Tagged: Civil Rights

Fordham University’s Suppression of Pro-Palestinian Views Shows Why Liberals Should Fight for Free.. Op-Eds & Analysis
Jesse Singal, New York Mag

Fordham University’s Suppression of Pro-Palestinian Views Shows Why Liberals Should Fight for Free..

These days, the debate over free speech on campus centers largely on loud, chaotic incidents like the riots at UC Berkeley in response to Milo Yiannopoulos’s planned talk, or the smaller but also violent incident at Middlebury...

on April 27, 2017
Suite Seeks Recognition for Pro-Palestinian Group News Roundup
Elizabeth Redden, Inside HigherEd

Suite Seeks Recognition for Pro-Palestinian Group

Four students are suing Fordham University for refusing to recognize a Students for Justice in Palestine chapter. The lawsuit, filed in New York State’s Supreme Court, argues that in denying recognition to the SJP chapter...

on April 27, 2017
Senators Advance Bill Defining Antisemitism on South Carolina Campuses News Roundup
Andrew Brown, The Post & Courier

Senators Advance Bill Defining Antisemitism on South Carolina Campuses

A panel of state senators advanced a bill Thursday that would lay out a specific definition for antisemitism on South Carolina college campuses, as opponents argued it could restrict thoughtful critiques of Israeli policy.

on April 27, 2017
Students Sue Fordham Over School’s Refusal To Recognize Pro-Palestine Club News Roundup
David Colon, Gothamist

Students Sue Fordham Over School’s Refusal To Recognize Pro-Palestine Club

A new lawsuit accuses Fordham University administrators of unfairly blocking recognition for a pro-Palestinian student organization on campus. In announcing the lawsuit, students represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights...

on April 26, 2017
Pro-Palestinian Club Sues Fordham News Roundup
Julia Marsh, New York Post

Pro-Palestinian Club Sues Fordham

Pro-Palestinian students are suing New York’s Fordham University claiming a dean took the unprecedented step of banning their club fearing it would create chaos on campus.

on April 26, 2017
Why Is Israel Afraid of the Nakba’s March of Return? News Roundup
Jonathan Cook, Al Jazeera English

Why Is Israel Afraid of the Nakba’s March of Return?

The annual "March of Return" by Palestinians in Israel , commemorating the Nakba - the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes in 1948, has been blocked by the Israeli police for the first time in its history.

on April 10, 2017
Facebook vs Palestine: Implicit Support for Oppression Op-Eds & Analysis
Nadim Nashif, Al Jazeera English

Facebook vs Palestine: Implicit Support for Oppression

Between 2015 and 2016, Israel arrested more than 400 Palestinians because of content they circulated online, often on Facebook, that Israel alleged amounted to "incitement". Around 200 are embroiled in court cases. One of the best-known cases is that of Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour, who faces up to eight years in prison for a poem...

on April 10, 2017
The Real Free-Speech Threat Op-Eds & Analysis
Radhika Sainath, Jacobin

The Real Free-Speech Threat

There’s a lot of writing these days about the Left being oversensitive crybabies that can’t handle free speech. Students shutting down racists like Milo Yiannopoulos and Charles Murray at the University of California Berkeley and Middlebury...

on April 6, 2017
Among Those Arrested for Disrupting Friedman Confirmation Hearing, Only the Arab Protesters Face… News Roundup
Allison Deger, Mondoweiss

Among Those Arrested for Disrupting Friedman Confirmation Hearing, Only the Arab Protesters Face…

Of the six protesters who disrupted the Senate foreign relations committee confirmation hearing of Ambassador David Friedman on Feb. 16, 2017, only the Arab demonstrators were criminally charged. The others were released...

on April 6, 2017
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