UC faculty must have right to boycott Israeli academic partnerships

A desk with a poster reading "We support Palestine" and a book on the history of Palestine
Olivia Staser/Staff

UC Berkeley faculty members have quite rightly taken the UC administration to task for a recent statement, signed by all the system’s chancellors, that condemns Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS. The statement was issued in the name of protecting academic freedom when, in our own view, the only freedom under threat is the bedrock right of faculty and students to engage in political speech.
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