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 [...]

Universities That Censor Speech On Palestine Pose As Champions Of Protest

By Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronicintifada.net -

Last week, students at the University of Virginia protested during a campus event featuring a group of Israeli soldiers. The soldiers were part of Reservists on Duty, an organization that aims to [...]

Former President Of Association Resigns Over BDS

By Margaret Ferguson, Mondoweiss. -

I write with great regret to tell you that I have decided to resign from the MLA. My decision was long and hard in the making. No other past president has taken such a step, to the best of my [...]

Barrett Brown Is Writing A Book Critical Of The Justice Department

By Brian Doherty, reason.com -

By Brian Doherty for Reason - Barrett Brown is currently out of prison and on probation after getting an over five year sentence for essentially linking online to hacked documents (and a supposed [...]

Newsletter – Dismantling White Supremacy

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. Last weekend, tens of thousands of people marched in Washington, DC in the combined March for Racial Justice and March for Black Women. Native Americans [...]

Jeff Sessions Is Met With Protest At Georgetown Law

By Karen Sloan, www.law.com -

By Karen Sloan for Law - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions received a frosty reception from some students and faculty at Georgetown University Law Center, where he delivered a talk on free [...]

#DescendOnDC To Protect The Internet

By Eleanor Goldfield, www.popularresistance.org -

By Eleanor Goldfield for Protect Our Internet. As you know, the FCC is set on killing net neutrality. But Congress is key. They can stop the FCC and block the bigger threat: ISP-backed [...]

Ben Cardin, Free Speech, And The Art Of The Dodge

By Kim Jensen, www.mondoweiss.net -

By Kim Jensen for Mondoweiss - It’s 4:30 pm, and I’m driving from Baltimore down to Rockville, Maryland to join in a protest at Senator Ben Cardin’s Town Hall meeting on healthcare, but also to [...]

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