Greatest Threat to Free Speech in the West: Criminalizing Activism Against Israeli Occupation

February 16, 2016

By Glen Greenwald at The Intercept

THE U.K. GOVERNMENT today announcedthat it is will be illegal for “local [city] councils, public bodies, and even some university student unions … to refuse to buy goods and services from companies involved in the arms trade, fossil fuels, tobacco products, or Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.” Thus, any entities that support or participate in the global boycott of Israeli settlements will face “severe penalties...