In response to a broad array of organizations and individuals speaking out, prison authorities in Florida recently ended a ban on several issues of the Militant that they had suppressed for reporting on unconstitutional impoundments of the paper. But they upheld their ban on Militant issue no. 31, because they disagree with the paper’s political viewpoint in the article “Workers Oppose Federal Cops, Antifa Violence in Portland.” At issue is an explicit violation of First Amendment protections of freedom of the press and the right of the Militant ‘s subscribers behind bars to read the paper and form their own opinions.
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