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

Open Letter to CSU President Castro: Attack on Academic Freedom

June 2, 2017 OPEN LETTER Joseph I. Castro, Ph.D., M.P.P. President, California State University, Fresno Harold H. Haak Administrative Center Henry Madden Library, 4th Floor, Room 4104 5200 N. Barton Ave., M/S ML48 Fresno, CA 93740 Phone: (559) 278-2324 presidentjic@csufresno.edu Dear President Joseph I. Castro: I am writing out of concern that the interview process … Continue reading Open Letter to CSU President Castro: Attack on Academic Freedom

The Latest Assault On Academic Freedom: Fresno State University

Arab and Muslim academics need not apply? By Dr. Hatem Bazian As salaamu alaykum, The late Edward Said was and is a legendary figure in academia, as well as a stalwart defender and amplifier of Palestinian, Arab and Muslim voices. That’s one of the reasons why it’s so deeply disturbing and disheartening to hear that … Continue reading The Latest Assault On Academic Freedom: Fresno State University

An Open Letter To Secretary DeVos

By Chris Yang Secretary DeVos, Concerning your attitude and answer, or should I say lack of an answer, toward Representative Clark’s question about a school receiving federal school vouchers that also explicitly discriminates against LGBTQ+ students and/or students from LGBTQ+ households: You are wrong. Just flat out wrong. 100% wrong. Wrong beyond all belief. Wrong … Continue reading An Open Letter To Secretary DeVos

Let's Not Turn Inward In The Era Of Trump

  Let's Not Turn Inward To believe our lives are inextricably linked with others is lovely. To live out that belief can be hard. It becomes difficult to set priorities when so much is under attack. People make decisions about this all the time. With money: pay rent or buy food? With energy: fight for … Continue reading Let's Not Turn Inward In The Era Of Trump