Posts Tagged ‘Protests’

May 19th, 2024 - 11:21 pm § in Hypocrisy, Republicans

Sen. Ron Johnson is against mayhem

Ron Johnson (R-WI) is the Wisconsin senator who downplayed the Capitol insurrection and described the rioters as “families with small children … elderly … overweight … tired or frail … pro-police” (see story here). But he’s worried about “mayhem”[...]

May 12th, 2024 - 12:37 am § in Schools & Colleges

Alito frets over loss of free speech on campuses

Supreme Court justice Samuel Alito said there’s “declining” support for free speech on college campuses in his commencement speech at a Catholic college on May 11, 2024 (read story here). I’m not sure who he’s blaming, but I don’t disagree with what he’s saying. R[...]

May 11th, 2024 - 8:07 pm § in Israel/Palestine, Schools & Colleges

Who should run universities?

“In recent years, universities across the US have come under increasing pressure from conservative politicians and donors criticizing them as liberal bastions of ‘wokeness.’” This is an excerpt from a CNN article on May 11, 2024, about pro-Palestinian campus protests (read it her[...]

May 7th, 2024 - 8:00 pm § in Law and Courts, Schools & Colleges

Do UW professors have free speech?

Academic freedom. Freedom of inquiry. Free speech. That’s what Stuart Reges (photo, left), a University of Washington computer science professor, and the public interest law firm representing him, thought they were defending when he sued UW in federal court after administrators sought to punis[...]

May 2nd, 2024 - 5:40 pm § in Israel/Palestine, Politics, Schools & Colleges

As usual, officials are lying about the protests

This time Mother Jones is calling out NYC Mayor Eric Adams (see story here). Days after city cops stormed the Columbia University campus, Hizzoner held a press conference. He used it to condemn “outside agitators,” naming a retired teacher Mother Jones says “was not on Columbia’s[...]

May 2nd, 2024 - 12:54 pm § in Israel/Palestine, Schools & Colleges

PHOTOGRAPHY: Peaceful protest

Although the UCLA protest on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, turned violent when pro-Israel counter-demonstrators attacked the protesters (see story here), while police waited more than two hours to intervene (see story here), this photo has nothing to do with that. It’s what the police did to the st[...]

June 12th, 2023 - 5:40 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

It’s a trap!

They’re not coming for Trump, they’re coming for you. That’s the message Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) is sending out to his fellow rightwing fanatics ahead of Trump’s arraignment in a Miami federal court. In a press release (here), he claims, “This latest DOJ persecution a[...]

June 4th, 2023 - 1:12 am § in Politics

D.C. has the best protests

Honking horns! sirens! confrontations! You can get that in lots of cities, but only Washington D.C. has a live streamer calling herself “Anarchy Princess” who marches in front of Jan. 6 sympathizers shouting into a megaphone: “Terrorists coming, watch out, there’s terrorists behind m[...]

June 2nd, 2023 - 12:12 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Arrested for raising bail money for protesters

Three Georgia activists were arrested by a heavily-armed SWAT team and charged with financial crimes for soliciting donations to a bail fund for protesters against a controversial cop training facility (see story here). “The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced its agents and Atlanta poli[...]

February 14th, 2023 - 6:52 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Good riddance

“Teddy Von Nukem, a southwest Missouri man featured prominently in photos from the infamous 2017 Charlottesville white-supremacist rally, died Jan. 30 this year, the same day he was scheduled to go trial for allegedly trafficking fentanyl across the Mexico border,” a local newspaper repo[...]