Tag: free speech

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Nolte: Trump Calling Chuck Todd a Son of a B*tch Is Good for America

The theory goes that if you put a frog in a pot of water and slowly turn up the flame, the frog will not notice it is being boiled to death. This is exactly what is happening to free speech in our country, and President Trump’s greatest service to America might be the example of his belligerent refusal to stay in the pot.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro -- with his wife Cilia Flores at a rally in Caracas on January 23 -- looks to have a clear run for a second term, with the main opposition coalition barred from taking part in the election

NGO: Venezuela’s Press Crackdown Worsened in 2017

Last year saw a steep rise in crackdowns against press freedom in Venezuela, which involved a decline in freedom of expression, censorship, and the closure of independent media outlets, according to a new report.

Brian Stelter CNN (Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx 2017 via Associated Press)

CNN Pushes YouTube to Ban Alex Jones, Demonetize Video Channel

Right-wing broadcaster Alex Jones announced Saturday evening that YouTube had frozen his video channel and would delete it on Sunday, after CNN pursued the social media giant and its advertisers. InfoWars has accused CNN of conducting a “campaign to ban conservative media.”

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: A flag flys outside the U.S. Supreme Court after it was announced that the court will allow a limited version of President Donald Trump's travel ban to take effect June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court will consider the case of the president's power on immigration in the fall but in the meantime agreed to allow a limited ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Supreme Court May Side with First Amendment, Not Unions

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared skeptical of a law permitting government labor unions to extract involuntary dues from workers’ paychecks, in a case pitting the First Amendment against the power of a central pillar of the Democratic Party.

Labor senator Sam Dastyari told the Chinese media in September 2016 that Australia shouldn’t interfere with China’s activities in the South China Sea, contradicting his own party’s policy. Photograph: Dean Lewins/AAP

Australians Voice Free Speech Concerns over Laws to Prevent Chinese Political Meddling

Australia rolled out a sweeping package of laws designed to counteract espionage and foreign political influence in December, but criticism of the laws prompted a parliamentary review beginning on Tuesday. In essence, the critics fear Australia has gone too far and jeopardized free speech rights, as well as creating legal pitfalls for international institutions, including media organizations and the Catholic Church.