Tag Archives: Free Speech
Within days, the French political elite and their international allies were using the tragedy to sell new policing measures. By Steve Weissman | Reader Supported News | January 19, 2015 ∗ French-based journalist Steve Weissman joined legendary satirist Paul Krassner and … finish reading :
We are all Charlie, even as political hacks steal Charlie’s soul
Harvard Hillel banned a speech by former Israeli Knesset Speaker Avraham Burg. The spiritual issue: Israel, Hillel, and idolatry The Hillel International prohibitions make the State of Israel, and indeed only one version of it, into an idol. By Rabbi … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Israel, Hillel, and Idolatry
Cartoon by Ramiro Zardoya / Cartoon Movement. And it’s not written in stone: The First Amendment sucks Once upon a time, I never would have said this. But I am saying it now: we have to watch what we say … finish reading Jonah Raskin : The First Amendment Sucks
Image from Pragmatic Witness.An email string:Analyzing ‘mic check’ Polarizing behavior, besides being wrong, simply creates more polarization… By Allen Young / The Rag Blog / November 30, 2011 “Mic check,” as it is known, is short for “microphone check,” a … finish reading Allen Young : Is ‘Mic Check’ Just ‘Political Shouting?’
Speciality license plate proposed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Image from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.Texas Confederate Battle Flag:License plates, racism, and free speech By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / October 25, 2011 At first … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Free Speech and the Texas Confederate License Plate
Et tu, ACLU?It’s not the same as defending the Klan This decision has transformed the ACLU into a conservative political organization, working to arm the ultimate enemies of democracy with unlimited monetary and political power. By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey … finish reading ACLU on Campaign Finance : Standing With the Corporate Hacks
High court ruling on campaign finance:The corporation as supreme being By Glenn W. Smith / The Rag Blog / January 21, 2010 If you had any doubt about the corruption that has infected the very bloodstream of American politics, look … finish reading Supremes Make it Official : Corporations Rule!
Above, man protests the privatizing of a sidewalk which has served as a free speech area in St. Petersburg. Below, BayWalk managers now have the power to ban protests on this sidewalk. Photos from Tampa Bay Online.A senior moment?Privatization and … finish reading St. Pete : Free Speech or a Senior Moment?