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Unconstitutional And Bad For California

By Coalition to Stop AB 1551 and AB 1552 TAKE ACTION! Call your CA State Legislators and ask them to oppose AB 1551 and AB 1552. If your organization would like to endorse this letter email David Mandel (JVP and NLG, Sacramento): dlmandel@gmail.com. To: California state legislators From: Coalition to stop AB 1551 & AB … Continue reading Unconstitutional And Bad For California

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

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

The Case For Boycott, Divestment And Sanctions (BDS) Against Israel

By Omar Ali* It must be emphasized that disagreeing with our government’s position on the Middle East, should be considered as a sincere effort to correct a policy, which has proved unworkable and brought untold sufferings to the Palestinians, and to certain extent to the Israelis, as well as the region as a whole. Immediately … Continue reading The Case For Boycott, Divestment And Sanctions (BDS) Against Israel

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

The Betrayal of Student Activism?

The University of California, Santa Cruz, was established in 1965 and has long been known for its radicalism. But officials’ reaction to a recent protest against tuition hikes suggests that times have changed. Santa Cruz is a sleepy college town nestled at the base of a mountain range on California’s Central Coast. Recently, the city, … Continue reading The Betrayal of Student Activism?