Category Constitutional Rights
“…by criminalizing those within the system who seek to inform the public is ominous for our democracy. It is effectively extinguishing all investigations into the inner workings of power.”
“Daniel Hale is one of the most consequential whistleblowers,” Edward Snowden said on a May Day panel held at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst on the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the Pentagon Papers.
“Because western media are designed to protect the powerful, most people are more aware of smears about Assange being a Russian agent or a rapist than of his victimization by a tyrannical assault on world press freedoms…”
“The underlying message of CRT is to dismantle forms of structural racism in order to create a more fair and just society.”
“Banning instruction on ‘critical race theory’ has become the new McCarthyism.”
“The U.S. government is a lawless entity. It violates the law, including its own Constitution, whenever it wants. The requirement that no wars be fought absent congressional authority is not some ancillary bureaucratic annoyance…”
NY Times Op-Ed Denounces Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden on 50th Anniversary of its Publishing the Pentagon, by Barbara Koeppel
In one piece, former New York Times foreign correspondent Elizabeth Becker says that, when the Pentagon Papers were exposed, “the nation was stunned. Responses ranged from horror to anger to disbelief.”
“This is the end of the case against Julian Assange.” -Edward Snowden
“Tear gas was initially developed as a chemical weapon for military use. These chemical weapons are now banned in warfare…”
“Reporting truth is not a crime..”
Analysis: ‘White America can keep kicking Derek Chauvin,’ but what does it mean for systemic change?
“Above all, convicting one individual cop is no substitute for actual legal reform.”
“Above all, he said, “convicting one individual cop is no substitute for actual legal reform.”
“Police brutality is endemic to American history.” “Policing in the United States is a force of racist violence that is entangled at the core of the capitalist system.”
John and Gabriel Shipton, the father and brother of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, are on a nationwide tour to advocate for the release of the journalist, who has been detained in Britain since 2012, and for the Biden administration to drop the U.S. Government’s extradition efforts.
“Most of the people who were out there were sincere. They cared about their rights and the rights of others. They wanted to contribute to a better world for their families and others.”
“The term “neoliberal proto-fascism” captures well both the features of the current party and the distinction from the fascism of the past. The commitment to the most brutal form of neoliberalism is apparent in the legislative record, crucially the subordination of the party to private capital, the inverse of classic fascism.”
John Kiriakou will discuss his firsthand experience of being tried in the “Espionage Court” in the Eastern District of Virginia and what Assange will actually face if extradited. Plus Ray McGovern and Fidel Narvaez, And the Shiptons.