Category Archives: Freedom of speech

Looking for documents which have disappeared from the www?

Have you saved documents pertaining to the professional interests of academic librarians in Canada which you know have gone missing on the internet? If so, CAPAL, the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians is interested in posting them to their … Continue reading

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Fifth Estate on CBC Special “Silence of the Labs” Jan. 10

This is good news – please share with colleagues, neighbours and politicians. The greater awareness of what is happening the better. CBC Fifth Estate is doing a special on the cutbacks of science programs, funding, libraries and research in Canada … Continue reading

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Collaboration Between Donors and Institutes of Higher Learning and Research: “On What Terms?”

CAUT has published a report, Open for Business: On What Terms? (November 2013) that has investigated the relationship between 12 collaborators and Canadian universities, the University of Toronto, being one of them (Munk School of Global Affairs and others). open-for-business-(nov-2013)

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“Scientists for the Right to Know” – Faculty at the University of Toronto Speak Up

The increasing ‘muzzling of scientists’ on various levels and in different areas has prompted a group of faculty at the University of Toronto with colleagues across Canada to form a new public awareness group about the increasing restrictions being imposed … Continue reading

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“Silence is not enough” CAUT’s Blackened website…

As academic librarians in an information society, who uphold the basic principles of academic freedom, freedom of information, and equal access to information for all in a democratic society, let’s support CAUT’s efforts in bringing awareness to our communities and … Continue reading

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Quebec special law violates student rights and civil liberties

CAUT Statement on Quebec Student Rights, May 18, 2012. The Canadian Association of University Teachers is strongly condemning Quebec’s Bill 78, the law tabled in Quebec to end the 14-week student strike, for violating fundamental freedoms of association, assembly, and … Continue reading

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Black Wednesday – Stop SOPA

Several websites have gone black to today to protest over SOPA, including Wikipedia, Reddit, Mozilla, WordPress, and BoingBoing, will go dark today to protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Michael Geist explains … Continue reading

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