Defend Professor David Miller - Defend Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom
Posted by Keith-264 on October 7, 2021, 10:20 am
Bristol University’s Cowardice in Bowing to Zionist McCarthyism and the Israel Lobby is a good example of Cancel Culture
Professor David Miller of Bristol University has just been dismissed by Bristol University DESPITE a favourable Report from a QC that the University hired. In a statement the university admitted that:
an independent report from a leading Queen’s Counsel who considered the important issue of academic freedom of expression (and) found that Professor Miller’s comments did not constitute unlawful speech.
That should have been an end to the matter. But Bristol University was under enormous pressure to dismiss David regardless of what he had said by the Israel Lobby and its echo chambers in Parliament. Quite disgracefully Green MP Caroline Lucas, and Socialist Campaign Group MP Kim Johnson put their names to a statement demanding that Bristol University ‘act now’ and dismiss David Miller. It is therefore important to see what David did actually say:
‘The enemy we face here is Zionism and the imperial policies of the Israeli state... an all out onslaught by the Israeli government on the left... it is how we defeat the ideology of Zionism in practice. How do we ensure that Zionism is ended... how we end the material reality of the jackboot of Zionism on the neck of the Palestinians...
I’ve been attacked and complained about by the head of the Bristol J Soc along with the President of the Union of Jewish Students, both of which organisations are formally members of the Zionist movement. J-Socs are part of the UJS, UJS is a member of the World UJS which is a direct member of the World Zionist Organisation. In its constitution UJS mention being pro-Israel. [David mentions similar attacks on other academics at Warwick and other universities against anyone speaking out about the Palestinians or criticising Zionism]... We have to fight back against that and the way to do that is to organise proper debate.’ Ctd....
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