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Is the Firing of Steven Salaita the Beginning of a New Blacklist?

Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, politics, society, ethics, freedoms, rights, interesting, news, dishonesty, culture, education )

- 1378 days ago -
The most important political lesson of the Salaita case is this: criticizing the crimes of the Israeli state is the new McCarthyism. Steven Salaita is being fired because, much like suspected Communist sympathy during the Cold War, support for Palestine..

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 2:57 pm
Dare i say sure appears to be the only issue that gets one fired without hesitation---even pedophiles-rapists+other repulsive sacks of manure gets 2nd+3rd chances....pretty frightening world we live in. Thx Carrie

Sheila D (194)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 8:06 pm
Just proves that Freedom of Speech in America is gone, especially for a person of color.

Carrie B (306)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 10:00 pm
No Sheila ~ for anyone speaking against Israel ~ color doesn't matter.

Lona G (80)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 1:59 am
Not only is the firing of Dr. Steven Salaita a violation of his civil rights, it is extremely hypocritical and an affront to academic freedom which empowers true knowledge.

Robert O (12)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 10:36 am
His firing is very telling on many levels. Thanks Carrie.

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 2:20 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. So, a man who sides against the bullies then gets "bullied." Oh, the tragedy of this! At least it's reported via this article. I hope other incidents like this gain wide reporting as well.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 2:30 pm
Noted, thanks.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 2:33 pm
The only problem with labeling it "McCarthyism" is that there is no actual McCarthy to challenge. I think I'd rather be fighting an individual than a miasma.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 12:48 am
Who is the real terrorist here? :)

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 3:47 am
Thanks for posting.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 8:37 am
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