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Harper's Letter

A Letter on Justice and Open Debate

https://harpers.org/a-letter-on-justice-and-open-debate/

"The free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted..."

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Cancel Culture claims yet another innocent victim. As Bari Weiss, who got her career off the ground by attempting to have professors at Columbia fired for being insufficiently devoted to Israel, wrote in her resignation letter:

Bari Weiss wrote:
My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I have learned to brush off comments about how I’m “writing about the Jews again.” Several colleagues perceived to be friendly with me were badgered by coworkers. My work and my character are openly demeaned on company-wide Slack channels where masthead editors regularly weigh in. There, some coworkers insist I need to be rooted out if this company is to be a truly “inclusive” one, while others post ax emojis next to my name. Still other New York Times employees publicly smear me as a liar and a bigot on Twitter with no fear that harassing me will be met with appropriate action. They never are.

Roy Edroso has another take on the situation. BARI WEISS' CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HAVE HER ASS KISSED HAS BEEN VIOLATED.

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Michael Moriarity wrote:

Cancel Culture claims yet another innocent victim. As Bari Weiss, who got her career off the ground by attempting to have professors at Columbia fired for being insufficiently devoted to Israel, wrote in her resignation letter:

Bari Weiss wrote:
My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I have learned to brush off comments about how I’m “writing about the Jews again.” Several colleagues perceived to be friendly with me were badgered by coworkers. My work and my character are openly demeaned on company-wide Slack channels where masthead editors regularly weigh in. There, some coworkers insist I need to be rooted out if this company is to be a truly “inclusive” one, while others post ax emojis next to my name. Still other New York Times employees publicly smear me as a liar and a bigot on Twitter with no fear that harassing me will be met with appropriate action. They never are.

Roy Edroso has another take on the situation. BARI WEISS' CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HAVE HER ASS KISSED HAS BEEN VIOLATED.

Powerful candyass, lol. Snowflakes indeed. I find it really bizarre that many of the insults flung at the left really are projection of right wing attitudes.

There is a culture war happening and "the left "is winning it though it will be long fight. We haven't been doing very well on the economic front but that may be changing. We are doing great on the social front.

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"Margaret Atwood spat in the faces of Gaza students who asked her not to accept a million dollar prize from Israel, which denies them every basic right. Now she's whining about freedom of speech?  She didn't stand with their freedom when it counted."

https://twitter.com/AliAbunimah/status/1280676341889851392

Nor Canadian film-maker Atom Egoyan who took the same shameful Dan David Israel prize money.

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Did Neocon Cancel Queen Bari Weiss Stage Her NY Times Resignation to Fuel Her Career?

https://thegrayzone.com/2020/07/15/bari-weiss-cancel-culture-israel/

"A closer look at the events surrounding Bari Weiss' resignation suggests she omitted some critical details about her toxic presence inside the paper, and may have staged her resignation to drump up publicity for her next move. Weiss' unexpected departure came days after the hawkish columnist signed a letter  in Harper's magazine lamenting an 'intolerance of opposing views' and demanding an 'open debate' in the US media.

The signatories complaining of a 'censoriousness' environment included architects of disastrous US military interventions, anti-Palestinian fanatics, and some of the most powerful people in the media, including many who have spent decades censoring anyone to the left of them - and even attempting to cancel entire countries..."

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Open Letter Against 'Cancel Culture' Backed by 'Frauds' Says Glenn Greenwald After Authors 'Outvote' Him From Signers List

https://on.rt.com/am30

"Journalist Glenn Greenwald has called the signatories of a letter opposing 'cancel culture' 'frauds' after it emerged they canceled him from signing it. Cultural critic Thomas Chatterton Williams, who drafted the letter, wanted Greenwald to sign, but was 'outvoted on that' by his colleagues. 'It's been obvious from the start that the letter was signed by frauds eager to protect their own status, not the principles,' Greenwald tweeted on Saturday.

Many of the signatures have 'been at the forefront of canceling,' he continued, 'but are only petulantly objecting because they now hear criticisms.' As for the views that got Greenwald sidelined, that much is unknown. Greenwald was a persistent critic of both the Bush and Obama administrations, and while he's been critical of Trump, he's ridiculed those pushing the 'Russiagate' investigation against him. He also defended Julian Assange and condemned Israel's foreign policy and influence on US politics."

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BAR: The Left Lens (and vid)

https://www.blackagendareport.com/black-agenda-report-presents-left-lens

Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberley take on the issue of Free Speech - who has it in the US and who doesn't? And is the controversy over 'cancel culture' really a defense of white corporate domination of public discourse?