Last Friday, the Brennan Center for Justice released fresh analysis into the state of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) under theTrump Administration. Researchers focused specifically on the recipients of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program, which was created by an act of Congress in December2015. In...
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Washington Watch: The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act Is Back: Free Speech Is at Risk
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
Back in 2016, without debate or an actual vote, the US Senate stealthily passed a disturbing and dangerous piece of legislation called "The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2016" (AAA). The bill would have required the Department of Education (ED) to apply a State Department (DOS) working definition of anti-Semitism in evaluating complaints of discrimination on US campuses. Because some conservative Members of Congress had concerns that the legislation would violate free speech, AAA didn't pass the House and died. Continue Reading...
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