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Lauren McCauley, staff writer
An outpouring of solidarity followed the January 7, 2015 attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. (Photo: Valentina Cala/cc/flickr)
A number of prominent literary figures are publicly protesting the decision by the PEN American Center to honor the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo with its annual Freedom of Expression Courage award, arguing that it is not courageous to ridicule an oppressed minority. Writers Michael Ondaatje, Peter Carey, Francine Prose, Teju Cole,...
Jon Queally, staff writer
The largest protest yet over the recent death of Freddie Gray is expected to...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Reeves County Detention Center in West Texas, which houses mostly immigrants...

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In a questionable victory for blessed "freedom," a judge has ruled New York buses must run the uber-Zionist American Freedom Defense Initiative's vile new Islamophobic "Killing Jews" ads that brutally spoof a legit #MyJihad campaign to “take back Islam from Muslim and anti-Muslim extremists.” The court argued our much-touted if often problematic First Amendment protects even "offensive" material; more than one observer argued of the incendiary ads, "They may be legal, but they're disgusting."