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Racism with a capital R

Bigotry and racism on show for all to see on San Francisco buses.    Freedom of speech is one thing and even the First Amendment rights in the US Constitution should not allow this sort of blatant vilification.



From CommonDreams:

"In a savage twist on First Amendment rights, buses in San Francisco are now carrying ads by right-wing hate-mongerer Pam Geller and her Islamophobic American Freedom Defense Initiative (sic) that call Israel "civilized man" and Palestinians "savages." Despite a rule banning political ads, the city approved the ads the same day a New York judge ruled that that city's MTA violated the Geller group's rights by rejecting the ads under its own rules as "demeaning" to a particular group and thus essentially hate speech. Judge Paul Engelmayer of Federal District Court said the ad was “not only protected speech — it is core political speech...afforded the highest level of protection under the First Amendment.” If this is "core political speech," we are all in big trouble."

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