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Posts Tagged ‘free press’

May 11th, 2017 - 11:03 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Jefferson

Censoring the Free Press

IN WHAT COUNTRY DO POLICE ARREST JOURNALISTS FOR ASKING QUESTIONS? HHS secretary says police ‘did what they felt was appropriate’ in arresting a West Virginia journalist Dan Heyman “was causing a disturbance by yelling questions” at HHS Secretary Tom Price and Kellyanne Conway, according to [...]

May 11th, 2017 - 8:11 am § in Donald Trump, Jefferson


Trump Bars U.S. Press, but Not Russia’s, at Meeting With Russian Officials White House officials blocked reporters from covering the meeting with President… Share NYTIMES.COM[...]

November 6th, 2016 - 10:13 pm § in Misc.

Chinese Fascism: Beijing Outlaws Election of Dissidents in Hong Kong

(Beijing ) China’s top legislative body , the Standing Committee  of the National People’s Congress, has ruled that Hong Kong people who advocate independence can not hold public office.  This preempts a court battle over whether a pair of pro-independence activists who were elected to the ci[...]

September 23rd, 2015 - 10:38 am § in Misc.

On Yom Kippur: Egypt frees Al Jazeera Journalists

Egyptian President Pardons 100 Prisoners, Including Al Jazeera Journalists | Egypt[...]

January 13th, 2015 - 11:00 am § in America


January 13th, 2015 - 10:11 am § in Uncategorized

Subscribe to Charlie Hebdo

The cover of the new issue of Charlie Hebdo, to be published tomorrow and translated into 16 languages.  i6 million copies (rather than th eusual 60,000). The headline says: “everything is forgiven”. CLICK to donate. CLICK to subscribe.[...]

December 12th, 2014 - 9:34 am § in Uncategorized


Jakarta Police have arrested The Jakarta Post Chief Editor Meidyatama Suryodiningrat.  He was charged with  blasphemy for the publication of a cartoon mocking the jihadist group Islamic State The cartoon published on July 3 depicted a flag emblazoned with the Arabic phrases “La ilaha Illallah,[...]

November 7th, 2014 - 12:53 pm § in Misc.

FBI Admits Committing Identity Theft To Catch A Bomb Suspect

Last month, the Seattle Times reported the FBI created a fake Seattle Times web page to nab a 15-year-old kid who threatened to bomb a school, and expressed its outrage. Yesterday, FBI director James Comey admitted in a letter t[...]

October 26th, 2014 - 11:32 am § in America, The Ave Scene

Privacy and free speech at the UW.

This post is based on a letter I recently wrote as editor of THE-Ave.US  to a UW Prof who was upset that a post on TA had referred to a conversation the Prof had posted on the AAUP listserv.  My letter, written as gmail,  raises two important points.  First, unlike most other large universities[...]

April 2nd, 2014 - 4:17 pm § in Jefferson, Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Replaces First Amendment with Pay to Play Ruling

Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Political Donation Cap New York Times ‎- by Adam Liptak ‎- WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday continued its abolition of limits on election spending, striking down a decades-old cap on …  Letter  written by Lenin in 1921 Lenin G. Myasnikov [...]