academic freedom

The Salaita case and Cary Nelson’s use of “academic freedom” to silence dissent

Vicente M. Diaz
14 August 2014

Leader of campaign against scholar Steven Salaita should be disqualified as an authority on academic freedom.

Univ. of Illinois faces growing boycott over firing of Palestinian American professor

Some professors say they will not visit the campus for lectures and conferences until Steven Salaita is reinstated.

Fired professor voiced "legitimate outrage" over Gaza attack, say University of Illinois colleagues

Fellow academics defend Steven Salaita’s right to speak out on Palestine and demand that his sacking be overturned.

Academic heavyweights slam Univ. of Illinois firing of Steven Salaita for Palestine views

The campaign against Salaita is almost certainly motivated by the fact that he has been an outspoken and effective campaigner for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions complicit in Israel’s crimes against Palestinians.

Jewish group that sent email promising action denies role in Steven Salaita firing

The University of Illinois terminated Steven Salaita after anti-Palestinian activists and media raised concern over Salaita’s tweets condemning Israel’s massacre in Gaza.

Israel attacks my university -- with bombs and lies

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
4 August 2014

Contrary to the propaganda, there is no “weapons development center” in the Islamic University of Gaza.

California university comes to defense of professor targeted by Zionist groups

Professor Rabab Abdulhadi says more needs to be done to protect scholars from “McCarthyist campaigns.”

US academics condemn “barbaric” Israeli raids on Palestinian universities

The assault on Palestinian campuses underscores the justification for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions, campaigners say.

Large majority votes for MLA resolution condemning Israeli restrictions on academics

It calls on the State Department “to contest Israel’s denials of entry to the West Bank by United States academics who have been invited to teach, confer, or do research at Palestinian universities.”

How to practice BDS in academe

Some practical advice on how academics can support Palestinian rights on campus even in the face of Zionist intimidation.

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