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“…Socialist Hell: The Death of Free Speech in Venezuela”

“Venezuela’s freedom of speech was mutilated long ago. It wasn’t done overnight but, rather, carried out through a series of incremental steps that led us to this point. When I was young, comedic shows like Radio Rochela existed, in which the politicians … Continue reading

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NO RIGHTS: “Denied tools for his defense, Assange remains resilient…”

“Julian Assange is in high spirits despite being deprived the materials he needs for his defense, veteran journalist John Pilger has reported, adding that Assange’s upcoming extradition hearing will be a battle for democracy. Pilger tweeted out a status update … Continue reading

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No free Speech: “Facebook suffers legal blow in EU court over hate speech”

” Facebook on Wednesday was dealt a major blow in the EU’s top court, which ruled that national courts in Europe can order online platforms to remove defamatory content worldwide. The decision will be seen as a victory for EU regulators, … Continue reading

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No Free Speech: “Singapore’s ‘fake news’ law takes effect…”

“Singapore’s new law to combat “fake news” came into effect Wednesday despite criticism from tech giants and activists, who labelled the tough rules a “chilling” attempt to stifle dissent. The law gives government ministers powers to order social media sites … Continue reading

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“500 SCIENTISTS WRITE U.N.: ‘THERE IS NO CLIMATE EMERGENCY'”

“More than 500 scientists and professionals in climate and related fields have sent a “European Climate Declaration” to the Secretary-General of the United Nations asking for a long-overdue, high-level, open debate on climate change… “Climate science should be less political, … Continue reading

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No more games: “Moscow blasts new round of US sanctions, vows to respond…”

“A fresh batch of restrictions was unveiled Monday by the US Treasury Department, which invoked President Donald Trump’s executive order about election interference for the first time. Russian nationals Denis Kuzmin and Igor Nesterov were targeted over “links” to the Internet Research … Continue reading

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NO FREE SPEECH: [U.S.] – “City bans calling someone an ‘illegal alien’ out of hate”

“It’s now against the law in New York City to threaten someone with a call to immigration authorities or refer to them as an “illegal alien” when motivated by hate. The restrictions — violations of which are punishable by fines of … Continue reading

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