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On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we again speak with Lauren Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC), about the changing face of State repression as the new administration takes power and the push by various forces to paint protest as “domestic terrorism.”
States across the U.S. are introducing legislation to target activists & curtail free speech. Join CLDC staff & panelists from @pal_legal & @RightsDissent to discuss what this means for progressive organizers & how movements can fight back. Register online https://t.co/WB8CnuRfx2 pic.twitter.com/OBWjFvjlgV
— CLDC (@CLDC) February 5, 2021
We cover a lot of ground in this discussion, from talking about a wave of anti-protest bills being pushed in various states, how policing is rushing to keep up with technology, to the repression that followed the George Floyd rebellion last summer, and the impact of the pro-Trump coup attempt in Washington DC on January 6th.
Republicans in Florida, Mississippi, and Indiana – under the guise of fighting 'domestic terrorism' – are re-introducing laws that would further criminalize protest movements like Occupy, Standing Rock, and BLM. https://t.co/IcHkl73I1z
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) January 14, 2021
Offering insight and historical context, Regan addresses the current push to ramp up State surveillance against “extremists” while also talking about what social movements from below can do to organize against attacks on civil liberties and basic freedoms.
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