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Snitch on a teacher: Bolsonaro win sparks push against 'indoctrination' - Guardian

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A newly elected lawmaker from the party of Brazil’s ultra-rightwing president-elect, Jair Bolsonaro, has launched a campaign to encourage students to denounce teachers who complain about his victory.

The call came days after electoral authorities raided university events and classes about fascism on the pretext that they had broken electoral rules, and has raised fears of that Bolsonaro’s historic victory on Sunday will lead to ideological persecution.

Ana Campagnola, a history teacher, was elected to the state legislature in the southern state of Santa Catarina for Bolsonaro’s Social Liberal party in the election’s first round on 7 October.

On Sunday, she launched her campaign on Facebook, telling her 70,000 followers to be on the lookout for “indoctrinator teachers” who expressed outrage over Bolsonaro’s victory.

A WhatsApp number was provided for students to “film or record any party-political or ideological expressions that humiliate or offend your freedom of faith and conscience”.

In an interview with local radio, Campagnola said her phone had been running hot with denunciations. When one Facebook follower questioned the legality of filming in class, she warned: “Just behave properly and there is no reason to be scared, citizen.”

Campagnola could not immediately be reached for comment. Her Facebook describes her as “anti-snowflake, anti-Marxist and anti-feminist”. She hosts a YouTube channel and espouses the ideals of School Without Party – Escola Sem Partido – a rightwing campaign to outlaw “ideological, political or party” preferences from classrooms.


This is what this stupid little German/Italian blackshirt says about minorities:

http://time.com/5433379/brazil-bolsonaro-policies/

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Brazilians of African descent people make up the majority of Brazil’s population. But a 2016 study found they occupy just 6.3% of management roles in the country’s largest 500 companies and earn on average 44% less than white Brazilians.

Bolsonaro has pledged to cut back affirmative action schemes at public universities designed to help address those imbalances. “I would not board a plane piloted by a quota beneficiary, or be operated on by a quota doctor,” he said in July.

On the campaign trail, he has promised to scrap legal and cultural protections for minority communities in the hugely diverse country, including the designation of indigenous lands in the Amazon rainforest. “Minorities have to bend down to the majority,” he said. “The minorities [should] either adapt or simply vanish.”

Activists also say the candidate’s hardline security pledges would disproportionately impact people of color, who make up most of the population in the neighborhoods where Bolsonaro plans to send armed police.


These snowflakes are so tough, yet they can't stand even a syllable of criticism or pushback.

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Snitch on a teacher: Bolsonaro win sparks push against 'indoctrination' - Guardian

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This is what this stupid little German/Italian blackshirt says about minorities:

http://time.com/5433379/brazil-bolsonaro-policies/



These snowflakes are so tough, yet they can't stand even a syllable of criticism or pushback.

WASP’s aren’t the only cultural despoilers. The Spanish/Portuguese did an excellent job as well. What really irritated the right with Chavez wasn’t his lousy attempts at socialism. It was that he played up his indigeneous roots. Not white enough for the conservatives.

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Reveal has been reading this thread, evidently.

Turning Point and Campus Deform are in here.

Right-wing groups are recruiting students to target teachers

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A liberal influence guide on the Campus Reform website, titled, “The Evil Empire on Campus,” lists college groups supported by “major, national leftist organizations” as one of the many examples of liberal indoctrination at universities.

The site is piloted by the Leadership Institute, a nonprofit that claims it has trained more than 200,000 “conservative activists, leaders, and students” since its inception in 1979.

The Leadership Institute’s tax filings show net assets of more than $25 million in 2016, just over $1 million of which was funneled into Campus Reform. Roughly two-thirds of the institute’s income comes from philanthropist groups such as the Charles Koch Foundation, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and DonorsTrust and Republican super-donors such as Richard Uihlein.

Together, these donors gave over $944,000 to the Leadership Institute from 2014 to 2016.

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, publications such as Campus Reform and The College Fix pay student reporters about $50 per article. Many of the stories are sourced from the Leadership Institute’s network of close to 1,600 conservative student groups across the country.

“All it takes these days is one kid with a smartphone who turns on their recording app,” Sterling Beard, director of journalism training at Campus Reform, told The Chronicle in 2015.

Turning Point USA is a Trump-endorsed partner of the Leadership Institute. Founded by 24-year-old Fox News regular Charlie Kirk in 2012, the multimillion-dollar organization holds invite-only conferences and workshops for conservative students.

Tax filings show the organization is funded by many of the same groups that support the Leadership Institute, including the Bradley family, DonorsTrust and Uihlein, as well as Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. Together, these donors gave nearly $600,000 to Turning Point USA from 2014 to 2016.

Turning Point USA trains students in the art of viral filmmaking. The goal is to document campus “snowflakes” ­– a derogatory term for young liberals viewed as easily offended – whenever they’re caught pushing leftist agendas. Conservative superstars such as commentator Ben Shapiro and Campus Reform Media Director Cabot Phillips speak at the group’s conventions and encourage college kids to always be prepared to film. They even offer to help student-made videos go viral by reposting them on their websites.

“If you have a cellphone, then you are now a reporter,” Shapiro said at one conference featured in an episode of “This American Life.” “Granting exposure is the easiest way to bring shame to a lot of these folks who deserve it.”

The Professor Watchlist is another product of Turning Point USA. The blacklist of professors, many sourced from Campus Reform articles, seeks to “expose and document college professors who discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.” Would-be saboteurs are encouraged to submit tips to the watchlist along with photo or video evidence of the offending professor.


Also, the Johnny Eric Williams saga is in here, which is what the OP is about. Tommy Curry, as well. This whole thread should go under Conservative Civility. :problem:

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Reveal has been reading this thread, evidently.

Turning Point and Campus Deform are in here.

Right-wing groups are recruiting students to target teachers



Also, the Johnny Eric Williams saga is in here, which is what the OP is about. Tommy Curry, as well. This whole thread should go under Conservative Civility. :problem:

I am so tired of these people. Ah, the hell with it. Too pissed to write.

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I've run across Turning Point, as I said.

They haven't done anything drastic, AFAIK, like putting video of me on the Internet, or trying to get me fired.

I once got an email from one of their members accusing me of "lying" about Ayn Rand in my class. Anonymous, of course, though she said she was with TP.

I set her straight, pointed out the academic articles I was citing, noted I was quoting exact things Ayn Rand had said, had not "lied" about jack shit, and ... never heard from her again.

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I've run across Turning Point, as I said.

They haven't done anything drastic, AFAIK, like putting video of me on the Internet, or trying to get me fired.

I once got an email from one of their members accusing me of "lying" about Ayn Rand in my class. Anonymous, of course, though she said she was with TP.

I set her straight, pointed out the academic articles I was citing, noted I was quoting exact things Ayn Rand had said, had not "lied" about jack shit, and ... never heard from her again.


A person I went out on a date with a couple weeks ago is at a prof at a big U around here and has similar stories about these little anonymous fash-lite twits.

Thing is, some of these blacklist outfits like TP, Campus Deform, Canary Mission, Freedumb Center, Veritas (I wish Harvard would sue their butts), etc. have deep pockets, so they can be relentless. It came out in the Forward a couple weeks ago that the rightwing Diller Foundation out of the JFSF was some of the anonymous money behind Canary Mission (they've since backed out of it.)

https://forward.com/tag/canary-mission/

When conservatives go around crowing about "free speech," they mean it only for themselves. Everybody else gets surveillance, blacklists, censure, and pink slips. :problem:

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Congressional Staffer Chides Professor for Liking a Facebook Photo - Inside Higher Ed

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Ari Kohen, associate professor of political science at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, reportedly was taken to task last week by a staffer for U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry, after he liked a Facebook photo of a defaced campaign sign for the Nebraska Republican. William “Reyn” Archer III, Fortenberry’s chief of staff, told the Lincoln Journal-Star that he called Kohen after learning that he’d liked the photo, which depicts Fortenberry with googly eyes and other unflattering changes. “It’s against the law and uses the resources of the city, and [Kohen] thinks it’s OK to like it,” Archer said. When he didn’t hear back from Kohen right away, Archer emailed Kohen’s department chair, dean and chancellor to complain about what he called Kohen’s support for “political vandalism.”

The university declined comment on the matter. Kohen reportedly returned Archer’s call last week. “It wasn’t clear at all what he wanted from me, if he wanted me to unlike it or retract it,” Kohen told the Journal-Star, saying he’d since filed a complaint against Archer with the House Ethics Committee. “He told me they could put this out publicly that I liked vandalism, and essentially, that that would be bad for me.” Archer has denied threatening Kohen and called the conversation “amicable.” The American Association of University Professors on Thursday published a petition to Fortenberry, asking him to “publicly repudiate your chief of staff’s actions to threaten and harass Kohen, and to stand unequivocally for academic freedom and free speech for all faculty.”


The AAUP has a petition in support of Kohen.

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The people who put up these posters want every other kind of speech to be punished.

Confronting 'It's OK to Be White' Posters - Inside Higher Ed

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Over 10 days, posters have appeared at nine American campuses.

“It’s OK to Be White” is the message that has periodically appeared on campus posters over the past two years, typically placed by people or organizations who haven't taken credit for doing so, and who are believed to be from off-campus groups.

Pro-white propaganda of various types has been appearing on campuses in increasing frequency in the last two years. But the last week has seen a surge in such postings.

Last weekend leaflets with the "OK to be white" message turned up in Vermont, at the University of Vermont and Champlain College.

Since then the posters have appeared at American River College, Duke University, North Carolina State University, Tufts University, the University of Delaware, the University of Denver and the University of St. Thomas, in Minnesota.

The trend is not confined to the United States. One Canadian institution, the University of Manitoba, also had the posters turn up. In Australia, the use of the phrase by some politicians has set off a major political debate (and appearance of the posters), but in that case, the focus is not in higher education.

Also last week, white nationalist posters turned up at California State University at San Marcos.

The campuses seeing the posters do not seem to fit any pattern. They include public and private institutions, two-year and four-year, institutions where white people make up a minority of students and institutions where they are the overwhelming majority.

Colleges have generally removed the posters as soon as they are discovered. Colleges generally require those putting up posters to identify themselves and/or get permission to place them. That hasn't happened in these cases. So while college leaders have condemned the message behind the posters, they have not faced free speech challenges because those putting up the posters have violated college rules.

The surge in these posters on campus has come at a challenging time for many institutions, as students respond to a divisive midterm election and recent killings of black people in Kentucky and Jewish people in Pittsburgh.

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Look at this dumb conservative

Prof sues over rebuke for calling transgender student male - WP

How come so many of these conservative males are such snowflakes??

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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — A professor is suing officials at his small, public university in Ohio after receiving a written warning for violating its nondiscrimination policy by not addressing a transgender student using the gender terms preferred by that student.

Nicholas Meriwether filed a federal lawsuit this week against officials at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, roughly 85 miles (137 kilometers) south of Columbus. He contends they violated his rights by compelling him to speak in a way that contradicts his religious beliefs as a Christian.


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Then go work at a Christian college. Dork.
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Meriwether argued he didn’t discriminate and that he treated the student like “other biologically male students.” He unsuccessfully challenged his reprimand in a grievance process.

The university wouldn’t comment on the lawsuit but said in a statement that it values freedom of expression and provides a nondiscriminatory environment.

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Deep hatred for Gay and Trans, they are vicariously violent killers, all GOP

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Also, the Johnny Eric Williams saga is in here, which is what the OP is about. Tommy Curry, as well. This whole thread should go under Conservative Civility. :problem:


Johnny Eric Williams has been reading this thread, looks like.

Civility for Whom? - IHE

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This obsession with a civility that upholds white supremacist heteropatriarchal capitalist power was on display when the chancellor of the University of Mississippi, Jeffrey Vitter, released a statement condemning a tweet made by sociology professor James M. Thomas. Thomas was responding to MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, who tweeted that people should not yell at senators, shout at people in restaurants or “rage about past votes.” Thomas maintained he did not think many people were mad “about past votes.” Writing in a senator’s voice, he tweeted, “Yes, I plan to take away your healthcare, but that’s no reason to interrupt me while I eat my meal at this restaurant you probably can’t afford …” In a subsequent tweet, Thomas wrote, “Don’t just interrupt a senator’s meal, y’all. Put your whole damn fingers in their salads.”

The latter tweet was too much for the University of Mississippi’s genteel etiquette, so Vitter penned this problematic response: the faculty member’s post “did not reflect the values articulated by the university, such as respect for the dignity of each individual and civility and fairness.” Vitter continued, “While I passionately support free speech, I condemn statements that encourage acts of aggression.”

Clearly, Vitter’s idea of what constitutes “uncivil” behavior and “aggression” is, among others things, myopic and troubling. Challenging senators’ decisions that adversely affect the lives of everyday people is not “uncivil” or “aggression.” It is democracy in action. Vitter’s employed the terms “civility” and “aggression” to subvert Thomas’s legitimate call to pressure senators to create a more humane and ethical country. Vitter’s “civility’ is not about enforcing a universal moral code but rather about controlling dissenting voices that value human life over wealth extraction. Though Vitter’s response to Thomas’s tweets was extremely disconcerting, many people criticized it for not going far enough. They desired concrete disciplinary action strong enough to make professors think long and hard about publicly challenging oppressors and their systems of oppression.


What a stupid incident. :problem:

Mississippi governor condemns professor’s political tweet - AP

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University of Mississippi sociology professor James Thomas tweeted Oct. 6 that people should put their fingers in senators’ salads and, “They don’t deserve your civility.”

Bryant, a Republican, tweeted in response Thursday: “This is troubling and disappointing to see from one of our university professors. There is no place in a civilized society, and particularly on a college campus, for urging individuals to harass anyone.”

Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter said Sunday on Facebook that the faculty member’s post “did not reflect the values articulated by the university, such as respect for the dignity of each individual and civility and fairness.”


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Mississippi white conservative "civility" according to Governor Bryant: standing by the dumb bigot in a runoff with Mike Espy for Senate, who says this about her "joke" about front seats at a lynchmob. "We put out a statement yesterday, and we stand by it, and that's all I'm going to say about it"... :roll:

Oh yeah and 20 million African American children "murdered" by abortion, or whatever. :problem:

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Not sure who looked worse here, Mississippi Gov Phil Bryant or Senate candidate Cindy Hyde Smith. Either way, this might be the most impressive — and by that, I mean the worst — pivot ever.

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Holocaust scholar at Teachers College, Columbia University finds swastikas spray-painted on her office wall - NYDN

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A Jewish professor and Holocaust scholar at Columbia Teacher’s College said she found two swastikas and an anti-Semitic slur spray-painted on her office wall Wednesday.

Elizabeth Midlarsky said she first saw the hate symbols, which included the word “YID” scrawled on a wall outside her office, when she arrived at work at the Ivy League campus at about 1 p.m.

“I walked in the door of my office and found myself staring at a swastika and was absolutely shocked,” Midlarsky said.

She said the graffiti also left her students rattled, and in tears.

Midlarsky’s been targeted by anti-Jewish hate crime before. In October 2007, a vandal spray-painted a swastika on her office door, and wrote her name and crossed it out — a crime she said made her blood boil.

Then, she said, she was doing higher-profile research on the Holocaust, and protesting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech at Columbia that September.

“I could see why someone was really angry, because I had taken a lot of public positions,” she said.

She said she doesn’t understand why someone would target her now.


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Soros-founded university says it has been kicked out of Hungary as an autocrat tightens his grip - Wash Po

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BERLIN — European Union leaders warned that it was a red line, and dared Hungary not to cross it. The U.S. ambassador pegged the issue as his top priority. In the streets of Budapest, tens of thousands marched.

But in the end, there was nothing to stop Prime Minister Viktor Orban — who calls all the shots at home and increasingly does the same with his supposedly more powerful allies in the West — from driving Central European University into exile.

The school, established a quarter-century ago to educate a new generation of leaders and scholars after the collapse of the Iron Curtain, became on Monday the first university to be forced out of an E.U. nation.

The ejection marked one of the surest signals to date of autocracy’s return to Hungary, and the region, after decades of relative freedom.

It also reflected a humbling for the West, which could not muster the strength to stand up to Orban. The Hungarian leader has made no secret that he wants to overturn the liberal international order from within and replace it with a system more akin to the illiberal despotism of Russia or China.

“Arbitrary eviction of a reputable university is a flagrant violation of academic freedom,” the university said in announcing the move. “It is a dark day for Europe and a dark day for Hungary.”


This is a wet dream of conservative whites in the US.

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Will rump and pence and the rest allow indictments to be done, justice to be done or are we about to see a takeover by force. I think he and Bolton think if they bomb Iran, which they are planning right now per my other thread, they can misdirect long enough to survive.

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