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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 […]

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UT-Austin Lecturer Arrested and Fired After Confrontation With Police at Pro-Palestinian Demonstration

Pro-Palestine protest at UT-Austin (Screenshot) By Annie Xia / The Texas Tribune A University of Texas at Austin lecturer was arrested and fired this week in connection with his participation in a pro-Palestinian demonstration on campus, raising fresh concerns among faculty members and free speech advocates about academic protections in the state. Richard Heyman, who […]

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Carrying on Kent State’s Legacy of Antiwar Organizing, Students Press for Divestment

Over 350 protesters gathered to protest the Kent State’s investments in weapons manufacturing, and to show solidarity with Palestine and student protesters across the country. (WNV/Eman Abu-Khaled) By Camille Tinnin and Magdalen Weiss-Vopat  / Waging Nonviolence If you grew up in Ohio, one of the first things that comes to mind when you hear “Kent State” is […]

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Weaponizing Antisemitism

Why we must maintain our focus on the agonies of Gaza and the West Bank, denouncing them and calling for an end to Israel’s assaults. By Ellen Cantarow and Jennifer Loewenstein | – ( Commondreams.org ) – All of us—and we are legion across the worldmust keep our eyes on the genocide in Gaza, as […]