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Petition to assure right of dissent and free speech zones on US campuses

The repressive, needlessly violent, and sometimes illegal actions of security and police personnel with regard to non-violent, non-threatening protests on US campuses, and the lack of concern shown by many college and university administrators for the safety of students and community members who are exercising their free speech rights, has led several faculty from across the United States to sign this petition, which we hope to both publish and deliver to our campus leadership.

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David Palumbo-Liu is professor of comparative literature at Stanford.  His most recent publications include a volume on world-systems analysis co-edited with Bruce Robbins and Nirvana Tanoukhi entitled Immanuel Wallerstein and the Problem of the World" System, Scale, Culture (Duke University Press, 2011), and The Deliverance of Others: Reading Literature in a Global Age (also from Duke).  He is the founding editor of Occasion: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, which is housed here on Arcade.