Without First Amendment crusaders to catch our backs, journalists—along with educators, activists, and anybody else whose career or passion often requires that they take unpopular public positions—would be no more useful than a Putin fan zine published by the Kremlin.
McDowell wondered if the guys had a right to speak like that on a train “where people didn’t choose to be in that space for that sort of speech.”
Alternatives for feuding student immigrant advocates and journalists
As someone who has been both a journalist and a left-wing political activist for a long time, I suppose it’s inevitable that I would feel the need to weigh in on a debate currently raging between Harvard immigrant advocates and the independent Harvard ...
Some thoughts about last Saturday’s counterprotest
BPD arbitrarily blocks press access throughout controversial demonstration
This is after the Trump Department of Justice has had the chance to view personal information from thousands of people who did no more than send an email to an address associated with the site.
Among the many to weigh in on these issues, the New England First Amendment Coalition (NEFAC) has released a compelling statement... It’s on the money, and so informative and forward-looking that we thought it was our duty to excerpt it here...
While major news outlets hyperventilate over not being called on at press conferences, other reporters, as well as activists who exercised their First Amendment rights are facing decades in prison.
"Without warning, Defendant Officer John Doe 150 grabbed Mr. Horse’s testicles and yanked on them."
“The fact that we are already here and the amount of resources being spent to get to where we are now leads me to believe we are going to have to sit through all these trials. All this taxpayer money is going to be wasted.”