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"Palestine Exception" report making its mark

On September 30, Palestine Legal and CCR released a first-of-its-kind report titled "The Palestine Exception to Free Speech: A Movement Under Attack in the U.S." that documents the widespread and growing suppression of Palestinian human rights advocacy in the United States. Since then, thousands of people have come to the CCR website for the report, including 2,600 who visited the report’s page the day it was released. Meanwhile, over 400,000 people have watched the accompanying video and video portraits on Facebook, YouTube, CCR’s website and Al Jazeera. CCR Bertha Justice Institute Fellow Omar Shakir, together with Palestine Legal’s team, have spoken to thousands of students and activists on college campuses across the country about the report and its findings; at almost every event they hear new stories from activists who have been targeted for their human rights advocacy in the ways documented in the report. For many, realizing that their experience is not unique and making the connection to others has emboldened them and helped them break their own silences.

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