Tag: Free

Feb 13

Cartoon: The selective free speech warrior

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Jan 29

4 of the Biggest Fake Threats to Free Speech On Campus Invented by Right-Wingers

These alleged threats to freedom of expression don't hold up well under scrutiny. The issue of free speech on college campuses is sure to be a hot one in 2018. Unfortunately, the media too often ignores genuine threats to free speech, instead focusing on the insincere outrage of fascists, racists and others with grotesque views, …

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Jan 09

Corporate Excuse for Obscene CEO Pay? ‘The Free Market Made Us Do It!’

A new global CEO pay comparison, the most dramatic yet, demolishes the standard-issue corporate rationale.   Apologists for the many millions in compensation that America’s largest corporations regularly dole out to their top executives have essentially one basic, all-purpose go-to defense. America’s corporate giants, this defense goes, are just paying the going “market rate” for …

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Jan 03

Former reality TV host Donald Trump wants to turn his hatred of the free press into an ‘awards’ show

As part of his unhinged wannabe dictator Twitter spree on Tuesday night, Donald Trump announced a new front in his war on the First Amendment, the press, and facts in general.  x I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad …

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Dec 21

J20 Defendants Found Not Guilty in Trump Protest Case That Tested Free Speech

All 42 charges resulted in acquittals. One month and one day after the start of the closely-watched  so-called J20 trial, the six defendants have all been found not guilty. 42 acquittals on 42 charges https://t.co/RlTpzFY3kl — Unicorn Riot (@UR_Ninja) December 21, 2017 The defendants originally faced a felony charge of inciting a riot, multiple felony …

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Dec 17

How College Campuses Can Uphold Free Speech AND Shut Down Racists

Give marginalized communities the space to address white nationalists on campus. At the Center for Human and Civil Rights museum in Atlanta, Georgia, there’s an exhibit with headphones where you can sit and experience the verbal abuse that many civil rights activists lived through during the 1960 lunch counter sit-ins. They could not verbally respond to the …

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Dec 15

Osman Enriquez is free from ICE detention, but 800,000 DACA recipients continue to live in fear

Campaign Action Osman Enriquez, the 27-year-old dad who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) while waiting to reapply for his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections, was released from immigration detention Thursday night. Enriquez is one of the hundreds of DACA recipients whose renewal applications were rejected due to delays that were no fault of …

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Dec 06

Dems who want a messaging lesson don’t need a big-bucks consultant: Barbara Lee does it for free

This is the kind of response we need to see every day from every Democrat, in the House, in the Senate, in the state legislatures, and in the governorships. Not just on Twitter, but in every possible venue. And not passively, but pro-actively. Rep. Barbara Lee tells it like it is. Succinctly. In language everyone …

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Nov 20

FCC Leader Doing Trump’s Dirty Work Against a Free Press

FCC Chair Ajit Pai is doing his best to undermine net neutrality and the fight against media consolidation. Journalists in Manila had very little time to cover Monday’s meeting between President Donald Trump and his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte. But it was enough to witness one aspect of the budding bromance between these two world leaders. As …

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