It was the morning after the last presidential debate and social media chatter was focused on the “mute button” and the prowess of Kristen Welker, the moderator.

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Successful Zoom event with Leila Khaled at University of Massachusetts — Boston

The National Day of Action Against the Criminalization and Censorship of Campus Speech organized by the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) began successfully with the first scheduled event of the day at the University of Massachusetts — Boston. The topic was: We Will not Be Silenced: The Repression of Academic Freedom and Resistance, from Leila Khaled to UMass Boston.

Professor Heike Schotten (Political Science/USACBI), the moderator of the webinar, evaded the Zoom mute button applied to the University of Hawa’ii the day before and to New York University (NYU) later that day. (An event at the University of Leeds was also censored, but nine of the events went forward in full, despite multiple threats of censorship.) …


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