This is the first of a two-part edition featuring Canadian Professor Anthony Hall, Dr. Kevin Barrett, and Jeremy Rothe-Kushel. The discussion focuses on Hall’s October 2016 suspension from his senior academic post at the University of Lethbridge, where he has been on faculty since the early 1990s.
Dr. Hall is an accomplished scholar in political economy and globalization studies whose work centers on the history of indigenous North Americans. He has taken courageous public stances on geopolitical issues including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, 9/11 and the US-led “war on terror.” Beginning in 2015 Hall was targeted by the Israeli lobbying organization B’nai Brith. In 2016 this entity joined forces with mainstream Canadian news outlets including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to pressure University of Lethbridge administrators to suspend Hall without pay. The faculty union at Lethbridge is presently contesting the suspension on Hall’s behalf.