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Investigation: ‘Students for Justice in Palestine’ Locked Down Its Annual Conference, What Was It Hiding?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 25, 2019 at 9:00am 11/25/2019 at 9:00am
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Last week, we reported on the disruption of Israeli Hen Mazzig’s talk by Vassar College Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) in Vassar President: It was anti-Semitic to shout at Israeli Jewish speaker “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free”.

In a breath of fresh air, Vassar president Elizabeth...

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AUDIO: “There is a hunger on behalf of students to learn about” free speech “and they’ve never had anybody explain it to them”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 8:30pm 11/12/2019 at 8:30pm
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A little over two years ago, on October 25, 2017, I gave a speech about free speech and hate speech at Vassar College.

It was, as I have described many times, an ‘out-of-body’ experience because of false claims spread about me and my appearance by students, including student government. From my post, Safe...

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Protect your rights against those claiming a crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 9:30pm 8/7/2019 at 9:30pm
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Every time I think the media-Democrat frenzy could not get any more frenzied, it gets more frenzied.

How seamlessly they have transitioned from almost three years of Russia-collusion-mania to the current frenzy claiming that anyone and everyone who supports Donald Trump is a white supremacist.

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Famed Sex Crimes Prosecutor Linda Fairstein Being Purged After Netflix Program About ‘Central Park Five’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 11:00am 6/5/2019 at 11:00am
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Linda Fairstein was the sex crimes prosecutor in New York City in 1989 when a young woman was attacked and raped in Central Park. The case drew national attention and a group of minority teens who were allegedly “wilding” in the park were convicted.

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Diversity is the Unofficial Religion of Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 12:00pm 4/30/2019 at 12:00pm

I’ve been making this point for years and now more and more people are beginning to notice the same thing.

Christian Schneider writes at the New York Post:

Secular universities now demand a ‘profession of faith’

Many religious universities have historically used “statements of faith” to uphold their religious mission. But while such policies...

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Putting Social Justice Warfare on trial: Gibson’s Bakery lawsuit against Oberlin College heading to trial

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Gibson’s Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio, is in a pitched legal fight with Oberlin College. It’s a classic town-gown fight, the working class locals versus the wealthier and often out-of-state students, faculty and administrators — but added into the mix is Oberlin’s infamous social justice warrior culture.

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My visit to the White House in support of campus free speech

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 29, 2019 at 9:00pm 3/29/2019 at 9:00pm

I was honored and humbled to be present at the White House last week to witness President Trump sign an executive order designed to protect free speech in higher education.

Public colleges and universities must now stop trampling upon students’ First Amendment rights, or risk federal cuts to their research dollars. I...

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Cornell President to Students for Justice in Palestine: “I must reject your call for BDS-related divestment”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 9:00pm 2/28/2019 at 9:00pm

At Cornell University, a coalition of student groups led by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has launched a BDS campaign through a Facebook announcement and a letter delivered to Cornell University President Martha Pollack.

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Sarah Lawrence Prof pens Op-Ed about lack of intellectual diversity, social justice warriors want him driven off campus

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 10:00am 11/3/2018 at 10:00am
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Professor Samuel Abrams is a conservative-leaning tenured professor of politics at Sarah Lawrence College. He is active in Heterodox Academy, a group of almost 2000 academics devoted to intellectual diversity on campus.

Prof. Abrams recently wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about the lack of ideological diversity among administrators at...

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Legal Insurrection is 10 years old

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:00am 10/12/2018 at 7:00am

Ten years ago today, at 5:42 p.m. Eastern, Legal Insurrection published its first post, Obama is Door No. 2.

But why?

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New study: BDS activists hostile toward Jewish students, not just Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 6:00pm 8/12/2018 at 6:00pm

For many years we’ve been documenting anti-Israel activity on U.S. university and college campuses, typically part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and carried out by student groups like Students for Justice in Palestine.

In these prior posts we’ve described many instances when this Israel-related activism has crossed over the...

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Gaza: Two PFLP terrorists killed when rocket they were firing exploded prematurely

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 30, 2018 at 9:30pm 7/30/2018 at 9:30pm
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This could become a series.

Call it the Palestinian Terrorist ‘Work Accident’ Series:

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In blow to anti-Israel profs, lawsuit against American Studies Association over BDS to stay in federal court

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10:00am 7/7/2018 at 10:00am

The American Studies Association (ASA) was the first, and so far the only, major American academic association to adopt the academic boycott of Israel, part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) call to isolate and cut ties with Israel and Israelis.

The fallout from the December 2013 ASA resolution was swift. The...

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Mandatory Diversity Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 8:00am 6/30/2018 at 8:00am

Progressive policies in academia are so popular that they have to be made mandatory.

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Book Review: Anti-Zionism on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 28, 2018 at 6:00pm 5/28/2018 at 6:00pm
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The demonization and delegitimization of Israel and bigotry directed toward Jewish faculty, staff, and students is increasing at dramatic rates on university and college campuses.

In these supposedly intellectual spaces, virulently anti-Israel “scholars” and student-activists connected to, and supportive of, the global BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) movement regularly:

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USC law professor Michael Simkovic’s absurd attack on me for defending campus free speech

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 30, 2018 at 9:00pm 4/30/2018 at 9:00pm
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Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports website, run by U. Chicago law professor Brian Leiter, isn’t a high traffic site, but it does have a following among people interested in the law professor profession.

So it is not surprising that some Legal Insurrection readers also read Leiter’s website. Several of those readers contacted...

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Gallup/Knight Survey shows free speech crisis for conservatives on campus is real

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 12, 2018 at 5:10pm 3/12/2018 at 5:10pm
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Gallup and the Knight Foundation released a survey of college students on the issue of free speech. The full report (pdf.) is here. I discuss the highlights below.

Liberal writers at Vox and elsewhere are furiously trying to preempt the fallout from the survey arguing that a majority of students say they...

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