free speech http://wmot.org en Burriss on Media: Pentagon Papers http://wmot.org/post/burriss-media-pentagon-papers <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)&nbsp; --&nbsp;&nbsp;This week, back in 1971, 41 years ago, the government and the news media were engaged in a struggle pitting secrecy against the public&#39;s right to know. It also involved what was perhaps the government&#39;s first successful attempt to force a newspaper to stop publishing.<br /> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 12:21:02 +0000 Dr. Larry Burriss 12250 at http://wmot.org Burriss on Media: Pentagon Papers Burriss on Media: Treason http://wmot.org/post/burriss-media-treason <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn.&nbsp;(BURRISS)&nbsp;&nbsp;--&nbsp;&nbsp;We&#39;ve heard a lot lately about what it takes to be a &quot;real&quot; American. It seems to me that we can get ourselves into a lot of trouble if we start to ignore a few relevant incidents from our past when it comes to telling just what a &quot;real&quot; American is.<br /> Mon, 28 May 2012 10:31:50 +0000 Dr. Larry Burriss 11420 at http://wmot.org Burriss on Media: Treason Burriss on Media: Occupy http://wmot.org/post/burriss-media-occupy <p>MURFREESBORO,&nbsp;Tenn.&nbsp; (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp;&nbsp;It&rsquo;s not often Murfreesboro and Nashville get to be in the middle of a national controversy, but that&rsquo;s exactly what&rsquo;s happening with the &ldquo;occupy&rdquo; movement. Both cities are facing a conflict between the protesters&rsquo; First Amendment rights to free speech and assembly, versus the two cities&rsquo; very real concerns about safety, security and sanitation.<br /> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:39:32 +0000 Mike Osborne 7256 at http://wmot.org Occupy Nashville Prepares "Gauntlet" for Legislators http://wmot.org/post/occupy-nashville-prepares-gauntlet-legislators <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Occupy Nashville says its planning fresh protests aimed at legislators considering bills that could be used to evict the group from Legislative Plaza.</p><p>The Judiciary Committee&rsquo;s of both the Tennessee House and Senate are scheduled to consider companion measures that would make camping on state property a misdemeanor.</p><p>In response, a spokesman for Occupy Nashville says the group will form what it calls a &ldquo;gauntlet&rdquo; on the plaza this afternoon, forcing legislators to pass by protesters to enter the capital.</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 19:29:24 +0000 Mike Osborne 6990 at http://wmot.org Occupy Nashville Prepares "Gauntlet" for Legislators Bill Aimed at Occupy Protesters Advances http://wmot.org/post/bill-aimed-occupy-protesters-advances <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span> (AP/WMOT) &mdash; A proposal that seeks to prevent Occupy Nashville protesters from staying overnight on the plaza next to the state Capitol advanced in the Tennessee General Assembly yesterday.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 18:31:27 +0000 AP/WMOT 6861 at http://wmot.org Bill Aimed at Occupy Protesters Advances