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  • Lindsay Shepherd sues Wilfrid Laurier, claiming 'attacks'

    06/17/2018 8:37:45 PM PDT · by Paladin2 · 15 replies
    National Post ^ | June 12, 2018 | Joseph Brean
    Lindsay Shepherd, the teaching assistant who rose to prominence after she was controversially disciplined for showing her class part of a TVOntario program on gender-neutral pronouns, is suing Wilfrid Laurier University, two professors, and a manager of the school’s Diversity and Equity Office. She claims harassment, intentional infliction of nervous shock, negligence, and constructive dismissal. The “attacks” on her “have rendered her unemployable in academia,” she claims, and forced her to abandon her career plans for further graduate study and teaching. The statement of claim, which seeks $3.6 million, was filed Tuesday in Waterloo, Ont., and as yet no statements...
  • The conservative free speech dilemma

    06/17/2018 11:45:25 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 Jun, 2018 | Joshua Broom
    In a democratic republic, freedom of expression and enlightened, open-ended debate are paramount. Yet in America in 2018, First Amendment rights are vanishing for conservatives. There's a reason: Powerful entities such as online and televised media, many of whom are left-oriented, have gradually shape-shifted our nation's speech to match their political flavor. For progressives, this uneven playing field is a seismic boon. For conservatives, not so much, nor is it good for even moderate left-wing thinkers. Under such a regimen, though, a land and people once revered as freedom-loving now creep closer toward socialism. Yet there they stand: the venomous...
  • Muslim protester who hit police officer with stick at Tommy Robinson rally in Hyde Park spared jail

    06/16/2018 3:39:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    The Sun ^ | 16/6/18 | Ellie Cambridge
    Omar Mohamad travelled from Reading to march against the EDL leader and left Sergeant Guy Rooney with a severely bruised face. The 62-year-old joined the Hyde Park event led by the controversial leader with a group of men. During the rally he scuffled with the officer and struck him with a walking stick. Sergeant Rooney suffered from post traumatic stress and his bruising was so bad his children wouldn't walk to school with him. Passing a 26 week suspended sentence, District Judge Richard Blake said the rally was held "to express views that were adverse to the Muslim community in...
  • College Students Suing Over Free Speech Get a Powerful Ally: The Trump Administration

    06/13/2018 5:01:02 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 13, 2018 | Sadie Gurman and Michelle Hackman
    The Trump administration is using its legal muscle to aid college students who say their free-speech rights have been violated on campus, diving into a politically charged battle over whether school discipline and safety policies are hindering expression. Under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has decried colleges for becoming “echo chamber of political correctness,” the Justice Department has been inserting itself into lawsuits on behalf of students who say their views are silenced when administrators restrict where they can protest or who can speak on campus. In recent months, the Justice Department has sided with conservative student groups suing the...
  • Tired of Twitter censorship? Gab claims to offer an alternative

    06/11/2018 8:08:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/11/18 | Jim Bray
    In our increasingly divided and partisan society, it appears that some forces are stepping up their efforts to silence others, shutting down debate rather than taking part in it. It's a mark of folks who know they have no winning argument, so therefore have to project, obfuscate and name call rather than actually address issues. Snowflakes! This is nothing new, but in the Trump era – in which the losing side of the 2016 presidential election still thinks of itself as the side of goodness despite increasing evidence to the contrary – U.S. President Trump's efforts to drain the deep...
  • Geller: Who Is Behind the Internet Thought Police?

    06/08/2018 2:21:14 PM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | Pamela Geller
    Just who is behind the policing of our thought online? An article, “What the Red Pill Means for Radicals,” published on June 7 in the ironically named publication Fair Observer might have passed unnoticed as yet another uninformed, biased and ideologically motivated attack on all who ever get labeled “extremists.” The piece is so riddled with non-sequiturs and wild generalizations that it seems almost cruel to rip it to shreds. But the author is Bharath Ganesh. A little online research reveals that Ganesh is currently working at the Oxford Internet Institute — at the esteemed Oxford University — on a...
  • Land of the Free (The 1st Amendment Under Siege)

    06/08/2018 6:16:28 PM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    Books and Music Review ^ | March 5, 2018 | Gerard Perry
    A discussion of free speech on American college campuses, and how the Bill of Rights is under assault in the 21st century.
  • Americans Rally for Tommy Robinson at British Embassy

    06/04/2018 1:07:25 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    News2Share ^ | 3/6/18 | Ford Fischer
    Robinson was sentenced to 13 months imprisonment for “contempt of court” after attempting to livestream outside a trial that had been restricted from media reporting. Ten months was attributable to the livestream, and an additional three came from a re-activated suspended sentence from a previous attempt to film a child rape case. British reporters were temporarily banned from reporting on Robinson’s case, but the ban was later lifted. Flowers Left at British Embassy The American activists left flowers on the British flag “for the innocent girls, the victims of these brutal gangs that are rolling rampant through the UK and...
  • MSNBC's Joy Reid Called for Ethnically Cleansing Jews from Israel

    06/01/2018 2:17:56 PM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 1, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    MSNBC continues to maintain its red wall of silence on Joy Reid. But the ugliness just keeps rising. The old blog posts by the progressive personality reek of every bigotry that the left claims to condemn. And, as Bre Payton at the Federalist notes, there's even a call to ethnically cleanse Jews from Israel. Iran's pres strikes again Says "move Israel to Europe" "You believe the Jews were oppressed, why should the Palestinian Muslims have to pay the price? You oppressed them, so give a part of Europe to the Zionist regime so they can establish any government they want....
  • Samantha Bee Calls Ivanka Trump ‘C**t’

    05/31/2018 6:31:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-31-2018 | Breitbart TV
    On Wednesday’s “Full Frontal” on TBS, host Samantha Bee slammed the Trump administration over separating children from their families at the border and urged Ivanka Trump “do something about your dad’s immigration practices you feckless c**t.” ``````````````````` TBS is a Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., company, which in turn is owned by Time Warner, Inc.
  • Roseanne’s Firing Is Not a Free-Speech Issue

    05/30/2018 9:09:46 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 221 replies
    National Review ^ | May 29, 2018 | KATHERINE TIMPF
    ABC had every right to dump her, and political correctness was not involved. In case you haven’t heard, Roseanne Barr did something really awful and stupid on Tuesday morning. In a now-deleted tweet, Barr made a racist comment about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, saying that she was like the “Muslim brotherhood and Planet of the Apes had a baby.” A matter of hours later, her hit ABC sitcom was canceled. There’s no denying that what Barr said was racist, or that she was dumb for having said it. She has since apologized, and has probably also reached the conclusion...
  • The War On Tommy Robinson

    05/29/2018 2:04:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Open Mind ^ | 27/5/18 | Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux
    ..... Website: Twitter: On Friday May 25th, 2018, Tommy Robinson was arrested for “breaching the peace” while filming outside Leeds Crown Court during the trial of a Muslim grooming gang. The "breaching the peace" charge morphed into another “contempt of court” charge, leading to Robinson’s preexisting suspended three month sentence for “contempt of court” being reinstated and an additional 10 month added. Robinson was swept off the streets and imprisoned within hours - placing him in a facility filled with individuals who would love to see him injured or killed. The court also instituted a shocking “reporting restriction”...
  • Tommy Robinson Latest: Protest At Downing Street, News Blackout In Force In UK, Prison Disclosed

    05/26/2018 3:44:13 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 44 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/26/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "A 3212 London-A 3212 Whitehall in Westminster blocked in both directions at Downing Street junction, because of a demonstration" BBC News Website Posting at 332pm London time 5/26/2018 That posting at the BBC News website was the only inkling that its readers had that something was amiss in the United Kingdom in the last 24 plus hours. The BBC has imposed a total news blackout on the arrest of Tommy Robinson and his summary 13 month jail sentence without trial. The "Hull Daily Mail" did report that Robinson is at Her Majesty's Prison in Hull, England. Some news sites have...
  • Interview w/ Tommy's Team - What Happened That Day [Tommy Robinson]

    05/28/2018 1:02:57 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 21 replies
    Lauren Southern interviews George Llewelyn-John.
  • Tommy Robinson demonstration of 5/26/2018: Speeches (high-quality)

    05/27/2018 8:53:18 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 29 replies
    Buska in the Park (YouTube channel) ^ | May 27, 2018 | Raheem Kassam, Gerard Batten, et al
    Here are some high-quality videos of the speeches given yesterday at the phase of the Tommy Robinson demonstration outside Parliament: Raheem Kassam and Janice AtkinsonGerard Batten (UKIP) and othersothers
  • Egyptian court orders YouTube blocked for a month

    05/27/2018 4:54:44 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/5/18
    for airing anti-Islam video ...
  • Jailed UK Anti-Islam Activist Tommy Robinson Being Held in HMP Hull: Address Details

    UK Anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson was arrested on Friday for reporting about muslim rape gangs. He was hauled off, tried, convicted, and imprisoned all within a matter of hours. The UK court has ordered media silence on Tommy's case, and many online articles have been pulled down. According to info from Facebook, Tommy Robinson's lawyer is meeting with Tommy on Tuesday to discuss what next steps can be taken, if any. She was deliberately misled by the police, who on Friday had informed her on the phone that Tommy was being released, and when she asked for confirmation that he...
  • Fox: Right-wing activist Tommy Robinson reportedly jailed after filming outside child grooming trial

    05/26/2018 6:55:09 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/26/18
    The American media is finally catching on to this story... Fox reports: U.K. right-wing activist and journalist Tommy Robinson was arrested and reportedly jailed Friday after he filmed members of an alleged child grooming gang entering a court for trial -- but the details of his purported sentence remain murky after the judge ordered the press not to report on the case. Robinson, the former head of the English Defense League and a longtime activist against Islam and Islamic migration, was arrested after he was filming men accused of being part of a gang that groomed children. Britain has been...
  • Woman attacks Asian-American service member in racist tirade: 'Go back to f---ing China'

    05/26/2018 7:51:50 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    A viral video released this week caught a woman on camera launching a racist tirade against an Asian-American service member in a parking lot in California. James Ahn said he was driving earlier this month when the woman pulled up next to him and pulled her eyes back in an offensive gesture. “This is not your f—-king country,” she says in the video. “This is my country.” SNIP “All that we could establish is that this was derogatory remarks between two parties,” Bosques said. “There was no threat and there was no crime committed. We did document everything in a...
  • Videos: Arrest of UK Anti-Islam Activist Tommy Robinson For Reporting About Muslim Gang Rapists.

    05/26/2018 3:02:50 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/26/18
    Here is the video of British anti-Islam activist/journalist Tommy Robinson getting arrested on Friday outside Leeds Crown Court. He was peacefully reporting about the case of a number of muslims who had gang raped hundreds of young English girls, some as young as 11. The UK police farce swooped in, and arrested him for "suspicion of breaching the peace." They then hauled him off in the back of a van, tried him, sentenced him, and imprisoned him...all within a matter of hours. He is set to serve 13 months in prison. Last time the authorities threw him in prison on...