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 On Tweeting of Dead Children in an Ice Cream Freezer
 Professor Steven Salaita
 Dale Lehman/WZRD  
 For non-profit use only.
 Public Domain 
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What is the University's purpose in contemporary society; propagate the power of the State and advance the bidding of wealthy elites or educate human beings? Prof. Salaita de-constructs UIUC's assertion that it was acting on behalf of students when it fired him for tweeting his anguish at the wanton murder of Palestinians during Israel's recent attack. He addresses the concept of "civility and "diversity" as control mechanisms resulting from the intrusion of corporate - " human resource" - ideology on the University by management top heavy administrations. His expertise is in American Indian Studies; he is versed in indigenous and occupying power relationships. During the Q&A he answers an assertion that Zionists are descendants of the original people of biblical Palestine and therefore entitled to the land because of their "indigenaity". The Q&A concludes on a question about the risks to the individual when speaking out against war crimes committed by Israel.
Students for Justice in Palestine chapters at Loyola University, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Columbia College, DePaul University, and the University of Illinois/Chicago, and the multi-issue LGBT organization Gay Liberation Network.

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01:07:42 English 2014-10-06
 Harris Hall, Evanston,Illinois
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