Monthly Archives: April 2009

Video of Kirstein Remarks on Chicago Gaza Panel

This is a YouTube video of excerpts from a Gaza Colonisation Panel that I served on in Chicago on February 26, 2009. This is the full text of my statement on the Israeli assault on defenceless Gaza.   Sister Christian … Continue reading

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Norman Finkelstein to Speak at Clark University, Monday April 27

Clark University which was looking down a barrel of shame has reversed itself and is allowing Dr Finkelstein to speak as a guest of Students for Palestinian Rights on Monday, April 27. President John Bassett’s Clark’s shameless, pusillanimous revocation of a speaking … Continue reading

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Cancer of Academic Freedom Destruction Now at U.C.-Santa Barbara

From: Committee to Defend Academic Freedom at UCSB PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY Dear colleagues, UCSB has become the latest front in the war against Academic Freedom. Professor William I. Robinson, a Sociology and Global Studies professor at the University of California, … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom for Palestine Justice Professor Denied at Ithaca College

http://socialistworker.org/2009/04/20/tenure-travesty-in-ithaca Tenure travesty at Ithaca College By Troy Pasulka | April 20, 2009 ITHACA, N.Y.–Sixty people gathered April 16 at the Workers’ Center to hear Professor Margo Ramlal-Nankoe describe how she was denied tenure at Ithaca College due to her … Continue reading

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Cary Nelson Lodges A.A.U.P. “Disaster” Complaint against College of DuPage Board Policy

Cary sent this to me via e-mail Feel free to make any use of the following: DuPage’s new policy includes many unproblematic elements, but it also incorporates numerous poison pills that can easily be used to undermine academic freedom. People, … Continue reading

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A.C.L.U. Slams John Bassett Cancellation of Dr Finkelstein Talk at Clark University

This is all too common when universities cancel events to preserve the public relations’ image of an institution. President  John Bassett is just the latest example of an execrable administrator who eagerly sacrifices academic excellence and the pursuit of truth … Continue reading

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A.A.U.P. ILLINOIS 2009 SPRING CONFERENCE

American Association of University Professors  ILLINOIS 2009 SPRING CONFERENCE 2009 SPRING CONFERENCE AT ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY Featured Speaker: GARY RHOADES, GENERAL SECRETARY OF AAUP Following Gary Rhoades, a panel discussion on the topic of transparency in academia, including tenure decisions, governance, … Continue reading

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A.A.U.P. Cary Nelson Calls for Reinstatement of Ward Churchill in New York Times

Cary Nelson, president of A.A.U.P., has called for the reinstatement of Professor Ward Churchill in a one-paragraph blog post in the New York Times. Why A.A.U.P. has chosen to wait after two years of an obvious persecution of a professor … Continue reading

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Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Peaceful Satellite Launch

Update: These are more details of the actual claimed space launch: “The satellite is going round the earth along its elliptic orbit at the angle of inclination of 40.6 degrees at 490 km perigee and 1,426 km apogee. Its cycle … 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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Support Loretta Capehart: Persecuted at Northeastern Illinois U. and Denied Academic Freedom; A Comment on Provost Lawrence P. Frank and Age Discrimination

Northeastern Illinois University Provost Lawrence P. Frank Dr Lawrence P. Frank, provost  and vice president for academic affairs at N.E.I.U., was dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at St Xavier University where I teach. He left for the provost job at … Continue reading

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