I’m seeing a flurry of bills that limit protest: Resisting arrest can now be considered a hate crime in Louisiana Republicans pass bill to charge demonstrators for police overtime costs North Carolina Republican proposes legislation that would ban people from …

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Olympics organisers have warned businesses that during London 2012 their advertising should not include a list of banned words, including “gold”, “silver” and “bronze”, “summer”, “sponsors” and “London”. Publicans have been advised that blackboards advertising live TV coverage must not …

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