• 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Hebrew University as seen from the East Jerusalem village of Issawiya

    Call to Boycott the Oral History Conference at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Open Letter

    The following open letter was originally issued on August 12 to oral historians and scholars planning to participate in the June 2014 International Conference on Oral History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The letter is signed by over 375  scholars and community oral historians and counting; and is endorsed by Academic and Cultural Boycott […]

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  • Students Support the American Studies Association Boycott Resolution

    The following statement in support of the American Studies Association resolution supporting academic boycott was organized by Cornell Students for Justice in Palestine and National Students for Justice in Palestine. Contact CornellS4JP [at] gmail.com if your student group would like to sign on. Dear Curtis Marez, Lisa Duggan, Matthew Jacobson, and John Stephens: As nationwide […]

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  • October 23: Militarization, Domestic Spying, and the Boycott of Israel, New York City

    Please join NYACT for a panel discussion entitled “Militarization, Domestic Spying, and the Boycott of Israel.” WHEN:   Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – 7:00-9:00 PM WHERE: Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South – Assembly Hall, New York City Scheduled speakers are: David Swanson (RootsAction), journalist and author of War No More: The Case for Abolition (2013) and The Military Industrial Complex at 50 (2012), will […]

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  • Do Not Apply: Open Letter Campaign to Boycott Hebrew University

    Open Letter Campaign to Boycott Hebrew University Assistant Professor Position in Communication and Journalism (Cinema, Visual Culture, Media, and Discourse Studies) Dear Colleagues: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Department of Communication and Journalism recently announced the opening of a tenure-track research and teaching position to begin July 2014. Applications are due September 30, 2013. In anticipation of […]

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  • African Americans Affirming the Jim Crow analogy in Palestine/Israel

    Via US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation: On May 29th, novelist Alice Walker issued an open letter calling upon Alicia Keys to cancel her scheduled concert in Israel. The letter has created an immense stir, as those who wish to ignore the situation facing the Palestinians hasten to draw a false wall between the experiences of […]

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  • USACBI Statement of Support for the Association for Asian American Studies

    Please click here to download the AAAS Boycott Resolution, passed at the 2013 AAAS Annual Conference. We in the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) congratulate the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) for their historic and principled decision to support the boycott of Israeli academic institutions. The resolution that […]

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