• USACBI Open Letter to Fordham University on Repression of Student Speech

    Dear President McShane, Vice President Gray, Provost Freedman, and Dean Eldredge: We write this open letter to condemn your repression of students’ free speech at Fordham University. By denying organizational status to Students for Justice in Palestine, and then singling out one student for disciplinary action, you contribute to the systemic silencing of, casting unwarranted […]

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  • USACBI supports the #WomenStrikeUS on March 8: For an Antiracist and Anti-imperialist Feminism

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel actively supports and urges all supporters of justice for Palestine to get involved with the International Women’s Strike on March 8. The strike’s platform prioritizes “working women, women of color, Native women, disabled women, immigrant women, Muslim women, lesbian, queer and trans women,” while recognizing the centrality […]

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  • USACBI denounces Trump Executive Order, urges academic action and support for BDS

    USACBI unconditionally condemns and calls for the repeal of President Trump’s recent Executive Order (EO) which bans citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States and places an indefinite moratorium on refugees from Syria.  The Order is of a piece with the Trump administration’s blatant hostility towards immigrants from Latin America and with […]

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  • Joint letter in support of our colleague Eleonora Roldán Mendívil

    USACBI is a signatory to the following letter issued jointly with BRICUP, AURDIP, BACBI, PACBI and Academics for Palestine, in defense of Eleonora Roldán Mendívil at the Otto Suhr Institute at the Freie Universität Berlin. To support her, you can sign on to the petition organized by German supporters of academic freedom at:  https://www.change.org/p/hochschulinitiative-f%C3%BCr-kritische-lehre-f%C3%BCr-eine-offene-diskussion-keine-vorverurteilung-der-lehrbeauftragten-e-rold%C3%A1n-mend%C3%ADvil Another statement in English […]

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  • New Social Text Periscope on The Academic Boycott Movement

    This special Periscope online issue of Social Text Journal was co-edited by Sunaina Maira, of the Steering Collective of USACBI, and Neferti X. Tadiar, of USACBI’s Advisory Board. The full issue is available here: http://socialtextjournal.org/periscope_topic/the-academic-boycott-movement/ As Maira and Tadiar note, “This periscope brings together political analyses of the academic boycott as a global movement, from different […]

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  • Sign On Open Letter: Faculty Support for Professor Abdulhadi and Campus Advocates for Justice in/for Palestine at San Francisco State University

    The following letter was launched by faculty at San Francisco State University following racist attacks against Professor Rabab Abdulhadi and the General Union of Palestinian Students at SFSU.  The letter demands that university administration act to defend faculty and students against racist attacks clearly and unambiguously, as well as to provide much-needed and long-denied institutional […]

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  • USACBI statement of solidarity with Purdue advocates for justice in Palestine

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel denounces in the strongest terms possible the recent vicious attacks on those at Purdue University advocating for Palestinian rights.  As has been reported previously by Palestine Legal and Jewish Voice for Peace, attacks on pro-Palestinian activists have increased on a national scale, with members of […]

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  • USACBI statement of support for Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi and the SFSU/An-Najah academic partnership

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) strongly condemns the ongoing attack by AMCHA against one of our founding members, Professor Rabab Abdulhadi, director of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diaspora (AMED) program at San Francisco State University (SFSU), and faculty mentor for the General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS) at […]

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  • Letter in support of Prof. Simona Sharoni against harassment and intimidation campaign

    The following letter was sent to SUNY Plattsburgh administration by the Campus Defense Coalition for Palestine (CDC4P), which includes USACBI, and allied organizations, in defense of SUNY Professor Simona Sharoni, targeted for harassment and attack for her public support for Palestinian rights and the BDS campaign. For more information on this case and others, please […]

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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner, endorses academic and cultural boycott of Israel

    Scholar and writer Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner and associate professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, has endorsed BDS and the cultural and academic boycott of Israel in support of Palestinian rights. “Always remember, never forget. These powerful words compel us to think […]

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