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Freedom of Assembly

Democracy, Diversity, Dissent and Human Rights Necessitate Freedom of Expression and Assembly

Noam Schimmel | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
Noam Schimmel

At the heart of the moral and political tensions depicted in Andrew Anthony's recent article in The Observer, 'Is Free Speech in British Universities ...

The Russians Aren't Marching, The Russians Aren't Marching!

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

The municipal authorities in Moscow this week denied the right to free assembly to a group of Russian ultranationalists who organize the annual (deep) soul-searching extravaganza known as "The Russian March."

Iran: Human Rights Caught Between Diplomatic Progress and Political Deadlock

Karim Lahidji | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Karim Lahidji

To praise Iran's president for his diplomatic successes means forgetting all too easily that the situation within the country has changed little, if at all, since his election.

'Extreme Ways' Go on in Russia With Misuse of Anti-Extremism Laws

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

The first thing you'll hear upon arrival at the Yaroslavsky Rail Terminal in Russia's capital is a warning that no "extremist activities" will be tolerated by law enforcement, suggesting it's a government priority Number One these days. And it is, kind of.

18 Powerful Images from Massive #SOSVenezuela Demonstration in Los Angeles, California

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Stephanie Rudat

Clad in vibrant colors of the Venezuelan flag, supporters of ongoing protests in Venezuela rallied peacefully in Los Angeles, California on Saturday in front of the Federal Building.

This Year Let's Give Thanks for On-Campus Dissent

Julianna Forlano | Posted 01.27.2014 | New York
Julianna Forlano

How many of our personal rights and freedoms have their roots in campus protest? How many of our children's will be? If the City University of New York (CUNY) has its way, we may never find out.

Anti-Protest Law Passes Nearly Unanimously And Is Signed By The President

Lee Camp | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Lee Camp

So I have some great news folks! The Republicans and the Democrats in Congress and the White House finally came together and agreed on something. This is huge. These guys disagree on EVERYTHING! Getting them getting Eskimos and polar bears to play Jenga.

Watch: Rand Paul Calls For Prison For Radical Speech Attendees

Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

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Jason Linkins

Libertarian Rand Paul Is Suddenly Very Concerned About The Right To Free Assembly

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

Given his ideological track record, I'm as surprised as the next guy to learn that Rand Paul now believes that certain people should be jailed for merely exercising their right to assemble under the Constitution of the United States.

Demonstrators and Their Lawyers Protect Our Right to Peaceful Protest

Locke Bowman | Posted 05.29.2011 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

The right to march in the streets is more precious than gold. Whenever those in authority act to undermine "peaceable assembly," everyone's freedom is put at risk.

In a Democracy, Freedom of Assembly Trumps "Free Enterprise"

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's illegal in America to buy or sell a human being, but a recorded conversation between a Republican governor and a guy he thought was a billionaire shows that it's still possible to own a politician.

Vladimir Putin Calls to "Bean" Protesters With Batons

Oleg Kozlovsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Oleg Kozlovsky

Rechtsstaat is not just about obedience to every law. It is also about laws being fair and about everybody being equal before the law. Do we have anything of this? No.

Russian Duma Introduces Even More Restrictions on Public Protest

Oleg Kozlovsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Oleg Kozlovsky

This new act is an obvious violation of the Russian Constitution, by the way, as this ban is imposed without an explicit court rule. But who cares about the Constitution?

Protesting for the Young at Heart

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

There's a lot to learn from our elders -- the art of protest is no exception. Since 1987, the Raging Grannies have been showing protesters worldwide how to peacefully fight for justice and equality.

Invictus Kicks Off New Campaign for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

Los Angeles gets a bad rap. It's assailed for being shallow and rarely acknowledged for its good heart. But Los Angeles has a huge heart - at the center of which is pulsating non-stop activism.

Obama's Human Rights Opportunity in Singapore

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Any American president should be horrified by the conditions under which opponents of the regime in Singapore have been harassed. The APEC summit presents an opportunity to set the record straight.

Increased Visibility Comes With Increased Defamation

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Neil G. Giuliano

Rather than serving as platforms for lies and inaccuracies, media outlets should be calling out anti-gay activists when they resort to defamation, lies, and rhetoric that promote homophobia.