Monthly Archives: July 2007

David French, New York Post, Criticises Me and other Progressive Professors in the name of Standards in the Ward Churchill Case

David French, part of the emerging conservative-liberal axis of thought police, has written an editorial praising the revocation of the continuous tenure of Mr Ward Churchill, University of Colorado. It appeared in the conservative tabloid, New York Post. I find … Continue reading

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Today in Chicago: Senator Barack Obama on Race and Peace

This afternoon I was at an event in Chicago, at the invitation of a friend, that featured Senator Barack Obama, Democrat of Illinois. The event was held in a residence and lasted from 1200 to 130 CDT. I asked the … Continue reading

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Blog Anniversary #2 “Interview” (July 27, 2005-July 27, 2007)

Liberation Gazette: Welcome Professor Peter N. Kirstein to Liberation Gazette. This is the second anniversary of your blog. What is your assessment of this enterprise at the end of its second year? PNK: Well it has been a hectic year. … Continue reading

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DePaul University President Holtschneider Responds to Illinois A.A.U.P. Conference Re: Finkelstein and Larudee Academic Freedom Tenure Cases

The Illinois Conference of the American Association of University Professors submitted this letter to the DePaul University president on June 23, 2007. The letter strongly criticised the decision of DePaul to deny tenure to Professors Norman G. Finkelstein and Mehrene … Continue reading

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The Hero of Ward Churchill Dismissal Outrage Speaks Out: Cindy Carlisle

C.U. Regent Cindy Carlisle The only regent of the University of Colorado who voted against the revocation of Ward Churchill’s continuous tenure (8-1) was Cindy Carlisle from Boulder. Regents in Colorado represent the seven Congressional districts and Ms Carlisle represents … Continue reading

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A.A.U.P. Supports Finkelstein, Larudee Right of Appeal of Tenure Denial

The DePaul University administration has argued there can be no internal appeal of a decision concerning the denial of tenure. I have seen some documents that astonishingly assert that a presidential decision at DePaul on a tenure matter is “final.” … Continue reading

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Scott Jaschik, InsideHigherEd, Quotes Professor Kirstein on Mr Churchill Tenure Revocation

InsideHigherEd.com published this article today on the Ward Churchill firing. I am quoted at length from an e-mail exchange that appeared in the thoroughly documented piece: Peter N. Kirstein, a professor of history at Saint Xavier University and a blogger … Continue reading

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Professor Ward Churchill Fired From University of Colorado:

At 5:36 P.M. Mountain Standard Time on July 24, 2007, Mister Ward Churchill was fired from his tenured full professorship at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The Regents of the University of Colorado entertained a motion. It was seconded … Continue reading

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C.U. Regents To Decide Shortly in Boulder on Prof. Churchill

WARD CHURCHILL FIRED FROM C.U. The University of Colorado regents are meeting now to decide whether to revoke the tenure of Professor Ward Churchill on highly irregular charges of academic misconduct in an atmosphere of ideological conformity and retribution for … Continue reading

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A Difference Between Senator Obama and Senator Clinton: A Willingness to Talk to Our Adversaries

During the Democratic presidential Charleston debate last night at The Citadel, which only recently admitted women I might add, Senator Barack Obama stated he would meet with the leaders of nations with which the U.S. has antagonistic relationships. These include … Continue reading

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Professor Kirstein Interview to Appear on Iran Television, July 23, 2007

Photo courtesy of UnitedWeStandWorld.com I was informed that a segment of an interview that was taped months ago in Chicago will be shown on Islamic Republic or Iran Broadcasting’s Jame Jam network tonight. I do not speak Persian or Farsi … Continue reading

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Can Mr Bush Seize Our Property for Protesting the Unjust Iraq War?

A former student has asked me about Mr Bush’s most recent Executive Order of July 17, 2007: “Executive Order Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq.” It essentially allows the confiscation of property and other financial … Continue reading

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Senator Barack Obama Opposed the Iraq War Prior to the Preemptive Invasion.

I think any candidate for the presidency who voted to authorise the use of force to dismantle illusory weapons of mass destruction and replace the Saddam Hussein autocracy is not competent to assume the American presidency. While I am impressed … Continue reading

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A.C.L.U. and Tom Mayer Support Professor Ward Churchill in his battle with University of Colorado Regents

WARD CHURCHILL FIRED: Defending Freedom of Speech and Ward Churchill D-Day in the struggle to defend free speech is Tuesday July 24. On that day the Regents of the University of Colorado will meet on the Boulder campus to decide … Continue reading

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InsideHigherEd Scoops the OTHER paper on Professor Churchill Inquisition Date

InsiderHigherEd was kind enough to link my blog as one of the first to publish the July 24, 2007 decision day of the University of Colorado regents. On that date they will vote whether to revoke the continuous tenure of … Continue reading

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University of Colorado Regents to Decide July 24 on Ward Churchill Academic Freedom Case

From Students and Faculty for True Academic Freedom Will the C.U. Regents Fire Ward Churchill? They vote on July 24, 2007. Let’s make our voices heard!!! “The Crucifixion,” Aaron Douglas (1927). Mr Douglas was a leading African-American painter of the … Continue reading

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I Defend Professor Steven Plaut Convicted of Libel for “Anti-Semitic” Slur: Academic Freedom Should Be a Universal Right

More Nationalistic Braggadocio Than Fact From Haaretz: September 6, 2006 U.S.-born professor guilty of libeling colleague By Ira Moskowitz “Haifa University economist Steven Plaut was convicted last week of libeling a fellow academic, Neve Gordon of Ben-Gurion University’s Department of … Continue reading

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Professor Kirstein and Iraq Combatant, Air Force Technical Sergeant Johnson, Debate the War:

I have learned that the individual who claims to be an active duty member of the Air Force has widely circulated his e-mail and even a third party sent it to an employee of my university. Therefore, since there is … Continue reading

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Professor Steven Plaut Attacks My Support of David Irving’s Free Speech Rights: Calls Me “Anti-Semitic Rogue”

Professor Steven Plaut is a frequent writer for David Horowitz’s FrontPageMag.com. He is an expatriate American who teaches business at the University of Haifa in Israel and is well-known for using harsh language and ad hominem attacks against his critics … Continue reading

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Additional Aspects of Finkelstein-Larudee Academic Freedom Struggle at DePaul University

1) Apparently the vote of the DePaul University Board on Promotion and Tenure was also four to three (4-3) in a non-recommendation of tenure for Dr Mehrene A. Larudee, assistant professor of international studies. They had voted four to three … Continue reading

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Good News From the Front: Army Misses Quota For Second Month

The United States Army which is intended to kill people in the name of national security in this the 21th Century, when the world is craving for moral leadership from this warrior nation, has failed to meet its monthly recruitment … Continue reading

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Two California Think Tanks Feature Kirstein Article on David Horowitz and Academic Freedom

The Center for Critical Thinking and Moral Critique, and the Foundation For Critical thinking website reproduced significant portions of my recent analysis of David Horowitz’s The Professors and its sequel, Indoctrination U. I attempted to demonstrate that the noted conservative’s … Continue reading

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SiCKO Shows the True America: Michael Moore’s Masterpiece

SiCKO is one of the greatest movies in the history of cinema. It ranks with Citizen Kane, Apocalypse Now and On the Waterfront as an epic masterpiece. Michael Moore combines wit, information and courage in presenting this tour de force. … Continue reading

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Remember Iran Air Flight 655 and U.S. War Crimes: July 3, 1988

This is the nineteenth anniversary of the criminal United States destruction of an Iran Air passenger liner. The United States deliberately and without provocation slaughtered 290 innocent passengers aboard an Iranian commercial aircraft. Oh sure we hear about Lockerbee, the … Continue reading

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