Former Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Seeks to Have U.S. Criminalize Support for BDS Against Israel

By: Thursday December 19, 2013 7:00 pm

More and more American and foreign academic organizations are looking closely at passing resolutions in support of Boycotting, Divesting from and Sanctioning (BDS) Israeli educational organizations and institutions, for their involvement in the illegal occupation of the West Bank, and for those institutions’ lack of concern for educational infrastructure in the Occupied Territories and in Gaza. This past week, two important American academic organizations have passed motions supporting Global BDS of Israel, and advocating the end of relations with Israeli academic institutions and organizations. Back in April, the Association for Asian American Studies voted to boycott Israeli academic institutions.

 

David Miranda & the Policing of Journalism

By: Thursday November 7, 2013 6:00 pm

Lawyers for David Miranda, the husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has been reporting on documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, was in Britain’s High Court for the second day of a hearing.

Chicago Public Schools’ Ban of ‘Persepolis’ Continues to Face Challenge From Anti-Censorship Alliance

By: Friday April 12, 2013 12:26 pm

An alliance of nonprofit organizations committed to promoting freedom of thought and free expression has been challenging a decision by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to ban Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel, Persepolis. It has also sought more information on what led to the decision by filing Freedom of Information Act requests.

Google: Government Surveillance Spikes Worldwide—Especially in United States

By: Tuesday November 13, 2012 2:05 pm

The increasingly omniscient and omnipresent corporation that is Google has released its latest transparency report on requests from government authorities around the world to take down content and hand the data of users over to agencies.

The Idea That DoS Attacks Against WikiLeaks are War Crimes

By: Saturday September 10, 2011 6:51 pm

The notion that the attacks on WikiLeaks are war crimes is something the organization has been promoting. On August 23, when it was hit with a DoS attack as it released 130,000 cables, the organization tweeted, “Are state directed Denial of Service attacks, legally, a war crime against civilian infrastructure?” and “Should we, legally, declare war on state agressors that commit infrastructure war crimes against us?”

Late Night FDL: LAPD Sends Out Cops over “Incendiary” Painting

By: Thursday September 1, 2011 8:00 pm

Painting as crime? Seems freedom of expression in art is subject to police investigation if it makes “someone” uncomfortable.

London Riots: The Boundaries of Freedom of Expression

By: Thursday August 11, 2011 6:30 am

Four nights of riots in the United Kingdom (the first three primarily in London) have given way to calls for the arrests of those who have used mobile technology or social networking to “incite violence.” Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stephen Kavanagh said some messages on Twitter related to the riots have been “really inflammatory” and “accurate” and that officers should consider arresting those who sent incitements to violence on Twitter.

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