Posted in #FilmThePolice #TheRealNews black lives matter blue backlash blue lives matter Film The Police first amendment freedom of speech Otto the Watchdog Police Abuse police brutality Police Corruption police misconduct police retaliation qualified immunity stephen janis Taya Graham Winston Knowles

He exposed police corruption, now cops won’t leave him alone

The story of cop watcher Otto The Watchdog reveals how American law enforcement uses the criminal justice system to retaliate against critics and their families….

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Posted in #Israel #TheRealNews bds boycott boycott divestment and sanctions discrimination EHRC european union France freedom of speech human rights

Boycotting Israel Is Not A Crime, Says European Human Rights Court

The EHRC overturned the French court’s convictions of 12 BDS activists for “incitement to discrimination” in a watershed ruling for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions…

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Posted in #Israel #TheRealNews bds boycott divestment sanctions Britain freedom of speech glenn greenwald LGPS Palestine palestine solidarity campaign pensions Supreme Court

UK Supreme Court Reverses BDS Ban

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the largest British Palestinian solidarity group, successfully petitioned to reverse a 2016 ban preventing local governments divesting from companies involved in…

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Posted in #TheRealNews #Venezuela Contrapunto.com freedom of speech press freedom Vanessa Davies Vladimir Villegas

The Evolution of Venezuela’s Media Landscape: From Openness to Restriction?

Prominent Venezuelan journalists talk about how Venezuela’s media landscape has evolved from the Chavez years to the present under the combined pressure of President Maduro…

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Posted in #TheRealNews antisemitism Bank for Social Economy bds freedom of speech Germany marc steiner McCarthyism Palestinian solidarity shir hever

German Bank Closes Account of Jewish Voices for Peace Over BDS Support

Shir Hever discusses the bank’s decision to close Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East’s bank account. This is the second time…

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Posted in #Journalism #TheRealNews #Wikileaks espionage act Eugene Puryear freedom of speech Julian Assange Paul Jay

As Trump Threatens Iran With War, Espionage Charges Against Assange Threaten Journalists

The Espionage Act removes the possibility of a public interest defense for Julian Assange, and sends a chilling message to journalists and whistleblowers The post…

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Posted in #Israel #TheRealNews bds boycott democracy deportation freedom of speech Human Rights Watch Omar Shakir

Human Rights Watch Director Expelled from Israel

Omar Shakir, director of HRW was given two weeks to leave Israel. “This is really the first time a court has put its seal on…

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Posted in #Facebook #TheRealNews #Twitter #YouTube european union freedom of speech intellectual property Internet Filters Julia Reda Pirate Party

EU Clamps Down on Freedom of Speech in name of Copyright Protection

Julia Reda of the Pirate Party warns that the law does not protect creators, but large interest groups. Internet platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter…

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