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

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Global News Reporter's File::: State of academic freedom in Canada's capital -- video

The Press-TV Global News report of September 8, 2011 (4:30pm GMT) contained this segment about the state academic freedom in Canada, and in Canada's capital Ottawa in particular.

The Press TV video report features:
  • James Turk (Executive Director, Canadian Association of University Teachers),
  • Yavar Hameed (human rights lawyer),
  • Joseph Hickey (student representative on the Senate, University of Ottawa),
  • Ian Bron (Managing Director, Canadians for Accountability),
  • Denis Rancourt (wrongfully dismissed Full Professor with tenure, University of Ottawa), and
  • activist students being wrongfully arrested for free expression on the campus of Carleton University (Ottawa).

Labour law tribunal hearings into the wrongful dismissal of Denis Rancourt are on-going and can be followed HERE.

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