Το Ισραήλ απειλεί την ελευθερία του λόγου

Το Ισραήλ απειλεί την ελευθερία του λόγου

Πρακτικές Μακαρθισμού και διώξεων καταγγέλλουν δεκάδες ακαδημαϊκοί και διανοούμενοι από όλον τον κόσμο, με θύματα αγωνιστές που υπεραμύνονται των δικαιωμάτων των Παλαιστινίων. Την καταγγελία που στρέφεται εναντίον του Ισραήλ, μεταξύ άλλων υπογράφουν ο Νόαμ Τσόμσκι, ο Ταρίκ Αλί, ο Μισέλ Τσοσουντόβσκι, ο Τζορτζ Γκαολογουέι, κ.α.
Ολόκληρο το κείμενο έχεις ως εξής:

Εμείς, οι υπογράφοντες, αντιτιθέμεθα στη συντονισμένη εκστρατεία άρνησης στους ακαδημαϊκούς του δικαιώματος της ελευθερίας του λόγου εξ αιτίας της υπεράσπισης των παλαιστινιακών δικαιωμάτων και της κριτικής των πολιτικών και πρακτικών του κράτους του Ισραήλ. Το Πανεπιστήμιο Temple της Φιλαδέλφειας των ΗΠΑ και το Πανεπιστήμιο του Σίδνεϊ της Αυστραλίας έχουν δεχθεί μεγάλες πιέσεις να απολύσουν, αντίστοιχα, τους Marc Lamont Hill και Tim Anderson, και τους δύο ανώτερους ακαδημαϊκούς στους θεσμούς τους, για τους λόγους αυτούς. Ο Steven Salaita και ο Norman Finkelstein έχουν ήδη καταστρέψει τη σταδιοδρομία τους με τέτοιες επιθέσεις. Ο Hatem Bazian, ο Ahlam Muhtaseb, ο William Robinson, ο Rabab Abdulhadi και άλλοι έχουν επίσης απειληθεί.

Η φαινομενική αιτιολόγηση για μια τέτοια ενέργεια είναι κοινώς γνωστή ως «Παλαιστινιακή εξαίρεση» στην αρχή της ελευθερίας του λόγου. Μπορεί κανείς να επικρίνει ελεύθερα και να αγνοήσει τις κυβερνήσεις – συμπεριλαμβανομένων των δικών του – θρησκείες, πολιτικές πεποιθήσεις, προσωπική εμφάνιση και σχεδόν όλα τα άλλα εκτός από τις ενέργειες και τις πολιτικές του κράτους του Ισραήλ. Όσοι τολμούν να το κάνουν, θα αποτελέσουν το επίκεντρο καλοφτιαγμένων και επαγγελματικών εκστρατειών για τη σιωπή ή / και την καταστροφή αυτών και της σταδιοδρομίας τους.

Αναγνωρίζουμε ότι μεγάλο μέρος της ελευθερίας του λόγου που ισχύει σε ακαδημαϊκά και άλλα περιβάλλοντα θα προσβάλλει ορισμένα άτομα και ομάδες. Ωστόσο, όπως έχει ειπωθεί πολλές φορές νωρίτερα, η απάντηση στην ελευθερία του λόγου που κάποιοι μπορεί να βρουν απαράδεκτη είναι περισσότερη ελευθερία λόγου, όχι λιγότερο. Ως εκ τούτου, καλούμε όλα τα ακαδημαϊκά ιδρύματα, τους διδάσκοντες και τους σπουδαστές τους, καθώς και το ευρύ κοινό, να αντισταθούν σε τέτοιες τακτικές εκφοβισμού και να υπερασπιστούν τις αρχές του ελεύθερου λόγου στις οποίες βασίζονται οι ίδιες και όλες οι ελεύθερες κοινωνίες και τα ιδρύματά τους.

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Abbas Ali, chair, Inminds Human Rights Group
Abbas Hamideh, Co-Founder, Al-Awda Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Abby Martin, journalist, former host, “The Empire Files”
Abe Hayeem, Architect, peace activist and founder member of Architects & Planners for Justice in Palestine
Adam Kossoff, University of Wolverhampton
Adrian Grima, poet, professor of Maltese literature
Ahlam Muhtaseb, Professor, University of California San Bernardino; co-director, “1948: Creation and Catastrophe”
Ajamu Baraka, Human rights defender, former Green Party Vice Presidential candidate
Alice Walker, author, novelist, Pulitzer Prize winner
Alicia Jrapko, US National Coordinator, International Committee for Peace
Alison Weir, founder, If Americans Knew; author, “Against Our Better Judgment”
Amal Wahdan, Political and human rights activist
Amani Barakat, National Chair, Al-Awda Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Anat Matar, Tel Aviv University
Andrea Balduzzi, Researcher, Università di Genova, Italy (retired)
Anthony Gonzales, American Indian Movement – West
Anthony Hall, Editor-in-Chief, American Herald Tribune
Avi Shlaim, Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford
Barbara Erickson, journalist and author
Ben Norton, journalist
Bernard Regan, St Mary’s University
Blake Alcott, ecological economist; director of One Democratic State in Palestine (England) Limited
Brian Winston, University of Lincoln
Dr. Burhan Ghanayem, Retired, National Institutes of Health
Carlos Latuff, cartoonist
Carlos Prieto Del Campo, Editor, New Left Review (Spanish), Madrid
Charlotte Kates, International Coordinator, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
Cynthia McKinney, Former Member of US House of Representatives
Dan Kovalik, Labor and human rights attorney
Prof. Daniel Boyarin, University of California, Berkeley
David Heap, University of Western Ontario, Canada
David Klein, California State University, Northridge; Organizing Collective, US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
Debra Zimmerman, Executive Director, Women Make Movies
Derek Summerfield, Hon Sen Clin Lect, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience King’s College London
Diana Carminati, former associate professor in University of Turin, Italy
Diana Johnstone, Writer and commentator
Dina Matar, SOAS, UK
Dorothy Reik, President, Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains
Estee Chandler, Board Member, JVP
Eva Bartlett, journalist
Ewa Jasiewicz, activist
Francesco Orilia, UNIMC, Italy
Franco Camandona, MD, gynecologist, Italy
Gayle McLaughlin, former Mayor of Richmond, CA, USA
George Bisharat, Professor of law, UC Hastings College of the Law
George Galloway, Broadcaster, writer, former Member of Parliament
George Paizis, University College London, Honorary Research Fellow
Gerry Condon, President, Veterans for Peace
Ghada Karmi, Palestinian doctor, activist, academic and writer; London
Glen Ford, executive editor, Black Agenda Report
Graham Dawson, University of Brighton, UK
Greg Dropkin, Liverpool Friends of Palestine
Hagit Borer, Queen Mary University of London
Hagop Kevorkian, Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature, Columbia University New York
Haim Bresheeth, Professorial Research Associate, Faculty of Arts and Humanities School of Oriental and African Studies, UK
Hala Allabadi, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University New York
Hassan Fouda, Board Director, CNI and Tree of Life Educational Fund
Hatem Bazian, Co-founder and Professor of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College; National Chair, American Muslims for Palestine
Herman De Ley, Emeritus Professor, University of Ghent (Belgium)
Hisham Ahmed, St. Mary’s College of California
Iain Atack, University of Dublin
Iain Chalmers, Coordinator; James Lind Initiative
Ilan Pappe, University of Exeter
Jackelyn Mariano, Co-chair, National Lawyers Guild International Committee
James Abourezk, Former U.S. Senator, founder, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
James Bowen, UCC – National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland
James Early, Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution
Jeff Halper, ICAHD founder, Member of the One Democratic State Campaign (ODSC) Coordinating Committee
Jenny Tonge, Baroness Tonge, Member of the House of Lords
Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President, 2016
Joe Catron, U.S. Coordinator, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network; New York City Democratic Socialists of America Anti-War Working Group
Joe Lauria, Editor in Chief, Consortiumnews
Joe Lombardo, Founding member of United National Antiwar Coalition,
Joe Meadors, US military veteran, USS Liberty
John Adams, Prof. Emeritus, Film & Screen Media Practice, Bristol University, UK
John Erickson, former Executive Director, Friends of Sabeel North America
Jonathan Cook, Journalist and author
Jonathan Rosenhead, Emeritus Professor of Operational Research, London School of Economics
Judith Bello, Member United National Antiwar Coalition Administrative Committee, Administrator UNAC Blog
Judit Druks, University College of London
Jules Townshend, Manchester Metropolitan University
Katie Miranda, Jewelry designer and artist, Katie Miranda Studios
Khalil Barhoum, Senior Lecturer. African and Middle Eastern Languages, Stanford University
Lamis Deek, human rights attorney, Global Justice Human Rights Law
Lara Kiswani, Executive Director, Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)
Laura U. Marks, Visiting professor, Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University
Liana M. Allabadi, Arab American University of Palestine
Lisa Rofel, University of California, Santa Cruz
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
Marilyn Levin, co-founder, United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)
Marina Carter, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Marina Rui, University of Genova
Marjorie Cohn , Professor Emerita, Thomas Jefferson School of Law., former president National Lawyers Guild
Mark Braverman, Executive Director, Kairos USA, Research Fellow in Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, Stellenbosch University
Martin Kemp, Psychoanalyst, UK
Max Blumenthal, journalist and author
Medea Benjamin, Co-founder of CodePink and author
Meron Rapoport, Israeli journalist
Michael Chanan, University of Roehampton, London
Michael Edwards, Bartlett School, UCL, London, England
Michel Chossudovsky, President and director, Centre for Research on Globalization
Miriam Levin, UK government official
Miriam Margolyes, Actress and voice artist
Mnar Muhawesh, Publisher, Mint Press News
Mohammed Alatar, Film writer and director, “The Iron Wall” and more.
Mona Baker, Professor Emerita of Translation Studies , University of Manchester
Moshé Machover, King’s College London and University of London (retired)
Nadje Al-Ali, Chair, Centre for Gender Studies , University of London, UK
Naomi Foyle, Novelist and poet
Nathalie Grima, Author
Netfa Freeman, Analyst and Events Coordinator for the Institute for Policy Studies
Nira Yuval-Davis-Davis, Prof. Emeritus & Honorary Director, Research Centre on Migration, Refugees and Belonging, University of East London UK
Noam Chomsky, Emeritus professor of linguistics, MIT
Norman Solomon , Executive Director, Institute for Public Accuracy
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Oren Cohen, Israeli journalist
Paul Larudee, Former Fulbright Lecturer and govt advisor
Paola Manduca, University of Genoa, Italy
Peter Ford, former UK ambassador to Syria and Bahrain
Peter Phillips, Sonoma State University; former director, Project Censored
Philip Giraldi, Executive Director, Council for the National Interest
Philip Weiss, Publisher, Mondoweiss
Rachel Giora, Tel Aviv University
Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University
Richard Falk, Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University
Richard Hudson, FBA at UCL, London
Richard Silverstein, Tikkun Olam
Rick Sterling, investigative journalist
Robert Trivers, President, Biosocial Research Foundation
Ronit Lentin, Trinity College Dublin
Rumy Hasan, Senior Lecturer, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK.
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Tim Anderson, University of Sydney
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