Chip Gibbons is a journalist who writes about civil liberties and social movements, both from a historical and a contemporary perspective.
His work has been published in The Nation and Jacobin, and he contributed a chapter to The Henry Kissinger Files (forthcoming, Verso Books).
Chip is the Policy and Legislative Counsel for Defending Rights & Dissent, an organization founded by victims of the House Un-Amercan Activites Committee that works to protect the right to engage in political expression. In this capacity, he has advised both state and federal lawmakers on the First Amendment implications of pending legislation and has appeared on Al Jazeera as an expert on U.S. Constitutional law.