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Illinois AAUP Committee A on University of Illinois and Steven Salaita Appointment

contact kirstein@sxu.edu August 6, 2014 The Illinois Conference Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure of the American Association of University Professors supports the honoring of the appointment of Steven G. Salaita in the American Indian Studies program at the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Columbia College Chicago, Student Complaints in General and Academic Freedom

This is not primarily a critique of Columbia College Chicago which has merited high praise throughout academia for those who value academic freedom, a post-secondary institution’s capacity to listen to independent judgments and analysis and administrators who exhibit a flexibility … Continue reading

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The Bumbling Secretary Kerry and The Use of the Word “Degrade.”

The warmongers in the Barack Hussein Obama administration and in particular Secretary of State John Kerry are using the latest military patois of “degrade”: yes I am glad Mr Obama beat the war criminal Senator John McCain and the erstwhile … Continue reading

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Philosophers for Change Article: “Free Speech, War, and Academic Freedom.”

This article was published by the online journal Philosophers for Change. Its editor is Sanjay Perera who is based in Singapore. This is the link. http://philosophersforchange.org/tag/free-speech/ Image from Philosophers for Change. The paper originated from a panel presentation at the Historians … Continue reading

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Chuck Hagel for Defence Secretary!

The Jewish lobby is a term that the former Republican senator from Nebraska has been condemned for using to describe the unwarranted influence of the Jewish and other persons lobby for the State of Israel. John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt … Continue reading

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Kirstein to Give Paper and Talk on 2002 Suspension Academic Freedom Case

I will be presenting a paper on my suspension and its implications for shared governance and academic freedom at a conference on Shared Governance and Workshops in Washington, DC this Saturday, October 27 at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel from 1:45-3:45. SESSION 4D | … Continue reading

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Joe Berry, leading national figure for Contingent Faculty Struggle, Will Respond to Paper at AAUP Conference

Joe Berry, renown labour organiser, author and advocate for the academic proletariat will serve as respondent to my paper, “Ten Years On: The Kirstein Suspension Case, Shared Governance and Academic Freedom,” American Association of University Professors: Shared Governance Conference in Washington, D.C., on … Continue reading

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Abstract of Paper for Delivery in Washington DC on Kirstein Academic Freedom Case

The AAUP Shared Governance Conference in October will be the venue. “Ten Years On: The Kirstein Suspension Case, Shared Governance and Academic Freedom” Abstract: Ten years ago Kirstein was sanctioned in the most controversial academic freedom suspension case of the … Continue reading

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Staff Sgt. Robert Bales and Alleged American Exceptionalism

An alleged baby-killer that slaughtered sixteen civilians in American-occupied Afghanistan is revealed as Staff Sgt. Robert Bales. Yet as usual, the non-reflective, prowar press is proffering the usual litany of excuses. They focus on the individual accused and not the … Continue reading

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Kirstein Interviewed on Kevin Barrett’s Truth Jihad Show

I appeared on Kevin Barrett’s American Freedom radio programme yesterday, December 12, 2011. I discussed a variety of issues ranging from academic freedom, online education, tenure, free speech and specific litigation arising from the Garcetti v Ceballos case. It begins at … Continue reading

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Professor Loretta Capeheart Resists the New McCarthyism at Northeastern Illinois University

Shut Up and Teach!* The Perversion of Free Speech on Campus For more than four years, I have attempted to set the record straight after a Vice President on my campus, Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) made a slanderous accusation against … Continue reading

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Kirstein Only Full-time Faculty Member Named in St Xavier’s Appeal of NLRB Pro-Adjunct Ruling

As previously blogged, St Xavier University is appealing the NLRB regional office in Chicago’s decision to assert jurisdiction in the union organising efforts of adjunct faculty. St Xavier’s appeal is formally titled: “Saint Xavier University’s Request for Review of the … Continue reading

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MP3 Version of Kirstein Remarks at Loretta Capeheart Northeastern Illinois University Teach-in

Free Speech Under Attack – From Wisconsin to NEIU Segment: 5 ‎Click on either the headset, if browser is Explorer, or mp3 link for Podcast of my remarks at antiwar, academic freedom forum at Northeastern Illinois University on April 26, 2011. 2838-1-FS-PeterKirstein.mp3 … Continue reading

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Text of Kirstein Remarks at Chomsky-Endorsed Academic Freedom Forum at Northeastern Illinois University

Presented April 26, 2011 at a Committee for Academic Justice teach-in at Lech Walesa Hall at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Let me welcome you to the real America. The America born out of genocide of the indigenous peoples, followed … Continue reading

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An MP3 Version of Kirstein Radio Broadcast on Kevin Barrett Show

This is a link to my appearance on the Dr Kevin Barrett broadcast on Truth Jihad radio of the American Freedom Radio. Scroll down to March 11, 2011 and you will see my name. When you access it, you may go to the 1:00 mark … Continue reading

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