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Progressive Academic Teach-In Invitation

By Scholars for Israel and Palestine
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We Must Tackle Extremist Ideas on Multiple Fronts

By Hussein Ibish

An increasing number of prominent political and religious leaders have been calling for the development of new Arab narratives to counteract the growth of violent extremism. It’s almost a new consensus, but there is little sign of any real movement. Calling for the development of new discourses is, in effect, just talking about talking. So, […]

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Progressive Academics Condemn Discriminatory Declaration at Durban (South Africa) University

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

Violation of Progressive Values and the Legacy of the Struggle Against Apartheid New York, NY – February 20, 2015 CONTACT: Professor Cary Nelson 217-356-0649 217-390-7901 or Gideon Aronoff 212 366-1194 (After hours 347-583-7277) The Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF) condemns without qualification the call by the Students Representative Council (SRC) at the Durban […]

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Islamism and the Left

By Michael Walzer

In the three and a half decades since the Iranian revolution, I have been watching my friends and neighbors (and distant neighbors) on the left struggling to understand—or avoid understanding—the revival of religion in what is now called a “post-secular” age. Long ago, we looked forward to “the disenchantment of the world”—we believed that the […]

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Progressive Scholars Promote Academic Freedom at Historians’ Meeting

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

The Alliance for Academic Freedom shared following document to oppose two Israel-related resolutions that were discussed at the American Historical Association business meeting on January 4, 2015. Oppose Resolution on Academic Freedom of US Citizens Visiting Israel & Palestine and Resolution on Protecting the Right to Education in Palestine-Israel We urge the AHA’s business meeting […]

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In Defense of the Histadrut: A Response to Gary Spedding

By Alan Johnson

Prof. Alan Johnson is the editor of Fathom: For a Deeper Understanding of Israel and the Region, and is the author of The New Histadrut: Peace, Social Justice and the Israeli Trade Unions “Quite simply, Histadrut is not a progressive force inside Israel today. Through boycotting, the international community sends a critical message [about] Histadrut’s unwillingness to […]

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Why Israel Is Not an Apartheid State

By Peter Beinart

This article first appeared at of the Daily Beast and appears with the permission of the author. Citing the 1998 Rome Statute to the International Criminal Court, Yousef Munnayer defines “Apartheid” as actions or policies “committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any […]

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