Academic Freedom

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Aaron Swartz and the Assault on Open Information: Malicious Government Prosecution
Geovanis, Chris
Article
2013
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.
The Academic Boycott Debate
Podur, Justin
Article
2006
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
Article
2009
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...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on education and children.
A Different Kind of Safe Space
Gup,, Ted
Article
2016
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.
The End of Academic Freedom in America: the Case of Steven Salaita
Proyect, Louis
Article
2015
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 ...
For Free Expression on Palestine
Podur, Justin
Article
2009
Free Speech and Acceptable Truths: Statement of the Alumni for Responsible Speech
Alumni for Responsible Speech
Article
2008
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
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2009
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
Malik, Kenan
Article
2015
Transcript of Malik's TB Davie Memorial lecture on academic freedom at the University of Cape Town.
The Israel Advocacy Push to 'Reclaim' York University: Putting Current Events in Context
Freeman-Maloy, Dan
Article
2009
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
Plumb, Amanda
Article
2006
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
Elgin,Benjamin
Article
2015
The billionaire CEO of Continental Resources told a dean at the University of Oklahoma that he wanted earthquake researchers dismissed.
Radical Digressions 4
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Review: Political War Over Palestine: Against The Current vol. 131
Finkel, David
Article
2007
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.
Article
2014
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
Podur, Justin
Article
2014
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
Editor
Article
2015
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...
Witch Hunt vs. Academic Freedom: Against The Current vol. 116
Massad, Joseph
Article
2005
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

Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
NormanFinkelstein.com
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...

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The High Cost of Skepticism
What happened to two scientists who believed that tenure and First Amendment would protect their rights to free inquiry
Tavris, Carol
2002
Here’s what happened to two scientists who believed that tenure and the First Amendment would protect their rights to free inquiry.
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