Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Yes, Why Don't You Write...

...but write to make sure only reasoned, factually-based books are distributed in an academic setting.

Read on:

University of Michigan and Pluto Press
by Daniel McGowan

In August The University of Michigan Press was bombarded with protests from Zionists about the distribution of the new book by Joel Kovel entitled "Overcoming Zionism." This book was published by Pluto Press, which has published many other fine books, including those of Israel Shahak and Norman Finkelstein.

The University caved in and halted distribution of Kovel's book...Later the University restored the book to its distribution listings, but indicated its intention to reconsider its contract with Pluto Press in mid-October...

As a member of Deir Yassin Remembered I urge you to protest by sending a letter or, better yet, an email to the following people, demanding that the University of Michigan Press continue its contract with Pluto Press.

Professor Peggy McCracken
Executive Board Chair
University of Michigan Press
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

President Mary Sue Coleman
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Janet Weiss
Dean of the Rackham Graduate School and Vice Provost
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070

Teresa A. Sullivan
Provost and Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs
3074 Fleming Building
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340

Okay, you've got the info. Now, just turn the scheme around.

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