Iymen Chehade on Defending Academic Freedom
This week Voice of Palestine interviews Iymen Chehade, an instructor at Columbia College in Chicago. We talk with him about his course at Columbia College, why it was cancelled, and the role of the Zionist lobby in suppressing the Palestinian narrative. We also discuss the recent resolution passed by the American Studies Association supporting the call for BDS and the reaction to it.
(Please sign the online petition in support of Iymen and academic freedom at Columbia College.)
Our final music is by acclaimed progressive Lebanese singer Julia Boutros, The Sunset of the Truth, and we dedicate it to all those struggling to keep the truth of the Palestinian narrative alive despite the efforts by Western governments and media to suppress it.
Here is an audio file of this show: