Some of the world’s largest internet companies are planning a day of action in defense of open internet rules now under attack by the Trump administration
Preparedness includes 10,000 sets of flex cuffs, “nonlethal munitions” like bean bag pellets, pepper spray, 2,000 sets of riot gear, 2,000 retractable steel batons, 3.7 miles-worth of steel barriers, as well as body armor.
It’s crunch time in California as the ongoing legislative assaults against BDS, introduced in multiple states including bills in Congress, intensifies.
One of the candidates will end up president and take an oath to uphold the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It would be nice to see free speech and nondiscrimination values at play in the run-up to the presidency as well.
There’s a reason Congress has not passed a law banning Isis propaganda: because criticizing the US government - even when disgusting - is protected by the First Amendment.
Universities are places for argument and debate. If Salaita says challenging things, he should be debated on them. He has been saying such things for a long time, so they should have been known when he was hired. But academic hiring and firing in any case should be based on...
One company will effectively control the only data pipe going into a near majority of American homes. If that company gets to play favorites … that’s dangerous.