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  • Lame Duck Congress to Attack Right to Boycott

    For two years now, we’ve fought to stop the unconstitutional Israel Anti-Boycott Act. And thanks to an outpouring of opposition from individuals like you, this First Amendment violating bill has been stalled. But now the bill’s sponsor, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), is working behind the scenes to sneak the Israel Anti-Boycott Act into the must-pass end of the year spending bill.

  • Free Speech Rights Under Fire on Campus: From Marc Lamont Hill to the Department of Education

    Academic freedom for supporters of Palestinian human rights is under fire.As a civil liberties organization, Defending Rights & Dissent takes no position on Palestine-Israel. However, we recognize there is a concerted, unconstitutional effort to silence supporters of Palestinian human rights. As an organization founded by victims of McCarthyism, we are obligated to speak out against such affronts to political expression and organizing

  • New Guidelines for Public Employees May Chill Dissent

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    Defending Rights & Dissent expresses deep concern about the Office of Special Counsel’s new Hatch Act guidelines. The new guidelines are overly broad and will having a chilling impact on speech.

  • Time to End Censorship at Florida Dept. of Corrections

    Without explanation, the Florida Dept. of Corrections has impounded two dozen issues of The Militant in the past two years.

  • Defending Rights & Dissent Condemns Use of Tear Gas Against Refugees

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    Defending Rights & Dissent joins people around the world in expressing our outrage, disgust, and horror that US border agents attacked refugees, including children, with tear gas. The images of children, already refugees from violence and poverty, fleeing from tear gas is gut wrenching.