeli Cinema and TV Studies Conference at Tel Aviv University

Boycott Israeli Cinema and TV Studies Conference at Tel Aviv University

Please add your signature to this Call by sending an e-mail with your name, affiliation (if desired), and location to boycottTAUfilmconference@gmail.com. Affirming a commitment to the pursuit of social justice and to the right of political dissent and intellectual freedom that has long been central to the humanities and to the politically-minded, intellectual tradition of cinema […]

 
Support the ASA: What you can do

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 […]

 
Boycott Israel Movement Erupts in the US Academy: A Statement on the ASA vote to endorse the academic boycott of Israeli Universities

Boycott Israel Movement Erupts in the US Academy: A Statement on the ASA vote to endorse the academic boycott of Israeli Universities

USACBI congratulates the American Studies Association (ASA) for its unprecedented vote endorsing the Palestinian call for an academic boycott of Israeli universities. The overwhelming support of the ASA membership who voted by a significant margin (66.05% “yes” to 30.5% “no”) in favor of the academic boycott resolution is sending shockwaves through US academia and the media. This […]