free speech

Article Explaining Why Israel is a Racist State Embarrasses Labour Party

Article Explaining Why Israel is a Racist State Embarrasses Labour Party

September 30, 2018

Moshé Machover authored an article proving that the Labour acceptance of the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism cannot coexist with free speech on Israel.  This scholar and Israeli veteran linked the racist nature of the Israeli state to its colonialist roots

Banning Absurd Racist Alex Jones Threatens Us All

August 22, 2018

Digital media owners silenced the left; now it’s Alex Jones’ turn. How do we define the public commons when it’s all privately owned?

Barghouti: Cambridge’s Interference in BDS Event is ‘Ludicrous’

November 17, 2017

Cambridge University threatened to shut down an event about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, citing concerns about the Palestinian moderator’s neutrality. BDS founder Omar Barghouti says it’s a “slippery slope towards McCarthyism on campus”

Palestine

September 13, 2017
The Palestinian Authority’s arrest of prominent human rights activist Issa Amro is part of a wider crackdown on critics of Mahmoud Abbas’ rule, says Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada

Mass Arrests Expected at Republican and Democratic Conventions

June 30, 2016

Activist and author Kris Hermes and ACLU’s Steve David discusses a recent victory against free speech restrictions on protests in Cleveland, and the long history of mass arrests and harassment against political speech

Egypt

June 24, 2014
Sherief Gaber says the U.S. has renewed support for the Sisi-headed government in Egypt in spite of its unprecedented crackdown on press and human rights

Petitions with 100,000+ Signatures Call for Snowden’s Passport to be Reinstated

March 28, 2014

After President Obama announced a proposal to end bulk metadata collection, Snowden supporters call on the government to reinstate his American passport and allow him to seek political asylum without government meddling

Maryland Protestors Rally To Repeal Citizens United

February 12, 2014
Facing congressional deadlock, state lawmakers and advocates push for the repeal of Citizens United and limits to corporates pending

Intelligence Officials Make Direct Threats on Snowden’s Life

January 24, 2014

NSA whistleblower Kirk Wiebe & former CIA analyst Ray McGovern point to the brashness of intelligence officials who went on the record to threaten Snowden’s life, reflecting a culture of disregard for the Constitution and due process

Free Speech Violations and Re-Education Programs at Florida University

August 26, 2013
Intimidation of Palestine solidarity activists increasing on US college campuses