Tag Archives: Free Speech

Support UC Student-Workers Union: Local 2865

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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…more »

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Appeal to UCSC Administration To Stay Human

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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…more »

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The Corbett Report – Iymen Chehade Fights For Academic Freedom

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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…more »

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Northeastern University Suspends Students For Justice In Palestine

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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…more »

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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…more »

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

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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…more »

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Ben White Brings ‘apartheid’ Talk To Brooklyn College Dep’t (Which Hasn’t Hosted Dershowitz in 39 years)

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Do progressive Americans care about the Israel/Palestine issue? I think they do. Last night Josh Ruebner spoke at Brooklyn College and supported BDS (then rode Amtrak back to DC) and tonight Ben White will be speaking there, despite a vigorous campaign to shun him. His subject is Israel: Apartheid not Democracy. The British author will…more »

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The National Institute: A Public Service Announcement

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We have a doctor in the house:She refuses to be silent in the midst of a public health crisis. Please help spread the word.

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Alice Walker Addresses University Of Michigan Issue

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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…more »

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

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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…more »

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