Israel’s Curious Relationship with U.S. Academia

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The Israeli and Palestinian conflict has been nothing but a cloud of explosions, blood, tears and tragedy for many years. The thousands of civilians dying in hospitals and in the streets of Gaza is nothing new. What is new is

Inequity, the University, and Palestine

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I recently had the opportunity to hear Dr. Steven Salaita speak. He is a Professor of Palestinian descent who had a tenured position at Virginia Tech University, and earlier this year accepted a tenured position at the University of Illinois.

11.23.14 – Steven Salaita [Radio]

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Major donors took an antagonistic position against American Indian Studies Professor Steven Salaita, for taking a critical stance in his tweets. Pressure from the donors ended his tenured position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Listen to Steven, on

Steve Salaita Talk at UNM: “Inter/Nationalism from the New World to the Holy Land: Encountering Palestine in American Indian Studies” [Audio]

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2014-2014 American Studies Lecture SeriesTuesday, November 4, 2014 – 2:00pm-3:30pm – Northrop Hall 122Steven Salaita is the author of six books: Israel’s Dead Soul; Modern Arab American Fiction: A Reader’s Guide; The Uncultured Wars: Arabs, Muslims, and the Poverty of

One Fight, One Love, One People: How Social Media Connects Our Common Struggles

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We live in a back-burner society: a society that has become insensitive and indifferent toward the injustices of the world. Those who depend on mainstream media to build their understanding are those who develop this back-burner mentality. One minute, an

Become a Conscious People!

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The Palestinian-Israeli conflict has died down in popularity among U.S. mainstream media outlets, however the conflict is far from over. Josh Ruebner is the American author of Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace, which was published in September

10.19.14 – Occupation and Resistance [Radio]

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This show features voices discussing occupation and resistance. First, we hear from Josh Ruebner, Policy Director for the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation. Ruebner sits down with Pauly Denetclaw to discusses his new book Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to

History is Knocking on the Door

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Recently I had the chance to watch a lecture on video by Eran Efrati, a former Israeli soldier. He talked about his time in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), and how he realized he was on the wrong side of

“Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!”: Intersections of Military and Police [Blog]

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It was six o’clock in the morning when I received the call from my grandma. She was sobbing. She asked if I had seen the news. A homeless, unarmed man had been shot and killed by the police.My bed was