The Massachusetts Freedom to Boycott Coalition hand delivered an open letter yesterday to each member of the state’s House of Representatives.
While it was surprising to see John McCain’s “Saluting A Communist” in the New York Times, it wasn’t surprising to see that FBI harassment of volunteers in the fight against fascism was ignored.
Dear Troublemakers, Have you ever wondered how many surveillance cameras film you as you go about your daily business? On your way to work, to the store, dropping the kids at school or walking your dog? Or, how many surveillance
On Sunday June 5 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order to penalize those who engage in political expression he doesn’t approve of. This move is unquestionably unconstitutional and was met with near instantaneous outcry from the civil
Did you hear the news? Governor Andrew Cuomo is bragging about his “first in the nation” executive order aimed at political speech he dislikes. We want to help Cuomo have the distinction of his unconstitutional order not only being the
Sixty-two years ago today one of our nation’s most infamous demagogues had his career come to a symbolic end. Sen. Joseph McCarthy, whose name has now become synonymous with political persecution, rose from a relatively unremarkable junior Senator to a
Karen Greenberg’s new book, Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State, offers a stinging rebuke of the runaway presidential power that has undermined justice and due process in the war on terror era. Whether by endless wars, torture, or
We’ve reported on many bills across the country aimed at deterring individuals from engaging in Constitutionally protected political speech about Israel’s human rights policies. Now: the long and windy saga of California’s own such bill, which is on its way to the Governor’s desk and could become law at any minute.
The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act is an attempt to use real fears about a political climate in which white supremacy is increasingly becoming normalized and made mainstream to enact a longstanding political project aimed at censoring and restricting speech about Israeli policies. As such, the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act must be rejected.
As a domestic civil liberties organization, we don’t take a position on the Middle East conflict, but when we see a systematic effort to crack down on a social movement, we fight back. As such, we have long been involved in opposing attempts to shut down Palestinian human rights advocacy. In 2016, we saw a record number of threats to Palestinian human rights advocacy domestically in the United States and a record level of involvement on our part.
We are sharing an alert from Massachusetts Peace Action, because we are supporting their efforts to protect the right to boycott in Massachusetts: The first days of the Trump administration have been as dire as anyone could have imagined – with
On Friday, Palestine Legal, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation sent a memo to Virginia state lawmakers demanding that they oppose HB 2261, an unconstitutional bill aimed at suppressing Palestinian human rights advocacy.
Once again we are facing an unconstitutional bill in Maryland that targets the right to boycott. Things are moving fast, but so are we. Our allies at Freedom2Boycott in Maryland have organized a Lobby Night in Annapolis for Monday, February 6. I