|ROC NEWS LINKS ARCHIVE|
Within this archive, you will find links to over 6000 stories and articles on the internet that document a tremendous variety of censorship issues as well as other political and social issues that we feel would be of interest to our readers. These articles were compiled from many of the sites on our Know Your Friends page as well as other news and information sites.
While we realize that this may be more information than you would ever want to read, we STRONGLY urge each of our visitors to take the time to read as many of these articles as you can so you will really understand just how vast the censorship problem is, how many people in this country are being adversely affected by the attempted elimination of our rights, how many different ways free expression is being suppressed, and how, more often than not, it's the same bunch of people behind the restrictive agendas. For anyone that can read all, or at least a majority of these articles, we promise you a MUCH deeper level of understanding on the issue that you very likely do not have at this time.
Even if you regard yourself as a well-informed anti-censorship activist, believe us when we say that you will learn more about the major political forces behind the push for censorship than you currently know, and you will gain a much stronger knowledge of why this is becoming such a problem for all of us. We really wish there was a way to pour all the information contained in these articles into the consciousness of everyone visiting our site, because there is no better way for us to convey the urgency of the matter to all of you. The scariest thing is the realization that for every story you see reported here, there are likely dozens or maybe hundreds more just like them that are going unreported.
We have formatted these news links in such a way where those of you looking for specific types of cases or information should be able to locate whatever you need very easily. We know a lot of our readers are coming to our site for research on the issue, so we put a lot of effort into making everything very easy to find and making this as comprehensive as possible. The links in this archive are broken down into the main sections listed below. Within each of these sections, you will find subsections where we break everything down further, and then you'll often find the links broken down by individual incidents within each subsection.
We'll warn you in advance that there are a lot of stories in this archive that might test the strength of your convictions in the battle for free speech. There are things here that we and the organizations we're linking to are defending that we sometimes find to be abhorrent uses of free-speech. But as Thomas Paine said, "He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression, for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach even unto himself" Only by preserving the most unpopular of speech and expression can we assure ourselves the ability to maintain this liberty for ourselves. The proper response to speech or expression that you despise is more speech and expression to counter or refute what you are opposed to, not to push for unconstitutional legislation to systematically silence those you oppose. In short, we believe in education, not legislation, when it comes to dealing with what some term offensive or upsetting speech. If only the would-be censors out there could grasp these ideas, peaceful coexistence among all cultures would be much more easily attained.
Any time you see any stories or articles discussing censorship or other related social or political issues on the net that you feel others really need to know about, please do take the time to submit the URL to us for inclusion in this news links section so we can make this THE place for people to find out what's going on with these issues of concern to us all. If you would like to submit a story or article for us to include in our current news links, please send the information to us by using our News Links Report Form.
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