One of the mysteries of human history is how a handful of rulers succeed in gaining the loyalty and obedience of large numbers of subjects and citizens.
44 percent of undergraduates don’t think the First Amendment protects so-called “hate speech.”
“Neither side will face up to the economic reality of a deeply flawed economic system and the pending collapse of the American Empire.”
That headline on the tile for this video is from Scientific American. Not only are they pretending this is suddenly a question now, but they’re acting like they don’t know the answer, like it’s somehow up for debate.
A survey of users on Reddit’s r/socialism board has found that 61% of respondents live with their parents, 48% are unemployed and just 14% support freedom of speech.
Just one month after YouTube deleted a video of the United States air-dropping weapons to ISIS and claimed that it contained “violent or graphic content,” the video platform is now being criticized for implementing a new artificial intelligence program to monitor “extremist” content that is deleting videos that document U.S. war crimes.
If educating our neighbors of their rights thus entails a possible stint in the slammer, it may behoove all of us to hit the books — as what happened to Keith Wood could prognosticate a coming tourniquet on the free flow of information.
If we sit back and do nothing we are just going to get more of the same, and that is not an option.
James Corbett and Lyn Ulbricht discuss the case against Ross Ulbricht and the exculpatory information that was withheld from the jury (and sometimes even the defence) during his trial. We also talk about the loss of his appeal in the 2nd District court and where the FreeRoss.org campaign goes from here.
In the USA money resides in the hands of the military/security complex, the Israel Lobby (US taxpayers give the money to them), Wall Street and the Banks Too Big To Fail, real estate and insurance, and environmental polluters such as energy, mining, electricity production, and agribusiness. No one else has any money. Therefore, these interest groups determine US domestic and foreign policy.