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Pressure Builds on University of Michigan

Pluto Press Under Attack by Israel Lobby

by ROGER Van ZWANENBERG

About three weeks ago Pluto books and the University of Michigan Press – our US distributor – came under attack by Stand With Us (a Zionist lobby group) who were objecting to the publication of Overcoming Zionism by Joel Kovel which resulted in the book being withdrawn in the US. The vitriolic attack questioned the University’s relationship with Pluto generally and denigrated Overcoming Zionism.

Since then the Executive Board of the University has considered the matter and issued a public statement. Joel’s book has now been reinstated but they plan to review the ongoing relationship between Pluto and UMP in October.

Pluto Press’s importance & presence in the US is under threat.

Joel is setting up a network to rally support for Pluto as we are determined to defend ourselves. We hope you will help and support our efforts in the US by writing to Joel and Kathy who are co-ordinating the campaign jskovel@gmail.com and Ellajaja@aol.com.

If you have your own networks, please first go through Joel and Kathy, as they are co-ordinating the campaign

In the meantime we intend to get the UK media to take notice of these events.

Warmly

Roger

ROGER van ZWANENBERG (Dr)
Chair & Commissioning Editor www.plutobooks.com
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