Saturday, October 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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The dangerous calls for ‘herd immunity’

As we’ve seen over decades with climate change, we are sure to begin to see actual experts like epidemiologists debating highly paid public speaking shills about herd immunity on cable news in the months ahead.

Ten uplifting teaching moments from President Fiasco

How to achieve peace in our time, universal happiness, and healthy goodwill towards our neighbor.

Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act introduced in Senate

“This is the bill we have been waiting for. It draws on the latest science to tap the treasure-trove of ocean solutions to accelerate progress on climate change. The outcome? People win, the economy wins, nature wins.”

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

To prevent voter intimidation, Michigan has banned open carry guns at polling places

“The presence of firearms at the polling place, clerk’s office(s), or absent voter counting board may cause disruption, fear or intimidation for voters, election workers and others present.”