EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Leftist protester at Sean Spicer event tries to 'shut it down.' Police shut him down instead.

Multiple protesters disrupted a Thursday night event at Northeastern Illinois University featuring discussions with former Trump White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and former Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile. 

Protests occurred both before and during the event, which centered on the 2016 presidential election and the upcoming 2020 election. As Campus Reform previously reported,  multiple NEIU faculty members and students signed an open letter to the NEIU, president calling on her to cancel Spicer's appearance at the college. 

In addition to labeling the policies of the Trump "regime" as "fascist," the letter stated, "we are appalled that former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has been invited to speak at Northeastern Illinois University," calling Spicer's mere presence "an insult to all NEIU students and employees who are members of groups targeted with violence and vitriol by the Trump administration....It would be an affront to humanity to host Spicer at NEIU. We urge you to withdraw the invitation immediately."

[RELATED: Illinois prof. helps lead effort to 'cancel' Sean Spicer on-campus appearance]

Despite the backlash, however, the event went on as planned, but with a few disruptions. 

Moments after the event moderator walked out onto the stage, even before Spicer and Brazile had been introduced, a man from the audience rushed the stage and shouted what sounded like "shut it down." He was promptly apprehended by four police officers as he continued to shout mostly unintelligible phrases. However, just before police removed him from the stage, he shouted what sounded like "...f*cking Nazis." 

Moments after Spicer walked out on stage, someone is heard shouting "Spicer, you f*cking scumbag, kill yourself" and "you piece of shit!"

Roughly five minutes into the event, chants from protesters outside the room grew louder, which the moderator called "a sign of health...where people can be yelling in protest and at the same time we have the ability to have a robust but civil conversation." 

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[RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: 'White supremacist' Sean Spicer speech leaves UMass labor union salty]

The identity of the man whom police removed from the event is unclear a

Read more: https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=13705

Director of illegal alien 'university': Nation states 'should not exist,' citizenship is 'completely arbitrary'

Borders are not completely legitimate, citizenship is “ridiculous,” and the nation-state itself has no place in the future, according to the executive director of one Georgia university.

Freedom University prides itself on serving exclusively illegal alien students and advocating a progressive stance on immigration. On Monday, St. Olaf College in Minnesota hosted Dr. Laura Soltis, the school’s executive director, and Arizbeth Sanchez, its Community Engagement Coordinator, as well as an alum and current Freedom student to deliver a talk on “Solidarity In A New ICE Age,” attended by Campus Reform.

Before launching into declarations that the world would be better off without countries, the group began their hour-and-a-half on stage by providing some background on the work of Freedom University. Freedom was founded as a response to Georgia’s policy dictating that illegal aliens are entitled to free K-12 education, but may not attend the state’s public universities. 

Soltis and her associates explained that Freedom University refers to itself as F. U., and brands this slogan on its official school T-shirts, like the one seen below.


[RELATED: NJ handed away $3.8 MILLION to illegal immigrants for college]

The school is also known for taking what it calls “direct action” against Georgia state government. This includes civil disobedience and teachers accompanying illegal aliens “risk[ing] arrest.” Soltis bragged to the crowd of St. Olaf students, faculty and staff about her arrest record and the arrest record of F.U.’s community engagement coordinator.


F.U. alum Rafael A. was unwilling to disclose F. U.’s location, saying that it was only released upon admission.

“Having somebody, you know, without the best of intentions know where we are, would be very dangerous to a lot of our students, particularly those of us who don’t have DACA,” he said.

Soltis was more than happy to share the school’s anti-citizenship ideology.

According to the director, the definition of citizenship is “completely arbitrary” and owed only to the fact that “we happen to be born within these man-made borders, right? What a co

Read more: https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=13704

EXCLUSIVE: Director of illegal alien 'university' says nation states 'should not exist,' citizenship is 'completely arbitrary'

Borders are not completely legitimate, citizenship is “ridiculous,” and the nation-state itself has no place in the future, according to the executive director of one Georgia university.

Freedom University prides itself on serving exclusively illegal alien students and advocating a progressive stance on immigration. On Monday, St. Olaf College in Minnesota hosted Dr. Laura Soltis, the school’s executive director, and Arizbeth Sanchez, its Community Engagement Coordinator, as well as an alum and current Freedom student to deliver a talk on “Solidarity In A New ICE Age,” attended by Campus Reform.

Before launching into declarations that the world would be better off without countries, the group began their hour-and-a-half on stage by providing some background on the work of Freedom University. Freedom was founded as a response to Georgia’s policy dictating that illegal aliens are entitled to free K-12 education, but may not attend the state’s public universities. 

Soltis and her associates explained that Freedom University refers to itself as F. U., and brands this slogan on its official school T-shirts, like the one seen below.


[RELATED: NJ handed away $3.8 MILLION to illegal immigrants for college]

The school is also known for taking what it calls “direct action” against Georgia state government. This includes civil disobedience and teachers accompanying illegal aliens “risk[ing] arrest.” Soltis bragged to the crowd of St. Olaf students, faculty and staff about her arrest record and the arrest record of F.U.’s community engagement coordinator.


F.U. alum Rafael A. was unwilling to disclose F. U.’s location, saying that it was only released upon admission.

“Having somebody, you know, without the best of intentions know where we are, would be very dangerous to a lot of our students, particularly those of us who don’t have DACA,” he said.

Soltis was more than happy to share the school’s anti-citizenship ideology.

According to the director, the definition of citizenship is “completely arbitrary” and owed only to the fact that “we happen to be born within these man-made borders, right? What a co

Read more: https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=13704

Prof doubles down on 'Happy 9/11' tweet despite university's condemnation

A Northwestern University professor's “Happy 9/11” tweet has been condemned by his own university, which called his comments “disgraceful.” The professor, however, appears to be standing by his tweet and offering no apologies.

On Wednesday’s 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Justin Martin, a  journalism professor at Northwestern’s Qatar campus, tweeted a “Happy 9/11," claiming “more than 8,441 civilians died in Yemen this year helped by U.S. arms dealt to Saudi Arabia & UAE.”

“The U.S. is complicit in far more terror than it has ever suffered,” the professor wrote. 


University president Morton Shapiro and Provost Jonathan Holloway condemned the tweet in a Thursday news release, explaining that while Martin’s “views are his own,” “Northwestern University finds it disgraceful that he makes light of the horrors of 9/11.”

“This is insensitive and deeply disappointing particularly on the anniversary of the terror attacks,” the university said.

In a follow-up tweet, Martin recalled an incident he witnessed in 2005 in Amman, Jordan, when Al Qaeda bombed several hotels and “killed dozens of people,” adding that “all terrorism should be denounced, not just in rich countries.”

Martin, just hours after the university's statement, responded on Twitter, saying:

"I don't agree I made light of 9/11, but rather criticized disparity in how terror victims are acknowledged in different places, but I understand the tweet angered some."

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Read more: https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=13703

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