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Mr Cushman, Sue Me Too, part 1.

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A two part post, I suggest that other bloggers do the same and stop libel laws being used to close down legitimate debate on anti-racist themes by bloggers:

UCU and the David Duke fan

The University and College Union maintains an email list for its activists, which is administered and monitored by the union. As Harry’s Place readers know, the email list traffic is dominated by political extremists and almost entirely given over to their obsessive and nasty campaign to boycott Israeli academics.

The extremists are countered by a small number of Jews and anti-racists, many of them supporters of Engage. They are routinely defamed as racists, imperialists, Apartheid supporters, liars and conspirators. Quite a few of the Jews and anti-racists have been chucked off the list by the UCU administrators, arbitrarily, and usually for making public their complaints about the racism on the list.

There have been complaints to UCU about racism on its activist list. UCU has dismissed them all as baseless.

One of the formal complaints was made in relation to a series of particularly poisonous and nasty emails written by a Sheffield-based UCU activist called Jenna Delich. That complaint was also dismissed.

Yesterday Jenna Delich wrote the following message on the activist list in order to support a boycott of Israeli academics:


In support to your link this may be a long but also an interesting reading:

No comment necessary. The facts are speaking for themselves.



The website which she links to is the website of David Duke, who is the former Grand Wizard of the Klu Klux Klan, and perhaps the most notorious racist and anti-semite in the world. The article itself was originally posted on an extremist conspiracy nut website, but appears only on David Duke’s website. It is therefore reasonable to infer that Jenna Delich reads and takes her information on world events from neo Nazis.

Jenna Delich

So, in a nutshell, the position is this. The UCU refuses to take action against viciousness against Jews and anti-racists on its own activist list, and endorses their exclusion from that email list when they defend themselves. Meanwhile, the UCU is circulating links to David Duke’s website on behalf of Delich.

What a wonderful institution UCU is.

Written by modernityblog

22/08/2008 at 23:26

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  1. […] Saturday, 23 August, 2008 by modernityblog Again the threat of libel raises its ugly head and HP is attacked again for revealing the unsavoury goings-on on the UCU activist list, as shown by the post below. […]

  2. […] sue me, Mr Cushman Modernity informs me that there is talk of Harry’s Place being sued by the University College […]

  3. […] Mr Cushman, Sue Me Too, part 1. […]

  4. Mr Cushman: sue me (Jim Denham) and Shiras Socialist blog as well, as we agree with what Harry’s Place said about the UCU activist link, linking to a KKK site.

    Jim Denham

    27/08/2008 at 03:29

  5. thanks Jim, I think we are safe from a debtor’s jail.


    27/08/2008 at 03:34

  6. […] background is available courtesy of Modernity Blog here, here and […]

  7. […] background is available courtesy of Modernity Blog here, here and […]

  8. I just linked to the David Duke site via the link you provided – where does it end?


    28/08/2008 at 16:52

  9. what end?


    28/08/2008 at 17:12

  10. […] Blog devoted several postings to the issue, carefully setting out the background in depth in Mr Cushman, Sue Me Too, part 1; part 2; The Implications of Silencing Harry’s Place and culminating in a comprehensive […]

  11. […] Mr Cushman, Sue Me Too, part 1. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Harry On The Other David. […]

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