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Robert Meeropol: Imprisoned for Blogging

Robert Meeropol Rosenberg Fund for Children
Daniel McGowan is now serving the last six months of his seven-year sentence for an environmentally motivated arson at a halfway house in Brooklyn. The Bureau of Prisons has retaliated against McGowan for writing constitutionally protected political blogs by placing him in a special prison unit and then after he was released, re-imprisoned him when he exercised his free speech rights by writing an article complaining about it. Kafka is twirling in his grave.

Federal Judge Blocks DeSantis’ ‘Stop-WOKE’ Law

Andrew Atterbury Politico
“In the popular television series Stranger Things, the ‘upside down’ describes a parallel dimension containing a distorted version of our world,” Judge Walker wrote. “Recently, Florida has seemed like a First Amendment upside down.”

Tidbits – July 21, 2022 – Reader Comments: Hearings Big Night, When Are Charges?; Latin America’s Next Left; African American Solidarity Archives; Rosenberg Sons File New FOIA Request; Donations To Send Books & Pamphlets to Newly-Unionized Baristas;

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Reader Comments: Hearings Big Night, When Are Charges?; Latin America's Next Left; African American Solidarity Archives; Rosenberg Sons File New FOIA Request; Publisher Seeks Donations to Send Books & Pamphlets to Newly-Unionized Baristas; more

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The Red Scare Scarred the Left — But Couldn’t Kill It

Benjamin Balthaser Jacobin
The postwar Second Red Scare successfully smashed the American left. But in the midst of its devastation, a small number of old leftists refused to be shut up by the climate of fear. Without their heroism, the New Left could never have emerged.
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