Monthly Archives: August 2007

A “Censured” DePaul University: Norman Finkelstein-Mehrene Larudee Cases

This commentary is speculative and does not represent any official position taken or contemplated by the American Association of University Professors. If DePaul University were to be censured by the A.A.U.P. for its violation of academic freedom in the denial … Continue reading

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DePaul University College of Law Links Blog to Dr Finkelstein Auto-da-fé

It is gratifying to see, even if somewhat belatedly that significant numbers of DePaul faculty are speaking out against this outrage of both the denial of tenure and the summary dismissal of Dr Norman G. Finkelstein during his terminal year. … Continue reading

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A.A.U.P.s THIRD Document on Suspension Needs to be Emphasised in Prof. Finkelstein “Suspension” Case.

As one who endured a suspension beginning on Veterans Day, 2002, I am in a unique position both from personal experience and knowledge of the literature to discourse on the Norman G. Finkelstein virtual suspension and summary dismissal during his … Continue reading

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A.A.U.P. Demands “Reinstatement” of Professor Norman Finkelstein to “Normal Academic Duties”

The American Association of University Professors is requesting an immediate reinstatement of Norman Finkelstein who has been subjected to a suspension during his terminal year. A.A.U.P. has cited previous actions in which compensation alone does not justify the removal of … Continue reading

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Exclusive Original Document: Norman Finkelstein Placed on “Administrative Leave”; InsideHigherEd Interviewed Prof. Kirstein on Doctor Finkelstein Persecution

This egregious violation of academic freedom both during and after the tenure application of Dr Norman Finkelstein has reached new levels of arbitrariness. Dr Finkelstein is not being allowed to teach or assume any professorial duties during his terminal year … Continue reading

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Is Norman Finkelstein Being Prevented From Teaching at DePaul?

This e-mail would appear to confirm that DePaul has canceled one of Dr Finkelstein’s classes. Another website is alleging that all of his courses have been canceled. It would seem to suggest that DePaul’s administration is riven by fear and … Continue reading

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Will Norman G. Finkelstein Have Office Space at DePaul University?

I had been sent by a student and confirmed by a posting on Dr Finkelstein’s website that Dean Chuck Suchar is apparently denying a full-time professor office space. Chuck Suchar, in his infamous memorandum that recommended against the granting of … Continue reading

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Professor Kirstein Op-ed in Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon) on American Militarism

I was invited by Tom Hastings to submit an op-ed on America’s imperial overstretch. It appeared in the Statesman Journal in the Oregon capital of Salem. August 23, 2007 “Eisenhower’s warning ignored at our peril” Americans need to construe the … Continue reading

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Transcript: Professor Kirstein Iran TV interview: August 13, 2007

Jame Jam 2 TV, Islam Republic of Iran Broadcasting. I was interviewed again on Iran television, Jame Jam, “Kankesh” programme on August 13, 2007. The topic was the United States image in the world today. These are my remarks as … Continue reading

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DePaul Students Organise Major Event on Academic Freedom; Write Letter to DePaul President Reverend Dennis H. Holtschneider

12 October 2007 – In Defense of Academic Freedom In Defense of Academic Freedom 12 October 2007 – 2:00pm – 7:00 pm Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago Featuring: Dr. Akeel Bilgrami, Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy and Director of The Heyman … Continue reading

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Professor Kirstein Interviewed Second Time on Iran TV

YouTube Video of Iran TV Broadcast IRIB’s Jame Jam channel showed another segment of an interview on August 13, 2007 on its Kankash programme. The programme’s topic was U.S. policy in Iraq. When I receive the tape, I will initially … Continue reading

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Cuba Courageously Refers to U.S. Atomic Attacks as “Genocide”

Cuba News Agency report on the genocide: Intrepid Cubans, despite living under criminal U.S. blockade, mourn for the hibakusha, atomic survivors, and those killed in the American atomic genocide during World War II.

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Holocaust From The Sky: American Atomic Genocide (Nagasaki, August 9, 1945)

On this date, August 9, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb, one of the most disgraceful and evil inventions ever consummated under state-sponsored science, on a city full of non-combatants in Nagasaki, Japan. Nagasaki Genocide against a defeated non-nuclear power. … Continue reading

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Remembering the Genocide: Hiroshima (August 6, 1945)

HIROSHIMA — Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba called for action to create a nuclear weapon-free world as he read out the city’s 2007 Peace Declaration on Monday, the 62nd anniversary of the devastating atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima. In the declaration, … Continue reading

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The Wall Street Journal Links My Blog to Hank Brown Statement on Ward Churchill Dismissal

The Wall Street Journal ironically linked my blog at the bottom of University of Colorado President Hank Brown’s crusading editorial justifying his egregious firing of Mr Ward Churchill, Professor of Ethnic Studies. While President Brown’s article was published on July … Continue reading

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David Horowitz’s FrontPageMag.com Calls Me “Propagandist.”

An article with the ominous title, “Will Taxing Colleges Save Them?” appeared July 27, 2007 in the influential conservative magazine, FrontPageMag.com., Brooklyn College’s Mitchell Langbert alleges the following in an excerpt from his piece: “Many educators admit openly that they … Continue reading

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When Can a Tenured Faculty Member Be Fired During the New McCarthyism

Revised: February 2011 According to the American Association of University Professors, tenure can only be revoked for cause. The following areas may be grounds to revoke the continuous tenure of an academician. However, the presumption is that tenure is continuous and … Continue reading

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Transcript: Professor Kirstein Interview on Iran Television

Update: Kindly See YouTube Video of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Interviews.  This is a transcript of the video of an interview I did on Iran’s Jame Jam television network on July 23, 2007 to discuss peace and reconciliation. The 2:13 … Continue reading

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