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August 4, 2021

New Name, Same Flaws Pt. 4: The War on Terror’s Education Division

Our schools are battlegrounds. At least, that’s how DHS sees them.  Letting the national security state run rampant through schools creates what Nicole Nguyen calls “school securitization.” Students, socialized into a world of threats around every corner, learn to fear
July 29, 2021

New Name, Same Flaws Pt. 3: Fighting The Stalker State

For a decade, activists from the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition have fought on the front lines to oppose further expansion of what they term the “stalker state.” Members of the Coalition join us to deconstruct national security mythology and reappraise
July 27, 2021

Defending Rights & Dissent Condemns 45-Month Jail Sentence of Daniel Hale

Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, Defending Rights & Dissent observers were present in court when drone whistleblower Daniel Hale gave an eloquent statement to the judge before being sentenced to 45 months in prison. In his statement, Hale told the
July 22, 2021

New Name, Same Flaws, Pt. 2: Muslim Activists Call BS on Biden

Why are Muslim-led organizations leading the fight against Biden’s anti-white supremacy counterterrorism strategy? Because his strategy just reheats the CVE program, an insidious form of psychological warfare that has deeply harmed Muslim communities. As the national security state strong-armed community
July 19, 2021

Protest the Rendition of Former Guantanamo Prisoner Ravil Mingazov to Russia

We applaud the repatriation of Abdul Latif Nasser, who was detained at Guantanamo for 19 years without charge. Nasser was cleared for release from the prison camp in July, 2016 but has languished there for over 4 years awaiting transfer
July 14, 2021

New Name, Same Flaws Pt. 1: What is CVE/CP3? The ‘Path to Violence’ Myth

We all know that white supremacist violence is a grave threat. But the Biden administration’s approach to addressing white supremacist violence leaves much to be desired. Its tactics aren’t anything new: the CP3 program resurrects debunked CVE strategies. Far from
June 30, 2021

DRAD Applauds Raskin and Chu for Hosting “Researching While Chinese American” Roudtable

On June 30, Rep. Raskin, Chair of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Judy Chu, Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus convened a roundtable conversation, “Researching while Chinese American: Ethnic Profiling, Chinese American Scientists
June 29, 2021

Defending Rights & Dissent Mourns Loss of Senator Mike Gravel

Defending Rights & Dissent was deeply saddened by the passing of Senator Mike Gravel. Gravel served two terms as a Senator from Alaska. During his first term, Gravel led an unparalleled rebuke against government secrecy, becoming the only Senator to
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New Name, Same Flaws Pt. 4: The War on Terror's Education Division

Join us in 30 mins for pt 4 in our #NewNameSameFlaws online series on Biden's flawed approach to CVE. We'll be joined by Prof. Nicole Nguyen for a conversation abt how CVE affects schools & why the “public health approach” exacerbates systemic bias.

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