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Understanding why scholars get silenced for defending Palestinian rights

Marcy Newman
19 December 2014

Two new books provide valuable insight into why freedom of speech can be suppressed at American universities.

California activists arrested at US senator's office as they demand halt to Israel arms

Estee Chandler of Jewish Voice for Peace says activists are demanding politicians “take action and not just revert back to the status quo … of continued occupation [and] continued siege on Gaza.”

Students forced to sign "civility" statements for walk-out protest

Tori Porell
Boston
21 August 2013

Activists say that Northeastern University has subjected them to a politically-motivated disciplinary process.

Podcast: Student activists on divestment victory at UC Riverside

Student organizers at a California university talk about the strategies they used to get a divestment resolution passed in the student government.

Why did a rogue group of Occupy activists smear me with "terror" claim?

Jaime Omar Yassin
Oakland
16 January 2013

I was accused of “visually and biographically resembling” a man named as a “terror” suspect in a US State Department report.

EI's Nora Barrows-Friedman debates pro-Israel activist, former US government official on Al Jazeera

Nora Barrows-Friedman squares off against a pro-Israel lawyer behind efforts to silence Palestine solidarity activists and conflate criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism on US campuses.

Historic UC Irvine divestment vote deals stinging defeat to Zionist bullying on campus

“It is particularly embarrassing that just a week ago, Israel’s Ynet presented UC Irvine as a success story for Israel’s propaganda efforts.”

Bogus allegations of "anti-Semitism" create real climate of fear for Arab, Muslim students in US

Nora Barrows-Friedman
Berkeley
8 August 2012
The real intention of various lawsuits alleging anti-Semitism in universities is to chill Palestine solidarity activism and censor open discussions about Israeli policy in classrooms.

How California uni chief conflates real bigotry with criticism of Israel

Dalia Almarina
Berkeley
18 April 2012
University of California President Mark Yudof has double standards when it comes to on-campus criticism of Israeli policies.

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