New York’s Columbia University announced last week that it suspended Jewish Voice for Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine for allegedly expressing threatening rhetoric and “intimidation,” New York Jewish Week reported.
Gerald Rosberg, Columbia’s senior executive vice president and chair of its Special Committee on Campus Safety, issued a statement that said the groups “repeatedly violated University policies related to holding campus events, culminating in an unauthorized event Thursday afternoon that proceeded despite warnings and included threatening rhetoric and intimidation.”
Jewish Voice for Peace posted on X that the organization can be shut down but universities “can’t stop our hearts from beating for liberation, humanity, and the freedom of Palestine.”
“Our actions will be louder than our words,” the statement continued. “For all the people who are yearning for freedom, and for the media outlets: Keep an eye on Columbia.”
Glenn Greenwald, the journalist, posted Rosberg’s statement on X, and noted that “all the censorship is going in one direction.”
“This is, of course, done in the name of the ‘safety-ism’ that conservatives have spent years denouncing and the liberal-left has spent years demanding. Now they’ve switched sides,” he posted.
TRENDPOST: We have noted, schools across the U.S. have proudly cracked down on anyone who calls for a ceasefire in Gaza because—even on campuses, which are supposed to be bastions of free thought – anyone who criticizes Israel is canceled. Jewish billionaires have college presidents hiding in the corner by closing their checkbooks for their alma maters who stand up for all free speech. (See “UNIVERSITIES THAT ALLOW FREE SPEECH LOSE MILLIONS FROM PRO-ISRAEL DONORS” 24 Oct 2023, and “PRO-ISRAEL BILLIONAIRE PUSHES CENSORSHIP. WANTS TO ENFORCE FINANCIAL BLOCKADE AGAINST PENN STATE” 7 Nov 2023.)
Columbia students on Thursday held a protest in solidarity with Gaza that included hundreds of students. The Columbia Spectator, the school’s paper, wrote that the walk-out was organized by Jewish Voice of Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine. The flier called for students across the U.S. to “demand governments cut off all aid to Israel and called for an immediate ceasefire.”
Halla Anderson, a student, addressed the crowd and said it “feels like discussing Palestine is being silenced.”
She said students are facing potential disciplinary action such as “threats of expulsion, suspension,” the report said.
“They are not giving us space to talk about it,” she said.
Rosberg wrote that the suspension means “the two groups will not be eligible to receive school funding or hold events on campus. Lifting the suspension will be contingent on the two groups demonstrating a commitment to compliance with university policies and engaging in consultations at a group leadership level with university officials.”
PUBLISHERS NOTE: Mark Twain famously said, “Don’t let school interfere with your education,” and if college students were wise, this would be an enlightening experience. We live in a post-free speech U.S. and the sooner you learn that, you can adapt or conform. But if you adapt, you will face a financial blockade and billionaires like Bill Ackman will try to destroy you.
Repeat the government, Presstitute, and corporate lines and lies, or face the consequences.