Does Free Speech Have a Palestine Exception? Dismissed Professor Steven Salaita Speaks Out

SHORT VIDEO CLIPS, 12 Oct 2015

Democracy Now! – TRANSCEND Media Service

Oct 7, 2015

A new report by the Center for Constitutional Rights and Palestine Legal has documented hundreds of cases of Palestinian rights activists in the United States being harassed, disciplined, fired, sued, censored or threatened for their advocacy around Palestine. Eighty-five percent of these cases targeted students or scholars. We look at the case of Steven Salaita. Last year, his job offer for a tenured position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was withdrawn after he posted tweets harshly critical of the 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza.

 

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