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FREE SPEECH ZONES UPDATE. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education reports a partial victory at Citrus College and seeks extension of spontaneous assembly areas at Texas Tech beyond a gazebo. There's something telling in the story: Tech attempted to enforce its rules for the use of the gazebo against anti-war demonstrators. FIRE's position is that their intervention stopped that enforcement. War protestors used to be made of sterner stuff. During the major bombing and mining efforts late in the Vietnam war, all it took was a few "Rally at Noon, Library Mall" notices chalked on sidewalks and blackboards to get people out.

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