Monday, November 18, 2019

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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In a major win for the environment, world’s largest bank says goodbye to fossil...

The bank's decision to end all financing of oil, gas, and coal projects after 2021 will make it the first multilateral lender to rule out financing for projects that contribute to the climate crisis.

Peruvian innovators launch banana leaf biodegradable dishes to combat plastic consumption

Chewa Plant aims to manufacture and commercialize the disposable dishes to help reduce plastic consumption and the pollution it causes.

In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

Demanding Kavanaugh impeachment, law students launch nationwide strike against illegitimate justice

"We cannot accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct."

America’s arms sales addiction

The 50-year history of U.S. dominance of the Middle Eastern arms trade.