Monday, December 12, 2011
Dave Slesinger, Peter Kirstein on TJ Radio today
David Slesinger and Howard Zinn
First hour: David Slesinger of 911Courage.org, organizer with Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. David is planning an exciting civil disobedience action (on behalf of 911Courage, NOT AE911Truth - he wears two separate hats with the two groups). David is also a key player in the movement for justice for murdered 9/11 whistleblower Barry Jennings.
Second hour: Academic freedom fighter Peter Kirstein returns to Truth Jihad Radio! He will discuss the Loretta Capeheart case (Loretta was Friday's guest) among other topics. In that case, administrators at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) are arguing in court that faculty have no free speech rights, whereas administrators have the right to slander anyone they choose with impunity.
Peter N. Kirstein is professor of history at St Xavier University in Chicago. He has an M.A. and Ph.D. degree from Saint Louis University and an A.B. from Boston University. His undergraduate mentor and advisor was Howard Zinn. He is also vice president of the Illinois Conference of the American Association of University Professors and chairs its Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure. In 2002 he was involved in one of the most controversial academic freedom cases of the new century. He was suspended and reprimanded for an antiwar email as a response to an event solicitation at the Air Force Academy. He later became known as a leading defender of Norman Finkelstein's academic freedom.
An author of a book and many articles, Kirstein concentrates on the atomic bomb, foreign policy and academic freedom. Frequently they intersect. His recent involvement in the Namita Goswami tenure case at DePaul University has been covered by the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chronicle of higher Ed and Inside Higher Ed. Professor Kirstein was included in David Horowitz, The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America.