Freedom of expression and Palestine On Univeristy Campuses

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This week on True Talk, co-hosts Samar Jarrah and Ahmed Bedier delve into the escalating college campus protests against the Israeli genocide in Gaza. Our episode features in-depth conversations with activists directly involved in these movements:

  • Samar Saeed, a PhD candidate at Georgetown, reports from the protest encampment at George Washington University. She discusses the strong faculty support amidst a significant police presence, dismisses the laughable allegation of funding by foreign and outside groups, and addresses the peaceful nature of the protests misconstrued in mainstream media.
  • Victoria Hinkley, a senior at USF, shares her experience of being suspended for her role in organizing a peaceful protest. She emphasizes her commitment to exercising free speech and criticizes the aggressive police response that targeted her and fellow protesters, detailing the involvement of multiple law enforcement agencies in violently dispersing the encampment.

Through compelling narratives, our hosts challenge the media’s portrayal of these protests, highlighting the protesters’ peaceful pursuit of justice and their right to free speech.

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