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Aaron Swartz and the Assault on Open Information: Malicious Government Prosecution
The great corporate-supported push to hide essential, publicly funded information behind private firewalls and government secrecy, represents a breathtaking breach of the basic tenets of democracy.
Academe's Poisonous Call-Out Culture
Walters, Suzanna Danuta
I cannot help thinking that something has gone seriously wrong when a scholar who is not transphobic or working against the interests of trans people, but, in fact, considering an important question, ...
The Academic Boycott Debate
An excellent summary and commentary on a debate at Ryerson University about whether Israel should be subjected to an academic boycott because of its human rights violations.
Academic Freedom Threatened in Ontario Universities
Pappano, Margaret Aziza
While most academics would agree that a university should be a place where critical debate is fostered, what is academic freedom when the freedom to attend classes without being bombed isn't even assu...
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Connexions Library: Education, Children Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on education and children.
A Different Kind of Safe Space
Words are dangerous, but not as dangerous as efforts to suppress them, be it by government or dean -- and certainly not as insidious as self-censorship.
Web portal with sources of information about education and academia, including articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and imp...
The End of Academic Freedom in America: the Case of Steven Salaita
In the years I spent at Columbia University, there was always some professor or another coming under attack from the Israel lobby. But no matter the intensity of the witch-hunt, I was always proud to ...
Endarkenment: Postmodernism, Identity Politics, and the Attack on Free Speech
Many today find the idea of free speech appalling—an awful fact to those who believe in freedom, quaint as it sounds. Left-liberals agitate to prevent disagreeable expression. Their masked street alli...
For Free Expression on Palestine
Free Speech and Acceptable Truths: Statement of the Alumni for Responsible Speech
Alumni for Responsible Speech
While we support freedom of speech and academic freedom, we believe that university administrations have a duty to provide a safe learning environment in which students and faculty are protected by in...
'Free speech' - as long as it doesn't offend anyone
On the issue of free speech most of the right and much of the left are in agreement, and so too are many liberals, activists, and human rights apparatchiks. They hold essentially the same position on ...
Free Speech in an Age of Identity Politics
Transcript of Malik's TB Davie Memorial lecture on academic freedom at the University of Cape Town.
If this is feminism...
Part of the problem with the response to Tuvel's article is that some seem to feel that they are the only ones who have the legitimate right to talk about certain topics. At best, this is identity pol...
The Israel Advocacy Push to 'Reclaim' York University: Putting Current Events in Context
York is a longstanding hub for "Israel advocacy" organizations (as they designate themselves). This reality expresses itself in various ways. At the grassroots level, far-right Zionist organizing has ...
NYU: Nerds on Strike!: Against The Current vol. 120
On November 9, 2005, graduate student employees at New York University (NYU) put down their red pens and picked up their picket signs. After a 2004 ruling by a Bush- appointed majority of the National...
Oil CEO Wanted University Quake Scientists Dismissed: Dean's E-Mail
The billionaire CEO of Continental Resources told a dean at the University of Oklahoma that he wanted earthquake researchers dismissed.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 1, 2017: April 1 issue
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Other Voices always strives to present you with alternative views on important topics. This issue offers some really alternative perspectives and even some "alternative facts." As always, read critica...
A Political Witch-Hunt in the Name of "Academic Freedom": In Defense of the American Studies Association
Wald provides insight into the American Studies Association's decision to boycott Israeli universities and defends the group's decision against the backlash given by the media and academia.
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Rebels Without a Cause: The Assault on Academic Freedom
Examining current academic culture which falsely labels "words as violence" and how it is affecting acedemic freedom, notably by some who think of themselves as being on the left, who are employing t...
Review: Political War Over Palestine: Against The Current vol. 131
It has become impossible to review titles like these, or discuss the issues they raise, without reference to the rise of an exceptionally vicious campaign against critical activist voices and academic...
The Salaita Affair: Lessons Heard and Lessons Learned
Ramahi, Omar M.
Professor Steven Salaita was to begin his new faculty appointment in Fall 2014 as a tenured Associate Professor in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign...
Science and liberation: Science as human curiosity, as authority, and as business
The conservative movement’s attack on science has several prongs. Where they can attain government office, as in Canada, they use the highly effective tools of funding and de-funding, and regulation a...
When Free Speech Becomes Dead Silence - The Israel Lobby And A Cowed Academia
The sudden cancellation of an academic conference on Israel, as well as the lack of outcry from 'mainstream' media, demonstrates once again the skewed limits to 'free speech' in 'advanced' Western dem...
Why Banning Laura Kipnis Would Betray Wellesley's Academic Mission
Six professors at an elite American college insist that students will suffer "damage" or "injury" if speakers they may disagree with are allowed to speak on campus.
Witch Hunt vs. Academic Freedom: Against The Current vol. 116
I appear before you today because of a campaign of intimidation to which I have been subjected for over three years. While this campaign was started by certain members of the Columbia faculty, and by ...
Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
The website of Professor Norman Finkelstein.
Near East Cultural and Educational Foundation of Canada
NECEF is an academically oriented volunteer organization whose extensive international network of individuals and NGO's with expertise about and concern for the Arab World includes a Canadian speakers...
The High Cost of Skepticism
What happened to two scientists who believed that tenure and First Amendment would protect their rights to free inquiry
Here’s what happened to two scientists who believed that tenure and the First Amendment would protect their rights to free inquiry.
Sources Select Universities, Colleges, and Institutes
Academic experts available to take media calls about their area of expertise.
From the Connexions Archives
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.