This week on Act Out!
What is free speech? What is hate speech? How does academic freedom fit into that and where? And when money is speech, can we the people ever really have – free speech?
We're diving into this and more plus some perspectives from the Black left.
NOTE: Our full interview with Black Agenda Report columnist Margaret Kimberley can be found here and is WELL worth the listen/watch.
Hold on because we are diving DEEP into the fucked fact files to bring you a list of bills, filings, laws and proposals that directly and overtly attack our first amendment rights to speech, press, assembly and petitioning our government. From state sanctioned hit and runs to laws against laughing, we are outlining a long list of creeping authoritarian style moves made to intimidate, silence and destroy those fighting for justice.
Also on the front lines, we take a look at the fight for Net Neutrality 2.0 – recent and upcoming actions plus what you can do to save the internet.
This week on Act Out!
A vehemently anti-woman, authoritarian theocratic regime was recently awarded a seat at the UN women's rights table - so we're taking the opportunity to really dig into the UN and see whether or not their work for human rights – really works.
Next up, May 10th is the anniversary of a landmark legal decision that set a precedent for oligarchical rule in the US. Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap of Move to Amend joins us to talk history and the present fight to end corporate personhood rights.
This week on Act Out:
We're bringing you a special one hour episode on the climate actions that happened in Washington DC this past week and weekend.
We're bringing you exclusive footage, images and interviews from the front lines of the fight for people and planet – over profit. Perspectives you may not have considered, stories you haven't heard from people and communities you haven't heard Of. From North Dakota, from the borderlands of Texas, from Washington state, the Carolinas, California, Utah, from right here in DC – from the farmer in Pennsylvania to the water protector at Standing Rock - indigenous, undocumented, black, white, young, old, and all that lies in between and beyond. From art spaces to the streets – from government agencies to the White House, it's all about people power and climate justice.