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"If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and the fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence."
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis 1927
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Nigel Farage Won't Say He Supports This Far-Right Activist's Beliefs, But Wants Her To Be Allowed Into Britain. Lauren Southern was ... He went on: "I'm making an argument here about the limits of free speech and the application of UK law, and that's the argument I'm making. I think it's a really, really ...
"The Trump administration has been targeting a lot activists for deportation in retaliation for their first amendment rights. It really is a very dangerous climate for activists." Simpson said ICE documents shows the agency targeted Villalpando because she spoke to the media and because of her activism, which ...

What the National School Walkout says about schools and free speech ... Some schools are threatening to punish these young activists. ... Specifically, the right of free speech ends when there are facts that might reasonably lead "school authorities to forecast substantial disruption of or material interference ...
Human rights experts with the United Nations are calling on the U.S. to protect immigrant rights activists from deportation, saying they're concerned about "an increasing pattern of ... She cited that statement in a motion filed Monday arguing that the proceedings should be dismissed as a violation of her free-speech rights.
Civil rights activists organized a coalition of groups called the Free Speech Movement in response and led thousands of students in militant direct ... He was the president of the Berkeley Friends of Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and was a cadre activist of the Civil rights movement.

RT / Instagram. Right-wing activists have been banned from entering the UK and held in 'detention centers', sparking a free-speech debate on the streets of London. ... First, Sellner, the Austrian co-founder of GI, was held with activist and American girlfriend Pettibone at Luton Airport on Friday. The pair was ...
... fear and intimidation are being used increasingly to curtail free speech. I am one of a small group of women who get together to discuss proposed changes in the law on sex and gender. We're called Woman's Place UK. But because of the content of our discussions, certain activists want us closed down.
Mary Beth Tinker spoke in the Wildcat Chamber on Feb. 24 on the constitutional rights of students and young people. Tinker is an American free speech activist known for her role in the 1969 Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court case, which ruled that Warren Harding Junior High School could not punish ...
The suppression of free speech extends to speakers who would like to speak on campus, the activists said. One example Rowe cited was DePaul University's refusal to allow commentator Ben Shapiro and other conservative speakers on campus. DePaul threatened to arrest Shapiro if he stepped foot on ...
A coalition of "intersectional" student activists, Democrats and even Republicans shut down a Florida bill that would get rid of "free speech zones" and open all outdoor areas of public campuses to speech. They objected to provisions in the Campus Free Expression Act (SB 1234) that would let students sue ...
The suppression of free speech extends to speakers who would like to speak on campus, the activists said. One example Rowe cited was DePaul University's refusal to allow commentator Ben Shapiro and other conservative speakers on campus. DePaul threatened to arrest Shapiro if he stepped foot on ...
These cases were among a series of recent legal moves against entertainers, journalists and activists in Lebanon that rights groups worry could stifle free expression in one of the Arab world's freest environments. While the reason for the rise in cases remains unclear, many suspect that powerful parties are ...
The Los Angeles Times reports that from August 27 to September 27 last year, the University of California Berkeley spent $3.9 million on security at three different free-speech oriented events. The extra security was deemed necessary in the wake of previous events with controversial speakers, such as ...
Portrait of royal insult exile sold to help activists ... The United Nations has called on Thailand to stop using the laws to stifle free speech. ... from the auction will go into a fund to help those facing political charges, said the fund's co-manager Anon Nampa, a pro-democracy activist and human rights lawyer.
activists planned a walk out and smashed sound equipment as they exited the event hall. A group called the "Free Thinkers" hosted Damore, along with secular free-speech writer Helen Pluckrose and former Evergreen State College professors Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying, to discuss the topic of ...
Indeed, there are rumblings of a new nationwide student movement in favor of free speech. That was the rallying cry of student activists in the 1960s, of course, starting with the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley in 1964. And last May, students from 20 colleges around the country met in Chicago to try to ...

Over at Reason, Robby Soave helpfully outlined the "two camps" academia's censors typically fall into: "an 'obfuscation' camp that claims to support free speech but treats all speech unfriendly to the activists' goals as not actually free speech but hate speech, which they consider a form of violence; and ...
Conservative provocateur and campus free speech activist Milo Yiannopoulos is set to speak at the University of California, Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 26. Yiannopoulos, who has frequently made international headlines for his visits to college campuses, is scheduled to give a talk entitled "10 Things I ...
Reason has long noted this alarming trend toward annihilating free speech as a cultural and political imperative even in the West, from gay rights activists turning rapidly from heretics to heretic hunters, to respectable journalists scoffing at harmful "speech nuts," to Canada acting on the belief that some ...
She defended free speech, even representing media outlets and politicians who incited against her. She spoke out against extremism at risk of her own life. She was imprisoned a few times, once for standing up to Pakistan's most ruthless military dictator. She demanded that a woman's legal testimony have ...
The campaign to defeat it was successful, Elsa Auerbach of Jewish Voice for peace - Boston told The Electronic intifada, "after the legislators understood that the framing of the bill was deceptive and posed a threat to the constitutionally protected right to free speech." The bill was endorsed by by the Jewish ...
Lebanon has been a refuge for free speech in a region where many authoritarian governments have prisons filled with political prisoners and journalists. But rights activists warn there has been an alarming turn toward repressive tactics using previously ignored laws. "Lebanon is seen as quite progressive.
House Minority Leader Nic Kipke and House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga today applauded the dropping of charges against two 2nd Amendment activists who were arrested in front of the State House on Monday night. Kevin and Jeff Hulbert, members of The Patriot Picket, an organization that supports 2nd ...
The University of Washington stands as an example of the types of free-speech battles that have increasingly cropped up on college campuses ... self-centered activists," Becker argues that in the name of upholding free speech, police should not just monitor events but ensure individuals are safe. "They're ...
It cost UC Berkeley nearly $4 million last year to combat campus violence when protesters demonstrated against a conservative activist for a speech that was ultimately canceled. How could a college protest cost so much money? KCRA 3 asked UC Davis police Capt. Jennifer Garcia to explain.
One FBI informant even pursued a romantic relationship with an indigenous activist. Oglala Lakota Sioux activist Red Fawn Fallis was arrested in 2016 during the violent eviction of a main camp at Standing Rock. She was accused of shooting at deputies while she was pinned to the ground by police officers ...
The committee heard GetUp! didn't disclose significant foreign gifts reported on the website of German activist group Campact. ... former Liberal federal director Brian Loughnane located the big challenge to centre-right politics as a "massive, co-ordinated and well-resourced network of activists, think tanks, ...
Campus free speech bill passes Senate education. ... was Florida State University Day at the Capitol, and shortly before the Seminole marching band began blaring their triumphant "war Chant" outside, the Senate Education committee was locked in heated debate over free speech on university campuses.
Last week, as news emerged of a skirmish at a Bristol University involving hard-Brexiteer Jacob Rees -Mogg and a group of Antifa activists, a national argument broke out about free speech, except, this time, there were no Nazis involved. At least, not that I could see. Before anybody had established what ...
Today, the Free Speech University Rankings - the UK's first university league table for campus censorship - are published. I coordinate the research. We assess both universities and students' unions policies on speech, conduct and external speakers and rank them using a traffic-light system. Red means ...
No one was hurt in the protest Sunday. Metro Transit had buses standing by to get ticketholders to the stadium in time for kickoff. The activists said they were protesting police brutality, as well as the light-rail trains being taken over by Super Bowl spectators rather than being available to ordinary citizens.
Padilla said Metro Transit respects people's right to free speech and demonstration. Chinyere Tutashinda, a spokeswoman for the activists, said they were protesting police brutality, as well as the light-rail lines being set aside solely for Super Bowl ticketholders on Sunday. Non-ticketholders had to use ...
However, a university campus is supposed to provide a forum for discussion, for debate and for the championing of intellect and reason. The protesters sought to deny us, as academics and as citizens in a democracy, the right to free speech and in doing so, denied the general public from being informed.
That's little comfort for the Egyptian activists, who are finding that the platform, which was once a free speech frontier and their best medium of expression, has ... Okda said he started to notice the increasing bans on activist pages last spring and believes thousands of activists, may have been impacted.
In the last few years, activist students and faculty, sometimes with the support of administrators, have increasingly attacked the ideals of free speech. ... And at Evergreen State College, activists targeted a professor, Bret Weinstein, because of his objection to a "Day of Absence" where white people were ...
A war of words is raging on many a college campus ... a debate in which the right of free speech itself is under fire. Our Cover Story is .... When professor Stanger was escorting Murray out, they were attacked by a mob that included outside activists, and she was left with a concussion and whiplash. Ironically ...
The suggestion that these Jewish activists would -- or even could -- support the suppression of free speech in their name is a noxious absurdity. That is not to say that we agree on everything. Among these Jewish activists BDS is fiercely, Jewishly, debated; but, as a recent Stanford study shows, we are ...
"My concern is it could be misused and eventually not permit people to completely exercise their free speech rights. "If they don't have policy, then it becomes the discretion or interpretation of individual officers to decide what that rule means," Rios said. "And that becomes problematic." To date, the sheriff's ...
WASHINGTON - Hundreds of thousands of marchers flooded streets across the country Saturday to criticize President Trump, vowing to protect women's rights, the environment and American ideals of free speech, religious freedom and tolerance. From Boston to Denver to Reno, and at the nation's capital ...
Most of the UC Berkeley community members at the first public hearing of the Commission on Free Speech had only come to the student senate chambers to watch, they said. ... Local right-wing activist Guy Decker spoke as well, telling the commissioners, "I've got to say that you guys are disgusting.
This week, Hawaii reeled after an emergency text alert about an impending nuclear missile attack triggered panic--and then turned out to be a false alarm. Researchers provided more details about the sophisticated Triton malware that targets industrial control systems and impacted a real-world plant last ...
In 2015, twitter permanently banned alt-right troll Chuck Johnson, after he tweeted that he wanted to "take out" civil rights activist DeRay McKesson. Johnson now says the San Francisco-based company infringed on his First Amendment rights. But the law may say otherwise. On Monday, Johnson filed a ...
Charles Johnson, whose account was suspended in May 2015 after he asked for donations to "take out" Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, claims the tweet was taken out of context and that twitter violated his free-speech rights and discriminated against him when it permanently suspended him.
Liberty Nation reported on Worden's lawsuit, which claimed Felarca's charges were frivolous and meant to silence Worden's right to free speech. ... In June, Felarca was videotaped punching a protestor several times in the stomach, then several of her fellow Antifa activists knocked the man to the ground ...
On twitter, Chait remarked that the activists were "admirably clear about their belief Republicans have no right to free speech. None of the usual obfuscation here." Indeed, speech-negative students often fall in to two camps: an "obfuscation" camp that claims to support free speech but treats all speech ...
The activists urged the Senate panel, in its efforts to protect free speech, to draw a distinction when speech advocates violence, and to not allow hate groups to use the First Amendment as a weapon. The agenda for Wednesday's hearing by the Senate Committee on State Affairs was ordered by the state's ...
Under the First Amendment, the right to free speech applies to all, regardless of immigration status. However, as the New York civil liberties Union and the ACLU argued in a brief advocating for Mr. Ragbir's release, when immigration activists begin facing harsh penalties in increasing numbers, it sends a ...
In recent times Pakistani social media activists of a liberal, secular persuasion have been abducted by agents of the state, tortured then released after a few weeks. Invariably they then give up the blogging business: they stop criticising the country's military establishment, or the militant religious groups long ...
DN! talks with undocumented activist Maru Mora Villalpando. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed her in deportation proceedings, in a move she calls retaliation for her political activism. Maru is a nationally known immigrant rights activist who leads the organization, Northwest Detention ...


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