Tag Archives: censorship

L. Neil Smith: Stop Censorship Now

L. Neil Smith, a Libertarian Science Fiction author and activist, posted the following statement on his Facebook page yesterday.  Smith was actively involved in the early Libertarian Party and unsuccessfully sought the party’s 2000 presidential nomination, though the Arizona Libertarian Party placed his name on the ballot that year as the party’s nominee. Read more ...

The Libertarienne: Hey America, Don’t Be China

Kate Robards hosts this week on the Libertarienne Show, as we talk about Chinese censorship and why maybe we don’t want to use that country as a policy role-model on free speech and civil rights.

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Left Establishment Censorship in the Age of Obama by John Halle

John Halle is a former Green Alderman from New Haven, Connecticut.  The full piece, excerpted below, appears in Dissident Voice.

Counterpoised to these brute force tactics, a more traditional and effective means of information management is to prevent positions judged unacceptable from finding their way into print in the first place.  

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Darryl Perry: ‘Censorship by Another Name’

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com from Darryl Perry, Chair of the Boston Tea Party National Committee:

The first amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America recognizes five rights; those being the freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, right of assembly & the right to petition for redress of grievances.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party protests Facebook censorship of its marijuana legalization ad

Press release from LPHQ:

WASHINGTON – The Libertarian Party (LP) is protesting the decision by Facebook to refuse advertisements that advocate for the legalization of marijuana.

The LP had been running a highly successful Facebook ad to express its support of marijuana legalization, but Facebook banned the ad about a week after accepting it.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Just Say Now petition to Facebook to change ad policy on marijuana legalization

posted by Kyle

 As explained in our press release, the Libertarian Party is encouraging individuals to protest the decision made by Facebook to refuse advertisements that advocate for the legalization of marijuana.

As noted by Wes Benedict, "We recognize Facebook’s right to control their content and censor whoever they want.… Read more ...

Google Taking Down Political YouTube Parodies of the Hitler Downfall Movie

From an article at PCWorld.com on Apr. 20 (Hitler’s birthday):

YouTube has recently begun removing videos that feature content from Constantin Films’ 2004 film, Der Untergang (“Downfall”), despite the fact that many of these videos are parodies and thus constitute fair use of the material. […]

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), these videos are being removed because of YouTube’s automated Content I.D.

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Former writer accuses Independent Political Report of censorship in article at Boston Tea Party website

In a blog post at bostontea.us, recently removed IPR writer VTV writes,

I was recently asked to do a news report at Independent Political Report, a decent outlet for third parties to get their news published. The report was in reference to Alex Jones making an ass of himself at a recent event in Texas that the Libertarian Party there had co-sponsored to protest the closing down of some gun shows.Read more ...

Papa John Kolstad, IRV and Pizza

While the mainstream news reports on Papa John’s pizza, and its founder’s retrieved Camaro, the political world has been percolating the story about a unique, independent candidate running for Mayor of Minneapolis, who happens to be called “Papa John.” Papa John Kolstad received his nickname as a blues singer. He will be running on the ballot name “Independent Civic Leader”.… Read more ...