We Will Not Be Silenced

We Will Not Be Silenced : The Academic Repression of Israel's Critics

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"It is perhaps no surprise that as Israel drifts towards repression and reaction within, and becomes increasingly isolated internationally as a result of the harsh and criminal occupation, its informal lobby in the US becomes more desperate to stifle free and open discussion of the state they seek to protect. Efforts of the kind sampled here . . . are as deplorable as they are predictable, and should be dismissed with contempt, and strongly opposed." Noam Chomsky "These testimonials provide a stunning and all too familiar portrait of the extent to which the forces that suppress free speech and academic freedom are at work in the US university system to stifle those who would call for social justice in Palestine. . . . These voices must be heard." Bishop Desmond Tutu As criticism mounts over Israel's violation of Palestinian human rights and international law, campaigns to silence and repress those who speak out against Israeli apartheid and US complicity have grown alarmingly. Scholars have been denied jobs, refused tenure and promotion, rejected for funding, and expelled from institutions, while student organizations have faced harassment and sanctions. We Will Not Be Silenced offers thirteen powerful, firsthand testimonials from scholars and students whose struggle to defend their academic freedom and free speech has garnered widespread public and international attention. William I. Robinson is professor of sociology, global and international studies, and Latin American studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Maryam S. Griffin is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Davis. "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9mm
  • AK Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1849352763
  • 9781849352765

About Professor William I Robinson

William I. Robinson: William I. Robinson is professor of sociology, global and international studies, and Latin American studies, at the University of California-Santa Barbara. Among his many award-winning books are Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity, and Latin America and Global Capitalism. Maryam S. Griffin: Maryam S. Griffin is a Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Davis. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from UC Santa Barbara and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law. She has been active in racial, gender, and economic justice initiatives and organizations across California for over a decade. Richard A. Falk: Richard Falk is former United Nations Rapporteur for the Occupied Palestinian territories. A professor at the University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara, he has authored or co-authored twenty books, including Status of Law in International Society and Paths to Zero: Dialogues on Nuclear Dangers. "show more