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The Senate is off to a bad start. The very first bill introduced, S.1, is an omnibus that includes the “Combating BDS Act of 2019.” It’s a bill designed to chill criticism of Israel. That’s right. As the new Senate convenes under the cloud of a shutdown, with public employees going without pay, the new Senate… [Read More]
Arkansas and Texas aren’t unique in having laws on the books aimed at penalizing supporters of Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) for Palestinian rights. They are among 26 states to have enacted such laws. Arkansas and Texas have also joined another growing subset of states–those who face First Amendment challenges to their anti-BDS laws.
To celebrate Bill of Rights Day today, I’d like to reflect on our tremendous legacy from the days we called ourselves the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, and the groundbreaking work the organization did (long before I came onto the scene).
Yesterday, the Senate voted to end the US’s illegal, unauthorized military participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. This is historic. Never has either chamber voted to invoke the War Powers Act. This could not have happened without grassroots pressure. I
In 2018 DRAD and our grassroots supporters and activists worked hard to to defend the right to protest, challenge FBI abuses, oppose the Countering Violent Extremism program. We also defended whistleblowers, fought surveillance and censorship, championed internet freedom, and continued to rally against Guantanamo and torture.
Last week, whistleblower Reality Winner was sentenced to 5 years and 3 months in prison, plus 3 years of supervised release. Her crime was releasing one 5 page document about alleged Russian hacking and attempts to spearfish U.S. election officials.
Food Not Bombs shares vegan and vegetarian food with the homeless and at activist events to protest skewed spending priorities. It has been a frequent target of government surveillance and repression. In the past several years, FNB chapters across the country have faced local ordinances that restrict their right to share food.
A coalition of community civil rights organizations in Los Angeles forced the Mayor to turn down a $450,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security for a controversial Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program.
We believe that whistleblowers who alert the public or the media to matters of public concern are heroes, not criminals. As such, we oppose the use of the Espionage Act in Winner’s case and would have opposed any criminal charges brought against the whistleblower.
The prosecution of Stand Rock protesters serve as another method to chill or repress public dissent.