Countering Violent Extremism

May 7, 2019
Sunset sky over the US Capitol building dome in Washington DC.

Ahead of Hearing, Defending Rights & Dissent Urges Homeland Security Committee to Address Law Enforcement Abuses of Counterterrorism Authorities

With an uptick in white supremacist violence, the House Homeland Security Committee is holding a hearing on “Confronting the Rise of Domestic Terrorism in the Homeland.” Defending Rights & Dissent recognizes the real threat white supremacist violence poses to many communities. We also have deep concerns about how law enforcement routinely abuses their counterterrorism authorities. The framework of “terrorism” has been used to criminalize some of the very same communities most at risk from white supremacist violence. When investigating nonviolent activists, law enforcement frequently cite their counterterrorism authorities.
May 7, 2019
US Capitol at Night

Ahead of Hearing, Defending Rights & Dissent Urges Homeland Security Committee to Address Law Enforcement Abuses of Counterterrorism Authorities

With an uptick in white supremacist violence, the House Homeland Security Committee is holding a hearing on “Confronting the Rise of Domestic Terrorism in the Homeland.” Defending Rights & Dissent recognizes the real threat white supremacist violence poses to many communities. We also have deep concerns about how law enforcement routinely abuses their counterterrorism authorities. The framework of “terrorism” has been used to criminalize some of the very same communities most at risk from white supremacist violence. When investigating nonviolent activists, law enforcement frequently cite their counterterrorism authorities. Defending Rights & Dissent shared its concerns with the committee in hopes that the hearing will address them.
August 17, 2018

Stop CVE

Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) is a toxic mix of surveillance, profiling, and thought policing. DRAD has opposed the program since its inception, working with local and national coalitions to expose its dangers. It’s based on demonstrably debunked theories that there is
September 7, 2017

9.7.17 CVE Letter

Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9h3ZAGOL-0uUTZpQ2R5WXcxVmc Original document name: 9.7.17 CVE Letter FINAL.pdf [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”resource-type”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”geo”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”yr”]
September 7, 2017

AMEMSA Anti-CVE Statement

Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWbWNLTmYwRG1OS2s Original document name: AMEMSA Anti-CVE Statement.pdf [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”resource-type”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”geo”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”yr”]
January 15, 2017

Resisting Surveillance Jan 2017 (AFSC re Boston Regional Intel Center)

Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWaGVmbHB4eWtRRzJzRlhUU3lyWmt0LVJ1MHp3 Original document name: Resisting Surveillance Jan 2017.pdf [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”resource-type”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”geo”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”yr”]
April 22, 2016

4/22/16 CVE Coalition letter seeking update on CVE guidance

Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWZXdTU2QzT0ZJd1A5N0I1c3VaNURGSUJJYjVV Original document name: 16_4_22_cvecoalitionreuprequest_final.pdf [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”resource-type”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”geo”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”yr”]
April 5, 2016

Coalition Letter to FBI re “Don’t Be A Puppet”

Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWOVk5WFdUTVd4SWc Original document name: Coalition-Letter-to-FBI-RE-dont be a puppet.pdf [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”resource-type”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”geo”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”yr”]
April 4, 2016

1000 MA Residents Call on EOHHS to Reject Federal Prosecutors’ “Violent Extremism” Campaign

Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWTHFtRVpzWG1pWjlKNklCbWlZbTNoZG1JTzUw Original document name: 1000 MA Residents Call on EOHHS to Reject Federal Prosecutors’ “Violent Extremism” Campaign .pdf [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”resource-type”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”geo”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”yr”]
March 11, 2016

Preventing Violent Extremism- Request for Information (BORDC/DDF)

Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWbmtOVzIxRDdVc3M Original document name: Preventing Violent Extremism RFI-BORDC – DDF.pdf [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”resource-type”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”geo”], [wpv-post-taxonomy type=”yr”]
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