Professor Ward Churchill, professor and former chair of the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been the recent target of slanderous attacks by members of the Colorado legislature, Colorados governor, Bill Owens, and family members of those who died at the World Trade Center on 9/11/01. Churchills Some People Push Back: On The Justice of Roosting Chickens, which was written over three years ago, became the center of a controversy at Hamilton College in New York at the end of January.

Churchill characterized the 9/11-WTC victims as little Eichmanns, the technicians of American Empire, leading Hamilton Colleges administration to receive hundreds of complaints for scheduling Churchills appearance. Unable to ensure Churchills safety, Hamilton Collegedespite initially invoking the importance of free expressioncanceled the event.

Professor Churchill, a dedicated human rights activis, world-renowned scholar, and a tireless advocate for those who have been the victims of colonialist violence, in subsequent remarks, has made clear that he was addressing the complicity of those who died at the World Trade Center and their place at the heart of Americas global empire, not janitors, secretaries, and rescue workers.

We the undersigned, while we are aware Churchill's remarks touched on a highly emotional matter, feel discussing such matters openly are crucial to our freedom, our liberty, and our democracy. If our nation is to help spread democracy and freedom, we must ensure democracy and freedom at home. This means allowing freedom of speech and debate without fear of emotionally-charged persecution. We therefore affirm and uphold Professor Churchill's right to free expression, and urge the Regents of the University of Colorado at Boulder to respect the principle of academic freedom, and to withdraw all investigative and disciplinary measures. The distinction between defending the content of someones speech or writings and defending that persons right to express that content is crucial and must be respected within any society that purports to be a free one. We offer our signatures to that end:

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  • 11 December 2015150. Jeron J
    I support this petition
  • 04 December 2015149. Mclark Graham
    Professor Churchill(I won't call him doctor while his credentials are suspect)has the right to express his opinion just as I have the right to opine that he is a racist,socialist,treasonous scumbag.with no redeeming qualities whatsoever
  • 30 September 2015148. Paul Sherman
    I support Lt. Gen. James Mattis's Free Speech to say that he wants to shoot people who beat up women, blow up children, and knock down towers! Down with Ward Churchill, who supports the terrorists!
  • 11 August 2015147. Huiying B
    I support Prof. Churchill's rights to offer different points of view to a narrow minded, brain washed society.
  • 30 June 2015146. X Tecumsehc
    I support this petition
  • 10 June 2015145. Justice C
    343 Firefighters killed by the friends of Ward Churchill at the Twin Towers. REMEMBER THEM
  • 01 March 2015144. Golden Showerassociationofa
    I.P. Freely, Amen! We support Churchill's right to unrestricted urination.
  • 27 January 2015143. Stan H
    No thought can be imprisoned.
  • 16 November 2014142. Rebecca N
    I support this petition
  • 19 October 2014141. Chucch Meadows
    Did I say it was all the Jews' fault? 'Cause everybody knows they are the real original Nazis. Uhh, that's about all I got to say. Oh yeah, and Free Leonard Peltier!
  • 26 September 2014140. Chutch Houston
    J - E - W - S That's all I got to say. Oh yeah, and Free Leonard Peltier!!! 'Cuz the FBI agent he murdered was The Man!!!!!
  • 07 August 2014139. Michael K
    Although I am disturbed by Churchill's insensitive about 9/11 victims, I am equally disturbed by U.S. response to 9/11. Churchill needs to work on his rhetoric, but he also has the right to speak freely about egregious U.S. policy.
  • 13 July 2014138. Kenneth L
    I am giving my favourite newt, Ormond, the new name of Ward Stone Face in recognition of Chief Churchill's heroic stand on behalf of,,,err...universal rights for reptiles. Pyth-On!!!
  • 03 July 2014137. Susan B
    I hope the university won't succumb to the villagers with their pitchforks and torches. This is a witchhunt, and should not be countenanced.
  • 27 June 2014136. Adolph E
    (img src="" title="Support your local fascist dictator! Free speech, maaaaaan!")
  • 07 June 2014135. Chutch Conner
    Free Leonard Peltier! I got long hair!! J- E - W - S !!!! Little Eichmanns!!! Ramsey Clark, too. And Lynne Stewart. We all sleep in one big Stalinist bed.
  • 17 May 2014134. Gillian P
    I support this petition
  • 23 March 2014133. Michael M
    Dude, let's make movies!
  • 17 March 2014132. Prof Kennethdt
    I support this petition
  • 06 February 2014131. Myrtle Poorb
    Ward Churchill is guilty of all those things. I should know. I was his girlfriend at the time.
  • 31 January 2014130. Sucking C
    Me and my brother Rabid Dog totally support our 1/3 Native American brother Wart Molehill - FREE PEYOTE WHEEEEEHEEEE!!!!!
  • 07 January 2014129. Hr P
    Solidarity with my oppressed moonbat brother!
  • 23 December 2013128. Erika S
    I support this petition
  • 10 December 2013127. Trudy C
    Our college instructors' job is to make us think. If it makes us uncomfortable enough to make us think about differing viewpoints, they have done thier jobs well. It is Un-American to mob lynch people for their views like you are allowing the right winger
  • 15 November 2013126. Ward C
    Posting really obnoxious stuff in a petition signature is free speech! The entries that are being removed are in violation of our rights to speak freely against this stupid petition!
  • 22 October 2013125. Fatima F
    Chutchie come back to Islamofacist territory and complete your mission to destroy america.
  • 19 October 2013124. John S
    I support this petition

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