AAUP Backs Iymen Chehade, Supports Academic Freedom at Columbia College Chicago

by Eva Bartlett | reposted from the Palestine Chronicle American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Illinois statement of support for Iymen Chehade, a professor at Chicago’s Columbia College, marks the latest, and most significant, step forward in the fight against pervasive attempts to control discourse on Occupied Palestine, via stifling academic freedom on college and university [&hellip

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ISM seeks volunteers to go to Palestine

TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) needs nonviolent resistance volunteers to stand with Palestinians against the theft and colonization of Palestinian land.  You will witness and report human rights violations, participate in nonviolent demonstrations, resist home demolitions and land confiscations, accompany children and patients to school and hospital, remove roadblocks, or just share [&hellip

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Pro-Palestinian Students Charge Universities With Censorship

By: Nona Willis Aronowitz |reposted from NBC News BOSTON — “Free, free Palestine!” protesters shouted, carrying a 30-foot-long Palestinian flag through the streets. At first glance, the 150 people gathered just outside Northeastern University on March 18 seemed to be staging a typical rally criticizing Israeli policies—an increasingly common sight on left-leaning American campuses. But [&hellip

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Rachel Corrie’s Inspiration Lives on Eleven Years Later

by Manar Mohammad | reposted from 16 Minutes to Palestine “We have got to understand that people in third world countries think and care and smile and cry just like us. “We have got to understand that they dream our dreams and we dream theirs. “We have got to understand that they are us. We are [&hellip

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Israel’s War on American Universities

by Chris Hedges | reposted from Truth Dig The banning of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Northeastern University in Boston on March 7, along with a university threat of disciplinary measures against some of its members, replicates sanctions being imposed against numerous student Palestinian rights groups across the country. The attacks, and the [&hellip

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Stand up for academic freedom: Why is Palestine taboo at Columbia College?

MEDIA ALERT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eric Ruder 773-398-3020 Columbia College students, faculty and community members are organizing a campaign to defend academic freedom after Columbia administrators retaliated against an instructor for the content of his course about the Israel/Palestine conflict. The campaign includes a petition (www.chn.ge/MXMtpY); March 11 and 12 call-in days to the Columbia College administration; and a public forum featuring Ali [&hellip

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Israeli apartheid week takes US campuses by storm

by: Dr. Sarah Marusek | reposted from the Middle East Monitor Thursday, 06 March 2014 For full image gallery visit: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/articles/activism/10133-israeli-apartheid-week-takes-us-campuses-by-storm Throughout the months of February and March, students and activists around the world are organising activities for Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), which aims “to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system” [&hellip

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Palestinians call for protests against US military aid to the Israeli occupation

By Dr Sarah Marusek |reposted from The Middle East Monitor Since the US-sponsored peace negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel recommenced last summer, Israeli forces have: authorised the approval of several thousand illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories; launched the construction of twice as many illegal housing units as in the previous year; forcibly dispersed a peaceful protest camp in the [&hellip

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New Israeli legislation

by Naim Ateek, Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, Jerusalem On Monday, February 23, 2014, the Israeli Knesset enacted a new law that recognizes Muslim and Christian Arab communities as separate identities, giving them their own representation in an employment commission. The law passed by a margin of 31 to

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