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No platform

last saturday evening (12th november), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc radio 4
no platform (presented by professor andrew hussey) (in the archive on 4 series)

“Professor Andrew Hussey will hear how no platforming, made official NUS policy in 1974, took its inspiration from the disruptive methods of anti-fascist campaigners in the 1930s.
Hussey will examine whether there has been a shift in recent times, making the current incarnations of ‘no platform’ and ‘safe spaces’ a real danger, as many have suggested, to free speech on University campuses … and the use of ‘safe spaces’ as an excuse to barrack and intimidate speakers through the employment of the ‘heckler’s veto’.”

including contributions from …
david aaronovitch
katie welsh
richard brooks of the NUS (more…)

NUS anti-semitism 28/9/2016

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 28th), 1.21-1.28pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by martha kearney) includes …

“Leading figures in student politics are accusing the NUS President of anti-semitic rhetoric in a letter given exclusively to this programme. In it, three vice-presidents of the NUS, and 41 other student leaders, say ‘Jewish students have not felt safe participating in our national movement because of the actions and rhetoric of leaders of the NUS‘.”

including interviews with …
richard brooks, nus vice-president of union development
michael segalov, journalist and former nus executive member (more…)

Today: NUS anti-semitism

last saturday morning (14th may), 7.32-7.40am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“Students at Exeter University voted on Friday to stay in the National Union of Students after those at Newcastle (Thursday) and Lincoln (Monday) voted to leave this week.
The votes have come after many student unions claimed the NUS no longer represented their views. There have also been concerns of anti-Semitism over the new President elect, Malia Bouattia.
Speaking live are • Jack May, English student at the university of Cambridge and founder of ‘NUS: Let Cambridge Decide’ and • National Union of Students vice president Richard Brooks.”


Sunday: anti-semitism at York

this morning (sunday 20th), 7.31-7.40am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

“The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has written to the government expressing his shock and concern about rising reports of anti-Semitism at UK universities. Bob Walker talks to some of the people who say they have been targets of anti-semitism.”
“When I went to the multi-faith prayer room there was a poster saying ‘Boycott Israel’.”

including contributions from …
zachary confino, student at york university
habib nassar, former president of york university palestinian solidarity society
sai englert, jewish member of the palestinian solidarity movement, and nus executive member
rupert sutton, director ofstudent rights at the henry jackson society
• shadow education secretary lucy powell
john mann mp
nicola dandridge, chief executive of universities uk
• nus vice-president richard brooks (more…)

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