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Kent, UK man arrested after photo of burning poppy posted on internet

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Police in Kent have arrested a man after a picture of burning poppy was posted on a social networking site. According to the website of the CPS, the Malicious Communications Act 1988, section 1, "deals with the sending to another of any article which is indecent or grossly offensive, or which conveys a threat, or which is false, provided there is an intent to cause distress or anxiety to the recipient".

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Man charged with terroristic threat for tattoo of pig

http://www.startribune.com

A 20-year-old St. Louis Park man was charged today in Hennepin County District Court with one count of making a terroristic threat for allegedly posting a picture on his Facebook page of a tattoo on his left biceps that depicts a pig wearing a police hat and uniform, as well as the name of the officer on the uniform patch.

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Des Moines store near Obama rally has a message for the Secret Service

http://news.yahoo.com

A store in Des Moines IA had a message for the secret service which is really cute!

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Judge Orders Kan. Newspaper To Reveal Name Of Commenter

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com

A northeast Kansas newspaper has been ordered to identify a person who posted a comment on its website about a story on a murder trial for which that commenter was serving as a juror.

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47 of your pro-voting arguments

http://www.cnn.com

Here's a list of 47 reasons to vote. Reasons include: the drug-dealer's argument, the secessionist's argument, the anti-time-zone argument, the empathy argument and more. If you disagree with any of them, please post a comment explaining why.

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US detains Pakistani official over anti-drone views

http://www.guardian.co.uk

US detention of Imran Khan part of trend to harass anti-drone advocates --
The vindictive humiliation of Pakistan's most popular politician shows the US government's intolerance for dissent

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Debate with 3rd-Party Candidates Jill Stein, Virgil Goode, R. Anderson

http://www.democracynow.org

President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney sparred last night in their second of three debates. Today, in a two-hour special, we expand the debate by including the voices of three presidential candidates shut out of the official debate. We are joined by Jill Stein of the Green Party, Constitution Party nominee Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson. We re-air parts of last night’s presidential debate, pausing the videotape to give third-party candidates a chance to respond to the same questions put to the major-party candidates.

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Oklahoma Bans Political Dissent

http://dissenternews.blogspot.com

Using overly burdensome ballot access laws, Oklahoma has effectively banned political dissent at the polls.

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Paleo Diet Lawsuit Dismissed By Court in Blow to Free Expression

http://reason.com

Bad news in an important Institute for Justice-launched lawsuit defending the right of free speech on the Internet about matters of diet and nutrition. A state licensing board in North Carolina tried to suppress a blogger who talked up and advised people on the health benefits of the "paleo" diet (that is, eating as we think cavement ate, no grains or processed foods), telling him directly what he could or could not say about his belief that the high-meat, low-carb diet helped him with his diabetes. The case was dismissed by a federal court late last week.

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Emmy Winning Former CNN Journalist Blows The Whistle on CNN

http://www.pakalertpress.com

CNN Exposed – Emmy Winning Former CNN Journalist, Amber Lyon, Blows The Whistle….

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Moscow court frees 1 of 3 Pussy Riot members

http://hosted.ap.org

One jailed member of the punk band Pussy Riot unexpectedly walked free from a Moscow courtroom, but the other two now head toward a harsh punishment for their irreverent protest against President Vladimir Putin: a penal colony.

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20 year old jailed for offensive Facebook jokes

http://www.bbc.co.uk

A Lancashire man who posted offensive comments on Facebook about a missing five-year-old has been jailed for 12 weeks.

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Banned Books Week Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

http://www.publishersweekly.com

Banned Books Week is celebrating its 30th anniversary – because, well, people are still trying to remove Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird from library shelves.

But there’s also plenty that’s new for Banned Books Week 2012 (September 30 to October 6). Here’s a rundown...

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Judge slams Occupy Chicago arrests as ‘unconstitutional'

http://rt.com

A Cook County judge dismissed charges against 92 Occupy protesters arrested in a Chicago park last October, ruling that the city’s overnight park curfew violated the First Amendment and was being enforced selectively.

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Another nail in the coffin of free speech

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com

Just after midnight Saturday morning, authorities descended on the Cerritos home of the man believed to be the filmmaker behind the anti-Muslim movie that has sparked protests and rioting in the Muslim world. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies escorted a man believed to be Nakoula Basseley Nakoula to an awaiting car.

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Instead of defending free speech, some would rather submit to violence

http://www.guardian.co.uk

As many of you may know, Muslim crazies have stormed embassies in Egypt and Libya. Killing a U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya. Some in the U.S. want to charge a maker of a video critical of radical Islam with the murder of Stevens http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/12/msnbc-host-hey-lets-prosecute-jone... and the other is a dodgy Brit that wants to ban free speech and submit.

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Traffic ticket paid with 137 origami dollar bill PIGS

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

A man arrived at a municipal court this week and attempted to pay a $137 traffic violation ticket with 137 origami pigs fashioned with dollar bills and boxed in two Dunkin Donut trays.

A city clerk refused to accept his creative payment method however, and forced him to unfold each every one of his painstakingly made creations.

The unidentified man, who goes by the name of Bacon Mouse on YouTube, posted a recording of the exchange and explained his motives in a description of the video.

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Brigham City, Utah Faces Legal Challenge Over Its 'Free-Speech Zones'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued a Utah city in federal court over a "free-speech zone" ordinance, saying the Orwellian-named measure unconstitutionally requires a permit for almost any form of public expression. "Under this ordinance, you would arguably have to apply for a permit to engage in nearly any speech in the city," he said.

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This is what democracy looks like. Part 2

http://www.breitbart.com

Woman kicked out of MSNBC pavilion because she had a sign that said she was a black conservative. When she offered to put the sign away and even throw it away they still told her she had to leave. For intimidation one of the security guards claimed to be a secret service agent.

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Pussy riot flees Russia.

http://www.reuters.com

2 of pussy riots members have fled Russia, they cannot be located by state goons.

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