How The US Quietly Lost The 1st Amendment

How The US Quietly Lost The 1st Amendment By Tyler Durden While many would argue that Americans’ First Amendment rights have long since dwindled from the liberties initially granted in The Bill of Rights, a decision by the European Union’s highest court could well mark the final nail in the coffin of free speech. As Politico reports, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that Facebook can be ordered to track down and remove content globally if it was found to be illegal in any EU…

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Watch as Cop Stands Up to Harassment from Fellow Cops on His Own Property — Gets Beaten, Arrested

Watch as Cop Stands Up to Harassment from Fellow Cops on His Own Property — Gets Beaten, Arrested By Jack Burns Little Rock, AR — Veteran Little Rock police officer Robert ‘Bobby’ Ward appeared to be enjoying a quiet peaceful night at his home this past summer when Sherwood police officers received a 911 call for a noise complaint. However, when the egos of the cops collided all hell broke loose. When Sherwood police officers arrived, Ward and the officers both agreed they heard no noise coming from his home…

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You Can Now be Fined $250,000 in New York City for Saying this Phrase — And Other Absurd Weekly News

You Can Now be Fined $250,000 in New York City for Saying this Phrase — And Other Absurd Weekly News By Simon Black, Sovereign Man Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty and finances. New York City starts banning words You can now be fined $250,000 in New York City for using the term “illegal alien” in a negative way according to new guidance from the City’s Commission on Human Rights.…

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School Districts Use “Gaggle” To Monitor Students’ Free Speech And Social Media Posts

School Districts Use “Gaggle” To Monitor Students’ Free Speech And Social Media Posts By MassPrivateI Today, I give you a frightening story about free speech censorship and watchlists just in time for the countdown to Halloween. A recent article in The Tennessean reveals how the Williamson County School District (WCS) is monitoring students’ free speech and social media posts. The WCS recently implemented a “threat surveillance program” called Gaggle, that is so invasive and frightening one would be hard pressed not to call it a “gag” program that limits students’…

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Facebook’s Social Media Council Leaves Key Questions Unanswered

Facebook’s Social Media Council Leaves Key Questions Unanswered By Corynne McSherry and Kit Walsh Facebook took big step forward this week in its march to create an “oversight board” to help vet its more controversial takedown decisions, publishing more details about how it will work. Both Facebook and its users will be able to refer cases to the Board to request its review. Is this big step a big deal for online speech? Maybe not, but it’s worth paying attention. A handful of tech companies govern a vast amount of…

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Whitney Webb on The Orwellian Digital News “Trust”

Whitney Webb on The Orwellian Digital News “Trust” By The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow There is a whole new gaggle of supposed non-profit, non-political organizations claiming to offer new standards of transparency and “trust” into online news. As Whitney Webb details, there are a lot of questions about how independent these groups are, as well as the new weaponization of algorithms that are designed to silence certain voices and elevate others. Find Out More: https://www.mintpressnews.com/the-tru… Subscribe to The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow for more: https://www.patreon.com/thezerohour Also Read from…

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Edward Snowden Responds After Trump DOJ Sues Whistleblower Over New Memoir the US Government “Does Not Want You to Read”

Edward Snowden Responds After Trump DOJ Sues Whistleblower Over New Memoir the US Government “Does Not Want You to Read” By Julia Conley Citing what First Amendment advocates have called an “unconstitutional” system of controlling what federal employees can and cannot say about their work, President Donald Trump’s Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden over the publication of his new memoir. The day the book Permanent Record was released, the DOJ filed its lawsuit claiming Snowden had published without submitting the book for “pre-publication…

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Martial Law Masquerading as Law and Order: The Police State’s Language of Force

Martial Law Masquerading as Law and Order: The Police State’s Language of Force By John W. Whitehead “Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us? The constitutional theory is that we the people are the sovereigns, the state and federal officials only our agents. We who have the final word can speak softly or angrily. We can seek to challenge and annoy, as we need not stay docile and quiet.”—Justice William O. Douglas, dissenting, Colten…

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Victory! Individuals Can Force Government to Purge Records of Their First Amendment Activity

Victory! Individuals Can Force Government to Purge Records of Their First Amendment Activity By Aaron Mackey The FBI must delete its memo documenting a journalist’s First Amendment activities, a federal appellate court ruled this week in a decision that vindicates the right to be free from government surveillance. In Garris v. FBI, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered the FBI to expunge a 2004 memo it created that documented the political expression of news website www.antiwar.com and two journalists who founded and ran it. The…

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Establishment Right and Left Call for COINTELPRO 2.0

Establishment Right and Left Call for COINTELPRO 2.0 Op-Ed by Kurt Nimmo Both heads of the two-headed establishment political hydra want to resurrect COINTELPRO, the FBI’s illegal subversion program, in response to speech they oppose and want outlawed. In August, The Verge (owned by liberal Vox Media and founded by former CIA asset Markos Moulitsas) and the National Review, the failing neocon journal edited by Rich Lowry, posted articles on how to best undermine the First Amendment right of millions of Americans. The Verge cites a recent paper by N.…

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