Podcast: The Targeting of Free Speech & Activism Around Palestinians on University or College Campuses

By: Sunday April 6, 2014 9:14 am

Pro-Israel groups are engaged in a “fighting retreat,” as one professor at Columbia College Chicago, who had his academic freedom violated, puts it. They are confronting vibrant activism from students calling attention to the suffering of Palestinian people under Israeli military occupation, and, in trying to overcome the challenge they present to their worldview, they are engaged in the suppression of freedom of speech, freedom of association and freedom of assembly on college or university campuses.

Activists the US Military Targeted & Spied Upon Were Designated ‘Domestic Terrorists’

By: Tuesday June 25, 2013 5:00 pm

Activists who are plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought by attorneys with the National Lawyers Guild have learned that they were listed in a national domestic terrorist database after being targeted and spied upon by the United States Army and Coast Guard, a Washington Fusion Center and police departments in the state of Washington.

First Step in Eviction of Occupy Wall Street Advanced

By: Thursday October 13, 2011 7:15 pm

Late yesterday, New York City officials announced that they would move to clear Zuccotti Park of Occupy Wall Street protesters Friday morning. Mayor Michael Bloomberg informed the protesters himself at the park.

Report from Wisconsin: Capitol Building Back Open in Madison

By: Tuesday March 1, 2011 9:15 am

According to the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, a state judge has issued a temporary restraining order that would open the Capitol building in Madison. It has been effectively closed since 8 am yesterday, with protesters unable to get inside and even attendees of a pubic hearing having to be escorted into the building.

Governor Walker delivers his budget address from the State Assembly today, and this ruling ensures that there will be many protesters in the building when he does so.

America’s Real Patriot Act: The Employee Free Choice Act

By: Thursday December 25, 2008 1:30 pm

When America’s founders crafted the Constitution, they knew more was needed to ensure the survival of democracy. So they created the Bill of Rights. They made sure that at the top of the list, the First Amendment included such rights as the freedom of assembly. That is, the freedom of all of us to gather together in groups of our choosing. Like, say, unions.

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