Tags: free speech

Texas: home of the latest fight for the right to boycott Israel

This Palestinian American is fighting a Texas law that requires him to renounce his right to boycott Israel – the country that turned his family into refugees 73 years ago and continues to oppress them to this day. Israel loyalists have inserted these anti-boycott laws in 30 states around the country, despite the fact that the right to boycott has long been an American principle used by people of diverse political backgrounds.

HRW: Facebook, Instagram restrictions facilitate Israel’s abuses of Palestinians

Facebook’s faulty content moderation, plus Israel’s “requests” to the social media company to take down online content, results in unfair restriction on free speech about Israeli human rights violations against Palestinians. HRW calls for widespread investigation.

Repression of speech and scholarship on Palestine needs to end

More than a thousand academics and lawyers have signed an open letter calling on academic and government institutions around the world to cease subjecting those defending justice for Palestinians to censorship and penalties… A Canadian University rescinded a job offer after an Israel partisan complained… in the U.S. there have been 1,494 incidents… in France students have been jailed…

Alison Weir speaks in Fresno CA to packed house & enthusiastic applause

In preparation for Alison Weir’s informative event on the Israeli occupation of Palestine, Fresno CA braced itself for protests that Israel partisans had promised. The ADL, American Jewish Committee, etc had condemned the event. But the evening was peaceful and educational, with a large, full auditorium, extremely receptive audience, and TV news reports on the event. After the almost 2-hour talk, there was a long line of audience members eager to purchase her book…

Weir says ADL claims against her are intended to hide Israeli crimes

As the Anti Defamation League and American Jewish Committee try to shut down activist Alison Weir’s upcoming event at Clovis Community College in Fresno CA on September 18th, she explains what it is the groups are trying to hide.