Free speech in the USA, goodbye?


This video from the USA says about itself:

Republican Anti-Protester Laws Killing Free Speech

Republicans have a lot of fascist tendencies. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

“More than 20 states have proposed bills that would crack down on protests and demonstrations since Donald Trump was elected, in a move that UN experts have branded “incompatible with US obligations under international human rights law”.

The proposed laws would variously increase the penalties for protesting in large groups, ban protesters from wearing masks during demonstrations and, in some states, protect drivers from liability if they strike someone taking part in a protest.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said more than 30 separate anti-protest bills have been introduced since 8 November in “an unprecedented level of hostility towards protesters in the 21st century”. Their introduction comes amid a huge increase in activism and engagement, much of it inspired by Trump’s election to the presidency.

The ACLU and the National Lawyers Guild have said many of the bills are likely unconstitutional. “The proposed bills have been especially pervasive in states where protests flourished recently”, said Vera Eidelman, who works in the ACLU’s speech, privacy and technology project.”

Read more here.

If you count on the Democratic party establishment to counter these dangerous Republican tendencies then you may get disappointed.

This video from the USA says about itself:

DCCC [Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee] Backs Recent Republican Over [left-wing, pro-Bernie Sanders] Justice Democrat

21 April 2018

Cenk Uygur breaks down a Ryan Grim story, which reveals that the DCCC-backed candidate in California’s 50th district, Josh Butner, was a registered Republican before running as a Democrat.

Read Ryan’s piece here.