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The pro-war US Studies Centre propsed for the University of Sydney is an attack on academic freedom.









The United States Studies Centre being established at Sydney Uni is an




attempt to manipulate university teaching and research by apologists for




US foreign policy. Although the centre is being masqueraded as an academic




study centre, undertakings given by the university particularly the




composition of the centre's board of directors show that any research or




courses critical of US foreign policy will be excluded from the centre.




Instead, the role of the centre has been explained by its proponents as to




counter "anti-American" attitudes and hostility to US foreign policy,




which has grown as a result of the US "war on terror" and the occupations of




Afghanistan and Iraq.









We, the undersigned, call on the University Senate to:









* Remove the power over the USSC's activities given to the pro-US and pro-war




campaign group the Australia American Association through their positions




on the board of directors, and to preserve university autonomy









* Or to close down the centre if this, and basic academic freedom within




the centre, cannot be guaranteed.

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