The Case of James Kilgore and the Decline of Faculty Rights

I’ve spent significant time reflecting on the firing of University of Illinois professor James Kilgore. The incident strikes me as symbolic of precisely what is wrong with higher education – the fundamental lack of rights among non-permanent university employees.  There are other issues involved as well, no doubt, including the punitive nature of reactionary American cultural values, and the issue of redemption for past crimes and mistakes.

Assange marks two years in legal limbo

Julian Assange, a modern day hero and enemy of state, is preparing to mark two years in captivity inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, with another major leak of state secrets and a fresh challenge to escape legal limbo.

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Assange: Obama should consider his legacy

Barack Obama should start to consider his legacy and risks being remembered as the US President that most heavily oppressed journalism. That's the message from Julian Assange, who told media of a major new 50-country leak coming soon from Wikileaks.

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