Comparing the victims of 9/11 to Adolf Eichmann
has lead to controversy and credible threats of violence
toward CU Professor Ward Churchill and the small liberal arts college where he was scheduled to speak on the "limits of dissent."
A pacifist and human rights activist, Churchill claims that, as Eichmann ran the machinery behind the Holocaust
, the "technocrats" of the WTC facilitated the execution of a destructive U.S. foreign policy
A tip to Bill O'Reilly
led to the death threats against Churchill and other bizarre forms of protest (PDF)
. Major media outlets
cite the comparison of 9-11 victims to Nazis out of context without tackling Churchill's views on American foreign policy. Is this just another typical dismissive reaction against the radical left?
Arkansas Governor's School
, one of over 100
"Governor's Schools," starts today. The program is going in to its 24th year despite years
of controversy over
Teacher sues over limits on history curriculum.
"A seventh-grade social studies teacher in Presque Isle [Maine] who said he was barred from teaching about non-Christian civilizations has sued his school district, claiming it violated his First Amendment right of free expression."
The Supreme Court ruled today that university student fees may go to controversial groups
in order to create a "marketplace of ideas". As a member of a university student funding board (and as a member of "controversial" student groups, i.e. GLBT groups), I've been eagerly awaiting this ruling all semester. The case began in 1996 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where three students challenged the use of mandatory student fees to fund campus organizations that they had politically and idealogically objections to. For the full text of the Supremem Court decision, visit campusspeech.org