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Censorship in America: House Quietly Reintroduces a Piece of SOPA

Even after millions rallied against the passage of SOPA/PIPA, the House is still quietly trying to pass a related bill that would give the entertainment industry more permanent, government-funded spokespeople. The Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet Subcommittee of the

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Posted in Censorship, Government Control, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

Congress Tries to Pull a Fast One: SOPA Vote Likely This Week

Some annoying news: As was widely reported last Friday, all indications were that the House Judiciary Committee would delay its vote on SOPA for a few weeks.  Now it looks like they might vote this week, if Congress stays in

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Stand Up and Fight: A Week of Action Against Censorship

By Rainey Reitman When the government claims the right to shut down websites by breaking the Domain Name System and forcing search engines to dump user requests to reach a site, there’s only one word for it: censorship. And when

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

American Censorship Day is this Wednesday (Nov 16) — And You Can Join In!

This Wednesday, November 16, the disastrous “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) heads to the House Judiciary committee. In case you need a refresher, SOPA could allow the U.S. government and private corporations to create a blacklist of censored websites, and

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Posted in Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Feb 12, 1999: President Clinton Acquitted

↑ Grab this Headline Animator On February 12, 1999, the five-week impeachment trial of Bill Clinton comes to an end, with the Senate voting to acquit the president on both articles of impeachment: perjury and obstruction of justice. In November

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Video: Senator Leahy on First Amendment Freedom

Source: First Amendment Center Senator Patrick Leahy spoke at a press conference at the Newseum on Jan. 11 on a range of topics, including the importance of the First Amendment. The Vermont Democrat also discussed the shooting of Ariz. Rep.

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