The Society for Socialist Studies made the following announcement on June 21, 2018:
Motion on academic boycott of Israel passes at Society for Socialist Studies AGM
The Society for Socialist Studies (SSS) joined the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel when it passed a motion supporting the boycott of Israeli academic institutions at its AGM on May 31st.
The motion, which passed unanimously, reads that the Society “endorses and will honor the call of Palestinian civil society for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions” and that the Society “supports the protected rights of students and scholars everywhere to engage in research and public speaking about Palestine and the state of Israel and in support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.”
Read more about it here.
The petition is a response by members of the American Studies Association
to the last remaining lawsuit targeting the ASA’s BDS resolution
Among other things, the petition points out that the lawsuit names “further members of the ASA who, we note, are predominantly queer, indigenous/Palestinian, and women of color, despite the fact that those working towards the resolution also included white (and specifically white Jewish) ASA members, and although an overwhelming majority of the ASA membership voted in favor of the resolution.”
Please take the time to review the petition in full and consider signing.
The Louis D. Brandeis Center is engaged in lawfare against members of the American Studies Association, against the association itself, and against the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (http://www.usacbi.org/). This lawfare takes the form of a frivolous and racist lawsuit.
As experts at Palestine Legal have explained: “The Brandeis Center is seeking to fix the failed theory of their original lawsuit against the American Studies Association (ASA) by asking the court for permission to add new theories and new defendants . . .
Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) has shared this webcast of their discussion with Omar Barghouti about the fallout from Trump’s announcement that the US will move its embassy to Jerusalem:
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) is calling on faculty and students to defend Bill Mullen, professor of English and American Studies at Purdue University, from “false and malicious attacks” by Purdue’s president, Mitch Daniels. The statement of support for Mullen condemns Daniels for the “misconception . . . that anti-Zionism is antisemitic.”
Please join Faculty for Palestine in signing and sharing this public statement.
TO SIGN: Click the link, scroll to the end of the statement, then add your name, affiliation and email address in the highlighted area.