Re-encountering Ward Churchill

The interview below was originally published in the January 31-February 2, 2014, edition of CounterPunch. It is reproduced here in part because of the close attention we paid to the persecution of Ward Churchill, and in continuation of our support for his cause. The case, involving as it did the politicization of the university, unfortunately […]

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Ward Churchill and American Justice

For those who do not already know, on Tuesday, 07 July 2009, the judge in Ward Churchill’s case (which we followed closely in the months of April and May) finally delivered his ruling on whether Churchill should be reinstated in his position or awarded a lump sum. Judge Larry Naves decided against both — Ward […]

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When Reality Strikes: Ward Churchill on Radio

Two radio programs are the focus of this post, and you can listen to both below. Both deal, in very different ways, with the significance of the jury’s verdict in Ward Churchill’s wrongful termination suit against the University of Colorado. The first one is an interview with Ward Churchill that took place earlier this morning […]

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American Association of University Professors Calls for Ward Churchill’s Reinstatement

On 7 April 2009, the National Council of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) supported Ward Churchill’s pursuit of reinstatement at the University of Colorado (CU). The AAUP approved the following resolution: “We believe the disputes over Ward Churchill’s publications should have been allowed to work themselves out in traditional scholarly venues, not referred […]

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Ward Churchill’s Victory is Our Victory

Continuing from the last post… Not to worry, when Ward Churchill comes to join us at Concordia University on April 15, like magic we will turn that $1 award into many times that amount. In the meantime, the University of Colorado (CU) is obligated to pay Churchill’s legal fees, which at the moment are estimated […]

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The Verdict is in: WARD CHURCHILL WINS !

The verdict is now in: the jury has agreed that Ward Churchill was unlawfully fired for expressing his political beliefs. The jury also decided that Ward Churchill was not entitled to more than $1 in damages, having earlier learned from the judge that this was the lowest amount possible that could be awarded (a jury […]

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Ward Churchill’s Case is Now in the Hands of the Jury: Closing Arguments Concluded

Wednesday, 01 April, 2009, was Day 18 in Ward Churchill’s wrongful termination lawsuit against the University of Colorado, featuring the presentation of closing arguments by both David Lane (Ward Churchill’s attorney) and Patrick O’Rourke (the defense attorney for CU). The case then immediately proceeded to the jury, which deliberated for about four hours before breaking […]

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The next two posts about Ward Churchill…

…will consist of, first, the closing arguments for both sides of Ward Churchill’s wrongful termination suit, and second, the jury’s verdict. The trial was supposed to have ended yesterday (Friday, 27 March, 2009), on the 15th day of hearings. However, given bad weather, and some overtime, closing arguments are not likely to be heard until […]

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