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S. Jester

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Shouting Fires: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech
« on: July 22, 2009, 10:07:20 pm »

Just finished watching it on HBO2.

Thought it was just ok. They've looked a bit at the historical part of the First Amendment. The Aliens and Sedition Act. The First WW and the Second War.

They also looked at the state of Free Speech of years past vs. today's. Conclusion, Free Speech is under more attacks today than in any times in the past. Free Speech Zones, anyone? (Where no one can see you)

People in the past have always been arrested for Free Speech and it's no different now. In one of the College's protest the number arrested was something like: 688, a few years ago when the Republicans Convention was going on in NYC the number of people arrested was: 1801.

Interesting that someone on the show said that Political Protests will be the first to go.

When someone mentioned that there should be no political protests, someone else mentioned that the Boston Tea Party was a Political Protest.


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