Category Archives: Educational Institutions

Support UC Student-Workers Union: Local 2865

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For a more detailed account of our strike and the arrests on Wednesday, please read this article: http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/16509/more_than_20_striking_students_arrested_belying_university_of_californias_e The response to Wednesday’s arrests of UAW members and undergraduate supporters has been overwhelmingly supportive. More than 300 people–graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, and supporters from other unions–came to the picket lines on Thursday to show the UCSC…more »

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Appeal to UCSC Administration To Stay Human

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On April 2, 2014, UCSC Union Leader Josh Brahinsky peacefully attempted to exercise his legal right to picket. After announcing his affiliation and intention to officers, he then tried to comply with their orders by walking away. Instead, UC Berkeley officers in riot gear arrested him with unnecessary force, while UCSC Chief of Police Nader…more »

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The Corbett Report – Iymen Chehade Fights For Academic Freedom

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Reclaim Academic Freedom: Reflections from UC Davis On Academic Freedom and Campus Militarization Podcast Interview with Iymen Chehade http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2014-03-13%20Iymen%20Chehade.mp3 Professor Iymen Chehade joins us to discuss the controversy surrounding his course on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict at Columbia College and the accusations of bias that have prompted the college to interfere with their course in contravention…more »

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Northeastern University Suspends Students For Justice In Palestine

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URGENT ACTION: Please sign this petition to protect free speech and interrupt rampant Islamophobia sweeping college campuses! With profound disappointment and righteous indignation Northeastern University Students for Justice in Palestine announces it has been suspended as an organization. SJP is disappointed because Northeastern’s claims of creating a diverse learning environment that encourages the free exchange…more »

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Stand Up For Academic Freedom: Why Is Paletine Taboo At Columbia College?

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URGENT ACTION ITEM! According to Columbia College, they are: For creatives. By creatives. “We are a creative powerhouse, a wildly diverse collective of the world’s leading artists and communicators—students and faculty who share a passion for creative work and enterprise that reflect, support and most importantly, shape the culture of our times.” If this is…more »

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Documents Reveal Zionist Group Spied On US Student Delegation To Palestine

Anti-Palestinian groups are escalating their repression tactics against student activists, including expanded surveillance.
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A right-wing Zionist group in California infiltrated a student trip to Palestine in 2012, a raft of secret documents obtained by The Electronic Intifada shows. The documents confirm long-held activist suspicions that anti-Palestinian political groups are spying on student activists. The files give a rare insight into the murky world of pro-Israel groups’ surveillance of…more »

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Swarthmore Hillel Defies Headquarters On Boycott Israel Program Restrictions

Campus Group Condemns Guidelines for Constricting Jewish Student Debate Swarthmore College’s Hillel student board voted unanimously Sunday to defy guidelines restricting who it may host for programs on Israel and condemned the ground rules, imposed by Hillel International, for repressing free speech on Israel for Jewish students on campus. The vote marked the first time…more »

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UCSC Students Receive Fake Eviction Notices

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SANTA CRUZ — More than 400 UC Santa Cruz students received fake eviction notices Tuesday night, an attempt by a student group to raise awareness about Palestinian displacement in Israel. The UCSC Committee for Justice in Palestine distributed eviction notices to dorms within Porter and Merrill colleges. “Your dormitory is scheduled for demotion at some…more »

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Preferred’ Pronouns Gain Traction At US Colleges

Skylar Crownover discusses preferred gender pronouns with other members of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. PGPs such as “they” or “ze” are used by some genderqueer people who identify as gender neutral or even both male…more »

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The Taboo On Boycotting Israel Has Been Broken

The American International School in Gaza, visited by then-Senator John Kerry in 2009, is one of hundreds of Palestinian educational institutions that have been bombed by Israel.

Something extraordinary happened on Saturday evening at the American Studies Association’s annual meeting in Washington, DC. At a packed open meeting called by the ASA’s National Executive Council to discuss a resolution to “endorse and honor” the Palestinian call for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions speaker after speaker rose to express strong support for…more »

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