Today (July 5th), I’m off my 30-day Facebook ban for merely linking the struggle of Palestinians with that of Kashmiris. There was nothing at all inflammatory about the two comments Facebook censors found objectionable so there is no way to avoid being banned again. It’s a free speech issue but I was unable to find a single international law firm willing to take a look at civil liberties litigation for social media. The search for such a firm goes on.
It was disorienting to be locked out of Facebook & it will take me a few days to get back chugging since I am also setting up in a new apartment. Just in the past 30 days, the human rights news is like a drunk reeling from pillar to post where children are kidnapped from their refugee parents & their parents jailed & where it is now the legal norm in the US to discriminate against Muslims. We have a lot of work to do. Thank all of you who stood by me & made the isolation less disorienting.