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Libertarians and Socialists Protest the FBI's Raids

http://theinternationallibertarian.blogspot.com

In the face of the government's attempts to silence antiwar activism, libertarians and socialists came together to protest. The object of their outrage was the series of raids conducted by the FBI on antiwar activists in Minnesota, Chicago, Michigan, and North Carolina; and the issuance of subpoenas to appear before a grand jury to many of the same. While the government claims that the raids are seeking evidence of material support of terrorism, the peace activists insist that it is a fishing expedition intended to harass.

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Stop the Internet Blacklist

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

When it really matters to them, Congressmembers can come together -- with a panache and wry wit you didn't know they had. As banned books week gets underway, and President Obama admonishes oppressive regimes for their censorship of the Internet, a group of powerful Senators -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- have signed onto a bill that would vastly expand the government's power to censor the Internet.

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Silence is the Death of Liberty

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com

"Inspired by the poem First They Came by Martin Niemöller, which was written about the Nazis.

I originally wrote this poem in 2007. I have updated it with the additional verse about assassinations."

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Why Philadelphia’s Licensing and Taxing of Blogs is Creeping Fascism

http://theinternationallibertarian.blogspot.com

Once the precedent is established that blogs can be licensed the government’s control of the blogosphere will grow in small increments until it can shut us all down by simply requiring and then denying said license.

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Judge Declares First Amendment Doesn't Matter

http://techdirt.com

According to The National Law Journal, D.C. Superior Court Judge Judith Bartnoff signed a temporary restraining order barring it from publishing the material the reporter had found out, specifically saying that The National Law Journal could not name the government agency that was involved in a regulatory inquiry into one of the participants in the lawsuit. When the NLJ reporter pointed to the First Amendment, the judge allegedly replied that she did not care:

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CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident

http://newsbusters.org

Anchors Kyra Phillips and John Roberts discussed the "mixed blessing of the internet," and agreed that there should be a crackdown on anonymous bloggers who disparage others on the internet.

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The Dark Side: Anonymity and Free Speech

http://russianvegan.wordpress.com

Is it just me or do these people sound like they have an agenda to push against anonymity and the freedom of speech on the internet? Stories from the recent past have raised my concerns about a push for “regulations” for the internet which is for the most part the greatest beacon of liberty for ideas there is in the present day.

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Feds Ignore Due Process, First Amendment, Shut Down Thousands of Blogs

http://www.eutimes.net

Once again, the Obama administration has violated the Bill of Rights. Earlier this month, the feds took down a free WordPress blogging platform and disabled more than 73,000 blogs. The action was completely ignored by the corporate media. The site, Blogetery.com, was told by its hosting service that the government had issued orders to shut down the site due to a “a history of abuse” related to copyrighted material.

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John Stagliano cleared of all charges

http://reason.tv

John Stagliano was cleared of all charges today in a federal obscenity prosecution that could have put him behind bars for 32 years. After hearing the prosecution's case, the judge declared that there was not enough evidence to continue the trial, throwing out all charges.

Reason.tv caught up with Stagliano outside the courthouse just minutes after the decision.

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U.S. Authorities Shut Down WordPress Host With 73,000 Blogs

http://torrentfreak.com

Feds shut down dude's server siting “a history of abuse”, showing that they do have the power to shut down any website as long as someone else on your server is infringing on copyright laws, even if you aren't...

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Facebook Deletes Official Alex Jones Page Over Gadsden Flag

http://www.prisonplanet.com

Social networking giant has embarked on a move to ban Tea Party material as part of wider cybersecurity agenda for web censorship and political oppression

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Federal appeals court tosses FCC's fleeting expletives policy

http://news.yahoo.com

NEW YORK – A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out a government policy that can lead to broadcasters being fined for allowing even a single curse word on live television, concluding that the rule was unconstitutionally vague and had a chilling effect on broadcasters.

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Court rules FCC crackdown on curse words is unconstitutional

http://www.nydailynews.com

TV shows can get four-letter filthy after an appeals court ruling Tuesday declared the Federal Communications Commission's indecency rule unconstitutional.

The ruling, with provocative implications for evening TV, prompted cheers and jeers - and means the F-word might soon air on a network near you.

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TV Indecency Rule Struck Down by U.S. Appeals Court

http://www.businessweek.com

A federal appeals court in New York struck down a U.S. Federal Communications Commission policy that penalizes profanity in broadcasting, saying it violates the television networks’ First Amendment right to free speech....

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Tell Me Again, Who Can’t Film on Federal Property?

http://theinternationallibertarian.blogspot.com

Many times liberty activists handing out information for the Fully Informed Jury Association have been told that they can’t film on federal property by the US Marshals and other law enforcement officers at the US District courthouse in lower Manhattan, New York City. Things sure are different when they want the public to see a juicy criminal coming or going.

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First Amendment suspended in the Gulf of Mexico

http://www.naturalnews.com

As CNN is now reporting, the U.S. government has issued a new rule that would make it a felony crime for any journalist, reporter, blogger or photographer to approach any oil cleanup operation, equipment or vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. Anyone caught is subject to arrest, a $40,000 fine and prosecution for a federal felony crime.

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Russian police seize 100,000 anti-Vladimir Putin books

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Because governments are out of control worldwide.....

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Gizmodo on filming cops.

http://gizmodo.com

A Gizmodo article about the new trend in The Gang outlawing filming cops.

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Traffic Sign On Palmetto: 'No Latinos, No Tacos'

http://www.justnews.com

Police seek to charge person for hate crime for posting on a traffic control device NO LATINOS NO TACOS

Traffic Sign On Palmetto: 'No Latinos, No Tacos'
Sign Hacked On S.R. 826
POSTED: Tuesday, May 25, 2010
UPDATED: 1:03 pm EDT May 25, 2010

http://www.justnews.com/traffic/23667025/detail.html

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Emergency-Wikileaks founder has his passport confiscated.

http://www.salon.com

The Australian founder of the whistleblower website Wikileaks had his passport confiscated by police when he arrived in Melbourne last week.

Julian Assange, who does not have an official home base and travels every six weeks, told the Australian current affairs program Dateline that immigration officials had said his passport was going to be cancelled because it was looking worn.

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