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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

#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

Let Hedy Epstein Speak Her Truth

February 22, 2015 Dear Ms. Heather Wokusch and the Austrian Parliament, I am writing as a U.S. citizen who learned of your extension, followed by your retraction of an invitation to Hedy Epstein, to speak at the conference, ‘In Grandmother’s Words: The Fate of Women in the Second World War.’: I am aware she graciously … Continue reading Let Hedy Epstein Speak Her Truth

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

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

Alice Walker Addresses University Of Michigan Issue

In Case You’ve Ever Wondered How It Is Done: Censorship by Purse String An Invitation to speak at the 50th Anniversary for the Center for Education of Women at the University of Michigan has been withdrawn. "I’m saddened to write this because I’m a proponent of free speech and have been brought up to allow … Continue reading Alice Walker Addresses University Of Michigan Issue

Free Speech Includes Celebrating Diversity: Provost Response To Alice Walker's Dis-Invitation

Provost Reiterates University's Commitment to Free Speech Provost Martha Pollack addressed University faculty regarding CEW's 50th Anniversary speaker invitation through the following letter: Dear faculty colleagues, You may have read questions related to the Center for the Education of Women's invitation to and subsequent dis-invitation of Alice Walker as a speaker for their 50th anniversary … Continue reading Free Speech Includes Celebrating Diversity: Provost Response To Alice Walker's Dis-Invitation

Palestine Solidarity Legal Support: Report Incidents Of Repression

The Center for Constitutional Rights is tracking incidents of repression, big and small. The Center for Constitutional Rights has launched a Palestine Solidarity Legal Support Intake System and Website. To All Palestinian Rights Activists: To All Muslim and Arab Student Activists: To All Human Rights Activists: The Center for Constitutional Rights, in collaboration with the … Continue reading Palestine Solidarity Legal Support: Report Incidents Of Repression