As Israel’s U.S-backed war on Gaza continues, advocating for the Palestinian cause can cost you your job in America.
The Israel-Hamas war sparked calls for legal bans on “hate speech.” A quick glance around the globe shows such censorship is weaponized by politicians and fails in its goals.
“The gravity of potential harm is small... [and] limited to prohibiting solely statements regarding the court’s staff,” the appeals court said, rejecting his free speech argument.
The furor over their answers about what constitutes harassment could have been avoided, but now free speech will be under even greater threat.
The right wing’s latest witch hunt in academia isn’t a cure for bigotry, it’s a warning of creeping authoritarianism.
Now that pro-Palestinian voices are being censored, the left has a new appreciation for free speech, nuance, and context.
Earlier in the day UPenn’s board held an emergency meeting to discuss the backlash to its president’s statements—and the House announced a probe into several elite universities.