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A War of Words

Allia Calkins

September 15, 2014

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, sheep to the slaughter” – George Washington The United States had Patrick Henry, India had Ghandi, and Scotland has…Shrek? “Shrek wants ...

Back in the U.S.S.R.

Back in the U.S.S.R.

February 21, 2014

Cautious Tweeting: The Censorship of Twitter

Allia Calkins

November 10, 2013

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, sheep to the slaughter” – George Washington This past week, after seven years of private ownership, Twitter went public . The initial public offering of its stock was set at $26, however through...

A Rude Awakening: Free Speech and the Arab Spring

Allia Calkins

October 13, 2013

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, sheep to the slaughter” – George Washington In December of 2010, the world watched as Tunisian fruit vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in response to the confiscation of his fruit cart by local police. This seemingly ...

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