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The First Amendment and What It Means for Free Speech Online

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

By Sam Cook
comparitech.com

Our article  on the First Amendment and what it means for free speech online, sheds light on what is and what is not guaranteed by the First Amendment in relation to online freedom of speech, file sharing, and anonymity online.

The internet as we know it is nearly 30 years old. Sure, the web is a bit more complicated — and more intricately connected — than it was 30 years ago, but it’s no less of a modern Wild West today than it was in the 90s (although you may need to dig deep into the darknet to experience the real gun-slinging). The freedoms and anonymity  we enjoy online are, however, constantly under scrutiny, by both governments and businesses alike.

Read full article here.

 

 

Face to Face With Workplace Bullying: A Video

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Comment from Torii Bottomley of Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Advocates:

My wish is that this informative, helpful, hopeful video finds it way into the hearts and minds of: those TARGETS who are suffering; WORKPLACE BULLIES so that they may consider ending their malevolent behaviors that cause life-altering injuries to skilled, ethical workers, their colleagues and their families; and LEGISLATORS to move them to pass anti-workplace bullying bills. Imagine HEALTHY WORKPLACES in America

A similar video project is in the works for New York.

Letter to the Editor of the Legislative Gazette, Published April 21

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

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Dear New York Legislators – By Neal Deas

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Do the Right Thing

Dear New York Legislators, I hope your holiday season is going well, and all your families are doing well also.

Today, I write you as the close of the years is coming upon us. In a few weeks you will be thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions and what you can do personally to improve yourself, your families and your communities. Today, I am offering you all one New Year’s Resolution that maybe you can achieve together, and that is to help pass the “Healthy Workplace Bill” and set a National Precedence on Human Rights and Human Dignity.

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White House Internship Program Announces Summer 2014 Participants

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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THE BUTLER Opens Next Friday, August 16, in New York City: But Will It Cop

Friday, August 9th, 2013
THE BUTLER Screening

THE BUTLER Screening

Will Forest Whitaker cop another Oscar? Will Director Lee Daniels cop his first Oscar? Will the screenwriter cop his first Oscar?

Editor’s Note: The original headline stating that THE BUTLER was opening August 9 was an OBVIOUS error.

“Race Determines Everything in the Criminal Justice System”

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

From the July 16 Anderson Cooper CNN 360 show: Criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos, who was not part of Zimmerman’s legal team, said “race determines everything in the criminal justice system.” “Nobody thinks of themselves as a racist, and I’m not accusing anybody of being a racist. What I’m saying is race is the prism through which people see things,” Geragos said.

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An Open Letter to America about the Central Park Five

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

This was published several months ago in Indiewire by Josh Raiske but I just came across it and thought it needs to see more light of day.

It’s in my nature to overanalyze and to equivocate, and to make light of the things that are most important to me, but sometimes even those who can close off their emotions with seemingly little effort come up against a force that moves us in strange and powerful ways.

I saw The Central Park Five at the closing night of DOC NYC last night, and at the end, when the five men who’d been wrongfully convicted came up onto the stage, together in one place for the first time since that night in Central Park on April 19, 1989, I was choking back tears, and maybe all my perspective (too much fucking perspective) has gone out the window, but I think this is one of the most important films I’ve ever seen.

Full blog article here.