Free Speech

Salaita Sues Donors For ‘Injecting’ Themselves Into U Of Illinois Decision, Threatening To Withhold Gifts Unless He Was Fired

In a suit against the administration of the University of Illinois seeking his reinstatement as a professor at the school, scholar Steven Salaita also sued unnamed “John Doe donors” of the university for “injecting” themselves into the university hiring process and threatening “future donations” unless he was fired last summer because of the outspoken tweets … Continue reading Salaita Sues Donors For ‘Injecting’ Themselves Into U Of Illinois Decision, Threatening To Withhold Gifts Unless He Was Fired

Chris Hedges: Defending Our Civil Liberties

"A culture that does not grasp the vital interplay between morality and power, which mistakes management techniques for wisdom, and fails to understand that the measure of a civilization is its compassion, not its speed or ability to consume, condemns itself to death." ~ Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion: The end of Literacy and the … Continue reading Chris Hedges: Defending Our Civil Liberties

Enter The CIA Torture Report Into The Congressional Record

Sign the petition: Enter the CIA torture report into the Congressional Record The Senate Intelligence Committee's "torture report" is expected to detail shocking abuse of prisoners at the hands of the CIA during the Bush administration, and even possible CIA lying to Congress. But seven months after the Senate Intelligence Committee voted overwhelmingly to release … Continue reading Enter The CIA Torture Report Into The Congressional Record

We Demand Corrective Action On The Scandalous Firing Of Palestinian-American Professor, Dr. Steven Salaita

Take Action Today! Make A Stand Against Racism and Academic Freedom and Free Speech! Join others in signing the Change.org petition. This petition will be delivered to: Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Phyllis M. Wise Department of American Indian Studies (UIUC) Robert Warrior The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has just severed their … Continue reading We Demand Corrective Action On The Scandalous Firing Of Palestinian-American Professor, Dr. Steven Salaita

Support UC Student-Workers Union: Local 2865

For a more detailed account of our strike and the arrests on Wednesday, please read this article: http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/16509/more_than_20_striking_students_arrested_belying_university_of_californias_e The response to Wednesday's arrests of UAW members and undergraduate supporters has been overwhelmingly supportive. More than 300 people--graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, and supporters from other unions--came to the picket lines on Thursday to show the UCSC … Continue reading Support UC Student-Workers Union: Local 2865

Appeal to UCSC Administration To Stay Human

On April 2, 2014, UCSC Union Leader Josh Brahinsky peacefully attempted to exercise his legal right to picket. After announcing his affiliation and intention to officers, he then tried to comply with their orders by walking away. Instead, UC Berkeley officers in riot gear arrested him with unnecessary force, while UCSC Chief of Police Nader … Continue reading Appeal to UCSC Administration To Stay Human

The Corbett Report – Iymen Chehade Fights For Academic Freedom

Reclaim Academic Freedom: Reflections from UC Davis On Academic Freedom and Campus Militarization Podcast Interview with Iymen Chehade http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2014-03-13%20Iymen%20Chehade.mp3 Professor Iymen Chehade joins us to discuss the controversy surrounding his course on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict at Columbia College and the accusations of bias that have prompted the college to interfere with their course in contravention … Continue reading The Corbett Report – Iymen Chehade Fights For Academic Freedom

Northeastern University Suspends Students For Justice In Palestine

URGENT ACTION: Please sign this petition to protect free speech and interrupt rampant Islamophobia sweeping college campuses! With profound disappointment and righteous indignation Northeastern University Students for Justice in Palestine announces it has been suspended as an organization. SJP is disappointed because Northeastern’s claims of creating a diverse learning environment that encourages the free exchange … Continue reading Northeastern University Suspends Students For Justice In Palestine

Swarthmore Hillel Defies Headquarters On Boycott Israel Program Restrictions

Campus Group Condemns Guidelines for Constricting Jewish Student Debate Swarthmore College's Hillel student board voted unanimously Sunday to defy guidelines restricting who it may host for programs on Israel and condemned the ground rules, imposed by Hillel International, for repressing free speech on Israel for Jewish students on campus. The vote marked the first time … Continue reading Swarthmore Hillel Defies Headquarters On Boycott Israel Program Restrictions

Sign The Petition For Rasmea Odeh: Homeland Security "Terrorizing" US Citizens

Drop the Charges against Rasmea Yousef Odeh Sign the petition here: http://www.iacenter.org/rasmeaodehpetition/ Signing the petition will generate a direct email to: U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Barbara McQuade Assistant U.S. Attorney for Northern Illinois Barry Jonas U.S. Attorney General Eric Holde and other public officials, demanding that the charges against Rasmea Odeh … Continue reading Sign The Petition For Rasmea Odeh: Homeland Security "Terrorizing" US Citizens