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Anatomy of a Campus Anti-Capitalist

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 6:20pm
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The opinion of capitalism as the greatest evil known to man is not only the dominant view at Cornell and other college campuses, it is the irrefutable dogma of the mindless droves of the overwhelming majority of faculty and students.

They look at the injustices in the world, at the inequities, and...

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Cornell Univ. Police Chief apologizes for saying #AllLivesMatter instead of #BlackLivesMatter

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 12, 2014 at 6:41pm
Cornell campus aerial view towards Cayuga Lake

College Insurrection and others recently reported how the President of Smith College apologized to the student body for using the term “All Lives Matter” rather than “Black Lives Matter.”

A Cornell engineering student just tweeted to me about a similar statement from the Chief of the Cornell University Police, Kathy Zoner, in...

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Being pro-Israel on campus – fight or flight? (spoiler alert: Fight)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 5:36pm
http://youtu.be/c5hiW2t2PVw

We have covered the thinly veiled and sometimes not veiled threatening and violent behavior of anti-Israeli activists on campus so many times, it’s hardly possible to sum them up in one post anymore. Just scroll through our BDS Tag.

If you read our recent posts about Cornell, you’d know that it can...

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Conservative student reporter attacked at Ithaca #Ferguson protest

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 28, 2014 at 2:00pm
http://youtu.be/EFLH7TFuMpk?t=4m20s

Casey Breznick is the Editor in Chief of The Cornell Review, the conservative Cornell undergraduate journal and its blog, The Cornell Insider. Casey also writes for Legal Insurrection and previously College Insurrection.

Casey has done a lot of great reporting for the Review on political events, such as the Martha Robertson...

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“I will f**king slap you” – More Cornell anti-Israel intimidation

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 8:57am
Cornell Student Ho Plaza Slap You Video 2

We previously posted video of anti-Israel protesters getting in the face (literally) of pro-Israel students at Cornell who were holding counter-protest signs, Cornell Pro-Israel students taunted: “F**k You Zionist scums”.

The incident depicted in the prior video actually was the second incident of the day, I have learned.

Prior to that confrontation, Ilan...

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#Cornell incident: Anti-Israel boycott movement breeds campus hate

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 12:00pm
Cornell Anti-Israel Taunting Shut your fucking mouth 11-19-2014

Our post and video, Cornell Pro-Israel students taunted: “F**k You Zionist scums” has started to gather attention, with articles in The Blaze, The College Fix, and elsewhere.

The video has over 10,000 views as of this writing:

Language Warning

Please share the video, people need...

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Cornell Pro-Israel students taunted: “F**k You Zionist scums”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 21, 2014 at 5:05pm
Cornell Anti-Israel Taunting Shut your fucking mouth 11-19-2014

We have long tracked the increasing aggressiveness of anti-Israel groups on campus.

See my post this summer, Expecting anti-Israel violence on campuses this fall, for a partial catalog of such instances.

One component of these protests is non-student activists inflaming the situation. For example, on April 10, 2014, after the Cornell student assembly...

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Cornell Deer Sterilization Fiasco: “you can’t make this stuff up”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 20, 2014 at 4:30pm
http://www.nranews.com/cam/video/william-jacobson-animal-rights-activists-try-to-sterilize-deer-fail

This goes to show you that you never can predict which posts will gain traction.

My post Cornell gives deer tubal ligations, everything goes wrong, was meant to be a somewhat humorous take on a bizarre sequence of events. Tubal ligations and ovariectamies performed on does were just the half of it.

The...

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Cornell gives deer tubal ligations, everything goes wrong

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 3:03pm
Deer Whitetail Doe

We previously wrote about the deer sterilization program run by the Village of Cayuga Heights, NY, which borders the Cornell University campus and has large deer and faculty populations.

After years of bitter debate, Cayuga Heights decided that the deer population would be controlled through sterilization at enormous expense:

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Shockingly, carrying mattresses around campus to protest “rape culture” not catching on

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7:25pm
Cornell Rape Culture Protest Mattress

A few weeks ago, we covered the story of Columbia studentEmma Sulkowicz, who alleged she was raped by another student.

Rather than pursue the matter all the way through the legal system (she dropped her case), Sulkowicz took her case to the University tribunal. Her alleged rapist was not found guilty by the...

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At Cornell protest, blaming Israel for anti-Semitism

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8:16pm
Cornell SJP Protest August 2014 Cornell Review Video

I have noted before the disturbing trend of anti-Israel Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) supporters blaming Israel and/or Zionism for the recent outbursts of anti-Semitism around the world.

I first noted the issue in connection with

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“I study Spanish and Social Justice, Math is not what I do”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:40pm
Obamacare Party Girls Ad

Said to me by a cashier on the Cornell campus.

Moments after she punched the wrong amount into the cash register for the single item I purchased.

 
 
 

“Shut Up culture” takes on dissent over campus “rape culture”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 21, 2014 at 1:00pm
Cornell campus aerial view towards Cayuga Lake

Last week we featured Mark Steyn’s column about forced intellectual conformity on campus:

Universities are no longer institutions of inquiry but ‘safe spaces’ where delicate flowers of diversity of race, sex, orientation, ‘gender fluidity’ and everything else except diversity of thought have to be protected from exposure to any unsafe ideas….

As American...

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Update: Cornell anti-Israel divestment resolution still tabled after 2 hour protest

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 8:11pm
Cornell Alternative Student Assembly 4-17-2014

As mentioned last night, and as expected, there was a protest by student groups seeking divestment from companies doing business in Israel in reaction to last week’s 15-8-1 decision of the Cornell Student Assembly to table indefinitely the proposed divestment resolution.

About 75 protestors attended the Student Assembly meeting. I heard...

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Will anti-Israel Cornell divestment groups stage takeover?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:42pm
Cornell Student Assembly 4-10-2014

Last Thursday the Cornell Student Assembly voted 15-8-1 to table indefinitely the anti-Israel Divestment Resolution brought by Students for Justice in Palestine and some other groups.

The video of the shouting by students — and one very aggressive non-student — reflected the frustration of the pro-divestment students.

One anti-Israel Cornell professor even claimed...

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Fighting the anti-Israel boycott is an honor

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 7:33pm
http://youtu.be/JN8DrP5iSJ8

As readers know, Legal Insurrection has devoted much of the past several months to fighting the academic boycott of Israel and Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement on campus.

We have relatively few resources, and time. We do what we can do.

We helped expose the American Studies Association for the hateful group...

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Anti-Israel “National Day of Action” scheduled for Passover

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 11, 2014 at 9:54am
National SJP Day of Action 2014 Banner

When the Cornell Students for Justice in Palestine tried to schedule their last-minute anti-Israel Divestment Resolution for Passover week, I assumed that was something isolated to Cornell.  (The attempt was defeated yesterday.)

But maybe not.

Passover starts on the night of April 14, and seders are held that night and the night of April...

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