Pro-Israel groups are pushing Facebook to adopt IHRA definition of anti-Semitism.
Move comes as President Macron wages violent crackdown on dissent.
Activists hope legal action will help bring change in German discourse on Palestine.
Academic freedom arguments to protect speech on Palestine are insufficient.
Reading Time: 14 minutesStanley Fish is one of our nation’s most noted academics on the subject of free speech.
BDS campaigners in France score major victory.
Betty McCollum lambastes leading pro-Israel group.
German press council throws out anti-Semitism complaint against investigative report on Israel lobby influence.
Paper of record gives Jared Kushner first crack at spinning executive order.
Social media firm appears to be caving in to political pressure.
Religious freedom expert ignores own warnings about Israel censorship.
Ban prompted outrage and fear, and rights groups say withdrawing statement not enough
Progressives can no longer adopt anti-Palestinian positions without strong pushback.
Nonbinding resolution a stepping stone to harsher and more brazenly unconstitutional legislation to penalize BDS.
Sweeping ban on political activity deemed necessary to protect German-Israeli relations.
Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker states his support of far-right Republican bill to crush BDS activism in US states.
Reading Time: 18 minutesThere are few First Amendment issues more pressing today than how online speech should be governed. It impacts our interpersonal relationships, our views of almost every aspect of society, and of course our politics.
Arkansas newspaper publisher takes case against anti-BDS law to federal appeals court.
Rep. Juan Vargas proposes an Israel that could include “Lebanon, parts of Syria, Jordan and some portions of Egypt.”
Poet jailed by Israel receives literary freedom award in The Netherlands.
Which do you agree with: America has too much online hate speech? Or, America has too much online free speech? Both complaints can apply to the same words. The difference depends on no more than whether you are the speaker or the listener. What comes from my mouth is free speech that deserves legal protection. You protest that what enters your ears is hate speech that must be prohibited. Hate speech is a byproduct of free speech.
Dozens of civil society groups targeted for defunding because they defy Israeli line.
Under Israel lobby pressure, trustee says university looking for ways to punish professor.
Palestine must be free from the river to the sea.
In this video, Luke and Jason of WeAreChange break down the latest information on the insanity going on in the world this week. With all the censorship that is not being reported on, it is clear that free speech is over and it’s only going to get worse.
In this video, Jason Bermas of WeAreChange gives you the latest breaking news on the statue that has been erected for a short period of time in front of the State Capitol in Little Rock, Arkansas by the Church Of Satan. Many have called this a free speech issue but Jason tells you the truth about the Baphomet Statue because the devil is in the details.
German composer asserts freedom to stand up for Palestinian rights.
Palestinian American politician clarifies stance on BDS.
Dutch researchers handcuffed, abused by Israeli interrogators before being expelled.
In this video, Luke Rudkowski is joined by Jason Bermas to discuss the coming extradition of Julian Assange and the subsequent trial that will effectively end free speech globally. Plus the Carter Page FISA documents acquired by Judicial Watch, a huge win for the 3d printing community, the White Helmets and much more.
In this video, Luke Rudkowski and Jason Bermas of WeAreChange explain how the end for Assange seems like an inevitability at this point and that may mean the death of WikiLeaks as well, since Assange is the driving force behind the organization. This has massive implications for free speech globally, as well as journalism in general.
Anti-BDS laws defeated in Missouri, but passed in Louisiana.
Restrictions on speech by Dhoruba Bin-Wahad came after Israel lobby pressure.
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.