This EO, like the previous one, is motivated by bigotry and prejudice and is simply a Muslim Ban designed to promote a narrative that stigmatizes Muslims in the US and across the globe.
President Trump today signed a new Executive Order banning travelers from 6 Muslim majority countries and putting a hold on the refugee program. It’s the same as the old Muslim Ban.
Eighty organizations committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press, have condemned efforts by the Trump administration to demonize the media and undermine its ability to inform the public about official actions and policies.
For the third time in four years, the Maryland General Assembly is considering an anti-free speech, anti-boycott bill specifically designed to silence supporters of Palestinian human rights. The Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation worked with grassroots partner Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition and other local groups to fight back against the bill.
The monthly calls are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 3 pm Eastern/noon Pacific time, and are open to everyone working to protect and advance civil liberties at the local level. They are a great opportunity to learn and get inspired (or inspire others!).
Legislation would make Maryland a “Sanctuary” state, require uniform training and standards and reporting on SWAT deployments, and require that police obtain a search warrant before tracking people using “stingray” devices that mimic cell phone towers
A number of concerned Decorah residents joined together recently to create a resolution in support of our Muslim friends and neighbors, as well as Muslims around the country, who are more and more under threat from all sides.
Is Twitter an essential medium for political expression in our current era? Certainly, if you ask our President, who can find no area of US policy that cannot be conducted in just 140 characters, he would say yes. But does the First Amendment protection of free expression also protect your right to engage on social media?
A federal grand jury subpoena issued to Water Protector Steve Martinez was withdrawn yesterday, without warning or explanation.