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On Monday, the premier of Alberta attacked me by name to undermine my credentials, research, and academic freedom on the floor of #ableg.

It's Wednesday, and the press secretary for the Minister of Advanced Ed has decided to argue that this simply = free speech
The thing is, when profs in #cdnpoli teach the Charter and its rights, the most crucial point is to identify the relationship the constitution defines: it's between us as citizens and the state or government. Most rights are typically framed in that relationship
So, when we talk about Canadians having free expression, it means we are free to express, within reasonable limits, without state or government sanction
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If there's a speech you don't want to ballsup, it's one in which you accept the award for "Political Studies Communicator of the Year" 😬

So I prepped some notes, even tho short, & here they are*
#PSAAwards #academicfreedom

*cos if it's not on twitter it didn't happen, obvs
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Kudos to the co-editors of Israel Studies 👏👏 for defending the #academicfreedom of its contributors & refusing to suppress critiques of anti-#Zionist discourse & “scholarship”, re: the manipulation of language by virulently anti-#Israel academics.
#academicintegrity #academia
It’s the height of #hypocrisy that critics of #WordCrimes who tried so hard to get this special issue retracted & relied on false accusations, smears of the editors & authors to do so, are now whining that the volume threats THEIR academic freedom to “engage in debate” 🤣🤣🤣 1/
In fact, as anyone who read the special issue knows, the contributors critiqued the prevailing terms & concepts used/misused today in many academic disciplines—which actually is hindering free and intellectually-rigorous debate on #Israel 🇮🇱. 2/
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It’s tough to challenge orthodoxies in scholarly discourses these days. If you do, be prepared to be attacked, to face wild & false accusations of misconduct, publication irregularities, hysterical calls for retraction ☹️ FYI @HdxAcademy @CathyYoung63 @CHSommers @LegInsurrection
@HdxAcademy @CathyYoung63 @CHSommers @LegInsurrection Another disturbing case here of professional opprobrium & threats being issued to kill a journal article (in this case a set of articles) 😩 FYI @liel @marksjo1 #academicfreedom 1/
@HdxAcademy @CathyYoung63 @CHSommers @LegInsurrection @liel @marksjo1 Instead of grounding dissent in arguments & evidence (great!) we get overreactions—a noisy campaign to censor the publications & scrub them from the scholarly record (not OK!). It legitimizes threats as a way to get controversial journal articles revoked ☹️ @insidehighered 2/
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1/ Who am I?

I'm a #CVE researcher who studies the process of radicalization, social groups, and movements. In short, I look for ways to prevent people like the #CovingtonBoys from swiping even further right & endorsing white nationalism, ethnic separatism, or dom. terrorism.
2/ On Twitter, I identify as a “#ProudBoys Whisperer,” a tongue in cheek reference to the ethnographic fieldwork I do. This work involves many conversations like the one below.

3/ I also look for ways to help men and women innoculate themselves from falling down the #antifeminist/anti-#SJW /conspiratorial rabbit hole.
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