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Lessons from the FBI’s Secret War on Activism

Michael Steven Smith The Indypendent
The FBI had played its role as the “political police of the national government,” Noam Chomsky wrote and the government maintained to the bitter end that it had a right to undermine an organization just because of its ideas.

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Against the Normal

Scott McLemee Inside Higher Ed
December 10 was International Human Rights Day, making the book under review a timely, sobering take on the uphill struggle for human rights at home and abroad in the face of rising nativism, racism, xenophobia - paeans to alleged traditional values.

It’s Never ‘Just the Immigrants’

Harry Blain Foreign Policy in Focus
protest in front of White House in 1922 The targeting of immigrants is intimately linked to a long record of labor repression and civil liberties violations — which eventually target the native-born, too.

The New Attack on Linda Sarsour Is With Vile Lies

Linda Sarsour; Bend the Arc; Allison Kaplan Sommer (in Haaretz) Haaretz (Israel)
Linda Sarsour: The constant defamation of my character is more than any one human being can bear. Bend the Arc: We are disgusted by concerted efforts to spread lies about Linda Sarsour’s sincere support for the victims of the Tree of Life shooting...
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