Free Speech

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?

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

Criticizing Israel Is Not Anti-Semitism

Many black, Arab, gay and other students who experience daily acts of racist violence and blatant discrimination will be aghast at Tammi Rossman-Benjamin’s opening declaration in a recent Viewpoints article (“Jewish students need more protection on California campuses,” April 10) that “Jewish students are the single most vulnerable minority” at the state’s universities. As a … Continue reading Criticizing Israel Is Not Anti-Semitism

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