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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...
EducationSources.ca
Sources
Web portal with sources of information about education and academia, including articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and imp...
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.
Connexions Library: Education, Children Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on education and children.
A Different Kind of Safe Space
Gup,, Ted
Article
2016
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Words are dangerous, but not as dangerous as efforts to suppress them, be it by government or dean -- and certainly not as insidious as self-censorship.
EducationSources.ca
Website
2017
Sources
Web portal with sources of information about education and academia, including articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and imp...
The End of Academic Freedom in America: the Case of Steven Salaita
Proyect, Louis
Article
2015
CounterPunch
In the years I spent at Columbia University, there was always some professor or another coming under attack from the Israel lobby. But no matter the intensity of the witch-hunt, I was always proud to ...
Excerpts from secretly recorded meeting between Wilfrid Laurier University grad student and faculty
Audio
2017
Lindsay Shepherd, a Wilfrid Laurier University graduate student and teaching assistant, landed in hot water with the university over a video clip, featuring controversial University of Toronto profess...
For Free Expression on Palestine
Podur, Justin
Article
2009
The Bulletin
Free Speech and Acceptable Truths
Statement of the Alumni for Responsible Speech
Alumni for Responsible Speech (Ulli Diemer)
Article
2008
While we support freedom of speech and academic freedom, we believe that university administrations have a duty to provide a safe learning environment in which students and faculty are protected by in...
'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 ...
Free Speech in an Age of Identity Politics
Malik, Kenan
Article
2015
Pandaemonium
Transcript of Malik's TB Davie Memorial lecture on academic freedom at the University of Cape Town.
The High Cost of Skepticism
What happened to two scientists who believed that tenure and First Amendment would protect their rights to free inquiry
Tavris, Carol
Article
2002
Skeptical Inquirer
Here’s what happened to two scientists who believed that tenure and the First Amendment would protect their rights to free inquiry.
Oil CEO Wanted University Quake Scientists Dismissed: Dean's E-Mail
Elgin,Benjamin
Article
2015
Bloomberg
The billionaire CEO of Continental Resources told a dean at the University of Oklahoma that he wanted earthquake researchers dismissed.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 1, 2017
April 1 issue
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Connexions
Other Voices always strives to present you with alternative views on important topics. This issue offers some really alternative perspectives and even some "alternative facts." As always, read critica...
Outspoken professor stokes free-speech debate at East Coast university
Article
2018
National Post
An associate professor at Acadia University is facing a growing backlash over incendiary social media comments, stoking a national debate about free speech on campus amid calls for his ouster from the...
Rebels Without a Cause: The Assault on Academic Freedom
Vigo, Julian
Article
2017
Counterpunch
Examining current academic culture which falsely labels "words as violence" and how it is affecting acedemic freedom, notably by some who think of themselves as being on the left, who are employing t...
The Salaita Affair
Lessons Heard and Lessons Learned
Ramahi, Omar M.
Article
2014
Counterpunch
Professor Steven Salaita was to begin his new faculty appointment in Fall 2014 as a tenured Associate Professor in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign...
Science and its enemies
Introduction to the April 23, 2016 issue of Other Voices
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2016
Connexions
Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of t...
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...
Sources Select Universities, Colleges, and Institutes
Website
2009
Academic experts available to take media calls about their area of expertise.
Suppressing TVO video, stifling free speech, is making Wilfrid Laurier unsafe
Haskell, David Millard
Article
2017
Toronto Star
The university is wrong to castigate a grad student and teaching assistant for showing to her students a debate on TVO’s The Agenda that featured controversial professor Jordan Peterson.
Thought police strike again as Wilfrid Laurier grad student is chastised for showing Jordan Peterson video
Blatchfor, Christie
Article
2017
National Post
A Wilfrid Laurier University teaching assistant has been identified as “transphobic” and sanctioned for last week showing her class an excerpt of a video debate involving the controversial University ...
When Free Speech Becomes Dead Silence - The Israel Lobby And A Cowed Academia
Editor
Article
2015
Media Lens
The sudden cancellation of an academic conference on Israel, as well as the lack of outcry from 'mainstream' media, demonstrates once again the skewed limits to 'free speech' in 'advanced' Western dem...
Why Banning Laura Kipnis Would Betray Wellesley's Academic Mission
Friedersdorf, Conor
Article
2017
The Atlantic
Six professors at an elite American college insist that students will suffer "damage" or "injury" if speakers they may disagree with are allowed to speak on campus.


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