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Dutch Journalist Arrested In Turkey for Anti-Erdogan Tweet

Dutch journalist arrested for tweets in Turkey
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 4:00pm 4/24/2016 at 4:00pm
Dutch journalist arrested for tweets in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cannot take criticism and will not tolerate dissent in Turkey . . . or, it seems, in Germany and the Netherlands.

In 2014, Erdogan made international news when he ordered sweeping arrests of opposition “journalists, producers, scriptwriters, and even police chiefs” suspected of being aligned with his...

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Germany: Refugees Welcome, Free Speech ‘not so much’

Migrant Crisis and Free Speech in Germany
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 11:30am 4/5/2016 at 11:30am
Migrant Crisis and Free Speech in Germany

More than 70 years after the fall of Nazi regime the government in Germany is tightening the noose on free speech. In a latest incident, Germany’s state-run television has removed a satirical clip critical of Turkish President Recep Erdogan. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called up...

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Man Who Charged Trump on Stage Pleads Not Guilty

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 28, 2016 at 8:30am 3/28/2016 at 8:30am
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Thomas DiMassimo, who rushed Donald Trump on stage at a recent rally, appeared in court this weekend and pleaded not guilty.

WDTN News reported:

DiMassimo pleads ‘not guilty’ in stage rush case

Thomas DiMassimo, the man accused of rushing the stage during Donald Trump’s rally in Vandalia pleaded not guilty to federal charges.

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Bill Whittle on “American Fascists”

Bill Whittle American Fascists
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 12:30pm 3/26/2016 at 12:30pm
Bill Whittle American Fascists

In his newest Firewall video, Bill Whittle points out that the disruptions at recent Trump events are part of a much larger issue, namely the left’s war on speech and ideas with which they disagree.

You don’t have to like Trump to appreciate Whittle’s argument. He provides numerous examples from recent history...

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Another problem for Red-headed Mizzou Muscle Prof

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 25, 2016 at 10:00am 3/25/2016 at 10:00am
Melissa Click 2

University of Missouri student Mark Schierbecker was one of the student journalists on the scene when former Mizzou professor Melissa Click famously called for some muscle.

Yesterday, he published a story with additional details at the College Fix. It seems Click had a second incident with a student reporter that day, a...

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Mizzou Muscle Prof: We want people to take chances, don’t we?

Mizzou Missouri State Journalist Professor Melissa Click Protest
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 3:30pm 3/17/2016 at 3:30pm
Mizzou Missouri State Journalist Professor Melissa Click Protest

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) serves as a de facto authority on academic freedom, having published the guidelines by which most higher education institutions agree to abide, at least in principle if not legally.

AAUP, however, has no legal power to enforce its guidelines. The most it can do is...

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Mizzou Denies World’s Most Famous Red-Headed Prof Employment Appeal

Mizzou Missouri State Journalist Professor Melissa Click Protest
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:00pm 3/15/2016 at 6:00pm
Mizzou Missouri State Journalist Professor Melissa Click Protest

Melissa Click, the Missouri professor who famously advocated for “using muscle” against student journalists at a campus protest has lost her termination appeal.

Following the encounter that was captured on tape, Click was charged with third-degree assault and suspended with pay before being canned.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

The board of curators...

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Ben Shapiro speaks at California campus, all hell breaks loose

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00am 2/26/2016 at 7:00am
Ben Shapiro YAF

We reported earlier this week that conservative author Ben Shapiro was banned from speaking at California State University LA by the school’s president.

The school then relented and said Shapiro could come after all. Then things got crazy.

Students who wanted to hear Shapiro speak had to be ushered quietly into the lecture...

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Mizzou Fires world’s most famous red-headed Prof

Mizzou Missouri State Journalist Professor Melissa Click Protest
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 6:00pm 2/25/2016 at 6:00pm
Mizzou Missouri State Journalist Professor Melissa Click Protest

The University of Missouri canned the professor captured on video confronting student journalists during a protest last year, the Washington Post reported.

According to the

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California State University LA Bans Ben Shapiro

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 8:30am 2/24/2016 at 8:30am
Ben Shapiro FBN

Conservative author and speaker Ben Shapiro has been banned from making an appearance at California State University Los Angeles by the school’s president.

Shapiro would apparently present too great a threat to the safe spaces of CSULA’s sensitive snowflake students.

Christine Rousselle reported at

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Limiting free speech about refugees in Scotland

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11:30am 2/18/2016 at 11:30am
Migrants Port of Calais

This is potentially disturbing and seems to be part of a trend in Western Europe:

Following a report of a series of alleged offensive online posts relating to Syrian refugees living in Rothesay on Bute, Police Scotland confirmed on Tuesday that a 40-year-old man, understood to be from the Inverclyde area, had...

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Redheaded Mizzou Muscle Prof. Suspended

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 5:45pm 1/28/2016 at 5:45pm
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University of Missouri professor Melissa Click who famously called for “some muscle” to remove a student journalist from a campus protest was charged with assault on Monday and has now been suspended.

Reuters reports:

Missouri suspends professor who called for ‘muscle’ against student reporter

A University of Missouri communications professor who called for “some...

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Attorney General Walks Back Threats on “Hate Speech”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 7, 2015 at 2:30pm 12/7/2015 at 2:30pm
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Following the San Bernardino terrorist attack that resulted in the murder of fourteen, Lynch made clear her concern was not for the victims nor the rise in violent terrorism attacks. Her concern? Hate speech.

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Poll: Millennials Cool With Restricting Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 7:01pm 11/22/2015 at 7:01pm
Ray Kelly Brown Students Shouting

Polling released by Pew late last week reiterates a disturbing trend among the millennial crowd — the desire to censor free speech.

Pew looked specifically at statements offensive to minorities.

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Dartmouth Students Stage Hostile #BlackLivesMatter Protest in School Library

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00am 11/17/2015 at 7:00am
BLM Dartmouth

Dartmouth College students who are part of the Black Lives Matter movement recently staged a protest which invaded a school library. As we reported yesterday at College Insurrection, some students who were try...

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Colleges need to go all PATCO on anti-free speech student demands

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 1:19pm 11/15/2015 at 1:19pm
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Two generations of far leftist Humanities and Social Sciences faculty proselytizing, in which every student except for straight Christian white males is a victim of systemic discrimination and repression, have finally paid off.

We, or rather they, have created a cadre of little bullies who demand the repression of other students’ expression...

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Alan Dershowitz: Fog of Fascism Descending on College Campuses

Alan Dershowitz on college protests
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 4:30pm 11/14/2015 at 4:30pm
Alan Dershowitz on college protests

Esteemed Harvard law professor and author Alan Dershowitz addressed the controversy unfolding on college campuses like Yale and Mizzou in an appearance on the Kelly File Thursday night and called it what it is.

Zachary Leshin of CNS News provides a partial transcript:

Dershowitz: ‘The Fog of Fascism Is Descending Quickly Over Many...

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