Academic Freedom at the U of California

by E Wayne Ross on June 9, 2009

ZNet: Academic Freedom at the U of C
Remarks for Seventh Annual International Al-Awda Convention, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Garden grove, California

Academic freedom is under attack at the University of California. I am under investigation by the university – and I face possible sanctions – because of my vocal condemnation of the nearly one-month long Israeli invasion of Gaza that began last December.

This campaign against academic freedom is not just an attempt to punish me. Much more importantly, it aims to create an environment of fear and intimidation in which any criticism on Israeli policy is subject to sanctions and censorship.