Posts Tagged ‘free speach’

October 15th, 2018 - 9:05 am § in Misc.


DEFENDING FREE SPEECH FOR STUDENTS AND FOR FACULTY JUAN COLE     10/12/2018  Open Letter to the University of Michigan on Palestine  My colleague John Cheney-Lippold in the American Culture Department of the University of Michigan has been disciplined by the Colleges of Letters, Sciences an[...]

July 28th, 2017 - 8:59 am § in China, Misc.


China Forces Muslim Residents To Install Surveillance Apps A Muslim minority group in the Chinese province of Xinjiang must install spyware apps on their phones to enable the government to detect “terrorist and illegal religious” content.[...]

February 17th, 2016 - 1:50 am § in Misc.

CENSORSHIP: Why the UW Needs a blog

  The only source of pubic discussion for UW faculty is a listserv run by the AAUP.  That listserv is terribly important because of the historic devotion of the AAUP to free speech. The AAUP listserv is an antique. Many faculty think the listserv is private.   That is not so.  Since the list[...]

December 23rd, 2015 - 1:40 am § in America, Hypocrisy

Corporate Chutzpah at Christmas Time

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.  [...]

March 5th, 2015 - 2:35 am § in China, Misc.

Ai Weiwei: His art escapes China to end up in Alcatraz!

  “The misconception of totalitarianism is that freedom can be imprisoned.” “This is not the case. When you constrain freedom, freedom will take flight and land on a windowsill.” Ai Weiwei (Excerpted from The World Post) Banned from traveling outside his home country, A[...]

January 11th, 2015 - 1:32 am § in Uncategorized

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Being an atheist in Palestine

From the Daily Beast :  “I am an atheist. I believe in human rights. I have the right to say these things.” Waleed Al Husseini spent 10 months in Palestinian prison for being an atheist blogger. … I used to run a blog in Arabic called “Nour Alakl” and ran a satirical Facebook [...]

October 15th, 2014 - 8:27 am § in China

CHINA: “A political protest tradition is now alive and well in Hong Kong”

BERKELEY BLOG: Hong Kong’s Protest Tradition [Part 2] Suzanne Scoggins, Ph.D. student, political science | 10/9/14 | As student protesters in Hong Kong dig in their heels, China watchers are trying to make sense of the events over the past few weeks. One thing is certain: the days when locals joke[...]

May 5th, 2013 - 12:21 am § in Misc.

The Rarest Right .. A Free Press

Washington, May 4 – North Korea, Iran and Syria are among the top 10 countries deemed worst for press freedom, according to an annual ranking by a Washington-based watchdog. “Just 14 percent of the world’s population lives in societies that enjoy vibrant coverage of public affairs,[...]

November 7th, 2011 - 9:46 pm § in Misc., Politics, Science

Another New Journal Challenges Elsevier’s Monopoly on Biology.

Royal Society to launch into the great wide open By Paul Jump  Times Higher Education Top researchers in biology have yet another publishing option following the launch of a major open-access journal by the Royal Society. Open Biology, which will cover all areas with a molecular or cellular element[...]

April 24th, 2011 - 1:37 pm § in China, Politics

八英雄 Dozens Targeted in Chinese Crackdown on Critical Voices

from Der Springer  Sandra Schulz in Shanghai eight heroes Ai Weiwei Liu Xianbin Ni Yulan Zhao Lianhai Liu Xiaoyuan Ran Yunfei Liu Xiaobo Teng Biao The recent disappearance of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei made headlines around the world. But the Chinese regime has also targeted dozens of other critics a[...]