Posts Tagged as ‘freedom of speech’

b-the change: We will be “taking it down a notch” in D.C. – Will you?

This Saturday, October 30th, the self-proclaimed “million moderate march” announced by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show will take Washington, D.C. in the form of the Rally to Restore Sanity.  As a counterpoint to Mr. Stewart’s efforts, his satirical nemesis Stephen Colbert will be hosting the competing Rally to Keep Fear Alive. Carrying the message [...]

October 28, 2010 by Ava | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Arizonan police officer speaks up against SB 1070 “Nazis”

As human rights groups focus our attention on those affected by Arizona’s harsh immigration law (SB 1070), we begin to sympathize with the racially oppressed and the numerous accounts of deportation. Cuentame, a Latino political advocacy non-profit, attempts to shift our focus by filming a direct enforcer of the law – Arizonan police officer Paul [...]

July 22, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Betsy Perry’s blog “crosses the border” between funny and foul

Betsy Perry has been known as a respectable leader in the realm of strategic marketing and brand consulting, and a member of the Bloomberg administration’s Women’s Issues Commission. But her recent piece in “The Huffington Post,” in which she goes off on an outrageously bitter rant against all things Mexican, may well have turned many [...]

May 6, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Isn’t freedom of speech a human right? Not for first graphic novelist in Cairo

Saturday, April 4th, the Cairo Misdemeanor Court ruled that Magdi El Shafei, the author of Egypt’s first graphic novel, “Metro” was charged to two years in prison for the “publication and distribution of publications contrary to public morals.” “Metro” is a graphic novel in the form of a dialogue in colloquial Arabic about a frustrated [...]

April 7, 2009 by heidi | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

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