Thursday, December 12, 2019

Tag: free speech

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.

Even Republicans Agree: Money Isn’t Speech

A grossly unequal amount of political spending is going towards Republican candidates. They should remember: if political speech is measured in million-dollar campaign contributions, then by definition it isn’t free.

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Small steps against climate change

Let’s start thinking about ways such as this to stop necessary waste.

Exxon wins New York climate fraud lawsuit

"Nothing in this opinion is intended to absolve ExxonMobil from responsibility for contributing to climate change through the emission of greenhouse gasses in the production of its fossil fuel products."

Warren vs. Buttigieg clash offers contrast with Bernie’s consistency

he finger-pointing by Warren and Buttigieg over their histories has helped showcase the one front runner whose history is consistent and progressive.

Nestlé’s go at privatizing town water shot down by Michigan appeals court

"Allowing a corporation to bottle our water just to sell it back to us is hardly an 'essential service.'"