academic boycott

Activists condemn Washington University “censorship” of BDS event featuring Palestinian poet

University administrators canceled a planned town hall meeting on boycott, divestment and sanctions and tried to limit the free speech of poet Remi Kanazi.

Tel Aviv University bans Palestinian speaker

Patrick O. Strickland
9 April 2014

Muhammad Kanaaneh was prevented from speaking on Land Day after violent threats from right-wing groups.

Tutu condemns US efforts to curb free speech on Palestine

“Whether used in South Africa, the US South, or India, boycotts have resulted in a transformative change that not only brought freedom and justice to the victims but also peace and reconciliation for the oppressors.”

Northeastern rallies against censorship, racism

Northeastern University, the first in the United States to ban a campus Palestine solidarity group, welcomed a delegation of Israeli lawmakers from racist parties.

Anti-boycott measure slipped into Maryland state budget

American Studies Association calling for “immediate” action by the public to oppose bill making its way through Maryland legislature.

ACLU condemns Illinois senate resolution on academic boycott

ACLU says “boycott is an important and powerful form of protected expressive association protected by the First Amendment.”

India and Palestine: connected by struggle

Marcy Newman
20 March 2014

Although Ariel Sharon considered New Delhi a “strategic partner,” India’s independence movement was strongly critical of Israel.

Ireland invented boycotts, so let’s use them to demand justice for Palestine

Conor McCarthy
17 March 2014

Trinity College Dublin has taken part in an EU-funded research partnership with Israel’s arms industry.

140 Irish academics pledge to boycott Israeli institutions

According to Academics for Palestine, “Irish universities have collaborated with Israel in 257 projects to date, seven of them listed as ‘security’ and 13 as ‘aerospace.’”

I risked imprisonment by Israel and death to study in the United States

Murad Owda
20 February 2014

“What about my academic freedom? What about the tens of thousands of Palestinian children and teachers whose movement to and from their schools is impeded by the Israeli military?”

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