Educational Institutions

Stand for Justice ~ Stand with the Irvine 11

“Ordinarily, a person leaving a courtroom with a conviction behind him would wear a somber face. But I left with a smile. I knew that I was a convicted criminal, but I was proud of my crime. It was the crime of joining my people in a nonviolent protest against injustice.“ -Martin Luther King, Jr. … Continue reading Stand for Justice ~ Stand with the Irvine 11

Tyndale Says "No" to War Criminal as Guest Speaker

Bush’s Toronto appearance canceled A poster was distributed by students of Tyndale University and Seminary opposing a fund raising event featuring George W. Bush. Tyndale is a non-denominational evangelical Christian university and seminary. Student voice and actions resulted in successfully keeping George W. Bush off their campus! Next week’s appearance by former U.S. president George … Continue reading Tyndale Says "No" to War Criminal as Guest Speaker

Jewish American College Students Use Critical Thinking Skills

Gabriel Matthew Schivone Introduction by Debra Ellis Critical thinking skills, alive and well among many college students, a plus for peace and a plus for Israel. Gabriel Shivone's article speaks to an attitude sweeping across American campuses. With initiatives like JVP (Jewish Voice for Peace), CJP (The Committee for Justice in Palestine) and OTI (Olive … Continue reading Jewish American College Students Use Critical Thinking Skills

Re-interpretation of Civil Rights Act threatens free speech at UC Santa Cruz

Kristin Szremski, Special to the Mercury News, 05/18/2011 Free speech and the unimpeded exchange of ideas are under attack on America's college campuses. Federal funding for institutions of higher education, including moneys for research and academic conferences, may be hanging in the balance. In March, federal authorities from the Office of Civil Rights within the … Continue reading Re-interpretation of Civil Rights Act threatens free speech at UC Santa Cruz

US students face jail time for disrupting Israeli official’s speech

Nora Barrows-Friedman The Electronic Intifada 2 March 2011 Students hold a protest outside the offices of the district attorney of Orange County in solidarity with the Irvine 11. Photo: Craig Norris Eleven University of California students face criminal charges and possible jail terms for protesting and disrupting a speech by an Israeli official as the … Continue reading US students face jail time for disrupting Israeli official’s speech