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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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The team said that their new social media platform could gain traction by appealing to free speech activists, and that it could eventually draw content creators. Drawing content creators, the team argued, would bring those creators' followers to BlockX, allowing the platform to gain even more traction. During ...
In a lawsuit filed April 12, activist Sally Hunt accused the City of Wentzville of violation of her free-speech rights under the First Amendment. Hunt was removed from the February 14 Board of Aldermen meeting by order of the mayor after she spoke against the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST,” which was installed ...

The founder of Mumsnet says transgender “thought police” are pressurising advertisers to withdraw from Britain's most popular parenting website because it allows the discussion of trans topics. Justine Roberts said she had been approached by three significant advertisers who had been threatened by ...
“As for the environment for free speech in Taiwan, I'd say it's the best in Asia — there's nothing you can't say,” he added. Others also say that Taiwan has proved much more welcoming to regional rights activists. The Network of Young Democratic Asians, a group with members from Hong Kong, Taiwan and ...
... the left treats free speech as a zero-sum game. In suppressing conservative speech, institutional activists counterfactually claim a “noble” purpose: setting aside “inclusive” opportunities for “marginalized” people to be heard. Ironically, demonstrations are a campus “thing.” Dozens of “marginalized” activist ...
Human rights activists begged to differ, and some took to social media to criticise the proposal. “It's part of a wider attempt to curtail freedoms of expression,” Rosebell Kagumire, a human rights activist and blogger, said. Of Uganda's 41 million people, 23.6 million are mobile phone subscribers and 17 ...

"Hate speech isn't free speech" was one of the activists' mantras. Ironically, Blackman had intended to discuss free speech and the law. It's a shame students who are confused on this topic—who wrongly believe that the First Amendment does not protect hate speech, or that it shouldn't—were unwilling to ...
The Alberta government's proposed law to curtail protests outside Alberta abortion clinics is an infringement on free expression rights, according to one Calgary activist. Bill 9, the Protecting Choice for Women Accessing Health Care Act, would mean protesters could not stand within 50 metres of the ...
LORDSTOWN — The woman whose actions as an eighth-grader led to a Supreme Court ruling for student speech in schools shared her story during a recent Democracy Day held at Lordstown High School. Mary Beth Tinker, an American free speech activist known for her role in the 1969 Tinker v.
We are appealing to all who care about basic human rights to call on the government of Ecuador to continue defending the rights of a courageous free speech activist, journalist and whistleblower. We ask that his basic human rights be respected as an Ecuadorean citizen and internationally protected ...
They're the strawchild in every editorial bemoaning the free speech crisis on college campuses or investigation into the degradations of social media on teenager's brains. Implicit in phrases like “disciplined achievers” and “star-pupil poise and politeness” are these other undisciplined, underachieving ...
In Sacramento, California, hundreds of mourners gathered Thursday for the funeral of Stephon Clark, an unarmed African-American man who was shot by police officers 20 times in his grandmother's backyard. We continue our conversation with Sacramento activist Berry Accius, founder of Voice of the ...
Activists at a 26 July rally in Baltimore protest the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, which was introduced by Maryland's Senator Ben Cardin. ... Cardin and Republican Senator Rob Portman announced slight amendments to the bill, suggesting the changes would address major free speech concerns brought forward ...
Prior to the speech, activists handed out flyers labeling her "a fascist," among other hyperbolic charges familiar to anyone who has spent time on a college campus. When she attempted to give her talk, a handful of students, led by a blonde ringleader in a black "Stay Woke" jacket, disrupted it with chanting ...
Yassmin Abdel-Magied wins free speech award, takes to Twitter to tell haters to 'eat your hearts out'. CONTROVERSIAL activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied has won a free speech award and not everyone's happy about it. Staff writer. News Corp Australia NetworkMarch 20, 20181:29pm. Video; Image ...
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 ...
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.
... 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 ...
Law360 (March 26, 2018, 6:48 PM EDT) -- Free speech advocates urged a New York federal court on Friday to stop removal proceedings against a prominent immigration activist, arguing that the government was trying to overstretch a key U.S. Supreme Court decision preventing courts from reviewing selective deportation ...
Eric Brandt, the Adams County free speech advocate who faces three criminal charges in Morgan County stemming from profanity-laden comments he gave at a December Brush City Council meeting, is now in jail in Adams County after he turned himself in there Thursday morning. Brandt was charged with ...
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 ...


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