Academic Freedom

#Anthroboycott Vote Should Not Be Suppressed

By: Roberto J. González Guest blogger Roberto J. González is an alumnus of UC Berkeley. He is chair of San José State University’s anthropology department and author of several books including Militarizing Culture: Essays on the Warfare State (2010) and Zapotec Science: Farming and Food in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca (2001). His position on … Continue reading #Anthroboycott Vote Should Not Be Suppressed

Academics For Peace: International Appeal

Academics, please take action by signing the appropriate petition below. For the right to demand peace at times of war. Academics from all over the world defend their colleagues in Turkey. For the right to demand peace at times of war In solidarity with academics from Turkey for peace In the Kurdish Southeast of Turkey, … Continue reading Academics For Peace: International Appeal

Stephen Zunes: Chancellor’s Opposition To Student Resolution Problematic

UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal, in an all-campus mailing sent out Nov. 19, expressed his opposition to a recently passed resolution by the Student Union Assembly in a manner which has raised serious concerns among supporters of corporate responsibility and academic freedom. It is virtually unprecedented for a chancellor or other high-level administration to … Continue reading Stephen Zunes: Chancellor’s Opposition To Student Resolution Problematic

Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

The Resolution A vote took place on this resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions at the American Anthropological Association business meeting on Friday, November 20, 2015 in the Colorado Convention Center. The resolution passed 1040 for BDS to 136, 87% in favor. It will be forwarded to the entire membership of the AAA for a … Continue reading Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

UC Santa Cruz Chancellor Appropriates Black Movement to Attack Palestinian Movement

Last night, Chancellor George Blumenthal of the University of California at Santa Cruz sent a chilling e-mail to the UCSC community, in which he says, On college campuses across the country, students are engaged in challenging but necessary conversations with administrators about race, religion, ethnicity, and identity . . . In student government, as is … Continue reading UC Santa Cruz Chancellor Appropriates Black Movement to Attack Palestinian Movement

On UCSC Move-In Day, Activists Greet Students With Message: Free Speech For Palestine

On September 17, the first move-in day for Fall quarter at UC Santa Cruz, students and community members at the main entrance of campus displayed signs opposing Senate Concurrent Resolution 35 (SCR 35), which was introduced this year in the California Senate. On its surface SCR 35 is legislation that addresses anti-Semitism on the University … Continue reading On UCSC Move-In Day, Activists Greet Students With Message: Free Speech For Palestine

University Watch-Dog Publishes List Of Anti-Israel Middle East Studies Professors

"How can professors who are so biased against the Jewish state accurately or fairly teach students about Israel or the Arab-Israel conflict?” AMCHA, an organization trying to fight anti-Semitism at college campuses has published a list of 218 professors identifying themselves as Middle East scholars who recently called for the academic boycott of Israel. AMCHA … Continue reading University Watch-Dog Publishes List Of Anti-Israel Middle East Studies Professors

SJP West Letter To Janet Napolitano

Join a growing list of signatories asking President Napolitano to reject the proposal before UC Regents to adopt the State Department’s redefinition of anti-Semitism. It is a fundamental skill of higher learning to critique. Critiquing national policy, including policies of the state of Israel, is not anti-Semitic. Censoring critique; however, is anti-education. Please read and … Continue reading SJP West Letter To Janet Napolitano

New Group Seeks To Blacklist Pro-Palestinian Student Activists

A secretive new organization called Canary Mission has established a slick website intended to identify pro-Palestinian activists on American college campuses and prevent them from getting jobs, The Forward reports. The group’s website profiles more than 50 students, recent graduates, and faculty members whom it denounces as “anti-freedom, anti-American, and anti-Semitic.” The group says it … Continue reading New Group Seeks To Blacklist Pro-Palestinian Student Activists

International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network Opposes SCR 35

IJAN Opposes SCR 35 On April 29th, the California Senate will vote on SCR 35, dubbed the "Anti-Semitism" bill. This bill would "condemn any act of anti-Semitism augmenting education programs at all publicly funded schools in the State of California." On it's surface, this bill may seem inocuous. However, it is a part of a … Continue reading International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network Opposes SCR 35