Leaderless Activism is Empowered and Emperiled by Social Media "The absence of organized leadership does not mean the movements — from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter — are rudderless." - John Eligon and Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura VIA NYT The protests happening around my neighborhood in the past few days have been, to all appearances, leaderless. But they must have had someone to start them.
Useful information when trying to understand what free speech really means and its limitations.
*Taps mic*:I went to law school, I’m a writer, I serve as a trustee of @PENamerica & I fight hard for free speech but this is the law: *Not* all speech is protected, including: fighting words, perjury, defamation, *incitement to imminent lawless action*, true threats...Thank you.— Min Jin Lee (@minjinlee11) June 4, 2020