Tag Archives: Freedom of Speech

Marilyn Katz :
Chicago activists should be commended, not scolded, for shutting down Donald Trump’s rally

Peaceful resistance doesn’t egg on Trump’s supporters: It forces them to back down. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | March 23, 2016 CHICAGO — Something strange is happening here, and it merits a serious discussion. In the week … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Chicago activists should be commended, not scolded, for shutting down Donald Trump’s rally

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Marilyn Katz :
Stopping Trump: The Chicago model

Faced not with the threat of violence but lack of control of the message or the montage, Trump retreated. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | March 15, 2016 CHICAGO — Congratulations to the people of Chicago — young … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Stopping Trump: The Chicago model

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Lamar W. Hankins : Religion and Secularism in the Public Square

Sen. John F. Kennedy speaks attempts to allay fears about his Caltholicism before the Greater Houston Ministerial Association on Sept. 12, 1960. Photo from Houston Chronicle / AP.Religion and secularism in the public square Opposing the promotion of religion and … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Religion and Secularism in the Public Square

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Bill Ayers : Doublespeak at the University of Wyoming

Doublespeak at the University of Wyoming “President Tom Buchanan’s self-satisfied bromides do nothing to disguise the fact that the principle of free and open intellectual exchange has suffered a defeat at the University of Wyoming. As the AAUP has argued … finish reading Bill Ayers : Doublespeak at the University of Wyoming

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Sen. Al Franken : The Internet is the Town Square

This may be the clearest, most useful exposition on Net Neutrality that I have yet seen. — Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog The Internet:It’s not a truck, It’s a town square The Internet is a platform for speech, debate, … finish reading Sen. Al Franken : The Internet is the Town Square

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UofM Students: It’s About the First Amendment

Porn Flick Screening at U-Md. Still On, as Is Funding ThreatBy Maria Glod / April 5, 2009 Neither side is prepared to lay down its sword. University of Maryland students — protesting what they see as an intrusion by Big … finish reading UofM Students: It’s About the First Amendment

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Supremes : Mummified Dogs, Homophobes Figure into Decision on Religious Freedom

Signs from Westbury Baptist Church in Kansas: They want to build a statue of slain gay student Matthew Shepherd, with an inscription claiming he’s in Hell. Photo from Westboro website godhatesfags.com Mummified Maggie. The Supreme Court is hearing “Pleasant Grove … finish reading Supremes : Mummified Dogs, Homophobes Figure into Decision on Religious Freedom

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Net Neutrality : Not a Sexy Issue, But Worth Fighting For

‘The concept of net neutrality is the guiding principle of a free and open Internet.’By Dustin Michael Harris / October 23, 2008 Does anyone remember Y2K? I realize eight years ago seems like an eternity, another lifetime even, but think … finish reading Net Neutrality : Not a Sexy Issue, But Worth Fighting For

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Censorship Revisited : Tommy Smothers Gets his Due

Tommy Smothers overlooking a valley in his Sonoma vineyard – he still gets together with brother Dick to perform their routine. Photo by Kim Komenich / San Francisco ChronicleTommy Smothers: ‘I dedicate this Emmy to all people who feel compelled … finish reading Censorship Revisited : Tommy Smothers Gets his Due

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Report from Nicaragua : Repression in the Revolution

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega when he was a leader of the Sandinistas‘I met Martin Vega just after the Nicaraguan revolution when we all saw such promise there.’By Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte / The Rag Blog / October 14, 2008 Below … finish reading Report from Nicaragua : Repression in the Revolution

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Victory for Free Speech at University of Texas

Sign supporting Obama and Rick Noriega on dorm window at UT-Austin.Administration gives in; allows political signs in dorm windows.By Jay Root / October 9, 2008 AUSTIN — Facing a free-speech uproar, the University of Texas backed down Thursday from punishing … finish reading Victory for Free Speech at University of Texas

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BANNED BOOKS : ‘Grapes Of Wrath’ And The Politics of Book Burning

Clell Pruett burns a copy of The Grapes Of Wrath as Bill Camp and another leader of the Associated Farmers stand by. At the time this photograph was taken, Pruett had not read the novel. Years later, after he read … finish reading BANNED BOOKS : ‘Grapes Of Wrath’ And The Politics of Book Burning

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