with Chris Hedges
RT America on Dec 19, 2018
Award-winning author and host of “On Contact” Chris Hedges joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the anti-BDS legislation sweeping the US, an effort to protect Israel’s public image by muzzling the Boycott, Divestment & Sanction (BDS) movement, which seeks to put economic pressure on Israel and bring attention to the plight of the Palestinians. Hedges says “Israel can no longer control its narrative or hide the brutality of their apartheid system.”
Senators Sneak Amendment to Make Israel Boycott Illegal
TheRealNews on Dec 19, 2018
While Senators Cardin and Portman are trying to sneak a last-minute amendment into the budget bill to make BDS illegal – violating free speech – 26 states are also moving to make boycotts of Israel illegal. We speak to IPS’s Phyllis Bennis about the anti-BDS efforts in the US.
School Speech Pathologist in Texas Terminated For Refusing to Sign Israel Oath
The Intercept on Dec 17, 2018
A children’s speech pathologist who has worked for the last nine years with developmentally disabled, autistic and speech-impaired elementary school students in Austin, Texas, has been told she can no longer work with the public school district after she refused to sign an oath vowing that she “does not” and “will not” engage in a boycott of Israel or “otherwise tak[e] any action that is intended to inflict economic harm” on that foreign nation. A lawsuit on her behalf will be filed this morning in a federal court in the Western District of Texas alleging a violation of her First Amendment rights of free speech and free expression.
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