free speech

The Commoner #4: Enclosures, Power, Commons

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Issue 4 of The Commoner magazine

Freedom of speech: a libertarian perspective

A critical examination of the concept of free speech, examining some of the background assumptions that common claims about free speech rest on.

Dissecting the right's "free speech" rhetoric

An analysis of the reactionary co-option of the term "freedom of speech" in the age of Trump and Bolsonaro, and discussion of how best to respond to it.

Volume 9 Issue 4

Mother Earth Vol. IX. No. 4 (June, 1914). New York, NY. Sourced from Greenwood Reprint Corporation's 1968 republication of Mother Earth in their Radical Periodicals in the United State 1890-1960 series, digitized by Google and uploaded to HathiTrust. Document has 100% OCR.

Words can cut deep: speech and violence

A post about an often overlooked role that speech and expression play in human interactions.

A Fight for Free Speech in San Diego: Davey Jones

An account of the San Diego Free Speech Fight, focuses on the role of the local press in stirring up hostility to the IWW, and its support for vigilante violence.

1912: The San Diego free speech fight

A history of the most violent of the Free Speech Fights. A combination of police brutality and vigilante terror was unleashed against the IWW and the workers of San Diego, including torture and murder.

1909: Missoula Free Speech Fight

History of the first free speech fight conducted by the IWW.

1908-10: Spokane Free Speech Fight

Account of the free speech and anti job sharking campaign carried out by the Spokane Wobblies.