Some things I’ve seen and read lately about the campus protests for Palestine:

And finally, this essay by David Roth in Defector spells out the ironies between non-violent protests with clear goals and the violent institutional responses. It’s not a good look for the institutions.


There is something terribly clarifying in how eager the people in power at these universities have been to betray the trust of everyone invested in those institutions. Institutions that otherwise exist from one exploratory committee to the next will change university policies on the fly so that their local uniformed violence workers will get their chance to thump some young skulls; administrators whose notional jobs are upholding communities of learning and care gladly consent to being upbraided by clownish golf hogs and half-fascist nullities in Congress and then do exactly what they were told to do, whatever the damage to those communities.