Category: Free speech

Experiments with truth: 6/1/11

About 20,000 people assembled in the Greek capital’s central Syntagma Square on Sunday, responding to calls on social networking sites for gatherings across Europe to demand “real democracy”. Tens of thousands of mostly liberal protesters again filled Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday to call on the military council to end the practice of sending civilians […]

Experiments with truth: 5/23/11

Tens of thousands of demonstrators continued their week-long occupation of Puerta del Sol Square in Madrid yesterday in defiance of bans against the gatherings. Several thousand people demonstrated at Michigan’s Capitol in Lansing on Saturday to protest past and future cuts in state funding for public schools. More than 10,000 Georgians rallied on Saturday in […]

Utah court to activists: imitate corporations all you like

According to a decision issued on Monday, a Utah federal court handed a victory to activists who imitate corporate spokespeople and websites in order to make a political point. (See, for instance, the recent Yes Men action against GE’s tax evasion.) The case was between the group Youth for Climate Truth and the infamous Koch […]