CVE programs combine profiling, surveillance, censorship, and even thought control. They aren’t the right tool to help us fight white supremacy, because they have been, and will continue to be, used to enforce institutional white supremacy.
What do communities of color, environmentalists, animal rights activists, civil rights activists, immigrant communities, Muslims, the labor movement, and a host of others all have in common?
Dear Troublemaker, We don’t often ask you to donate to support our work. But today, I have to. Please Donate Now. The next several months are crucial to our mission to fulfill the promise of the Bill of Rights. We face ominous threats: Congress will consider renewing the NSA’s wildly broad mass internet surveillance program (Section… [Read More]
Over 120 people came together on a hot muggy Sunday afternoon in August to learn about our government’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs in Montgomery County, MD, and around the country.
Dear Troublemakers When you are dedicated to defending rights and dissent, every day is a busy one. Yet, this month was particularly jam packed. Just last week, I was on Capitol Hill talking to Congress about the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. If passed, individuals who participate in boycotts of Israel or its settlements, led by intergovernmental… [Read More]
Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee believe that Trump’s nominee for FBI Director, Christopher Wray, did not pledge his loyalty to Donald Trump, and will not sweep the Russia investigation under the rug. And apparently very little else matters to them.
This afternoon, the House of Representatives will debate an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would create two commissions that will decide the right way, and the wrong way, to practice Islam.