Posts tagged ‘Freedom of speech’

December 2, 2011

Republican’s trying to Keep torture in the hands of Congress

There is a bill in the US Senate called The National Defense Authorization Act that is being debated in Congress. The bill could give the president the power to imprison American citizens without a court hearing. President Obama has said he will veto the bill if it should pass. But how will Senate Bill 1867 affect Americans at home and abroad? Doctor Jeff Kaye, blogger and TruthOut Contributor, tells us what this could mean for Americans. 

November 30, 2011

The Supreme Court says Money is free speech…but what about tents?

So why is it – going off the decision by the high court in Buckley versus Valeo – that when political expression is given the “broadest possible protection” – money is protected, but tents are not? And why is it – when recogning the CREATIVE dynamic of free expression – that again – money is protected, but tents are not? I think the answer is fairly obvious – corporations have a lot of money…and not a lot of tents. The ironic thing is – Occupy Wall Street is demonstrating – in large part – against these two court cases – against the idea that money is speech. So in essence – rulings that big green pieces of fabrics are NOT a form of free speech is just fine…just as long as the court is consistent and rules that the little green pieces of fabric are not speech either. But until that happens – until the court treats all fabric in the same way – then Occupy Wall Street needs to keep camping out. And my tip to the movement is simple – start building your tents out of stitched-together dollar bills.

November 23, 2011

The Cost of Occupy Austin (Texas)

You’ve probably heard the saying that freedom is not free. That seems to be the case when it comes to the freedom of expression of the nationwide Occupy protests.