Topic: Free Speech and Assembly
Valve-turner Ken Ward will be allowed to explain to a jury why his civil disobedience was necessary.
President Trump’s pledge to issue an executive order that would deny federal research funds to colleges and universities that do not “support free speech” is a dangerous solution to a largely nonexistent problem.
A coalition* of free expression advocates are alarmed to learn that an 11-year old student was arrested after exercising his lawful protest in Polk County, Florida.
City Council resolution provides a model for other states fighting similar bills.
ICE officials throw El Paso hunger strikers into solitary confinement after altercation over force-feeding, says attorney
The nine Sikh asylum seekers on hunger strike in the El Paso Service Processing Center (EPSPC) have been thrown into solitary confinement after refusing to be force-fed standing up
The FBI opened a counterterrorism investigation into racial justice group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN). The precipitating incident was a counter protest against the white supramcists. At the protest, individuals brought knives and violently stabbed anti-racist counter protesters. This led the FBI to investigate…the counter protesters
ND prosecutors abandon dozens of cases due to no “good faith belief that the underlying charges can be proven”
Defending Rights & Dissent presents a new series of toolkits to help activists fight anti-protest bills in their state.
The Senate considered for the fourth time S1, which contains the Combating BDS Act. This unconstitutional bill passed 74 to 19.
Krystal Two Bulls, an Oglala Lakota and Northern Cheyenne organizer, urged a federal judge to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit filed against her by the company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, for her organizing and protest efforts to stop the pipeline.