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 [...]

Conviction Of Local Grape Grower Reveals Inconsistent Standards

By We Are Seneca Lake, www.popularresistance.org -

By Stephanie Redmond of We Are Seneca Lake. Reading, NY - Phil Davis received a guilty verdict on Friday, Nov. 18, and was sentenced to ten hours of community service and a $125 NYS surcharge. [...]

St. Louis To Train Police Officers On How First Amendment Works

By Mariah Stewart, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Mariah Stewart for The Huffington Post - ST. LOUIS ― Officers in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department will undergo training on First Amendment rights under a mid-October settlement [...]

#VeteransForKaepernick Stand Up For His Right To Sit Down

By Lindsay Gibbs, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Lindsay Gibbs for Think Progress - In the days since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem as a way to protest the oppression of people of [...]

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