Tag Archives: Free Speech

Steve Weissman :
We are all Charlie, even as political hacks steal Charlie’s soul

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 Steve Weissman :
We are all Charlie, even as political hacks steal Charlie’s soul

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Israel, Hillel, and Idolatry

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

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Jonah Raskin : The First Amendment Sucks

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

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Allen Young : Is ‘Mic Check’ Just ‘Political Shouting?’

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?’

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Lamar W. Hankins : Free Speech and the Texas Confederate License Plate

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

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Richard Raznikov : From Berkeley to London, a Word From Our Sponsors

The Free Speech Movement at the University of California at Berkeley, 1964. Image from the New SDS Website. From 60’s Berkeley to the London ‘riots’: A word from our sponsors Whoever controls the media controls the story the public sees … finish reading Richard Raznikov : From Berkeley to London, a Word From Our Sponsors

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ACLU on Campaign Finance : Standing With the Corporate Hacks

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

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Supremes Make it Official : Corporations Rule!

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!

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St. Pete : Free Speech or a Senior Moment?

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?

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