The Bill of Rights Defense Committee and the Defending Dissent Foundation have joined with over forty other advocacy organizations to oppose the Countering Violent Extremism Act. The bill threatens the freedoms of speech, association and religion. HR 2899 tasks the Office for Countering Violent Extremism with coordinating DHS efforts aimed at “identifying risk factors that contribute to violent extremism in communities in the United States and potential remedies for Government and non-government institutions.” The risk factors that government agencies put forward often include common behaviors associated with religious practice and political activism.
/ / Why Do 48 Civ Lib & Civil Rights Groups Oppose CVE?
January 19, 2018
Groups seek oversight of NYPD Strategic Response Group’s role in abusive and repressive protest policing and conflation of “anti-terror” and protest
January 16, 2018
With New FOIA Request, Defending Rights & Dissent and National Lawyers Guild Demand Answers About Infiltration of Inauguration Protests
January 11, 2018