free speech

GRPS school walkout endorsement hinders, not helps students advocate for gun reform laws

by (Anonymous)

Submitted 03-12-2018 under OPINION

The tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida has provoked a surge of activism in students across the nation, including we Grand Rapids students who have planned to walkout in solidarity with the other demonstrators across the country on Wednesday, March...

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Our place, your voices: Our democratic need for citizen journalists

by (tclinton)

Submitted 05-12-2015 under OPINION

Since I took over as the Executive Director of the Community Media Center (CMC) a year ago, I have been confronted time and time again by highly reported international and national news stories that involve challenges to freedom of speech and access...

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Mightier than the sword

by (Holly)

Submitted 01-08-2015 under OPINION

We the staff of The Rapidian don't often write editorials, or express our own opinions here. That's because, as a part of the Community Media Center, we are a platform for all. We're here to support our community's voices, and doing...

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Victims speak out about protestors at Gay Day

by (ambermgerard)

Submitted 08-10-2012 under OPINION

UPDATE: The video has been removed by the victim, per the recommendation of the Grand Rapids Police Department, for her own safety. On August 4, 2012 Grand Rapids area residents gathered to celebrate the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

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Catalyst Radio: Internet legislation protested with web blackouts

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-20-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now?  Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure. INTERVIEWIn this episode of Catalyst Radio we discuss two congressional bills with potential effects of limiting an open and free internet, which are facing...

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I'm All for FREE SPEECH, but...

by (Peg Treegarden)

Submitted 09-12-2010 under OPINION

The National Coalition Against Censorship is holding a video contest called "I'm all for Free Speech, but..." which is asking the question is there anything that should be outlawed in art, films, books, music, video games, school, TV or online?...

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