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August 11, 2021
At Risk in Israel’s Backlash Against Ben and Jerry’s? The Right to Protest.
Israel’s push to punish the ice cream company is part of a larger offensive against Palestine activists—one that mirrors the broader right-wing assault on social justice movements.
August 5, 2021
From a High-School Cheerleader, a Lesson in Free Speech
As school resumes, the Supreme Court’s decision in the most significant student free speech case in decades reverberates across the country.
July 27, 2021
Letters From the August 9/16, 2021, Issue
Calling Arizona… Black Main Street… Privileged information… The bronze ceiling (
June 21, 2021
How the Supreme Court Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religious Bigotry
The Supreme Court’s decision last week allowing a Catholic foster care agency to discriminate against LGBTQ couples was narrow—but awful.
May 20, 2021
I Will Not Be Silenced Because I Demand Justice for Palestine
Like many Palestinians, I have been attacked and punished for criticizing Israel. Now I’m filing a civil rights complaint against my university for encouraging those attacks.
Ahmad Omar Daraldik
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March 11, 2021
Will the Democrats Renew Their Membership in the War Party?
Regardless of which party is in power, US foreign policy since 9/11 has meant a unified government under the masters of war.
February 11, 2021
Fox News Should Pay for the Lies and Slander It Helped Promote
The media giant is facing a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit from voting machine maker Smartmatic—and it’s prepared to play ruthless legal hardball to win.
January 22, 2021
Twitter and Facebook Just Proved That Deplatforming Works
The peaceful protests on Inauguration Day show what happens when social media companies
refuse to let white supremacists use them to organize and incite violence.
January 5, 2021
Ruling Assange Can’t Be Extradited Is an Indictment of US Prisons
But the British court judgment, which is likely to be appealed, also delivers a body blow to freedom of speech.
December 21, 2020
If Assange’s Fate Were Up To a Jury, He, Too, Might Have Walked Free
Like William Penn and John Peter Zenger, the Wikileaks founder is fighting for our freedom.