Contents: Editorial: Rightwing Attacks on Academic Freedom by Meredeth Turshen • Scholars of Africa and Middle East under Right-Wing Attack by David Wiley • A Bloody Stupid War by Moustafa Bayoumi • Thought Control for Middle East Studies by Joel Beinin • Behind the Battles Over US Middle East Studies by Zachary Lockman • Some Thoughts Subsequent to September 11th by Bruce Cumings • U.S. Denies Cuban Scholars Entry to Attend a Meeting by Nina Bernstein • Foundations' Limits on Grants Draw Fire from Universities by Justin Pope • Counterterrorism at Miami Airport? A Personal Experience by Ali A. Mazrui • Fear of Flying by Asma Abdel Halim • Announcements: The African Activist Archive Project, "'No Easy Victories" Project, and a Mellon Project on Electronic Resources for Scholars • The newsletter discusses the repressive policies of the U.S. government, ACAS, the State Department, the African Studies Title VI National Resource Centers, the African Studies Association (ASA), the African Studies Center at Michigan State University, the U.S. House of Representatives. National security, American foreign policy, the McCarthy period, the Cold War, U.S. military and intelligence, the CIA, the MPLA, Zaire, Rhodesia, the U.S. Department of Education, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Council on American Islamic Relations, Muslims, the USA Patriot Act, New York Congressman Peter King, citizenship rights, Darla Jordan, Marysa Navarro, the Bush administration, John Coatsworth, Omar Everleny Perez Villanueva, Kristin Ruggiero, the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Martin Kramer, RAND Corporation, Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Heritage foundation , the Cato Institute, national security, social sciences, the Ford Foundation, the Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights, Jewish groups, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Richard Knight, Bill Minter, Gail Hovey, Charles Cobb Jr., Allen Isaacman, Aluka, ACOA (American Committee on Africa), Southern Africa magazine, and digitizing.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: Association of Concerned Africa Scholars Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections