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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 […]

 

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 […]

 

Ending the academy’s silence about Israel

Magid Shihade The global boycott, divest and sanctions (BDS) movement against the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine won a victory two weeks ago when the National Council of the American Studies Association (ASA), an academic organization with nearly 4,000 members, unanimously approved a resolution calling for an ASA boycott of Israeli universities. The resolution, which […]

 

NBC: Terminate film project promoting Israeli apartheid, ethnic cleansing and colonization in occupied East Jerusalem

Palestinian Civil Society and National Institutions to NBC:  Terminate the NBC film project promoting Israeli apartheid, ethnic cleansing and colonization in occupied East Jerusalem Respect corporate responsibility for international law and Palestinian human rights We, the undersigned Palestinian civil society organizations and national institutions, condemn in the strongest terms the plan of the American TV […]

 

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 […]

 

ASA National Council Votes Unanimously To Endorse Academic Boycott of Israel

American Studies Association One year ago, the Academic and Community Activism Caucus of the American Studies Association (ASA) asked the Executive Committee (EC) to consider a resolution to honor the call from Palestinian civil society to support the academic boycott of Israel. The EC forwarded the resolution to the National Council. Following the deliberative procedures […]