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  • Letters to the editor: Freedom of speech, Bedouins and women with education

    December 19, 2013 | 11:06 am

    Freedom of Speech Demonstrated Here

    Every few weeks there is a letter urging the Jewish Journal to discontinue Dennis Prager. I have never seen a letter asking that Marty Kaplan be discontinued. Either a) everyone likes and agrees with Marty Kaplan or b) the readers who want...

  • Judge dismisses charge in ‘Zombie Muhammad’ case; defends decision

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 25, 2012 | 9:50 pm

    A federal district court judge this week dismissed a harassment charge against a Muslim man who allegedly attacked an atheist who had dressed up as “Zombie Muhammad” for Halloween, while leaving Zombie Pope unharmed.

    Judge Mark Martin said that the evidence was entirely he-said, he...

  • Protesting in the U.S.A. - A waste of time?

    By Julia Bendis

    May 9, 2011 | 1:56 pm

    I am a huge advocate for standing up for what’s right, freedom of speech and people’s right to speak their mind; when it has direct impact on their lives, like a local issue.  Most often than not, I am raising hell over various issues, opening my big mouth and trying to change things...

  • UC President says Muslim student groups’ anti-Semitism can’t be censored

    November 10, 2010 | 10:10 am

    Addressing the tension between free speech and hate speech on University of California campuses at a forum in Orange County, UC President Mark Yudof told a Jewish group that university administrators cannot censor anti-Semitism propagated by Muslim student groups, even while he...

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  • Westboro case poses dilemma for Jewish groups

    October 6, 2010 | 2:33 pm

    Jewish defense organizations long—and proudly—have upheld a delicate principle in defending the First Amendment: Hate the speech, defend the speaker.

    But a Supreme Court case whose arguments were scheduled for Wednesday have put that precept to the test: A Maryland family is suing...

  • VIDEO: ‘Don’t Be A Sucker’—War Dept. tells Americans to fight hatred and fanaticism (1947)

    June 24, 2008 | 1:34 am

    VIDEO: ‘Don’t Be A Sucker’—War Department tells Americans to fight hatred and fanaticism (1947)

    From The Prelinger Archives.

  • Trio of films offers eclectic choices: sea, spies, punk

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "The Guardian"

    Raised in a secular Jewish family in Chicago, "The Guardian" director Andrew Davis learned early the values and ethics he continues to believe in.

    "My parents taught me war is not a good thing, so do everything you can to not go to war," he says during a telephone...
  • Putin Targets Human Rights Workers

    By Cathy Young

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Twenty years ago, who could have thought that in 2004, the president of Russia would be attending a meeting of the leaders of industrialized democracies in the United States? Vladimir Putin's presence at the Group of Eight summit on Sea Island, Ga., in June could be seen as a sign of...

  • ‘Red Emma’ Doc Lacks Activist’s Fire

    By Tom Tugend

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "The Hebrew Anarchist Comes to Town" a 1893 New York Times article alarmingly proclaimed. To other reporters, she was "Red Emma, Queen of the Anarchists."

    Readers of the time knew exactly how to decipher the journalistic shorthand. It stood for Emma Goldman, one of those...

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