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September 23, 2011

Ten Muslim students at UC Irvine face six months in prison for violating the free speech rights of the Israeli ambassador at a campus presentation. But isn't this sentence a violation of their free speech rights?

This one is practically too ironic for words—an assault on free speech in the name of..."free speech." Here are the facts, from JTA, Sept. 23:

August 12, 2011

Is there a formal boycott of Whole Foods? And if there is, is there a dichotomy between boycotting it and the boycott-divestment-sanctions movement for Palestinian  self-determination?

Let’s be real: A boycott is a nuisance. It has to be, if it’s going to be effective—that is, if it doesn’t involve not doing something you and lot of other people have been doing, it’s not going to have an impact.