Friday, February 23, 2024

Tag: free speech

Court halts Texas law on book ratings, upholding freedom in school...

In a landmark decision, a federal appeals court blocks a Texas law that aimed to impose ratings on library books, citing constitutional violations and safeguarding the right to free expression.

The Palestine exception to campus free speech

“Solidarity is the kind of presence that costs you something.”

Socialism’s self-criticism and real democracy

Whatever forms of government (including representative-electoral) coexist with class-divided economic systems, the hard reality is that one class rules the other.

Protest wave sweeps the nation: Illinois streets and Capitol Hill erupt...

Activists in Illinois and Washington D.C. stand in defiance, calling for an end to the siege on Gaza and urging U.S. officials to back a ceasefire.

U.S. Senate passes resolution condemning pro-Palestinian campus activism amidst escalating speech...

Amidst rising tensions and a national debate, voices on U.S. campuses and workplaces face severe backlash for speaking out on the Israel-Gaza conflict, raising pivotal questions about free speech and the price of political expression in America.

The silencing of dissent: how Big Oil is shielding itself through...

money talks, and it’s drowning out the voice of the people as 60% of U.S. oil and gas operations are now fortified against protests due to an infusion of lobbying dollars.

New anti-protest laws cast a long shadow on First Amendment rights

A deep divide over protests and who defines what peaceful is?

I was targeted under Louisiana’s felony trespassing law for reporting on...

When reporters are no longer allowed to report the truth, we all lose.

ALEC wants to make protest illegal in Illinois

ALEC isn’t often at the forefront of legislative changes in blue states like Illinois, but with overwhelming support for this bill by Democrats in the Illinois House, that may be changing.

US government spying on journalists and immigration activists

Department of Homeland Security's abusive tactics against innocent U.S. citizens fits right alongside with its historically corrupt sister agencies.

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UN aid convoy attacked by Israeli Navy in Gaza, jeopardizing humanitarian efforts

This incident not only disrupts the flow of crucial aid, but also casts a long shadow over the ethical obligations and legal frameworks governing conflict zones.

Biden administration’s EV policy shift: A step back for climate action

This potential policy shift, seen as a nod to automakers and labor unions, is stirring controversy amid the escalating climate crisis, marked by last year's record-breaking global temperatures.

Record-breaking 459,000 workers strike in 2023: US labor movement hits 23-year high

the nation saw 33 major work stoppages initiated last year, the highest count since the year 2000, which recorded 39 stoppages.

A new chapter in Wisconsin politics: Ending gerrymandering

The gerrymandered districts had long been a point of contention, with numerous legal experts deeming Wisconsin one of the most gerrymandered states in the nation.

After two years of war in Ukraine, it’s time for peace

The two years of war in Ukraine that have resulted from the U.S. decision to block the neutrality agreement negotiated between Russia and Ukraine in March 2022 in favor of a long war with Russia.