Comments on: University presses charges against GU Fossil Free for demonstration at climate change event http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2015/04/09/university-penalizes-gu-fossil-free-for-demonstration-at-climate-change-event/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.9 By: Stills http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2015/04/09/university-penalizes-gu-fossil-free-for-demonstration-at-climate-change-event/comment-page-1/#comment-1294256 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:39:36 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=68320#comment-1294256 A speaker you disagree with is coming to campus. What’s an activist to do? You could either:

A) Organize outside the event, creating MORE speech, showing you have support for your ideas.
B) Temporarily interrupt an event you weren’t invited to, proving that you don’t have enough supporters to get your message out through route A.

Taking route B has nothing to do with free speech, nor is it protected by the speech and expression policy (which it appears neither Vox nor GUFF has actually read). There are universally-recognized time and place restrictions on speech, which GUFF seems to think don’t apply to them.

Next time GUFF organizes an event, I’d like to see them shouted down by their opponents because they apparently think that the speech and expression policy gives anyone the right to interrupt speakers they disagree with.

Also nice job on not including any quotes at all from administrators. That’s journalism, right?

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