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

Thursday, August 29, 2013

OCLA calls on U of O to end its financing of a private defamation lawsuit

The Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) has posted a position statement on its website, entitled:

Public Money is Not for Silencing Critics
University of Ottawa must end its financing of a private defamation lawsuit  (LINK)

As part of its campaign, OCLA has written to Allan Rock (link), and to Nathalie Des Rosiers (link).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rancourt was/is affiliated with the OCLA and pro-actively organized/participated in its activities.

Moreover, the defamation lawsuit was with respect to official work done for the University. A private defamation lawsuit would be where the matter before the courts has nothing to do with University affairs/business and not on University property. The courts have ruled that the University has a legitimate stake and interest in the lawsuit.