Literary freedom group condemns conviction “for doing what writers do every day.”
Israeli prosecutor falsely accuses Palestinian poet of encouraging violence.
Famous figures who should immediately be banned by Facebook by Jon Rappoport April 12, 2018 Don’t hesitate. These persons are a danger to the community. Facebook should ban them immediately, before their dangerous word-viruses infect the brains of a billion users.
Facebook censorship: the grotesque mainstream solution by Jon Rappoport April 11, 2018 The problem with Facebook started a long time ago. They used their money to promote their social media operations, and tons of users jumped on board, believing that conventional rules of free speech applied. That was a mistake. The mistake was on the level of believing the military-industrial complex is only interested in legitimate defense of the nation; or believing the pharmaceutical industry is only interested in alleviating existing illness with safe drugs.
Kansas lawmakers scramble to protect anti-BDS measure against legal challenges.
Civil rights groups file lawsuit alleging blatant free speech violations.
Illiteracy leads to censorship by Jon Rappoport March 7, 2018 “…intellectual freedom is a deep-rooted tradition without which our characteristic western culture could only doubtfully exist. From that tradition many of our intellectuals are visibly turning away. They have accepted the principle that a book should be published or suppressed, praised or damned, not on its merits but according to political expediency. And others who do not actually hold this view assent to it from sheer cowardice.” (George Orwell, 1953)
The traditional American notion of almost absolute freedom of speech may have run its course. Journalist and academic Damon Linker says some Americans may be having second thoughts about what we’ve come to accept as free speech.
Israel lobby tried to disguise bill targeting Palestine activists as anti-discrimination measure.
Architect of pro-Israel lawfare strategy, Kenneth Marcus, is confirmed to key role in US education department.
Police question mayor of Paris suburb over support for Palestinian rights.
Universities protect free speech for the powerful while disciplining protesters.
Measure is unconstitutional, civil liberties group says.
Teacher sues Kansas for compelling her to repudiate Israel boycott.
Nadia Shoufani said she was targeted to silence all those who support Palestinian rights.
Activist Issa Amro still in PA detention, while head of radio station closed by Israel is released.
Is the University of California, Irvine bending to pressure from Israel lobby groups?
Mahmoud Abbas’ intensifying crackdown on Palestinians targets founder of Youth Against Settlements.
The trial of John Doe vs. [Censored] by Jon Rappoport August 29, 2017 The trial took place in a quiet empty room, in an underground bunker, at an undisclosed location in [Censored]. The Judge sat behind a high table. John Doe stood below him. Judge: You are John Doe? You have a website called Doe Doe? Doe: Yes, Your Honor. May I know your name? Judge: Of course. It’s Judge. Doe: That’s your title. Judge: It’s also my name. Doe: You’re Judge Judge?
Amnesty faults administrations in West Bank and Gaza for rights violations
Israel's libel laws make journalists vulnerable to censorship.
A new book investigates resistance to Israel lobby repression on US campuses.
Measure targeting Palestinian rights movement facing growing opposition.
Israeli minister facing difficulties in effort to shut down Al Jazeera.
Senator says bill would violate free speech rights.
Rare move follows major mobilization by Palestinian rights movement.
Motion marks another victory against repression of Palestine solidarity.
Officials urge use of flawed anti-Semitism definition to train police.
Why the political Left feels emboldened to shut down free speech by Jon Rappoport May 15, 2017 First of all, when I talk about the so-called political Left, I’m talking about people who are firmly in the Globalist camp. They may not know they are, but they are.
Lawsuit alleges ban on Palestine group violates free expression.
Ann Coulter UC Berkeley clash reveals massive covert op by Jon Rappoport April 25, 2017 Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter’s scheduled speech at the U of California Berkeley is off, it’s on, it’s been delayed, the student groups sponsoring her appearance are suing the University, she’ll speak indoors, she’ll speak outdoors, and on it goes.
Nir Barkat was due to speak at San Francisco State University, where he was protested last year.
Mike Adams, Alex Jones, and the war against the 1st Amendment Top 12 reasons for eliminating free speech by Jon Rappoport March 2, 2017 “Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges.” (Blazing Saddles, 1974) Free speech? We don’t need no stinking free speech. In the wake of the economic and political censorship imposed on infowars and Natural News (Google’s delisting of Natural News has now been lifted), it’s become apparent that free speech is passe. Why did we ever need it? Let’s get rid of that illusion.
Mike Adams’ Natural News restored by Goggle after massive takedown I was shocked, but not surprised, by the relatively small number of independent news sites that came to Mike’s defense. Has the 1st Amendment become a faded memory? by Jon Rappoport March 1, 2017 For six days, Google shut down all listings for Natural News. Google gave no rational explanation. Then, again with no comprehensible reason, Google restored Natural News. To say this behavior was deranged would be a vast understatement.
Newseum ejected protesters who challenged Israeli spokesperson Avital Leibovich.
Anti-BDS conference portrayed BDS as an anti-Semitic global conspiracy with Nazi roots to justify outlawing it.
Civil liberties groups say executive order violates free speech protections.
Civil liberties groups celebrate victory for free speech.