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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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Leila Khaled as featured in USACBI’ s call: Join the growing list of events: We Will Not Be Silenced — October 23 National Day of Action

Zooming out of the pernicious grip of corporate tech giants and universities alike, faculty members at several US campuses are courageously modeling resistance for their students.

“You do not need to be an expert to put on this webinar. USACBI will provide you with all the resources you need to put together a thoughtful, informed, content-rich 1-hour webinar. There will be a menu of options in our sample curriculum to choose from. And you should create an event that is doable and tailored to needs of your particular campus, time-frame, and political situation and needs.”

The above comes from the Call to Action October 23: We Will Not Be Silenced! Against the Criminalization and Censorship Of Campus Political Speech organized by US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI). …

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Rima Najjar

Palestinian and righteously angry

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