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Brian Leiter on Legal Defence of Steven Salaita

Brian Leiter, law professor at the University of Chicago, was interviewed on WTTW Chicago Tonight. He presents a very strong legal defence for Steven Salaita that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign should carefully consider. http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/08/25/freedom-expression-and-education

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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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Dr Kevin Barrett Previews My Appearance on His Radio Programme

This is a link to my scheduled appearance on Dr Kevin Barrett’s Truth Jihad radio show on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 2:00-3:00 PM CST.  In the photo, I am the one on the left. The venue was the Historians … Continue reading

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Kirstein to Appear on Kevin Barrett Radio Programme

Kirstein will appear on the Kevin Barrett, Truth Jihad Radio show on the American Freedom Radio network from 2:00-3:00 CST on Friday, March 11, 2011. The program is broadcast from Madison, Wisconsin and will explore the challenges to academic freedom … Continue reading

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National Association of Scholars’ Peter Wood, Ken Howell and Comment

Background: In November 2002, I was suspended by Air Force veteran Richard Yanikoski, former president of St Xavier University, for a robust, impassioned antiwar e-mail to then Cadet Robert Kurpiel of the Air Force Academy. I wonder where officer Kurpiel … Continue reading

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Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Robert “Buzz” Patterson Rips Me in “War Crimes”

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert Patterson wrote a book with the stupid and frankly un-American title: War Crimes: The  Left’s Campaign to Destroy the Military and Lose the War on Terror. I thought war crimes were committed by military personnel or … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Is At It Again: Campus Watch’s Enforcer Claims Victimization

Cinnamon Stillwell, the West Coast Representative for Campus Watch, proclaims her annual survey of alleged ad hominem criticisms of Campus Watch’s right-wing agenda: silence those who hear the cries and whispers of the Palestinians and marginalise the growing number of academics … Continue reading

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Kenneth Howell’s Complete E-Mail to University of Illinois Class and My Comments

I was reluctant to post this because having endured persecution for an e-mail that opposed war and American war crimes in particular, I felt to do so would be rank hypocrisy. However, my e-mail was intended as private communication. A … Continue reading

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The Inadequacies of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is really prowar day. It is an unthinking paean to those Americans who died in war. It does not memorialise  those millions who we slaughtered, tortured, mutilated or nuked in war. It does not question why American service … Continue reading

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SR Education Group Publishes Kirstein Interview on Online Education: Reprinted Here

I received several email from Program Managers at SR Education Group asking me for an interview. I was somewhat surprised since they are an online education company that brokers for online universities or mortar-and-brick universities that have online programmes. I … Continue reading

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The Deeper Meaning of Military Rage Against Antiwar Protest

I suppose engaging in free psychoanalytic discourse is both errant and perhaps gratuitous. Yet I have often wondered why so many in the military are eager to marginalise and silence those with whom they disagree. For seven years, I have … Continue reading

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My Exchange With Air Force Cadet Robert Kurpiel: Seven Years On

These are undated photos of former Air Force cadet, now presumably officer Robert Kurpiel, a graduate of the Air Force Academy in 2006. The falcon is the mascot of A.F.A. and it appears he is a falconer or engaged in … Continue reading

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Suspending Academic Freedom: Suspension as a Major Sanction

I wrote this article that appears in the Fall 2009 issue of Academe, the award winning publication of the Illinois conference of the American Association of University Professors. It analyses the major sanction of suspension that is being applied too broadly … Continue reading

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Persecuted C.U. Professor Ward Churchill denied Reinstatement in an act of Juridical Anarchy

UPDATED JULY 9, 2009 Professor Churchill won a wrongful termination suit which apparently was ignored by a hack judge Larry Naves. The jury verdict in April decided he was fired not for academic-research misconduct but for a fiery article published … Continue reading

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Dr Timothy Kuklo and Dr K Dan Riew: The Medtronic Couple’s Pax de Deux at Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine

I was the first to report that Dr K Dan Riew, the Mildred B. Simon Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, did not fully disclose to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the reasons for … Continue reading

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Dr Timothy Kuklo’s Patient Defends the Colonel and Condemns My Critique as a “Disgrace.”

DR KUKLO RESIGNS I received the following email from a John Lane. One of many I might add and have carefully scrutinised which to publish since I am on a university server. Some have submitted very damaging charges about Dr … Continue reading

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The Arrogance of “Honour:” Dr Kuklo’s Awards and More on the Strange Defence By Dr K Dan Riew

DR TIMOTHY R KUKLO RESIGNS FROM WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Dr Timothy Kuklo, as has been previously reported, has had an article retracted from publication due to its falsification of research and falsely claiming joint authorship by forging the … Continue reading

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Ward Churchill Wins Case against University of Colorado; Dr Roger Bowen Loses {Update}

Unjustly persecuted professor Ward Churchill waves a dollar after a Denver jury sided with him in his civil suit against the University of Colorado over violation of academic freedom and First Amendment rights. (Paul Aiken, Daily Camera ); From Denver … Continue reading

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Airman First Class Critical of Pictures of Fallen and Tally of K.I.A.

I received this e-mail from a U.S. air force serviceperson. I have removed his e-mail address and current duty station but he is not deployed overseas. I subsequently received a “Recall” request of the e-mail. I was unaware that the “Recall” … Continue reading

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Wikipedia’s “Gwen Gale”: The New McCarthyism v Academic Freedom

Scare Poster as capitalism eviscerates America’s economy and plunges 45,700,000 without health insurance and at least 6.5% unemployed. Everyone knows it is over 7% when you count those who no longer try to find work as billionaire hedge-fund managers escape … Continue reading

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Professor Peter N. Kirstein N.Y.U. Academic Freedom Speech

This video consists of excerpts from my talk on February 23, 2008 at the “Freedoms at Risk” conference at New York University. The conference was organised by the Student Council of the College of Arts and Science. This is a … Continue reading

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