Purdue University is a large research university in the state of Indiana, boasting top programs in engineering and aviation.
History of Purdue University
The Indiana General Assembly made plans to establish an agricultural and engineering institution in 1865 through the Morrill Land-Grant College Act of 1862. Many proposals were suggested, including the addition of a new department of agriculture at Indiana State University. The county of Tippecanoe offered $150,000 from philanthropist John Purdue as well as 100 acres of land. Continue reading “About Purdue University”
Purdue University professor Bill Mullen has written articles and books on a variety of subjects, including Asian and African American intersectionality and the working class struggle.
About Bill V. Mullen’s Publications
Professor Bill Mullen has published extensively on issues of class, race, Marxist theory, and identity politics. Below are descriptions of some of his more prominent articles and books. He is known for his interest in solidarity movements, such as the ties between Asian and African-American revolutionary thinkers, and university students with the Palestinian resistance. He tends to reexamine traditional interpretations of history and historical figures through a revisionist approach. Continue reading “Bill Mullen’s Publications: From Marxism to Palestinian Liberation”
Professor Bill Mullen of Purdue University visited Palestine in 2012 as part of the USACBI delegation. This is an itinerary of his trip.
About Bill Mullen’s USACBI Delegation Trip
According to Socialtextjournal.org, the USACBI delegation trip took place over six days. Bill Mullen and other scholars met with a wide variety of Palestinian activists on the ground including Jamal Jum’a from Stop the Wall, Sam Bahour from The Right to Entry, Zacharia Odeh from the Jerusalem Civic Coalition, Anan Quzmar from The Right to Education campaign at Birzeit, and Fajr Harb, who engage in direct action methods of protest such as the Freedom Riders’ campaign. Continue reading “Bill Mullen’s 2012 Trip to Palestine”
Purdue University professor Bill Mullen and Donald Trump: one hates Jews, the other hates Muslims – and both men are essentially un-American.
What’s The Connection?
You are probably wondering – what does an ultra-left wing professor in Indiana have to do with the lunatic radical Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential elections? While the Donald is mentally rolling out slabs of concrete to keep “Mexican rapists” on the other side his fantasy wonder wall, Bill is likely visualizing a way to launch a Mexican general uprising. Trump can’t wait to pass a law forbidding Muslim entry into the U.S.; Mullen goes on politically-themed trips to the Palestinian Territories where he meets with Islamic activists that want Jews out of the Middle East.
Yet beneath their surface differences, the two men share a fundamental similarity that’s representative of an increasingly common American phenomenon: “moral” righteousness and its close cousin, scapegoating. Donald Trump appears on the scene as the champion of white, lower-class America. He is here to rectify wrongs caused by immigration (of course, barring current trophy wife Melania, a Slovenian émigré), by Muslims, and by…captured war heroes?
Purdue University professor Bill Mullen is a case in point of the New Antisemitism. He promotes violence, hatred, and U.S.-recognized terrorist organization Hamas.
A Brief History of Antisemitism in America
Generally speaking, antisemitism has been a minor force in the U.S., especially when compared to Europe. In fact, there has only been one case of state-sanctioned antisemitism – it came in the form of Ulysses S. Grant’s General Order No. 11 which sought to expel Jews from western Tennessee. Even though the order was rescinded by President Lincoln, it is still notable as the only piece of anti-Jewish legislation in the U.S.
The rise of cultural antisemitism came with the influx of Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants between 1881 and 1920. Prior to that period, Jews comprised a tiny segment of the larger population. Whereas Jews were less than 1% of the population before 1900, they composed 3.5% by 1930.