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Victory for campus free speech as US Dept. of Education throws out “anti-Semitism” complaints

The US Department of Education has thrown out three separate legal claims filed by Zionist students against the University of California.

Anti-Palestinian activist heaps praise on campus BDS campaigners

Alarmist attack by StandWithUs staffer on campus BDS activists only highlights the growing strength of divestment campaigns on US campuses

Podcast: "The jail stays inside you," says Ziad Abbas on Palestinian Prisoners' Day

Middle East Children’s Alliance activist reflects on his experience as a prisoner in Israeli jails.

UC Berkeley student senate passes divestment bill

The student senate at the University of California at Berkeley voted in favor of a bill calling on the UC administration to divest from companies which profit from Israel’s occupation.

Student senate at UC Berkeley passes resolution condemning lecturer's Islamophobic hate speech

A unanimous vote at UC Berkeley’s student senate on Wednesday night condemns recent hate speech by a University of California lecturer.

ACLU condemns “lawfare” targeting campus Palestine solidarity activism

A letter sent Monday to the Department of Education from the ACLU states that Israel-aligned groups’ complaints of discrimination because of Palestine activism “raises constitutional red flags that are significant and alarming.”

Palestine activism on campus and beyond: overcoming Israel's efforts to erase history

As campus activists in the US work to build a sustainable movement following the Second National Conference of Students for Justice in Palestine, it’s more important than ever to internalize and build upon the lessons of past efforts.

University of California and Carleton University "free speech" battles: the hidden agenda

Challenges to efforts at restricting public criticism of Israel at the University of California and Carleton University risk overlooking the true goal of many anti-Palestinians: stigmatizing criticism of Israel, rather than banning it.

California student association denounces CA assembly resolution HR 35, demands UC stop profiting from Israel's occupation

A resolution passed on Saturday by the largest California student association condemns a recent resolution by the state assembly seeking to chill student activism and criticism of Israel’s policies on campuses.

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.

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