"The New McCarthyism": Pro-Palestine Educators Face Censorship, Harassment & Firings Across U.S.

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The Intercept columnist Natasha Lennard details how the combination of anti-Palestinian, Islamophobic repression and very few worker protections across the U.S. has created a “very dangerous constellation” for academic laborers that is “overwhelmingly only facing pro-Palestinian speakers, not speakers who are supporting Israel’s genocide.” She calls it “the New McCarthyism” on college campuses. “A lot of media attention has focused on the spectacle of encampments and the very, very brutal police response,” says Lennard. “What you also have going on behind the scenes is the targeting of individuals who work at universities.”

Full article on the Democracy Now website at http://www.democracynow.org/2024/5/22/academic_freedom

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