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
A new, interactive game developed by the FBI is designed to help teachers and students “identify types of social media activities that should raise alarm,” in an effort to prevent radicalization online.
Donald Trump’s “ban all Muslims” policy proposal is despicable, vile, contemptible, bigoted, and would be unconstitutional, to say the least. It is also dangerous and feeds Islamophobia, as many have pointed out. But it may be most dangerous just because
The US government’s relatively new Countering Violent Extremism program, relies on debunked theories, forces neighbors to spy on their neighbors, and interferes with the ability of Americans to exercise their constitutional rights.
The FBI, in collaboration with DHS and other government agencies, is again launching programs that are at best doomed–and at worst designed—to disrupt the Muslim communities in cities where they are launched.
Did you know that Boston is one of three cities in the country chosen to pilot the Department of Homeland Security’s problematic Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program? Did you know that the Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services is
Trump’s anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant rhetoric made waves again over the weekend when he visited Minnesota and ranted against the Somali immigrant community there.
The Obama Administration’s CVE program focused on ideology and identified lawful activities that could be signs of a budding terrorist (with no evidence thereof). The Trump Administration wants to make the program even worse.
CVE programs combine profiling, surveillance, censorship, and even thought control. They aren’t the right tool to help us fight white supremacy, because they have been, and will continue to be, used to enforce institutional white supremacy.
YMC opposes CVE because it “targets Muslim youth for surveillance and thought policing based on vague and unfounded theories of radicalization.”
The American Friends Service Committee and the Social Justice Initiative at University of Illinois Chicago hosted a “Resisting Surveillance” panel investigating surveillance programs in Chicago, and how communities are resisting these racist, invasive and dangerous practices.
The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, Palestinian Youth Movement, Immigrant Youth Coalition, Black Students Union, Youth Justice Coalition and other partner organizations and community members held an in-depth meeting on Saturday February 3rd at 10 AM to strategize against the LA City’s plans to implement Department of Homeland Security and FBI’s programs that criminalize and profile youth.
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9h3ZAGOL-0uUTZpQ2R5WXcxVmc Original document name: 9.7.17 CVE Letter FINAL.pdf , ,
Direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B03viEiWh0qWZXdTU2QzT0ZJd1A5N0I1c3VaNURGSUJJYjVV Original document name: 16_4_22_cvecoalitionreuprequest_final.pdf , ,