Supporting BDS Gets You Fired in Texas

Jess and Jamal discuss the State of Texas, McCarthyite loyalty oath requiring contractors not to boycott Israel. Pursuant to Section 2270.001 of Texas Government Code, contractors are barred from “refusing to deal with, terminating business activities with, or otherwise taking any action that is intended to penalize, inflict economic harm on, or limit commercial relations specifically with Israel.” The law is a violation of the First Amendment and is being challenged by Bahia Amawi, a Texas speech pathologist, who lost her job due to this law.

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Banned in the USA

Jess & Jamal discuss the erosion of civil liberties in the United State under Trump, the separation of immigrant children from their families, the travel ban on Muslims and the censorship imposed on Arab Talk Radio by Facebook.

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The Incarceration of Children and Erosion of Human Rights

Jamal Dajani discusses with civil rights attorney Liz Jackson the incarceration of hundreds of immigrant children in cages at the US border with Mexico. They also talk about the confirmation of Ken Marcus as the top civil rights enforcer at the Department of Education and his efforts to ensure criticism of Israel on college campuses is muted.
 

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