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Academics, Students, Community Members Slam Carleton U Attempt to Stifle Class Discussions and Academic Freedom
2012-11-13
Independent Jewish Voices
Coalition of academics, students and community members rejects Carleton University administration attempt to stifle discussion of issues related to Israel, Palestine and the Middle East.
Author warns coalition of MPs (CPCCA) intent on criminalizing free speech on Israel/Palestine
2010-09-11
Seriously Free Speech Committee
The author of a new book on antisemitism kicks off a Western Canada tour Sept. 17 to sound an alarm that a coalition of MPs (CPCCA) is intent on outlawing criticism of Israel as being antisemitic, pos...
Jenny Peto speaks at UBC, downtown Vancouver on Palestinian rights, threats to academic freedom
2011-02-11
Seriously Free Speech Committee
Jenny Peto, whose Master's thesis was attacked in the Ontario legislature for being anti-semitic, is speaking in Vancouver on Fri. at UBC and Sat. at SFU Harbour Centre on the growing threats to acade...
Jenny Peto speaks in Vancouver on Ontario furore over her Master’s thesis, defends academic freedom, right to criticize Israel
2011-02-07
Seriously Free Speech Committee
Jenny Peto, whose Master's thesis was attacked in the Ontario legislature for being anti-semitic, is speaking in Vancouver on Sat., Feb. 12 as part of a panel discussing growing threats to academic fr...
Jewish Group Commends UofT Provost for Supporting Freedom of Inquiry
2010-12-09
Independent Jewish Voices
Jewish group defends University of Toronto's support for academic freedom in the face of attacks on thesis questionning the misuse of the Holocaust for political purposes.
Sources welcomes the Seriously Free Speech Committee
2010-10-17
Seriously Free Speech Committee
Sources welcomes a new member: the Seriously Free Speech Committee. The SFSC is committed to free expression of views on Israel/Palestine.

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Aaron Swartz and the Assault on Open Information
Malicious Government Prosecution
Geovanis, Chris
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The great corporate-supported push to hide essential, publicly funded information behind private firewalls and government secrecy, represents a breathtaking breach of the basic tenets of democracy.
For Free Expression on Palestine
Podur, Justin
Article
2009
The Bulletin
'Free speech' - as long as it doesn't offend anyone
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2009
Canadian Dimension - Volume 43, Number 1 - January/February 2009
On the issue of free speech most of the right and much of the left are in agreement, and so too are many liberals, activists, and human rights apparatchiks. They hold essentially the same position on ...
Science and liberation
Science as human curiosity, as authority, and as business
Podur, Justin
Article
2014
Briarpatch
The conservative movement’s attack on science has several prongs. Where they can attain government office, as in Canada, they use the highly effective tools of funding and de-funding, and regulation a...
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