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Aaron Cynic writes at Diatribe Media: Freedom of speech had a hat trick of victories last week, proving that despite the interest of law enforcement and other machinations of the state to…


A short dissection of the great success recently achieved by the student protest movement in Quebec:

For over 4 months, students and their allies, took over the streets of Montreal every day, to protest a tuition hike imposed by the liberal party in Quebec.

On September 21st, the newly elected Premier of Quebec scrapped the tuition hike and repealed a controversial law that effectively banned public demonstrations.

While this is being touted as a victory by many in the student movement, one element that made this success possible is already being overshadowed. How the the movement’s militant street politics transformed the student strike from a single issue campaign to an uncompromising social insurrection.


The two-year prison sentences handed down to Pussy Riot supposedly revealed how oppressive and backwards Putin’s Russia is, in contrast to our Western democracies. But now three colorfully ski-masked Germans who tried to stir a commotion at the historic Cologne Cathedral earlier this week are staring at the possibility of three years behind bars. Any guesses on what would happen to a U.S. Pussy Riot, assuming some sort of terrorism charges would be thrown at them?


Aaron Cynic writes at Diatribe Media: Recently, House of Representatives panel discussed potentially amending the Espionage Act to prosecute journalists who report leaked information. In response to several instances where reporters have…


“As his face faded from the television screen, the light in my eyes dimmed.” Natalie Solidarity writes at Diatribe Media: My gentle friend was returned to state custody even as I willed…








Aaron Cynic writes at Diatribe Media: Reporters Without Boarders released its 10th annual Press Freedom Index, which found that while 2011 may have been Time Magazine’s “Year of the Protester,” it was…