Radhika Sainath on Censorship Attempts at UMass Amherst

Radhika Sainath on Censorship Attempts at UMass Amherst

On Monday, a court in Boston postponed a hearing on an emergency motion demanding that the University of Massachusetts Amherst cancel an upcoming event on the censorship of speech supporting Palestinian rights. Senior Staff Attorney Radhika Sainath issued the following remarks, which were read by JVP member Rachel Weber at a press conference before Monday’s court appearance.

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Lawfare drops bullying lawsuits against SF State

Lawfare drops bullying lawsuits against SF State

Rather than try to prove its false allegations in court, the Lawfare Project withdrew its claims against San Francisco State in a token settlement on the eve of trial earlier this week.

The Lawfare Project, a right-wing anti-Palestinian organization with an explicit plan to “inflict massive punishments” against critics of Israel, launched its campaign against SF State with a lawsuit in federal court in June 2017. After that lawsuit was dismissed in March 2018, Lawfare filed a second lawsuit in California state court, making similar allegations. Both lawsuits argued that advocacy for Palestinian equality discriminates against Jewish students.

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Donorbox Suspends BDS National Committee’s Account After Threats from Israeli Legal Group

Donorbox Suspends BDS National Committee’s Account After Threats from Israeli Legal Group

After legal threats and false allegations from Shurat HaDin-The Israel Law Center, the donation platform Donorbox has temporarily suspended the BDS National Committee’s account, disabling its ability to fundraise for its human rights advocacy at the height of the charity season.

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