The Fascist War on Academic Freedom

The resignation of Drexel University Professor Ciccariello-Maher following right-wing threats and harassment is the result of a broader, ongoing right-wing campaign to intimidate progressive professors throughout the U.S., and it’s having a chilling effect on academic freedom, says Trinity College Professor Johnny Williams

George Ciccariello-Maher Resigns: “We are all a single outrage campaign away from having no rights at all.”

BY HANK REICHMAN George Ciccariello-Maher, associate professor of politics and global studies at Drexel University, has resigned his tenured position.  Read rest here: George Ciccariello-Maher Resigns: “We are all a single outrage campaign away from having no rights at all.”

Call for Solidarity Actions for Academics for Peace from Turkey

As signatories to the Peace Petition of 11 January 2016, we have experienced continuous repression since we called for peace in Turkey in our declaration titled “We Will Not Be A Party To This Crime.” So far, more than 500 of our colleagues have been separated from their universities and their students through dismissals, firing, … More Call for Solidarity Actions for Academics for Peace from Turkey

The new Marriner S. Eccles Institute at University of Utah, and his legacy

By Matias Vernengo, There are many issues I take exception with the piece at the Deseret News on the new Marriner S. Eccles Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. In the first place, the notion that it, somehow, “will provide some philosophical … More The new Marriner S. Eccles Institute at University of Utah, and his legacy

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