Protecting those who speak out
against corporate human rights abuses
The rights to free speech, peaceable assembly, and petition are under attack by corporations and powerful individuals. We believe that protestors and those who speak out against these actors should not be silenced through judicial processes that stymie justice and stifle free speech. When corporate interests and wealthy people use the judicial system to silence their critics, we fight back.
To further this work, ICAR leads the Protect the Protest Task Force, a coalition of 25 social justice, environmental, and civil liberties organizations. Learn more about our task force and get help on the Protect the Protest website.
News & Features
- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Tackles SLAPPs
- One Year Anniversary of the Protect the Protest Task Force
- North Carolina Parent Sued by Curriculum Company for Speaking Out
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Tackles SLAPPs
After being SLAPPed in 2017, John Oliver devotes an entire episode of his HBO show, Last Week Tonight, to discuss the impact of SLAPPs, his personal experience being SLAPPed, and the need for federal and state SLAPP laws.
One Year Anniversary of the Protect the Protest Task Force
At its one-year anniversary, the Protect the Protest Task Force took stock of the successes of its inaugural year and laid out big plans for the year to come.
North Carolina Parent Sued by Curriculum Company for Speaking Out
Blain Dillard, a concerned parent in Wake County, North Carolina, was sued for libel and slander by curriculum company Mathematics Vision Project, LLC (MVP) after criticizing the use of MVP’s curriculum in his son’s school district.