This article focuses mainly on one of Head’s other objectionable sides (besides the attempted murder of Canadian bookselling and publishing industries as outlined a couple days ago in the stellar letter by Amanda Jernigan), her support for a foundation tied to the Israeli military machine.
David Thomas, a professor of international relations at Mount Allison, is one of the professors speaking out against Reisman’s honorary degree.
“The main thing for me is her direct ties to the Israeli military,” Thomas said.
“This is a military that has been accused and found guilty on several occasions of gross violations of international humanitarian law.”
In recent years, some activists have boycotted Indigo stores because of Reisman’s connections to Israel.
Thomas put forward a motion asking the university senate to reconsider its decision, but he said Mount Allison president Robert Campbell dismissed it.
The professor said his concerns were “trivialized” during the meeting.