Sochi, Sexuality, and Empire

Only When in Russia When were the last modern Olympic games that openly endorsed gay rights? Where were those Olympic games held? The short answer is: never, nowhere. However, suddenly, gay rights issues matter when deciding to attend the Olympics. Sochi, for reasons that are not altogether mysterious, now stands out as an exception being […]

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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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France’s Imperial Leader Explains Africa to Itself

From James McDougall’s article, “Sarkozy and Africa: big white chief’s bad memory,” 7 December, 2007, openDemocracy: The headline event of Sarkozy’s first (and brief) tour of sub-Saharan Africa was a speech, written by special advisor Henri Guaino, delivered “to the √©lite of Africa’s young people” on 26 July at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in […]

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