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Artists and Intellectuals Including Junot Díaz, Chuck D, and Boots Riley Call for Boycott and Divestment from Israel

Artists and Intellectuals Including Junot Díaz, Chuck D, and Boots Riley Call for Boycott and Divestment from Israel

Leading U.S. intellectuals, writers, and hip hop artists have recently added their voices in support of the Palestinian civil society call for an academic and cultural boycott of Israel in protest of Israel’s systematic abuses of Palestinian human rights and violations of international law. This week, New York Times best-selling author Junot Díaz, who received a Pulitzer Prize […]

 
An Open Letter to the World Music Institute: Do not present Idan Raichel

An Open Letter to the World Music Institute: Do not present Idan Raichel

Tell the World Music Institute that presenting Idan Raichel is not in line with your values or theirs. Sign on and see complete list of signatories: http://adalahny.org/adalah-web-action/1202/open-letter-world-music-institute-do-not-present-idan-raichel To the staff and board of the World Music Institute: As organizations and individuals who support the struggle for justice, human rights, equality and democracy in the Middle East, […]

 
Over 250 Anthropologists Join the Call for a Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

Over 250 Anthropologists Join the Call for a Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

More than 250 anthropologists have signed a statement endorsing the burgeoning movement to boycott Israeli academic institutions in protest of Israel’s systematic human rights violations against the Palestinian people. These violations, in which many Israeli educational institutions are complicit, include denying Palestinians their right to education and academic freedom. The full statement and signatory list are at […]

 
Petition to oppose the agreement between the École Polytechnique and the Technion: No to the collaboration with the Technion, complicit in war crimes

Petition to oppose the agreement between the École Polytechnique and the Technion: No to the collaboration with the Technion, complicit in war crimes

AURDIP, France’s Association of Academics for the Respect of International Law in Palestine, along with French scholars and intellectuals, are demanding an end to the relationship between the École Polytechnique and the Technion, because of the Technion’s deep relationship with the Israeli state and military. Petition to oppose the agreement between the École Polytechnique and the […]

 
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 […]