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Free Speech Lawsuit Against UCB and American War a Novel by Omar El Akkad

On today’s show we speak of Free Speech in Berkeley with guest Harmeet Dhillon, First Amendment lawyer representing Young America’s Foundation and Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) in a lawsuit against UC Berkeley filed yesterday (Monday) because campus administrators do not permit BCR  to host Ann Coulter on April 27. We also invited Dan Siegel, civil rights attorney and community leader. He was a student activist during the free speech movement in the 1960’s.

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Then, we speak of American War A Novel by Omar El Akkad, award-winning journalist and author who has traveled around the world to cover many of the most important news stories of the last decade. His reporting includes dispatches from the NATO-led war in Afghanistan, the military trials at Guantànamo Bay, the Arab Spring revolution in Egypt and the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

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