Open Letter of Response to the Closure of Edward Said Search at CSU, Fresno

By Professor Vida Samiian and Professor Joe Parks August 28, 2017 On April 26th Fresno State abruptly closed the Edward Said search in Middle East Studies (MES). The Administration claimed procedural violations in the search. This claim was made after the search committee had completed all aspects of the search and submitted a rank ordered … Continue reading Open Letter of Response to the Closure of Edward Said Search at CSU, Fresno

International Solidarity Campaign To Defend Professor Rabab Abdulhadi

Introduction Another California University is under attack, an attack funded by an outside interest group, The Lawfare Project, a noted right-wing Zionist organization. This is one in a series of systematic attacks on California Universities. See Closure Of Edward Said Search AT CSU Fresno. Press Release from Professor Rabab's Attorneys Joint press release by the … Continue reading International Solidarity Campaign To Defend Professor Rabab Abdulhadi

Iraqi Genius Discovered In Mathematical Tablets

3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet rewrites the history of maths - and shows the Greeks did not develop trigonometry By Sarah Knapton A 3,700-year-old clay tablet has proven that the Babylonians developed trigonometry 1,500 years before the Greeks and were using a sophisticated method of mathematics which could change how we calculate today. The tablet, known as … Continue reading Iraqi Genius Discovered In Mathematical Tablets

The Poison Papers: Dirtiest Darkest Secrets Of The Chemical Industry

100,000 PAGES OF CHEMICAL INDUSTRY SECRETS GATHERED DUST IN AN OREGON BARN FOR DECADES — UNTIL NOW By Sharon Lerner FOR DECADES, SOME of the dirtiest, darkest secrets of the chemical industry have been kept in Carol Van Strum’s barn. Creaky, damp, and prowled by the occasional black bear, the listing, 80-year-old structure in rural … Continue reading The Poison Papers: Dirtiest Darkest Secrets Of The Chemical Industry

Court Lets Stand $40 Million Award To Student Sickened After A Tick Bite While On School Trip

By Edmund H. Mahony Duty to Warn The state Supreme Court said Friday that schools have a duty to warn parents and students of potential hazards associated with field trips – in particular, dangerous insect bites – and let stand a $41.7 million verdict to a student who was disabled after developing encephalitis from a … Continue reading Court Lets Stand $40 Million Award To Student Sickened After A Tick Bite While On School Trip

U.S. Political Hypocrisy: Charlottesville To Palestine

Questions to US Citizens By Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh Many readers asked me (also as a US citizen) to comment in this blog on what is going on in race relations in the USA. I will briefly say that the politicians who criticize Trump (both republicans and democrats) are hypocritical. These same politicians who criticize Trump … Continue reading U.S. Political Hypocrisy: Charlottesville To Palestine

It's Not Over: Daniel Sheehan on DAPL and Tigerswan

It's Not Over! Sign the Petition Recently leaked documents reveal that TigerSwan, a private security firm hired by DAPL parent company Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), operated without a license in North Dakota. TigerSwan also employed unlawful, paramilitary style tactics to suppress the movement by targeting, surveilling, and provoking the peaceful and prayerful water protectors at … Continue reading It's Not Over: Daniel Sheehan on DAPL and Tigerswan

Shocking photos emerge of suspected Isis fighters held like battery chickens in overcrowded prison

Hundreds of detained Mosul men claim they have been wrongly rounded up and forced to suffer inhumane conditions. Arresting photos of men suspected of fighting on behalf of Isis in Mosul being held in overcrowded and stifling hot conditions in a nearby prison have emerged as the Iraqi security forces struggle to clear the city … Continue reading Shocking photos emerge of suspected Isis fighters held like battery chickens in overcrowded prison

The Future of Al-Aqsa, the Future of Palestine

By Miko Peled In a heroic act of resistance, Palestinian worshippers in Jerusalem refuse to go through metal detectors to enter the Holy Sanctuary and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Placed by Israel following the killing of two Israeli soldiers who were manning a checkpoint leading to the Sanctuary, the metal detectors are an act of provocation, … Continue reading The Future of Al-Aqsa, the Future of Palestine

Closure of Edward Said Search at CSU Fresno

Introduction Why did Fresno State cancel a search for a professorship named after Edward Said? University says procedural errors occurred, but scholars say it didn't like the pool of Middle Eastern finalists with Palestinian research portfolios.  ~ Colleen Flaherty Learn what prompted the current director, Vida Samiian, professor of linguistics and former dean of the … Continue reading Closure of Edward Said Search at CSU Fresno