Tag Archives: Freedom of Expression

Lamar W. Hankins :
The symbolic stoning of Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Brandeis University rescinds speaking invitation to Somali-born writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an outspoken critic of denigration of women in Islamic societies. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | April 15, 2014 The Somali-born writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali was … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
The symbolic stoning of Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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Allen Young : Ralph Dungan, the ‘Good Liberal’

Ralph Dungan in Chile, 1966. Photo from The Washington Post. Discretion, valor, and the ‘good liberal’ In the most patronizing tone, Mr. Dungan said if we opposed U.S. policy, we should ‘return to the U.S. and run for Congress.’ By … finish reading Allen Young : Ralph Dungan, the ‘Good Liberal’

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BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Marjorie Heins’ ‘Priests of Our Democracy’

Priests of Our Democracy:Marjorie Heins on Academic Freedom and the Red Scare of the ’50s “There were only a few exceptions to university collaboration in the Cold War heresy hunt.” — Marjorie Heins By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog … finish reading BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Marjorie Heins’ ‘Priests of Our Democracy’

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Jorge Rivas and Jamilah King : SOPA and the Internet Blackout

What is SOPA? Here are five things you need to know Wikipedia was among several websites to shut down Wednesday in protest of anti-piracy bills now in Congress that critics say could amount to censorship. Instead of the usual encyclopedia … finish reading Jorge Rivas and Jamilah King : SOPA and the Internet Blackout

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Dave Lindorff : The Strange Case of Interpol’s Red Alert

A supporter of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange holds up a placard outside the City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London. Photo from The Hindu / AP. UPDATE: A British judge granted bail to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday, saying … finish reading Dave Lindorff : The Strange Case of Interpol’s Red Alert

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William Michael Hanks : Net Neutrality / Stop Thief!

Stop thief!How the internet happenedand why it’s in danger nowBy William Michael Hanks / The Rag Blog / October 15, 2010 Also see Mike Hanks’ companion article: Net Neutrality / Open Internet Under Fire And see ‘Save the Internet’ video … finish reading William Michael Hanks : Net Neutrality / Stop Thief!

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William Michael Hanks : Net Neutrality / Open Internet Under Fire

Cartoon from Schrier Blog.Is FCC dropping the ball?The fight for a free internet By William Michael Hanks / The Rag Blog / October 15, 2010 Also see Mike Hanks’ companion article: Net Neutrality / Stop Thief! And see Net Neutrality … finish reading William Michael Hanks : Net Neutrality / Open Internet Under Fire

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Internet Freedom : It’s On the Line

The battle for Net Neutrality:Corporate takeover or opportunity? By Megan Tady / April 12, 2010 On Tuesday, April 6, a federal court decision put the Internet, and your ability to use it, in jeopardy. It’s a major setback for free … finish reading Internet Freedom : It’s On the Line

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Net Neutrality : The Fight Ahead

Image from Francesco Lapenta.Net Neutrality: All is not lost By Tim Karr / April 11, 2010 “The Day the Internet Lost” read a full-banner headline on Huffington Post. The New York Times held a wake for the Internet reporting that … finish reading Net Neutrality : The Fight Ahead

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Jonah Raskin : Google Is Not God

Illustration © 2007 by Stuart Brown / Modern Life.Google is not God:Whatever happened to privacy in America? By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / March 3, 2010 Google often seems to be all-powerful, and as omniscient as God himself … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Google Is Not God

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Pirate Radio and the FCC : Blue Meanies in Austin

Blue Meanie (with antennas at alert) / Yellow Submarine.TAB conference in Austin:Keeping it legal By Jim Radio / The Rag Blog / August 25, 2009 AUSTIN — The Texas Associaton of Broadcasting (TAB) annual conference was held here in Austin … finish reading Pirate Radio and the FCC : Blue Meanies in Austin

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Barack Obama’s Encouragement of Our Activism

President Obama, My Response To Your Fourth of July LetterBy Linda Milazzo / July 5, 2009 Yesterday morning I received the following letter from President Barack Obama: “Linda — This weekend, our family will join millions of others in celebrating … finish reading Barack Obama’s Encouragement of Our Activism

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