As criticism continues to mount over Israel's violation of Palestinian human rights and of international law, campaigns to silence and repress those who speak out against Israeli apartheid have grown alarmingly.
College and university campuses across the United States now find themselves centre stage in this conflict over free speech: targeted by the Israel 'lobby' for the critical content of their scholarship, academics have been turned away from jobs, denied tenure and promotion, rejected for funding, and even expelled from institutions, while student groups like the 'Irvine 11' have faced harassment and sanctions.
From establishment figures like Richard Falk and former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, to professors, postgraduates and activist alumni, We Will Not Be Silenced contains thirteen testimonials from those whose struggle to defend their academic freedom has garnered widespread public and international attention.
William I. Robinson is Professor of Sociology, Global Studies, and Latin American Studies, at the University of California-Santa Barbara. Among his many award-winning books are Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity (CUP, 2014) and We Will Not Be Silenced (Pluto, 2017). He is a contributor to Haiti's New Dictatorship (Pluto, 2012). Maryam S. Griffin is a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Davis. She holds a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Santa Barbara. She is a co-editor of We Will Not Be Silenced (Pluto, 2017).
Foreword - Richard A. Falk Introduction: The Israel Lobby and Academic Repression - William I. Robinson and Maryam S. Griffin 1. The Trial of Israel's Campus Critics - David Theo Goldberg and Saree Makdisi 2. They Shoot Tenure, Don't They?: How I crossed the borders of acceptable academic discourse on Holocaust film and the question of Palestine, and never came back - Terri Ginsberg 3. My Ordeal with the Israel Lobby and the University of California - William I. Robinson 4. Power, Punishment, and Perseverance - The Irvine 11 5. A Problem Grows in Brooklyn - Kristofer J. Petersen-Overton 6. Speaking Truth to Power: Advocating for Justice in/for Palestine - Rabab Abdulhadi 7. Hanlon's Razor Cuts Both Ways - David Delgado Shorter 8. The Intolerability of Intolerance - Persis Karim 9. Responding to Columbia University's McCarthyism - Joseph Massad 10. A Multiyear Zionist Censorship Campaign - David Klein 11. Some Thoughts on Facts, Politics, and Tenure - Nadia Abu Al-Hajj 12. Censoring and Sanctioning Students for Justice in Palestine - Max Geller 13. A So-called Self-Hating: Anti-Semitic Jew Speaks Out - Lisa Rofel 14. Interrupted Destinies: Before and After the Forthwith - Steven Salaita A List of Resources Index