Fired Professor Steven Salaita’s Speech at Columbia College Chicago on Israel, Civility & Academic Freedom

By: Friday October 10, 2014 9:15 am

This week, Professor Steven Salaita has been touring college and university campuses in the Chicago area to speak about the issue of academic freedom of campuses, to share his story with students and to discuss what can be done next to fight for him and restore academic freedom at UIUC.

 

In Case of Palestinian American, Prosecutors Criminalize Political Activity and Create ‘Prejudicial Atmosphere’

By: Wednesday October 8, 2014 10:14 am

A lawyer representing Palestinian American Rasmea Odeh, who is accused of immigration fraud, says the United States government’s request for an “anonymous jury” in the case and the partial sequestration of jurors is all a part of prosecutors’ efforts to create a prejudicial and fearful atmosphere.

Late Night: MENA Mashup: Bibi, ISIS, and Our Coalition of the Willing

By: Monday October 6, 2014 8:00 pm

Once again Bibi is lying through his teeth, let’s delve into some of his asinine assertions…

Consequences Of Gaza Operation Felt In Israel With Suicides and Moves Away From Border

By: Wednesday October 1, 2014 3:12 pm

This summer’s brutal assault on the people of Gaza by the Israeli government is still yielding casualties. While the operation itself cost 66 Israeli soldiers their lives, in the past month alone three Israeli soldiers who participated in Operation Protective Edge have committed suicide. The suicides are the latest indication of the psychological damage done to Israeli soldiers from participating in the war on Gaza. The IDF medical corps is said to have treated over 100 soldiers for mental health problems both during and after the military campaign that killed over 2,100 Palestinians. The overwhelming majority of the Palestinians killed were civilians, many children.

MENA Mashup: Abbas, Bibi, and ISIS

By: Monday September 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Seriously, why won’t Abu Mazen sign the Rome Statute…?

Obama Tells UN General Assembly ‘The Cause Of Empire Leads To The Graveyard’

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 2:07 pm

In what may be one of the most well publicized acts of cognitive dissonance in history US President Barack Obama, leader of the most powerful empire in the world, told the United Nations General Assembly that “the cause of empire leads to the graveyard.”

Obama has No ISIS Strategy

By: Wednesday September 17, 2014 8:02 am

Obama said a week ago he did not have a strategy to combat ISIS, and that now he does. He was right the first time.

Speaking Truth to Glower

By: Wednesday September 17, 2014 1:30 am

Oh oh, somebody said something clearly accurate and on point…WE…CANNOT…HAVE…THAT!

Unit 8200 Intelligence Reservists in Israel Boycott “Intrusive” Spying on Palestinians

By: Friday September 12, 2014 6:50 pm

Israeli Unit 8200 Intelligence Reservists Boycott “Intrusive” Spying On Palestinians

“Dozens of Israeli reservists with an elite intelligence unit have refused to take part in spying activities on Palestinians, denouncing the military’s intrusive security policies in an open letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and armed forces chiefs.”

The Uncivil Termination of Professor Steven Salaita

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 1:35 pm

Professor Steven Salaita was terminated from a tenured faculty position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) because he sent out tweets through his personal Twitter account that were critical of Israel’s assault on Gaza. Yesterday, he delivered his first statement on what happened to a room full of supporters on the UIUC campus—a number of which had walked out of their classes.

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