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  • Settlement Reached in Case of Professor Fired for "Uncivil" Tweetspress@ccrjustice.org
    November 27, 2015

    November 12, 2015, Chicago - Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co-counsel Loevy & Loevy announced the settlement of Professor Steven Salaita's case against the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) for firing him from his tenured position over his personal tweets criticizing the Israeli government's assault on Gaza in 2014. Professor Salaita sued UIUC, the university Board of Trustees and high-level administrators for violating his First Amendment right to free speech and for breach of contract. Salaita's firing became a flashpoint for debates over academic freedom, free speech, and the repression of Palestinian rights advocacy. In exchange for Professor Salaita's agreement to release his claims, the university has agreed to pay $875,000.

  • Seven Years Ago - Memories from The Multi Faith Walk Against ViolenceImam Syed Soharwardy
    May 8, 2015

    Seven years ago, on April 11, 2008 to be exact, we drove from Calgary AB to Halifax NS to begin a historic project - the Multi-Faith Walk Against Violence. We arrived in Halifax on April 18; two days later, I dipped my feet into the Atlantic Ocean and then turned west to start walking toward Victoria, BC.

  • Sex in the Arab WorldScott Stockdale
    May 21, 2013

    In her book Sex in the Citadel: Intimate Life in the Changing Arab World, Canadian author and academic Shereen El-Feki argues that, "We need to think about what's happening in intimate life, because our sexual lives in the Arab world are a reflection of what has gone wrong, over decades, over centuries; and if we don't fix those, it's going to be very hard to achieve the reforms millions of us are hoping to see in economic political and social life and cultural life ."

  • Sex, youth, and social media The Canadian Charger
    June 3, 2013

    Crime Prevention Ottawa recently held a public workshop based on preliminary undertakings in an exploratory study on sexual violence and social media among young people. The principals in this exploratory study are Jordan Fairbairn, a Carleton Ph.D. student, and professors Rena Bivens of Carleton and Myrna Dawson of the University of Guelph.

  • Shame on Israel: The native Bedouins in a Jewish stateThe Canadian Charger
    April 14, 2015

    Imagine going home and finding that your home is not there. Since the ceasefire agreement of 1949, this has been - and continues to be up until the present time - the experience of the Bedouins in Israel, according to Amos Gvirtz, an Israeli peace activist and co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and of the local FOR (Fellowship of Reconciliation) chapter in Israel.

  • She was a Sufi womanDr. Mohamed Elmasry
    October 20, 2010

    She was a Sufi woman: I live by Faith, and Hope. Better I live for Love than for any man, Better I die for Love than for any land.

  • Shift workReuel S. Amdur
    March 6, 2014

    Anton Aanonsen was a company doctor at an oil enterprise in a small community on the coast of Norway. In his practice he began to see a trend among workers that captured his interest. The number of workers on the night shift who had health problems was relatively high. His examination of the issue led to his 1964 ground-breaking book Shift Work and Health.

  • Should Canadians be forced to vote?Heather McIntosh
    April 22, 2010

    At 40.6 per cent, Alberta, in 2008, had the lowest voter turnout ever in a Canadian provincial election.

  • Should humans have a mating season every 7 years? Dr. Mohamed Elmasry
    February 18, 2014

    Orangutans belong to the order primates, which is the group of animals including monkeys, apes and humans. Since the primates include ourselves and all of our closest relatives, it makes sense if we learn a few things from them.

  • Should mental health care include religion?Dr. Mohamed Elmasry
    July 14, 2010

    I was shocked to read the advertised claims of a certain pill that "ends depression and anxiety in less than 15 minutes."

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