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 [...]

In Europe, Hate Speech Laws Used To Suppress Left-Wing Viewpoints

By Glenn Greenwald, www.theintercept.com -

By Glenn Greenwald for The Intercept - TERRORIST ATTACKS, and the emotions they spawn, almost always prompt calls for fundamental legal rights to be curtailed in the name of preventing future [...]

EFF Urges Stronger Oversight Of DOJ’s Digital Search Of J20 Protestor Website

By Stephanie Lacambra, www.eff.org -

By Stephanie Lacambra for EFF - District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Robert Morin ruled today that DreamHost must comply with federal prosecutors’ narrowed warrant seeking communications and [...]

“Free Speech” Bills Could Chill Campus Activism Nationwide

By Brad Poling, www.occupy.com -

By Brad Poling for Occupy - Universities across the country may be on the precipice of a new era in activism, politics and – in the most basic sense – expression. Motivated in part by recent [...]

Comply Or Die: Police State’s Answer To Free Speech Is Brute Force

By John W. Whitehead, www.counterpunch.org -

By John W. Whitehead for Counter Punch - Unfortunately, this is how the government at all levels—federal, state and local—now responds to those who choose to exercise their First Amendment right [...]

ACLU-DC Sues D.C. Police For False Arrests, Free Speech Violations

By Staff, www.acludc.org -

By Staff of ACLU - WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union of the District of Columbia today filed a lawsuit against the District of Columbia, Metropolitan Police Department officers, and [...]

Take Action To Protect Our Internet!

By Staff, www.popularresistance.org -

By Popular Resistance. Tell Ajit Pai to protect net neutrality. In 2014 the people fought the Giant Telecoms to win reclassification of the Internet as a common carrier under the Obama [...]

Convicted For Protesting Jeff Sessions Is No Laughing Matter

By Tighe Barry, www.popularresistance.org -

By Tighe Barry. In the recent past, frivolous charges like these would have been thrown out of court. But, Trump and his cronies in the Justice Department are going out of their way to crackdown [...]

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