A new video from Reason.tv discusses the case of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Professor James Enstrom, who is facing retaliation from UCLA after publishing politically inconvenient research about air pollution and leading a successful whistleblowing campaign against the California Air Resources Board. Enstrom, who has been denied reappointment by UCLA's School of Environmental Health Sciences after 34 years, offers his personal perspective on the case, while FIRE Vice President of Programs Adam Kissel discusses UCLA's attack on Enstrom's academic freedom. The video also exposes UCLA's shifting justifications for denying Enstrom's reappointment and the fragile nature of academic freedom in the scientific community.
One advocate was arrested and handcuffed for two hours after peacefully demonstrating in a public park. FIRE is suing to protect the constitutional right to speak freely in public parks.