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Salaita sues Univ. of Illinois for refusing to release emails related to firing

Professor fired over Gaza tweets says university’s refusal to release records is “willful, intentional and in bad faith.”

Legal groups warn universities against stifling Palestine activism

Legal groups caution administrators against heeding calls to censor or stifle expression criticizing the state of Israel or advocating for Palestinian human rights.

Tea with FBI sends chilling message to Cleveland Palestine activist

FBI visits Palestine activist Abbas Hamideh, who is organizing a protest at Sunday’s Cleveland Cavaliers-Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball game.

Missing Salaita document hints at Univ. of Illinois cover up

The University of Illinois says it can’t find a key document that may shed light on donor pressure to convince top administrators to fire Steven Salaita for his criticisms of Israel.

Ohio student leader gets death, rape threats over "blood bucket" video for Palestine

Megan Marzec took a stand for Palestine and is facing death threats and threats of rape.

Breaking silence, Salaita calls on Univ. of Illinois to rescind his firing over Gaza tweets

After student walk-out, Salaita reaffirmed his commitment to teaching and called on the university to reinstate him.

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.

Why is US holding Palestinian charity workers in "little Gitmos"?

Charlotte Silver
San Francisco
24 July 2014

Lawyers argue that the “Communication Management Unit” regime flouts US ban on cruel punishment.

Obama cites Israeli Supreme Court to justify killing Americans without trial

What began as an Israeli method to suppress Palestinian resistance is now being used to kill people over a vast swath of territory with a population of hundreds of millions.

Turkish court issues "historic" arrest warrants for Israeli army commanders

A tenth Turkish civilian has died after a four-year coma. He was shot in the head by Israeli commandos who raided the Mavi Marmara humanitarian aid boat in May 2010.

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