Dakota Access Pipeline Company Is Abusing The Judicial System To Silence Dissent

By Nicola Morrow, ACLU -

In a win for free speech, a federal court in North Dakota recently dismissed a baseless $900 million lawsuit brought by the Dakota Access Pipeline company against Greenpeace and a number 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 [...]

National Park Service Proposes Severe Restrictions On Protests In Washington, DC

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The National Park Service has proposed major changes in rules for protests in Washington, DC that would severely undermine constitutionally protected First Amendment rights. These restrictions [...]

Ten Weeks Incommunicado: Conspiracy Builds To Force Assange Out Of Ecuadorian Embassy

By James Cogan, Wsws.org -

One day after Ecuadorian Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa declared that her government would continue blocking WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange from all communications and deny him any [...]

John Pilger: Justice And Freedom For Julian Assange Mean Free Speech For Us All

By John Pilger, Couragefound.org -

This month, it will be six years since Julian was forced to take refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. He had been warned; the US Department of Justice was likely to file an application [...]

NFL’s Shortsighted Anthem Policy Spits In The Face Of Freedom Of Speech

By Kevin Williams, Chicagotribune.com -

Just when you think the NFL is done making your soul pulsate with detestation, it says, “Hold my beer.” The league on Wednesday dealt with the idea of protest in a dimwitted way that spits in [...]

The Isolation Of Julian Assange Must Stop

By Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges, John Pilger, Et Al, Counterpunch.org -

If it was ever clear that the case of Julian Assange was never just a legal case, but a struggle for the protection of basic human rights, it is now. Citing his critical tweets about the recent [...]

Most Panhandling Laws Are Unconstitutional Since There’s No Freedom From Speech

By Joseph W. Mead, Theconversation.com -

Thousands of U.S. cities restrict panhandling in some way. These ordinances limit face-to-face soliciting, including interactions that occur on sidewalks and alongside roads, whether they are [...]

Next Stage Of Net Neutrality Conflict Begins

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

On Thursday, the FCC's net neutrality rule was published in the Federal Register. This was the official start of the next phase of the campaign to protect the open Internet as a common carrier [...]

U.N. Freedom Of Speech Expert Concerned About Net Neutrality

By Tom Miles, Reuters.com -

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N.’s freedom of speech expert said on Wednesday he was concerned about the ramifications of a decision in the United States to roll back net neutrality, since it could [...]

J20 Prosecution: The Future Of Free Speech

By Ryan J. Reilly, huffingtonpost.com -

WASHINGTON ― Justice Department prosecutor Jennifer Kerkhoff carried the cardboard evidence box past the jury and placed it next to Officer Andre Reid, the 14-year veteran of the D.C. [...]

Massive Nationwide Protests For Net Neutrality

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.PopularResistance.org/a> -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. Yesterday, more than 700 protests were held across the nation in small towns, suburbs and cities by people calling for a free and open [...]

Groups Urge FCC Chairman to Delay Net Neutrality Vote

By Harold Feld of Public Knowledge, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Harold Feld for Public Knowledge. Popular Resistance Joins Public Knowledge Organized Letter of 40 Organizations Calling for Delay of FCC Vote on Repealing Net Neutrality and Title II Rules. [...]

Lawmakers Demand Tech Corps Censor Journalists And Conduct Surveillance

By Andre Damon, wsws.org -

By Andre Damon for WSWS - Wednesday’s hearings by the House and Senate Intelligence committees on “extremist” political views served as the occasion for members of Congress to urge technology [...]

Federal Court Dismisses Resolute SLAPP Suit Against Greenpeace

By Staff, www.greenpeace.org -

By Staff of Greenpeace - SAN FRANCISCO, October 16, 2017 — Today, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed all claims in the controversial case that [...]

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