Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The vitriolic attack questioned the University's relationship with Pluto generally and denigrated Overcoming Zionism.For other posts on this ongoing story click here and then scroll down.
By Roger van Zwanenberg
About three weeks ago Pluto books and the University of Michigan Press - our US distributor - came under attack by Stand With Us (a Zionist lobby group) who were objecting to the publication of Overcoming Zionism by Joel Kovel which resulted in the book being withdrawn in the US. The vitriolic attack questioned the University's relationship with Pluto generally and denigrated Overcoming Zionism.
Since then the Executive Board of the University has considered the matter and issued a public statement. Joel's book has now been reinstated but they plan to review the ongoing relationship between Pluto and UMP in October.
Pluto Press's importance and presence in the US is under threat.
Joel is setting up a network to rally support for Pluto as we are determined to defend ourselves. We hope you will help and support our efforts in the US by writing to Joel and Kathy who are co-ordinating the campaign firstname.lastname@example.org and Ellajaja@aol.com.
If you have your own networks, please first go through Joel and Kathy, as they are co-ordinating the campaign
In the meantime we intend to get the UK media to take notice of these events.
Roger van Zwanenberg (Dr)
Chair & Commissioning Editor www.plutobooks.com
345 Archway Road
London N6 5AA
Tel 020 8374 2192 ( Direct line)
0044 20 8374 2192 from Outside UK
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ARA's blog is struggleforpalestine.blogspot.com
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