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Letter to US Government Officials Concerning Recent Events in Turkey

The following is the text of a letter sent today (July 25) to President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and signed by nearly 400 U.S. 4,704 more words

Academic Freedom

Exactly Why I Don't Like Dependence on Grant Funding

Over the past few years, I’ve become less and less enthusiastic about grants as a funding mechanism for higher-education-related projects. It’s not just the Koch brothers and… 325 more words

Faculty

ACLU Wins $100K Settlement for Danny Ledonne

This is a press release for the Colorado ACLU:

Adams State University has agreed to rescind a “No Trespass Order” banning Danny Ledonne, a former professor who publicly criticized administration practices, from its Alamosa, CO campus and to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Colorado based on claims that the university violated Ledonne’s free speech and due process rights. 561 more words

Academic Freedom

Hong Kong: 17.4 percent of people somewhat support or strongly support independence for Hong Kong

The skyline of Hong Kong seen from Victoria Peak on Nov. 9, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Reuters

HONG KONG — About one in six people in Hong Kong want the special administrative region of China to become independent of the mainland, a university poll has shown, although few think it will ever happen. 316 more words

Amnesty calls for independent monitors as allegations of torture mount

In the aftermath of a failed coup attempt, Amnesty has seen mounting evidence of human rights abuses, including a further clamp down on freedom of expression and mass arrests. 2,069 more words

Turkey

ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND ACADEMIC COWARDICE

This is in response to the decision of the University of Cape Town to ‘disinvite’ Flemming Rose, former cultural editor of Jyllands-Posten responsible for publishing the Danish cartoons, from giving this year’s… 1,493 more words

Free Speech

Defending academic freedom in Turkey

In the wake of last week’s failed coup, President Erdoğan of Turkey has been taking ‘decisive’ steps against those he claims or suspects were involved in the organisation of the coup or otherwise supported it. 182 more words

Europe