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Under Pressure from Police, Parole Board Stops Levasseur from Speaking at UMass Amherst

After being dis-invited upon pressure from Governor Deval Patrick and then re-invited by a faculty group, Ray Luc Levasseur is now stopped from speaking at The University of Massachusetts – Amherst because his parole board refused to let him leave … Continue reading

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The AETA 4: If this is terrorism, then what isn’t?

While Congress has been busy protecting animals from cruelty at the expense of the First Amendment (See U.S. v Stevens) elsewhere it has been legislating away the First Amendment rights of animal cruelty protesters to protect corporate profits.  Last month, … Continue reading

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Caving to the fears: schools cancel Bill Ayers visits

A Naperville, Illinois, school has canceled a speech by Bill Ayers, a professor of education, because of objections to his association with the Weather Underground 30 years ago. Ayers was scheduled to talk about his field, urban education, to a … Continue reading

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A false dichotomy: Peter Schmidt argues ideological exclusion may have protected us from terrorists

In an article published today in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Peter Schmidt responds to the call to stop ideological exclusion, the denial of visa to foreign scholars, writers, etc. based on their political positions. In this article, “Obama Must … Continue reading

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