Educational Institutions

Salaita Sues Donors For ‘Injecting’ Themselves Into U Of Illinois Decision, Threatening To Withhold Gifts Unless He Was Fired

In a suit against the administration of the University of Illinois seeking his reinstatement as a professor at the school, scholar Steven Salaita also sued unnamed “John Doe donors” of the university for “injecting” themselves into the university hiring process and threatening “future donations” unless he was fired last summer because of the outspoken tweets … Continue reading Salaita Sues Donors For ‘Injecting’ Themselves Into U Of Illinois Decision, Threatening To Withhold Gifts Unless He Was Fired

Lawsuit Spotlights U.S. Charities That Fund Israel's Secret Nuclear Weapons Program

“Laws prohibit U.S. foreign aid to nuclear weapons states such as Israel that are not signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty” WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 The following is being released by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy: A federal lawsuit seeks immediate release of a closely held government report about how American branches of … Continue reading Lawsuit Spotlights U.S. Charities That Fund Israel's Secret Nuclear Weapons Program

The University Is Unsustainable

On June 2nd, the Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) class at UC Santa Cruz hosted an evening entitled "The University is Unsustainable: militarism, nuclearism, corporatism and the UC." Student researchers Jono and Leah presented on UCSC's Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) while UCSC alumni Will Parrish and Darwin BondGraham focused on the University of … Continue reading The University Is Unsustainable

Student Denounces University Of California As Part Of Military Industrial Complex

Dear Community Studies, I want to start off by thanking each of you three wonderful women for all of the work you do. Each of you have inspired me in different ways to continue on my path towards helping make the world a better and more peaceful place. I am disappointed, but also excited, to … Continue reading Student Denounces University Of California As Part Of Military Industrial Complex

Anthropologists For The Boycott Of Israeli Academic Instituions

The Statement We, the undersigned anthropologists, are circulating this petition to voice our opposition to the ongoing Israeli violations of Palestinian rights, including the Israeli military occupation of the Gaza Strip, West Bank, and East Jerusalem, and to boycott Israeli academic institutions that are complicit in these violations. The recent military assault on the Gaza … Continue reading Anthropologists For The Boycott Of Israeli Academic Instituions

University Of California Rejects Student Call To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Straying from the precedent set by Stanford and Harvard, university’s board of regents will continue to invest in fossil fuels The University of California voted on Friday to maintain its investments in fossil fuels, frustrating a student-led effort to divest its portfolio in oil, natural gas and coal. UC is among the major college endowments … Continue reading University Of California Rejects Student Call To Divest From Fossil Fuels

We Demand Corrective Action On The Scandalous Firing Of Palestinian-American Professor, Dr. Steven Salaita

Take Action Today! Make A Stand Against Racism and Academic Freedom and Free Speech! Join others in signing the Change.org petition. This petition will be delivered to: Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Phyllis M. Wise Department of American Indian Studies (UIUC) Robert Warrior The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has just severed their … Continue reading We Demand Corrective Action On The Scandalous Firing Of Palestinian-American Professor, Dr. Steven Salaita

Stanford Students For Justice In Palestine Stand In Solidarity With The People Of Gaza

Stanford Students for Justice in Palestine stands in solidarity with the people of Gaza against the massacre being committed by the Israeli Defense Forces under the label “Operation Protective Edge.” We express our horror at the unjustifiable violence of the airstrikes, missile strikes, and ground incursion, which has largely targeted and impacted civilians, and which … Continue reading Stanford Students For Justice In Palestine Stand In Solidarity With The People Of Gaza

Divestment Passes At UC Santa Cruz:

Sami W. Abeed USTREAM video of the discussion and community statements from a historic night at UCSC: Divestment Bill passed on campus. Here's my statement from 5 AM in the morning today. It is 5 AM and I'm still coming down from one of the most exciting nights of my life. Tonight, the UC Santa … Continue reading Divestment Passes At UC Santa Cruz:

University of California Santa Cruz Student Union Assembly (SUA) Passes BDS Policy

UC Santa Cruz Divest Press Release Posted on May 29, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Historic UCSC Divestment from Companies Complicit in the Violation of Palestinian Human Rights Challenges UC Regents’ Anti-Divestment Policy Santa Cruz, California—May 28, 2014—At approximately 2:45AM, the University of California, Santa Cruz Student Union Assembly (SUA) passed a resolution calling for divestment … Continue reading University of California Santa Cruz Student Union Assembly (SUA) Passes BDS Policy