Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Tag: free speech

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.

You get what you pay for: If money is speech, can...

This is not the sort of democracy the Framers had in mind, but if there is no distinction between private wealth and political influence, it’s the sort we’d better get used to.

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Shell oil plans to blast South African coastline in search for oil and gas

Shell’s oil and gas exploration on South Africa's Wild Coast will be destructive for people and nature. The best way to mitigate the effects of seismic blasting is NOT TO DO IT!!

Supply-chain woes

The “graveyard shift” in a pandemic world...

Biden administration is cracking down on corporate recidivists

The Justice Department is ramping up efforts to fight corporate crime, which is particularly bad news for repeat offenders.

Beware fashionable, doomsday pessimism, obstacles to progressive reforms

Current evidence presages more bad news for the Trumpist right before 2024. Democrats must only hold the center to replay in 2024 its 2020 triumphs.

Number of Covid boosters given in US exceeds single shots in 8 African nations...

“Our leaders’ failure to help bring the vaccines to everyone, everywhere will keep us on a cruel and never-ending cycle of illness, death, and economic suffering.”