BRICUP is one of the organisations endorsing the cinema
and media call for academic boycott
. The statement has already attracted
almost 150 signatures. This call follows on from calls by philosphers,
Middle East studies and African studies
academics, Spanish academics and the Critical
Ethnic Studies and African Literature Associations
since Israel
launched its latest assault on Gaza.

This call further demonstrates the growing anger of academics worldwide
at Israel’s criminal activity, inflamed by events in Gaza but flowing
from anger at the long history of occupation and blockade. The global
academic community is stating clearly that it will not stand idly by
but will actively support their Palestinian colleagues.