News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush - Part I b
UW Braces for Challenge to Academic Freedom
Pt. I b BUSH'S CONGRESS
NEO-CONSERVATIVES' ULTIMATE GOAL
RIGGING ELECTIONS
------ Reforms needed
-- Corrupt Redistricting
---- Texas
---- Colorado
---- Pennsylvania
-- Rigged E-Voting?
---- Diebold For Bush
-- Delayed Disclosures
RAW POWER TACTICS
-- Bullying to Win
---- Threatening Dems
---- Bribing Republican
-- Excluding Democrats
---- 11th-Hour Bills
---- 1-Vote Victories
LOOTING the FUTURE
-- Driving Up Deficit
-- Extra Pork in Bills
-- $87 bill. Blank Check
BAD BILLS
-- Energy Bill
-- Medicare Bill
-- Spending Bill
WHO BENEFITS?
-- Wealthy Interests
-- Cheney's Cronies
-- Bush Camp'n Donors
-- Gun Lobby
WHAT ARE WE LOSING?
-- Privacy Rules
-- Academic Freedom
---- at the U. of Wash.
-- States' Rights on..
---- Air Quality
---- Antispam Rules
---- ID Protection
---- Gay Marriage
---- Scholarships
STATES FIGHT BACK
-- Brandeis's Support

' Congress is debating legislation that would give the Department of Homeland Security a key role in administering area-studies centers across the nation. ...
 
' House Republicans see area-studies centers as anti-American, and the bill proposes to create an "International Educational Advisory Board" to oversee their work. Board members would include representatives of Homeland Security, the Defense Department, and the National Security Agency.....'

 Seattle Weekly  November 26 - December 2, 2003

Education: When Freedom Is Academic

The postcolonial U.S. Congress wants a say in the curricula of postcolonial studies.

by Hasan Jafri
 
The complete article is currently (3/24/04) available on the Seattle Weekly website at-- http://www.seattleweekly.com/features/0348/031126_news_postcolonial.php
 
Opening words--
 
POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES is the broad academic field that scrutinizes the experience of people who were subjected to colonial rule. Indian-born Salman Rushdie is postcolonial. Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini tried to kill him, and he was postcolonial, too.

The University of Washington is not postcolonial, but like Rushdie and Khomeini, its postcolonial-studies stock is soaring. The university's Title VI grants for language and area studies grew to a record $3.5 million this year, up from $2.9 million in 2002.

But to paraphrase Dickens (not postcolonial), the best of times for the University of Washington is also the worst of times. Congress is debating legislation that would give the Department of Homeland Security a key role in administering area-studies centers across the nation. With its many area-studies and language offerings, in subjects as diverse as Urdu and Finnish, UW is bracing for the new law. ...


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