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Academic & Cultural Boycott

Academic and cultural boycotts are an important part of pressuring states in violation of International Law. Please use the resources from our member group the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) to learn more about getting involved in academic and cultural boycott campaigns. Also visit the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) to learn more about academic and cultural boycott efforts around the world.

Cultural Boycott
Learn more about the role of cultural boycott in ending Israeli occupation and apartheid. Find resources, guidelines for applying the boycott, and US Campaign member groups specializing in cultural boycott.
Lauryn Hill: Ready or Not, Freedom Will Come
Ask Ms. Lauryn Hill to respect the Palestinian call to boycott Israel and cancel her performance there May 7, 2015.
No Hipster Apartheid!
Add your voice to the campaign calling on the international festival South by Southwest (SXSW) to cancel a series of "Israel-centric" events sponsored by the Israeli government as part of the "Brand Israel" propaganda campaign.
Stop DIG
American media network NBCUniversal is cooperating with Israeli authorities, film makers, and the Keshet Media Group to produce a new action series, DIG, that will be set and shot in occupied East Jerusalem. Learn about how you can Stop DIG!
Alicia Keys: Don't Be Fallin for Apartheid
Tell Alicia Keys to boycott apartheid and cancel her concert in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 4, 2013.
Morgan Freeman: Don't Glorify Israeli Apartheid!
Morgan Freeman is set to receive the Canadian Friends of Hebrew University (CFHU) “Key of Knowledge Award” on May 6, 2013, an institution complicit in Israeli apartheid. Join us in asking Freeman to stand on the right side of history and decline the award from CFHU.
Stevie Wonder: Don't Be a Part-Time Lover of Justice!
On November 25, 2012, YNet announced that musical legend and civil rights advocate Stevie Wonder would be performing for Israeli soldiers and major donors at the annual gala of the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Stevie Wonder stood against Apartheid in South Africa and has been an outspoken supporter of racial justice and civil rights in the United States. Please join us in saying to Stevie Wonder: "We Just Called to Say, Don't Entertain Apartheid!"
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Slam-Dunks Israeli Apartheid!
100 organizations join the US Campaign in thanking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for declining an invitation to visit Israel in coordination with the Israeli Foreign Ministry and the Israeli Consulate of New York.
Skip the Trip
Palestinian human rights activists are calling on Oscar nominees not to accept travel vouchers supplied by the Israeli government as part of the gift bag that will be given to the nominees in the acting and directing categories.

Palestinian Kids Are A Miracle Too. Santana, Cancel Your Tel Aviv Concert!
by Ramah Kudaimi
June 29th, 2016
Amplify call urging Santana to boycott Israel.
Tell PEN American Center: Don't Partner with Israel!
by Ramah Kudaimi
April 21st, 2016
Israel is no “Champion” of Freedom of Expression
Tell World Music Institute: Don't Whitewash Israeli Crimes
by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
October 28th, 2014
Act to Protest Performance of Israeli Ambassador & Propagandist Idan Raichel
The Power of Our Voices
October 18th, 2013
A zine about cultural boycott.
Israel Dropped the Ball on Human Rights, but We Won't!
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
October 18th, 2012
Sports Boycott Launched, Student Organizing Conference & More...
Letter to Pete Seeger
September 9th, 2010
Read a letter to Pete Seeger, signed by the US Campaign, asking him to cancel an upcoming concert.
Don't Entertain Apartheid: Tell the Pixies not to play Tel Aviv
March 29th, 2010
Rock legends the Pixies have scheduled a performance in Tel Aviv - now it's up to us to tell them not to entertain apartheid. Find easy ways to join this campaign
Artists Against Apartheid
Artists Against Apartheid is an International Alliance committed to Equal Rights and Justice, and the elimination of Apartheid in our world.

Academic Boycott
Explore the guidelines for applying academic boycott, see examples of academic boycott campaigns, and find organizations dedicated to organizing academic boycott campaigns.
Academic Boycott Days
January 22nd, 2014
Song and video from Dave Lippman.
The Legality of Academic Boycott: Frequently Asked Questions
January 17th, 2014
Resource from Palestine Solidarity Legal Support
PACBI salutes the American Studies Association for Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel
December 22nd, 2013
Letter from Palestinian Campaign for Academic and Cultual Boycott of Israel after ASA members voted 2-1 to endorse academic boycott.
American Studies Association National Council Thank You Letter
More than 4,000 individuals and 145 organizations thanked the ASA National Council for its decision to endorse academic boycott.
Action Needed! American Studies Association National Council Unanimously Endorses Academic Boycott!
by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
December 5th, 2013
Thank ASA Today for this Historic Breakthrough!
BDS Briefing with Omar Barghouti
by Ramah Kudaimi and Anna Baltzer
May 11th, 2013
Recording of May 2013 Discussion on Academic & Cultural Boycott
PACBI Guidelines for Applying Academic Boycott
The Palestinian Campaign for Academic and Cultual Boycott of Israel has called for the boycott of institutions complicit in Israeli violations of international law. Find out how to apply these boycott in a consistent way that avoids censorship and supports Israelis speaking out against occupation and apartheid.