USACBI Note: This article by Irish Palestine solidarity activist Conor McCarthy focuses on a keynote address that USACBI OC member Steven Salaita delivered to a conference on academic freedom and the contemporary university in Dublin last September. But it also shows the intimate links between our organizing for BDS and the resistance of students and academics to the corporatization of the university. The all too frequent suppression of freedom of expression around Israel goes hand in hand with efforts to police the university and contain the activism of students and faculty who seek to shape more progressive and inclusive institutions. Heike Schotten, another OC member who attended the conference, discussed the connections between the crackdown on Palestine solidarity in academia and “terrorism” discourse, which has also been deployed to threaten so-called “Black Identity” movements. Both the pursuit of justice in Palestine and its repression thus links our work to that of numerous other social movements whose goals we share. Forging a university that truly represents our collective intellectual and political freedom is one of those goals. As Conor McCarthy writes, Salaita shared with other speakers on various topics at the conference the urgency of realizing this possibility.