Immigrants Speak Boldly Despite Threats Of Violence

By Azadeh Shahshahani, Colorlines. -

Recently, an email was circulated by anti-immigrant forces saying that they intended to show up “armed” to an immigrants’ rights event at a public library in Georgia, because we as the organizers [...]

No Publication Will Be Safe If Assange Is Prosecuted

By Bill Blum, Progressive.org -

Unless and until Assange’s prosecution is dismissed, no publication will be safe from the Administration’s vengeance and overreach. The prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the [...]

Politicians Celebrate “World Press Freedom Day” As Julian Assange Languishes In Prison

By David Walsh, WSWS.org -

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day, sponsored annually by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNESCO holds the event, it avows, to celebrate “the [...]

Women’s March On The Pentagon: We Refuse To Pay To Protest

By Cindy Sheehan, Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox -

The day before Thanksgiving, Cindy Sheehan, co-coordinator of the recent Women’s March on the Pentagon* (WMOP) was presented with a $540 bill for “police escort” by the Arlington County [...]

Why Freedom of Assembly Still Matters

By Jan-Werner Mueller, Project Syndicate -

For all of the talk nowadays about the decline and fall of democracy, not nearly enough attention has been given to attacks on the right to assemble and protest in streets and public squares. In [...]

In These Times, Popular Resistance Is Essential

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

These are times of great challenges and opportunities for those who believe in economic, racial and environmental justice as well as peace. The next decade has the potential for achieving [...]

National Park Service Rule Change Threatens First Amendment Rights In Capital

By John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

Washington, DC– The National Park Service (NPS) has proposed rule changes that, if enacted, would limit the duration of protests at parks in the National Capitol Region. The rule changes include [...]

Act Now To Protect Our Right To Protest

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The radical attack on our constitutional right to protest in Washington, DC needs to be stopped. The National Park Service (NPS) has published proposed rules that would curtail First Amendment [...]

Shutting Down Free Speech In America: Government And Lobbyists Work Together To Destroy The First Amendment

By Philip Giraldi, Ahtribune.com -

During the past several years, there has been increased pressure coming from some in the federal government aided and abetted powerful advocacy groups in the private sector to police social and [...]

Advocacy Groups Vow To ‘Protect The Protest’ As Government And Corporations Challenge First Amendment Rights

By Julia Conley, Intrepidreport.com -

With wealthy corporations, state legislatures, and the federal government finding new ways to challenge Americans’ right to protest, several nonprofit groups have banded together to fight back on [...]

Court Backs Activists Who Feed Homeless

By David Fleshler, Sun Sentinel. -

Florida - A group whose symbol is a clenched fist holding a carrot won a legal victory over the city of Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, when a federal appeals court found that its weekly events to [...]

The Guns Won

By Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern, www.slate.com -

By Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern for Slate - When U.S. District Judge Glen E. Conrad rejected Charlottesville, Virginia’s attempt to relocate Saturday’s white nationalist rally, he wrote [...]

Former FCC Commissioner: Net Neutrality Is A First Amendment Issue

By Michael Winship, www.billmoyers.com -

By Michael Winship for Moyers & Company - In just a few short months, the Trump wrecking ball has pounded away at rules and regulations in virtually every government agency. The men and women the [...]

Naked Protest Against TSA Not Protected By First Amendment

By David Kravet, www.arstechnica.com -

By David Kravet for ARS Technica - An Oregon man who stripped naked at an airport security screening checkpoint must pay a $500 fine after a federal appeals court ruled that the First Amendment [...]

Dissent Is Patriotic, And Powerful Antidote To Propaganda

By Bethany Woolman, www.aclu.org -

By Bethany Woolman, ACLU of Northern California. Fifty-five years ago this January, the ACLU of Northern California was busy filling orders from across the country for copies of its recently [...]

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