Who’s behind the free speech crisis on campus?

From SocialistWorker.org: RIGHT-WING and liberal media outlets alike are awash with stories condemning student protesters for attacking freedom of speech. Take, for instance, Robert Shibley, the vice president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, who writes for the Washington Post: “[T]he immediate crisis comes from one freedom’s most ancient enemies: the angry mob.” … More Who’s behind the free speech crisis on campus?

The Specter of Fascism: Hungary’s parliament votes to shut down Central European University

Starting January 1st, 2018, Budapest’s Central European University (CEU) will no longer be permitted to enrol new students in any programs, unless an agreement is reached between the United States government, the State of New York and Hungary’s Orbán government no later than September and unless CEU opens a new campus in the U.S. A … More The Specter of Fascism: Hungary’s parliament votes to shut down Central European University

The Far Right’s New Offensive Against Academia

By Goldie Blumenstyk, George Ciccariello-­Maher, an associate professor of politics and global studies at Drexel University, says he was being satirical when on December 24 he posted on Twitter: “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.” A scholar of revolutionary movements and a self-described social activist, Mr. Ciccariello-Maher is no stranger to Twitter furors. … More The Far Right’s New Offensive Against Academia

Fascism in the Academy: Professors Being Watched

A new website is asking students and others to “expose and document” professors who “discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.” The site, called Professor Watchlist, is not without precedent — predecessors include the now-defunct NoIndoctrination.org, which logged accounts of alleged bias in the classroom. There’s also David Horowitz’s … More Fascism in the Academy: Professors Being Watched

Save the UMass Amherst Labor Center: Sign the Petition!

In the past year, UMass administrators have eliminated all funding for graduate students (including teaching and research assistantships) and all funding for part-time faculty who have taught the required curriculum for many years.  They have made efforts to take governance of the program out of the hands of Labor Center faculty, effectively eliminated the Center’s professional … More Save the UMass Amherst Labor Center: Sign the Petition!