Michael Steven Smith

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Left Forum

Michael Steven Smith, Dalia Hashad, Director, American Program, Amnesty International, Vincent Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights and John Ehrenberg were speakers on the Bush and Co.'s War on Civil Liberties and What it Means For Our Future panel sponsored by Law and Disorder Radio and Center for Constitutional Rights at the Left Forum. The forum was held March 9 - 11, 2007 at Cooper Union College, New York City.

Smith also spoke alongside Bernardine Dohrn, Randy Credico, Kunstler Fund for Racial Justice, Soffia Elijah and Deborah Small, Executive Director, Break The Chains on the Prisons, Prisoners and Political Prisoners panel.[1]

"Support Bill Ayers"

In October 2008, several thousand college professors, students and academic staff signed a statement Support Bill Ayers in solidarity with former Weather Underground Organization terrorist Bill Ayers.

In the run up to the U.S. presidential elections, Ayers had come under considerable media scrutiny, sparked by his relationship to presidential candidate Barack Obama.

We write to support our colleague Professor William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who is currently under determined and sustained political attack...
We, the undersigned, stand on the side of education as an enterprise devoted to human inquiry, enlightenment, and liberation. We oppose the demonization of Professor William Ayers.

Michael Steven Smith of the Center for Constitutional Rights signed the statement.[2]