News and Opinion

Records: 10 - 20 of 1873

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 ....

Amir Hetsroni | Haaretz | 27 August 2014
Israeli universities’ response to Gaza war may justify an academic boycott

Attempts by Israeli universities to punish students and faculty who protested against the Gaza war were a profound challenge to those, like me, who had opposed the boycott of Israeli academia.....

Rosa Doherty | 21 August 2014
Cinema boycott - take two

Two Israeli film-makers have been denied funding to attend a prestigious festival in Britain because of a boycott. Yoav Hornung and Niv Shpigel have directed films due to be shown at the Encounters festival in Bristol in September. But neither will be able to attend the screenings because money o....

Black the Boycott | 10 August 2014
Philosophers and political theorists for a boycott of Israel

After over a month of bombardment by the Israeli state, close to 2000 Palestinians are dead – the overwhelming majority of them civilians. This includes 408 children by the last UN count, a figure which is almost certain to rise as the assault continues, and as survivors sift through the wreckage.....

Yarden Skop | Haaretz | 27 August 2014
Anti-war academics hold conference at Tel Aviv University

In response to Tel Aviv University’s recent letter “embrac[ing] the security forces” and threatening disciplinary action against students and employees expressing “hurtful and extremist statements” in social media, the university’s social science department held a conference before a packed hall th....

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