U of O Watch mission, in the words of Foucault...

"One knows … that the university and in a general way, all teaching systems, which appear simply to disseminate knowledge, are made to maintain a certain social class in power; and to exclude the instruments of power of another social class. … It seems to me that the real political task in a society such as ours is to criticise the workings of institutions, which appear to be both neutral and independent; to criticise and attack them in such a manner that the political violence which has always exercised itself obscurely through them will be unmasked, so that one can fight against them." -- Foucault, debating Chomsky, 1971.

U of O Watch mission, in the words of Socrates...

"An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all." -- Socrates

video of president allan rock at work

Monday, January 26, 2009

CAUT report reveals pro-Israel bias and suppression of free speech at York University

In March 2005 the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) set up a committee of inquiry to investigate issues respecting free speech and governance at York University.
The report of that committee is now available on line (in two parts, click “PDF” buttons in left column).
The report concludes “For many faculty members and students the explanation for the contentious events that unfolded on the York campus is found in what they see as decisions by the university’s senior administration to support pro-Israel initiatives and marginalize pro-Palestinian efforts.”
The committee concluded also that “on the face of the evidence before us we can only conclude that there were threats to and breaches of the right of free expression and academic freedom at York University.”
Has a similar pattern emerged at the University of Ottawa?
[photo: Daniel Freeman-Maloy at an event.]


Anonymous said...

About the CUPE union president backing the palestinians and calling Israel nazis? is that a palestinian-lobby group?

or your just a stupid dumbass and can figured out that people take sides to arguments?
Some for, some against.

Anonymous said...

I propose this blog be retitled "UFO watch"