‘Moral Monday’ protesters’ cases may be dropped

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Censorship, First Amendment, Free Speech, Judiciary, Legislature, Local News, North Carolina, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

moral dilemma ahead

The over 900 protesters that were arrested for their “Moral Monday” rallies on the 2nd floor of the state legislative building may have their cases dismissed.

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The Police States of America: Five stories that prove we’ve lost the battle against police

By   /  June 25, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Accountability, Censorship, First Amendment, Issues, Louisiana, Maryland, National, News, Power Abuse, State Government  /  No Comments

THESE ARE THE COPS: Illinois Gov. Quinn may send State Troopers to Chicago.

t’s the land of the not so free and the home of the heavily armed.

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A ‘freedom of expression’ policy comes under fire at a NM college

By   /  May 29, 2014  /  Censorship, Free Speech, New Mexico, News  /  No Comments

NOT SO FREE?: Critics say a proposed "Respectful Campus and Freedom of Expression" policy at a New Mexico college is too vaguely worded.

It sure sounds agreeable on the surface: Officials at Northern New Mexico College are about to adopt what’s called a “Respectful Campus and Freedom of Expression policy” for students and staff.

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UW journalism center defends involvement in ‘inappropriate’ FCC study

By   /  February 25, 2014  /  Censorship, Issues, National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle |Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — Under fire for its involvement in a controversial — and now suspended — Federal Communications Commission study criticized for First Amendment creeping, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has issued a statement on behalf of its Center for Communication and Democracy, presumably to clear the air about its part in the study.
The statement, [...]

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‘Independent review’ of US spying policy not subject to open-records law

By   /  October 24, 2013  /  Accountability, Censorship, Federal Government, Issues, Journalism, National, News, Open Records, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

Attorney general in Iowa faces conflict of interest over dueling roles.

A special committee ordered by President Obama to review the legality of the National Security Agency’s spying programs will not be subject to government transparency laws.

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Too hot for teens and taxpayer money, parents pan praised novel

By   /  August 22, 2013  /  Censorship, Education, Minnesota, News, Uncategorized  /  5 Comments

RainbowRowell

Literary critics lavished high praise on Rainbow Rowell’s novel “Eleanor & Park,” a hot new teenage love story.

A little too hot, maybe, at least in terms of getting public — taxpayer — support.

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