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Steven Salaita | Youtube | 9 September 2014
Steven Salaita Speaks About His Termination

Steven Salaita speaks publicly for the first time since his controversial and unceremonious firing by U of I Chancellor Phyllis Wise. ....


Haaretz | 16 September 2014
U.S. Jewish group accused of McCarthyism after publishing list of pro-boycott professors

AMCHA advises Jewish students to check names 'before registering,' accuses academics of breaking law; religious Jewish prof asks to be included.....


Avner Ben-Amos | +972 Magazine | 15 September 2014
Kitsch, death and god at Israel's Education Ministry

The Israeli education minister’s letter to the graduating class of 2014 is evidence of the fact that Israeli education is little more than an ongoing IDF preparatory course.....


Alan Sears | New Socialist | 11 September 2014
Palestine Solidarity and Mass Mobilization

Omar Barghouti wrote in December 2013 that the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign "may well be reaching a tipping point." Barghouti is one of the founders of this movement to pressure Israel to recognize fundamental Palestinian rights.....


Vijay Prashad | Counter Punch | 8 September 2014
Civility By Any Other Name: Berkeley’s Faux Free Speech

Chancellor Nicholas Dirks released a statement on Friday, September 5th in anticipation of the commemoration of the Free Speech Movement (FSM). It is, after all, the fiftieth anniversary of that historic event for the Berkeley campus of the University of California.....


Haaretz | 5 September 2014
Israeli filmmaker works around boycott to reach U.K. film festival

An Israeli filmmaker's online appeal succeeded in raising money for him to attend a prestigious film festival in Britain, after festival organizers boycotted an offer by the Israeli embassy to cover his travel expenses.....


Adalah NY | 2 September 2014
Did LA pro-Israel group conceal right-wing identity from Hollywood celebs and media?

New York, NY, September 2, 2014 - On August 23, the Los Angeles group Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) released a widely reported on statement in Billboard Magazine - “200 Hollywood Heavyweights Support Israel.” What was not reported is that CCFP is a “creative” front group for the right-wing, pr....


Art Leaks | 30 August 2014
São Paulo Biennale Curators Respond to Artists’ Demands to Refuse Israeli State Funding

We believe that the statement and demand by the artists should also be a trigger to think about the funding sources of major cultural events. In the 31st Bienal, much of the work seeks to show that struggles for justice in Brazil, Latin America and elsewhere in the world are connected. The idea of l....


BBC | 29 August 2014
Bristol film festival refuses Israeli Embassy funding

A Bristol film festival has refused funding from the Israeli Embassy to cover travel costs for Israeli filmmakers, due to the Gaza situation.....


IPSC | 28 August 2014
Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel reaches 500 signatures

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s “Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel”, described by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) as “a ground-breaking initiative”, has just notched up its 500th signatory. This is a significant milestone for such a ....



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