Sunday, May 24, 2020

Tag: freedom of speech

Julian Assange and the increasing threat to freedom of the press

The continued persecution of Manning and Assange shows that while actual war criminals are showered with praise and given lucrative sinecures, those who reveal their crimes are the ones who will face punishment.

Press Freedom is under threat in the land of its birth

Hong Kong looks freer than the U.S. these days.

Murder and intimidation of environmental activists hits record levels

As of this writing, nearly 60 activists and defenders are known to have been murdered this year.

In March for Our Lives, student rights have become human rights

The young have long been that catalyst for change, and the Never Again movement is a continuation of that tradition.

Texas school district threatens suspension for student protests; universities respond, ‘peaceful...

Individual admissions officials took to Twitter to let students know that joining such demonstrations wouldn't "affect their college acceptance decisions."

Next stage of Net Neutrality conflict begins

We need to continue to build power to ensure Internet access is seen as a human right and a tool of free speech with equal access for all.

Senators vow to ‘fight’ FCC’s decisions regarding net neutrality

“We will fight the FCC’s decisions in the courts, and we will fight it in the halls of Congress.”

The visionless society

Is the Constitution an increasingly dead letter?

Fighting hate speech as an excuse for censorship

Legal action and internal policy changes on the social media should be undertaken in order to tackle the problem of hate speech online.

Attempt to close Al-Jazeera is an attack on freedom of expression,...

The channel has become part of Qatar’s grand strategy, and asking them to close it down is like asking Switzerland to close its banks.

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Kangaroos are victims of the world’s largest commercial slaughter of terrestrial wildlife

Importing kangaroo meat and skins must be banned in the EU, but Americans can also help protect this iconic species.

Watch out Trump: Here comes the team of Biden, Obama, Sanders, and Bloomberg

It will be so interesting and very exciting to watch this formidable team in action. Many, many Americans will be tuning into their radios and TV channels to listen to what they say about Trump to take him down and out.

Court reaffirms Keystone XL’s non-pipeline construction permit invalid, again

“Constructing pipelines through rivers, streams and wetlands without analyzing the impacts on imperiled species is unconscionable."

GOP ‘plot to gut social security behind closed doors’ gains steam in Senate COVID-19...

"Obviously this is a way to push in cuts to Social Security and Medicare without leaving fingerprints, or not many fingerprints."

Trump’s sleazy life: A mockery of Jesus’ core values

If we collect Jesus’ core moral humanism—and his teachings address humanity, Trump and the Trumpist “belief system” provide stunning opposition, forcible enough to slam Christians in the face.