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Leftists Shut Down Free Speech Event at UC Davis

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 12:30pm 1/15/2017 at 12:30pm
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The College Republicans at UC Davis invited Milo Yiannopoulos and Martin Shkreli to give a talk on campus which was to focus largely on free speech but the event had to be cancelled because leftists protested and authorities feared violence.

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UC Berkeley Profs Want Chancellor to Cancel Milo Yiannopoulos Visit

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 13, 2017 at 10:30am 1/13/2017 at 10:30am
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Liberals are absolutely terrified of Milo Yiannopoulos. He’s a threat to the current narrative and mono-culture on most campuses.

The College Fix reports:

‘Free speech’: UC Berkeley profs tell chancellor they want Milo appearance canceled

Approximately 100 professors at the University of California Berkeley have signed on...

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Democrats Attack Betsy DeVos for Supporting Free Speech Group

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 8:30am 1/11/2017 at 8:30am

Democrats are going after Trump’s pick for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos because she made financial contributions to FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

FIRE is an outstanding non-partisan organization which defends free speech and due process, among other things, for college students and faculty. Democrats have picked...

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Thousands Ask U. Washington President to Cancel Speech by Milo Yiannopoulos

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 12:00pm 12/21/2016 at 12:00pm
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Say what you want about Milo Yiannopoulos, but he’s taking the intellectual fight to America’s college campuses like no one else.

The Seattle Times reports:

UW, WSU brace for speech by Milo Yiannopoulos, Breitbart editor banned from Twitter

In the coming months, the University of Washington will host lectures from an award-winning author, a...

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College Panics Over Student Newspaper Headline Which ‘May Be Upsetting’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 9:00am 12/20/2016 at 9:00am

If you treat college students like children, they will act like children. Maybe it’s intentional.

The College Fix reports:

College tries to halt distribution of student newspaper because one headline ‘may be upsetting’

The student newspaper at Monroe Community College in upstate New York was set to run a story about health and safety...

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Student Newspapers Face Increasing Censorship From University Administrators

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 2, 2016 at 12:00pm 12/2/2016 at 12:00pm

It is amazing that America’s institutions of higher education have so many issues with free speech.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Student Press Under Pressure

Student news organizations face threats...

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Justice Scalia on Why Americans Can Burn the Flag

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:30am 11/30/2016 at 7:30am

Trump’s recent comments about criminalizing the burning of the American flag have anyone who’s read the constitution and appreciates the latitudes protected by first amendment agitated.

Several years ago, Piers Morgan interviewed Justice Scalia who explained why we are able to burn the flag.

From Heavy:

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Student Leaders at Tufts Reject Free Speech Measure as ‘Unsafe’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 9:00am 11/29/2016 at 9:00am
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The whole “I don’t feel safe” thing is obviously sometimes just a ruse. Not safe equals things that progressives don’t like.

The College Fix reports:

Tufts U. student leaders reject free speech measure, call it ‘unsafe’

A sweeping free speech resolution has been rejected by Tufts University’s student government, whose members called the effort...

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“Why I was arrested and thrown in jail by George Mason U. police”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 21, 2016 at 10:00am 11/21/2016 at 10:00am
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Oleg Atbashian is the creator of the satirical political website The People’s Cube, which eventually spawned the satirical political website iOwnTheWorld.

Atbashian was born in the former Soviet Union and knows the evils of censorship and unchecked government power all too well. As we mentioned in a recent post, he was arrested...

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NYU Reinstates Prof Placed on Leave for Defying Political Correctness

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 11:30am 11/15/2016 at 11:30am
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New York University Professor Michael Rectenwald was suspended two weeks ago for a Twitter account he ran which repudiated political correctness. Legal Insurrection readers know that’s a form of heresy on college campuses today.

He has now been reinstated and with a raise in pay. FOX News

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Diversity Police Try to Oust Providence College Prof For Heresy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 7, 2016 at 5:30pm 11/7/2016 at 5:30pm
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Providence College is a Catholic school and for many years had a reputation for being a conservative institution. All that has changed under onslaught from Social Justice Warriors.

When Literature professor Anthony Esolen recently wrote some op-eds questioning the way racial segmentation through diversity initiatives were implemented, and how it was undermining...

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Kansas State Tells Students They Don’t Have Right to Not Be Offended

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 4:30pm 10/29/2016 at 4:30pm
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This is the message every single college and university should be sending to all of their students. Anyone who can’t handle it shouldn’t be in college.

Campus Reform reports:

K-State tells students they have ‘no right to not be offended’

Bucking the free-speech zone trend, Kansas State University is telling students they are legally...

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University of Denver Places Content Restrictions on Free Speech Wall

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8:00am 10/29/2016 at 8:00am

The University of Denver has a free speech wall on campus but the school is now restricting what can be written on it. You couldn’t make this up.

The College Fix reports:

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Colleges Cancel Milo Yiannopoulos Appearances

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:30am 10/25/2016 at 7:30am
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Colleges have found numerous excuses to cancel Milo’s events but the most common is security concerns. Social justice warriors want to silence him and colleges are folding to the pressure.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Inflammatory and Turned Away

Milo Yiannopoulos may be best known for publishing alt-right crusades against feminism and liberal ideologies on...

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Pro-Life Poster Banned at (Catholic) DePaul University

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 24, 2016 at 8:00am 10/24/2016 at 8:00am
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Catholic schools sure have changed. At DePaul University, a poster proclaiming “Unborn Lives Matter” has been banned. We wouldn’t want to offend anyone, would we?

Zip Dialog blog reports:

DePaul, Where Free Speech Comes to Die. They have already banned chalk! Now, they ban a poster. See if you can guess why!

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Author’s criticism of woman conforming to religious dress codes leads to censorship by Columbia U. Radio

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 8:00am 10/23/2016 at 8:00am

If you read the story below, something doesn’t add up. At one point it says the author cancelled the appearance but then it says a student producer cancelled it. Either way, the reason won’t surprise you.

From the National Coalition Against Censorship (emphasis added):

After Censorship Request, Author Cancels Reading on Columbia...

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Tufts Student Treated Horribly by Classmates for Launching Free Speech Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 21, 2016 at 9:00am 10/21/2016 at 9:00am

It’s amazing that a student could be harassed by others for something as simple as promoting free speech.

The College Fix reports:

Student attacked by enraged peers upset at his ‘racist white cis male’ free speech campaign

A Tufts University sophomore who recently proposed a sweeping free speech resolution to the campus community has...

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