Monday, October 3, 2022

Tag: free speech

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.

Court throws out Energy Transfer’s ‘racketeering’ claims against Dakota Access pipeline...

“It is also a check on corporate efforts to silence dissent.”

Democratic senators help Republicans push Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement forward

"It is clear to me that this bill would violate Americans' First Amendment rights."

Federal judge strikes down Iowa’s ag-gag law ruling it a violation...

"Today's victory makes it clear that the government cannot protect these industries at the expense of our constitutional rights."

Murder before the fall? The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi puts a...

While the position that the United States and its allies take will be important, especially if they impose sanctions, the case is perhaps more interesting for what it says about the region’s growing rivalries.

The high cost of free speech on college campuses

Public universities carry a heavy burden in upholding free speech in this charged political environment.

Why hate speech is not free speech

Hate speech can change the brains of those with mild prejudice, moving it towards hate and threatening action.

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This one thing made Alex Jones stop lying 

It turns out there actually might be a way to stop the constant stream of lies coming from the right-wing media. Sue. Them.

Texas the biggest culprit in toxic waterway discharge in US, report finds

Texas is the No. 1 state in the U.S. for discharging of toxic pollutants into streams, rivers and lakes. 

The truth behind “self-made” billionaires

Billionaires are not made by rugged individuals. They’re made by policy failures. And a system that rewards wealth over work.

The urgent climate case for defunding the Pentagon

Is it finally time to defund war?

The climate movement was built for a world before climate change—it’s time for a...

We need a mass movement that can deal with climate disasters by training people to both protect and mobilize their communities.