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Lawfare Project, AMCHA Initiative, and Others Call Upon UCLA to Address Discriminatory Harassment by Students for Justice in Palestine

Yesterday, at UCLA's Board of Regents meeting, the AMCHA Initiative delivered a letter from The Lawfare Project and six other organizations calling upon the Regents, President Janet Napolitano, and Chancellor Gene Block to address the campaign of discriminatory harassment and intimidation by UCLA's Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), targeting Jewish students. In addition to AMCHA and The Lawfare Project, the letter was signed by the Institute for Black Solidarity With Israel, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, StandWithUs, and the Zionist Organization of America. 

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Lawfare Project and Brandeis Center Urge NYU to Discipline Students for Distributing Harassing Eviction Notices Into Private Dorm Rooms
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This past Friday, The Lawfare Project and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law sent a letter urging New York University President John Sexton and his administration to "firmly and forcefully" discipline students who, at 3:00 AM on April 24th, slid mock eviction notices under private student dorm room doors. Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), the group responsible for distributing the notices, was recently suspended at Northeastern University for engaging in the same conduct.

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U.S. only member of UN Human Rights Council to vote against latest Israel "inquiry," calls it "biased and political"
Written by Benjamin Ryberg
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) decided on Wednesday to commence an international inquiry into alleged human rights violations committed by Israel during its military operation in Gaza. The Palestinian-drafted resolution calls for investigation of "all violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law" in "Palestinian areas." Of the 47 council members, the United States was the only one to vote against the resolution, while 17 members (including Western European nations) abstained. The 29 members voting in favor included routine human rights abusers Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Russia, Kuwait, Algeria, and Cuba.

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CAIR and Lawfare: An Interview with Brooke Goldstein
Written by New English Review
Sunday, May 04, 2014
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The month of April witnessed the Muslim Brotherhood front group, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) attacking free speech in films and in academia. CAIR, a self-styled Muslim civil rights group, grew out of a support network for Hamas, a terrorist group designated by our State Department.  It was one of several Muslim Brotherhood linked groups listed as unindicted co-conspirators in the 2007 Holy Land Foundation trial in Dallas,Texas. CAIR and the other groups were found to have funneled tens of millions in funds  to Hamas. As the month began a CAIR spokesperson attacked the Clarion Project film, the Honor Diaries, which portrays a group of both Muslim and non-Muslim women addressing the problems of misogyny in Muslim majority countries with honor-shame cultures. These cultures follow Islamic doctrine devaluing the rights of women, condoning child and forced marriages, female genital mutilation and violence against women including honor killings. CAIR singled out the film’s executive producer, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, former Somali Dutch politician, now an American citizen and acclaimed author of best sellers Infidel and Nomad. Ms. Ali is a fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a member of The Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. As a girl she was subjected to female genital mutilation and as young woman, escaped from an arranged marriage. Ali, an apostate from Islam, was called an Islamophobe by CAIR. A term which an official of the Runnymede Trust in the UK admitted has no legal definition at a 2013 Warsaw Conference of the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe.

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Law Student Internship - Summer 2014

The Lawfare Project is now accepting applications for its Summer 2014 internship program. If you are interested and a current law student or law school graduate, please email your resume, cover letter, recent transcript (may be unofficial), and writing sample to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with subject line "Internship." More information about the program is available here.

 
A Bad Month for Free Speech
Friday, March 21, 2014
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By Benjamin Ryberg


February 2014 was a bad month for free speech. Two federal court decisions—addressing a controversial YouTube film and the rights of students to wear American flag clothing, respectively—and a pop singer’s act of self-censorship present a harrowing illustration of the current state of First Amendment free expression rights, sending a dangerous message: if you don’t like the content of someone’s speech, intimidate the speaker.