US opposition grows to Senate measure that would criminalise Israel boycott

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    • #2749
      L0oniX
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      WTF

      Bernie Sanders said Congress must ‘defend the right of every American to express their views peacefully’ (AFP/File photo)

      WASHINGTON DC – Key Democratic senators and civil rights groups have voiced their opposition to a proposed measure in Congress that would prohibit US companies from boycotting Israel, saying that it violates freedom of speech.

      Senator Bernie Sanders and senior Democrat Dianne Feinstein issued a letter on Wednesday asking top lawmakers from both major parties to block the provision, known as the Israel Anti-Boycott Act.

      “While we do not support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, we remain resolved to our constitutional oath to defend the right of every American to express their views peacefully without fear of or actual punishment by the government,” the letter said.

      The proposed measure, which is attached to a broader spending bill in the Senate, calls for imposing fines on businesses that answer the call of “international governmental organizations” to boycott Israel.

      much more at link

      https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/us-senate-measure-criminalize-boycotting-israel-faces-growing-rejection-998343892

      “You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.” – Abbie Hoffman

      Fuck the DNC and its heard of goats

    • #5249
      Jan Boehmerman
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      I was just trying  to post the names of sponsor and co-sponsors with title of bill and number and I’m not allowed to post.

      Quite fu-cked up!

    • #5256
      ozoneman
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      Good going Bernie and Diane Feinstein. Bring this issue into the sunlight.

      Being Jewish, they can’t be accused of being antisemitic.

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