Cynthia’s Foreword in “We Will Not Be Silenced” Published by AK Press

As criticism mounts over Israel’s violation of Palestinian human rights and international law, campaigns to silence and repress those who speak oout against Israeli apartheid and US complicity have grown alarmingly. Scholars have been denied jobs, refused tenure and promotion, rejected for funding, and expelled from institutions, while student organizations have faced harassment and sanctions. We Will Not Be Silenced offers thirteen powerful, firsthand testimonials from scholars and students whose struggle to defend their academic freedom and freedom of speech has garnered widespread public and international attention.

Includes chapters by David Theo Goldberg and Saree Makdisi, Terri Ginsberg, William I. Robinson, The Irvine 11, Kristofer J. Petersen-Overton, Rabab Abdulhadi, David Delgado Shorter, Persis Karim, Joseph Massad, David Klein, Nadia Abu Al-Hajj, Max Geller, Lisa Rofel, and Steven Salaita.
“These testimonials provide a stunning and all too familiar portrait of the extent to which the forces that suppress free speech and academic freedom are at work in the US university system to stifle those who would call for social justice in Palestine. . . . These voices must be heard.”  Bishop Desmond Tutu
Read the entire press release from AK Press here