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05.22.15 Liam Mathews

A spokesperson for animal rights advocates Last Chance Animals claims the MTA unfairly rejected the group’s advertisement about carriage horses. The MTA put a ban on political advertising into effect in April, after that freedom of speech was abused by anti-Muslim crusader Pamela Geller. But Last Chance Animals’ Nina Hauptman told WNYC that these ads […]

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05.18.15 Liam Mathews

Jennifer Pawluck was convicted of criminal harassment last month and on Thursday was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and 18 months probation for posting a photo of street art featuring an illustration of a shot cop on Instagram, the Montreal Gazette first reported. The 22-year-old was also banned from posting publicly on social […]

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01.12.15 Prachi Gupta

In part of what French officials say is the nation’s largest turnout on record nationwide, an estimated 1.5 million people took to the streets in Paris on Sunday to show solidarity with satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo and the victims of subsequent terrorist attacks that killed 17 people last week. More than 40 world leaders […]

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05.18.10 Marina Galperina

Mohamed cartoonist Lars Vilks was recently head-butted at Uppsala University. Then, his house was set on fire. He is now in hiding. Two arson suspects – brothers, 19 and 21 – are in custody. Why the new flare up of Vilks-hate? See the full video of the outrage at Uppsala U and the first few […]

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06.19.09 Will Sherman

After sparking a tiny bit of outrage in New York, Calvin Klein’s latest sexed up billboard on Houston Street is inspiring out of town attacks. In an article titled, “Sexy ads limit my freedoms,” Virginia-based conservative columnist Erika Lassen blames the jeans company for mind control because she can’t stop thinking about the topless models […]

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