Free Speech Under Attack In Australia

By Daniel Hurst, The Guardian. -

Journalists and advocacy groups could face compulsory questioning by Asio as part of a proposed expansion of the spy agency’s powers, according to external legal advice prepared by leading [...]

Organizing Call: After The DNC And RNC – We Can’t Breathe!

By Coalition, Popular Resistance. -

The Democratic and Republican Conventions are not confronting the crises of our times - the economic collapse, COVID pandemic, lack of access to healthcare, inequality, racism, the cost of [...]

Tennessee To Strip Right To Vote From Protesters

By Staff, Commondreams. -

Tennessee protesters will face harsh penalties, including losing the right to vote, as punishment for participating in protests under a law enacted by the Tennessee  GOP-dominant General [...]

$16.5M Settlement Reached In Class-Action Lawsuit Over Mass Arrests

A $16.5-million settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit over mass arrests at the 2010 G20 summit. The agreement comes after 10 years of court proceedings and negotiations between [...]

Cops Repeatedly Attacked And Obstructed Street Medics

By Ella Fassler, Truthout. -

Dozens of reports of police arresting medics and destroying their property have arisen since the revolt began in late May. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, police assaulted medics at their tent in a [...]

Tennessee Lawmakers Pass Bill Making Some Acts Of Protest Felonies

By Nick Visser, Huffington Post. -

The Tennessee legislature passed a sweeping proposal on Wednesday that would increase penalties against some protesters who have camped outside the statehouse in Nashville for months demanding [...]

The Right Wing Is Trying To Make It A Crime To Oppose Fascism

By Shane Burley, Truthout. -

Conservatives in the U.S. have long sought to reframe grassroots political activism as dangerously radical, but efforts to criminalize protests have rapidly intensified since Donald Trump’s [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]