Podcast: The Targeting of Free Speech & Activism Around Palestinians on University or College Campuses

By: Sunday April 6, 2014 11:26 am

Pro-Israel groups are engaged in a “fighting retreat,” as one professor at Columbia College Chicago, who had his academic freedom violated, puts it. They are confronting vibrant activism from students calling attention to the suffering of Palestinian people under Israeli military occupation, and, in trying to overcome the challenge they present to their worldview, they [...]

Media Coverage Explodes on Petraeus CUNY Honors College Protests

By: Friday September 13, 2013 3:35 pm

After The Dissenter ran a Sept. 10 interview with a member of the Ad Hoc Committee Against the Militarization of CUNY protesting former CIA Director David Petraeus’ adjunct professor gig at CUNY Macaulay Honors College, national coverage has exploded on protests occurring on his Sept. 9 first day of class. The Petraeus protest YouTube video posted [...]

Interview: Students, Faculty Protest Presence of David Petraeus at CUNY Honors College

By: Tuesday September 10, 2013 1:30 pm

On September 9, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director David Petraeus — who also formerly headed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) International Security Assistance Force for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and co-wrote the Counterinsurgency Field Manual — began a new job as an adjunct professor at City University of New York (CUNY) Macaulay [...]

Backlash Against NYPD’s Covert Surveillance of Muslim Students

By: Tuesday February 21, 2012 11:04 am

(update below) Student associations at schools in the northeastern United States have demanded the attorney general probe the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) “secret surveillance” of students in their associations. The demand comes after investigative reporting published by the Associated Press revealed the NYPD conducted surveillance of Muslim students at Rutgers University, Yale, Columbia, New [...]

UC Riverside Students Attacked by Police During Day of Protest to Defend Education

By: Friday January 20, 2012 9:43 am

University of California Riverside students gathered to protest a UC Regents meeting on January 19. They gathered to demand that the Regents stop raising fees, supporting layoffs and passing budget cuts. They organized to defend public education. But, their presence was met with a significant show of force from police clad in riot gear, especially [...]

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