Thursday, November 15, 2007

Only Regent to vote against firing Churchill to run for state Senate

Face the State:

Cindy Carlisle, a University of Colorado Regent known best for being the lone dissenting vote against the firing of controversial professor Ward Churchill, has announced she will run for the Colorado state Senate. . . .

Carlisle’s July vote in support of Churchill garnered national media attention, including Fox News. She was outnumbered 8-1 by her fellow regents, who decided after a two-year investigation to fire Churchill, an ethnic studies professor who initially raised public ire in early 2005 after a an inflammatory essay he wrote became public.
More Wardness: According to the Friends of Lenny blog, Churchill will appear at the New College Theater in San Francisco on the 26th:
Ward Churchill will speak on the history of COINTELPRO and the State’s ongoing campaigns of repression targeting dissident groups. Richard Brown will speak on behalf of the SF8, eight former Black Panthers whose recent arrest on previously-dismissed charges demonstrates that COINTELPRO is alive and well.
Even Warder: PB linked to a post saying that Ward would be in Caracas, Venezuela this month to participate in a forum (or fora) asking the musical question: "The United States: Is Revolution Possible?" The guy who posted the link later took it down.

Update: By the way, there's a new Colorado website (new to me at least) called Face the State (linked above). They seem pretty serious, though I'd never heard a thing about them before. That's how I know they're serious. The site is like (though they probably wouldn't appreciate the comparison) a libertarian Colorado Confidential.

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