Tagged: Students

My Fight for Palestinian Rights and the Subsequent Backlash Op-Eds & Analysis
Robert Gardner, The Huffington Post

My Fight for Palestinian Rights and the Subsequent Backlash

As an African American student activist, my decision to join UCLA’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) was an instinctive choice. I believe that all struggles against injustice are connected; our oppression may not be identical, but we are targeted by the same structures of power. I see parallels between unarmed Palestinians protesting the Israeli government’s discriminatory policies and unarmed Black Americans in Ferguson, Baltimore and Charlotte protesting police violence and inequality.

on November 17, 2016
A Shadowy Website Targets Student Protesters With ‘Classic McCarthyism’ News Roundup
Aviva Stahl, The Village Voice

A Shadowy Website Targets Student Protesters With ‘Classic McCarthyism’

This past July, Thomas DeAngelis discovered that a bizarre website had placed his name and photo next to claims that he was "whitewashing terrorist violence and calling for more." The site lists where he goes to school and what he’s studied, includes...

on October 28, 2016
Right-Wing Group Targets University Of Chicago Students News Roundup
Odette Yousef, WBEZ Chicago

Right-Wing Group Targets University Of Chicago Students

A conservative group is targeting students at the University of Chicago for their involvement in Palestinian rights activities. Last week, flyers were posted on campus listing—by name—some student members of a group called Students for Justice in Palestine.

on October 26, 2016
Keeping Campuses Safe for Free Speech Op-Eds & Analysis
Saree Makdisi, LA Times

Keeping Campuses Safe for Free Speech

Last week, my email inbox and Twitter feeds were flooded with hateful messages impugning my integrity. The source of this invective was a shadowy organization called Canary Mission, which maintains what it hopes will function as a blacklist of of professors and students...

on October 25, 2016
Submission: SJP Unfazed by Hate Posters, Will Continue to Educate Students Op-Eds & Analysis
Robert Gardner, Daily Bruin

Submission: SJP Unfazed by Hate Posters, Will Continue to Educate Students

The David Horowitz Freedom Center plastered derogatory posters on and around campus Oct. 5 in an attempt to suppress student activism for Palestinian human rights and scare potential supporters. The posters implicated Students for Justice in Palestine...

on October 11, 2016
Why a Controversial Palestinian History Class at Berkeley Was Cancelled Then Reinstated News Roundup
Alexander Nazaryan

Why a Controversial Palestinian History Class at Berkeley Was Cancelled Then Reinstated

For a Palestinian insurgent supposedly determined to see Israel destroyed, Paul Hadweh looks remarkably like his fellow students at the University of California, Berkeley. I met the 22-year-old senior on the rooftop of a campus building...

on October 5, 2016
Why a Controversial Palestinian History Class at Berkeley Was Cancelled, Then Reinstated News Roundup
Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek

Why a Controversial Palestinian History Class at Berkeley Was Cancelled, Then Reinstated

For a Palestinian insurgent supposedly determined to see Israel destroyed, Paul Hadweh looks remarkably like his fellow students at the University of California, Berkeley. I met the 22-year-old senior on the rooftop...

on October 5, 2016
Faculty Denounce McCarthyist Blacklist Targeting Student Campaigners for Palestinian Rights News Roundup
Sarah Lazare, Alternet

Faculty Denounce McCarthyist Blacklist Targeting Student Campaigners for Palestinian Rights

Over 1,000 university admissions faculty from across the United States declared Tuesday that the secretive Canary Mission website—which blacklists and defames U.S.-based students, academics, and activists who campaign for Palestinian human rights—“should not be trusted as a resource to evaluate...

on September 28, 2016
1,000 Professors Condemn Blacklisting of Pro-Palestinian Activists News Roundup
Josh Nathan-Kazis, Forward

1,000 Professors Condemn Blacklisting of Pro-Palestinian Activists

A thousand university faculty members have signed a petition against a pro-Israel website that publishes dossiers on pro-Palestinian student activists. Canary Mission aims to keep pro-Palestinian activists from getting jobs after college. It has posted lengthy profiles, including photographs and academic majors...

on September 28, 2016
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