Chris Hedges: Don’t Be Fooled By The Cancel Culture Wars

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost. -

The cancel culture — the phenomenon of removing or canceling people, brands or shows from the public domain because of offensive statements or ideologies — is not a threat to the ruling class. [...]

Pandemic: Protecting Public Health And The Right To Free Speech And Assembly

By Norman Siegel and Steven Hyman, Law.com. -

New Yorkers are allowed and encouraged to go out in the street with masks and stay at least 6 feet apart, as long as it is to stand in line to go shopping or to sit in a park, but if they are [...]

Julian Assange’s Fateful Anniversary

By Derek Royden, Nation of Change. -

On top of Assange’s individual case, the current health crisis is expanding the surveillance state in ways likely not dreamed of by authorities in most countries until this very moment. Almost [...]

Free Speech, Latin America And The Imperialist Inquisition

By Stephen Sefton, Tortillaconsal.com -

More clearly than ever, addressing Western liberal imperialism in its several varieties as a rationality than can be persuaded or changed by challenging its contradictions is a fundamental error. [...]

The 1% Rules, The 99% Lets Them!

By Ralph Nader, Nader.org. -

There has never been more access to food – domestic and imported – yet hunger is an ongoing problem everywhere. In the U.S. alone, 16.5 million children go to bed hungry and 20% of community [...]

‘Demand Free Speech’ Rally Downplays Participants’ White Supremacy

By Anne Meador and Mark Hand, Dcmediagroup.us -

Far-right celebrity personalities—individuals known for hate speech, Islamophobia, homo- and transphobia, racism and celebrating “white identity”—were featured speakers at a rally on July 6 at [...]

Julian Assange And The Crucifixion Of Free Speech

By Staff, Kurtnimmo.blog -

This really isn’t surprising considering the folks who fund this “human rights” organization. It has received grants over the past ten years from the UK Department for International Development, [...]

Students Face Criminal Charges After Calling Border Agents ‘Murderers’

By Katherine Mangan, The Journal of Higher Education. -

Two University of Arizona students who protested an on-campus presentation by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency last month by calling the agents "murder patrol" and "an extension of [...]

Academic Institutions Must Defend Free Speech

By Staff, Theinternationalcommittee.org -

We, the undersigned, oppose the coordinated campaign to deny academics their free speech rights due to their defense of Palestinian rights and criticism of the policies and practices of the state [...]

The Biggest Threat To Free Speech No One Is Talking About

By Robert Scheer, Truthdig. -

If you clicked this story, odds are you’re a consumer of independent media. Yet even as you’re reading these words, your ability to do so in a timely manner is in grave jeopardy. Since [...]

Assange Shows Support for Free Speech Depends on Who’s Talking

By Joe Emersberger, FAIR  -

I have contacted the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) several times by phone, email and through Twitter over the past few weeks, asking them why I have not found any comment from them [...]

Communities Use Direct Democracy To Save Democracy

By Wisconsin United to Amend, Popular Resistance. -

Madison, WI  – On Tuesday, November 6th, Wisconsin residents in nine communities will vote on whether to amend the U.S. Constitution to clarify that only humans should have constitutional rights [...]

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 [...]

The Isolation Of Julian Assange Is The Silencing Of Us All

By Staff, Johnpilger.com -

In this letter, twenty-seven writers, journalists, film-makers, artists, academics, former intelligence officers and democrats call on the government of Ecuador to allow Julian Assange his right [...]

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