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Statement on Principles of Free Expression | Free Expression | The University of Chicago
The University of Chicago is an institution fully committed to the creation of knowledge across the spectrum of disciplines and professions, firm in its belief that a culture of intense inquiry and informed argument generates lasting ideas, and that the members of its community have a responsibility both to challenge and to listen. Geoffrey R. Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law and former Provost of the University, captures this ethos in his July 2012 statement of the aspirations of the University of Chicago:
uni  university  chicago  free  speech  freedom  expression  principles  statement  academic 
2 days ago by 44sunsets
All for Freedom and for Pleasure by MonstrousRegiment (Thor - Marvel Movie 'Verse)
Summary:

In which Hela is moderately sane, becomes Queen, gets everyone's shit together, and saves the Universe from Thanos mostly because she really wishes men would stop wasting her fucking time already.

'And,' Hela said patiently. 'that makes them our tributary states, and they have paid their bloody taxes, and so I do believe that keeping a madman from exterminating half the known universe counts as a service we should provide. Additionally, consider this: I am your Queen, and if you keep arguing with me I will have Fenris eat you starting with the feet, and for his size I assure you he as a remarkably slow eater. Any further arguments?'

'Rhetorical question,' Loki hissed at Thor.
wip  fandom:thor  character:hela  character:loki  character:thor  character:tony_stark  character:stephen_strange  character:peter_parker  description:canon-divergence  description:fix-it  description:loki-dies  description:hela-as-she-should-have-been  rating:teen  genre:gen  author:monstrousregiment  title:all  for  freedom  and  pleasure 
2 days ago by isoldam
Emerging Threats | Knight First Amendment Institute
"The Knight First Amendment Institute’s Emerging Threats series invites leading thinkers to identify and grapple with newly arising or intensifying structural threats to the system of free expression. Fake news, hostile audiences, powerful private platforms, government secret-keeping, and other phenomena have the potential to destabilize political systems and undermine economic and social reform. The papers in the series explore ways to address these threats and preserve the foundations of democracy essential to healthy open societies, including the United States. "
first-amendment  freedom  american  technology 
5 days ago by tsuomela
DRM Frequently Asked Questions | Defective by Design
Why DRM is bad for both consumers and producers of content.
DRM  copyright  freedom 
6 days ago by chrismyth
PressTV-Muslim group raps Riyadh’s bid to execute dissident cleric
A family member told Human Rights Watch that the distinguished cleric was being held over his refusal to comply with an order by Saudi authorities to tweet a specific text to support the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar.

Awdah, instead, posted a tweet, saying, “May God harmonize between their hearts for the good of their people,” - an apparent call for reconciliation between the Persian Gulf littoral states, the US-based rights group said in a statement.
freedom  authoritarianism  international  Islam  Arab-world 
8 days ago by famous
When Fascists Weaponize Free Speech Absolutism | Literary Hub
Fascist politics seeks to undermine the credibility of institutions that harbor independent voices of dissent until they can be replaced by media and universities that reject those voices. One typical method is to level accusations of hypocrisy. Right now, a contemporary right-wing campaign is charging universities with hypocrisy on the issue of free speech. Universities, they say, claim to hold free speech in the highest regard but suppress any voices that don’t lean left by allowing protests against them on campus. Most recently, critics of campus social justice movements have found an effective method of turning themselves into the victims of protest. They contend that protesters mean to deny them their own free speech.
fakenews  altright  fascism  freedom 
11 days ago by craniac
Twitter
“A person is a fool to become a . His only compensation is absolute .” – Roald Dahl
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12 days ago by Vince

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