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How Tens of Thousands of Grad Workers Are Organizing Themselves

After a groundbreaking win at MIT, graduate workers elsewhere borrowed talking points for organizing research assistants in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. By Valentina Luketa / Labor Notes It’s the biggest organizing wave the U.S. labor movement has seen in decades. Graduate workers are unionizing in huge numbers, winning drive after drive with 90 percent […]

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Police Are Sending Student Protesters to the ER. Campus Cops Don’t Keep Us Safe.

Police tear down a pro-Palestine encampment by Virginia Commonwealth University students on March 29. Photo by Andrew Kerley (Shutterstock) By Lewis Raven Wallace / Truthout Police on the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill campus have been out in force in recent days to shut down pro-Palestinian protests and punish students and faculty for participation […]

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Protesting San José State University’s Suspension of Professor Sang Hea Kil, Advisor of Students for Justice in Palestine

Committee on Academic Freedom | Middle East Studies Association | – Cynthia Teniente-Matson President,  San José State University sjsupres@sjsu.edu . . . Dear President Teniente-Matson and colleagues:   We write on behalf of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) and its Committee on Academic Freedom to express our grave concern at the […]

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Educators Celebrate as Judge Strikes Down New Hampshire ‘Banned Concepts’ Law

Children in a classroom. Photo by Brianne Miller from Flickr on April 20, 2012. By Brett Wilkins / Common Dreams Education and free speech advocates cheered Tuesday’s federal court ruling striking down New Hampshire’s classroom censorship law, one of several so-called “white discomfort” bills passed in Republican-controlled states in recent years.  U.S. District Judge Paul […]

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Protesting U of Texas-Dallas Arrest and Suspension of Faculty and Students Peacefully Protesting against Gaza War

Committee on Academic Freedom | Middle East Studies Association | – Dr. Richard C. Benson President,  University of Texas at Dallas president@utdallas.edu . . . We write on behalf of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) and its Committee on Academic Freedom to express our grave concern over your administration’s recent actions with respect […]