Censorship

Alice Walker Addresses University Of Michigan Issue

In Case You’ve Ever Wondered How It Is Done: Censorship by Purse String An Invitation to speak at the 50th Anniversary for the Center for Education of Women at the University of Michigan has been withdrawn. "I’m saddened to write this because I’m a proponent of free speech and have been brought up to allow … Continue reading Alice Walker Addresses University Of Michigan Issue

Free Speech Includes Celebrating Diversity: Provost Response To Alice Walker's Dis-Invitation

Provost Reiterates University's Commitment to Free Speech Provost Martha Pollack addressed University faculty regarding CEW's 50th Anniversary speaker invitation through the following letter: Dear faculty colleagues, You may have read questions related to the Center for the Education of Women's invitation to and subsequent dis-invitation of Alice Walker as a speaker for their 50th anniversary … Continue reading Free Speech Includes Celebrating Diversity: Provost Response To Alice Walker's Dis-Invitation

Uganda: Police State Antics, Three Is A Crowd

Update: In August 2013, Uganda passed The Public Order Management bill, despite fierce criticism from religious leaders, opposition MPs, the public and rights groups. One of the most problematic provisions of the bill is that police approval is required if three or more people want to gather publicly to discuss political issues. In addition, police … Continue reading Uganda: Police State Antics, Three Is A Crowd

Uganda Public Order Bill Is 'Blow To Political Debate'

Critics say the bill is another repressive measure by a government which shut two newspapers and two radio stations in May Ugandan MPs have passed a controversial bill limiting public protests - branded a "serious blow to open political debate" by Amnesty International. The Public Order Management bill was passed despite fierce criticism from religious … Continue reading Uganda Public Order Bill Is 'Blow To Political Debate'

More Than 150 Solidarity Organisations Stand In Solidarity With French Campaigners Facing Legal Action

International solidarity with French BDS activists facing repression June 26 2013 – As more than 150 Palestine solidarity and social justice organizations from across the world, we stand in solidarity with all of the French campaigners for Palestinian rights facing legal action and repression for participating in demonstrations calling for a boycott of Israel. French … Continue reading More Than 150 Solidarity Organisations Stand In Solidarity With French Campaigners Facing Legal Action

New Israeli Plan Calls For More “intelligence” Gathering To Disrupt BDS Movement

GFCA 2013 Action plan: - Antisemitism in the Guise of Delegitimization and Anti-Zionism This week in Jerusalem, the Israeli foreign ministry hosted the fourth international conference of the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism. As I previously blogged, this is “a gathering that has served as an important focus for efforts to fight Palestine solidarity activism … Continue reading New Israeli Plan Calls For More “intelligence” Gathering To Disrupt BDS Movement

FAA Contrail Cloud Experiment Without Public Consent

Experiment creates ominous sky over Santa Cruz, California. Winter Sky in Santa Cruz The following images were taken on three different days this winter from various locations in Santa Cruz County, California. They demonstrate how aircraft dispersant turns a clear day into one filled with contrail clouds, part of an international experiment according to a … Continue reading FAA Contrail Cloud Experiment Without Public Consent

How To Cool The Planet: Geoengineering And The Audacious Quest To Fix Earth's Climate

Right Now,Today Right now, a group of scientists is working on ways to minimize the catastrophic impact of global warming. But they’re not designing hybrids or fuel cells or wind turbines. They’re trying to lower the temperature of the entire planet. And they’re doing it with huge contraptions that suck CO2 from the air, machines … Continue reading How To Cool The Planet: Geoengineering And The Audacious Quest To Fix Earth's Climate

Federal Fisheries Scientists Claim Censorship By Agency Manager

GRANTS PASS -- Seven federal fisheries scientists filed a complaint Monday claiming their supervisor censored their research into the water needs of threatened Klamath Basin salmon because it was viewed by others as biased, violating an Obama administration policy prohibiting political manipulation of science by the federal government. The whistleblower protection organization Public Employees for … Continue reading Federal Fisheries Scientists Claim Censorship By Agency Manager

Estelle Freedom Flotilla, Passenger Update

We continue to be concerned about the safety and fair treatment of Estelle's passengers who participated in an international human right's mission to end the illegal and immoral blockade of Gaza. Passengers were wrongfully detained and placed in Israeli prison. Brutal force was used on a number of the civilians on board the Estelle. This … Continue reading Estelle Freedom Flotilla, Passenger Update