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Environment orgs fear a big chill heading their way

By Alison Potter

Representatives of climate-active NGOs have questioned the free-speech ‘high ground’ of conservative voices in Australia who want to curtail political activism.

Environment groups in Canada are under intense scrutiny over their political messages. 1,574 more words

Local Issues

The AKPF #1 So Good, It Had To Be Censored

While an occasional flag is raised by YouTube over content contained in a given episode of AKPF #1, seldom does the generous video server host outright block an episode of the controversial cable access series. 152 more words

In Error, The University of Illinois Stands Alone: A Letter to the Board of Trustees

Esteemed Board of Trustees:

My name is Sarah Roberts; I am a University of Illinois alumna and now an Assistant Professor at another institution. On the morning of August 6th, I wrote to Chancellor Wise to share my grave concern over the situation of Steven Salaita, and her unwillingness to honor his signed contract just days before he was set to take up his post, setting his life into upheaval. 592 more words

Personal Notes

AKPF #1: Trialitis

This week’s intriguing installment takes us yet again in a Keene courtroom, this time the Superior branch as Rich Paul stands trial on alleged violations of probation. 104 more words

Human Rights Report: Government Surveillance Harming US Journalism

NEW YORK (AP) — Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say. 571 more words