Category Constitutional Rights

The War on Assange Is a War on Press Freedom, by Chris Hedges

The persecution of Assange is part of a broad assault against anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist news organizations.

The Con of Diversity, by Chris Hedges

Mediocrity in the name of diversity. How the white power structure plays people of color.

Preventing Crimes Against Humanity in the US

Stanton’s model also argues that every stage offers opportunities for prevention.

SUMMER OFFENSIVE FOR NET NEUTRALITY STARTS NOW

Net neutrality is being stolen from you.  Here are suggestions to stop the theft. By Fight for the Future  Popular Resistance  June 10, 2018  | RESIST!, Note: The battle for a free and open Internet that is equal to all as a public utility continues.  The net neutrality movement will continue urging members of Congress to support the […]

Chris Hedges interviews Seymour Hersh on the State of American Journalism (Video)

We are sodden with fake news, hyped-up and incomplete information and false assertions delivered non-stop daily…”

The 3 Words You Have to Stop Saying: I Don’t Care

The bad news is that people can become increasingly apathetic and callous. The good news is that people can also become less apathetic and callous.

How the SCOTUS “Muslim Ban Ruling” Gives the President a Blank Check to Detain American Citizens

Supreme Court Gives Any President a Blank Check to Detain American Citizens

For Our Rulers, Smearing A Dissident Journalist Is As Good As Killing Him, by Caitlin Johnstone

Nobody actually thinks that Julian Assange is a Russian agent, or a rapist, or a “hostile non-state intelligence service”, or any of the other absurd smears I’ve seen circulating about him throughout all political sectors of the US-centralized empire.

First Amendment Rights confirmed in verdict in trial for protesting the killing of Philando Castile

“We miss you Mr. Phil.”

Rosario: A St. Paul veteran’s arrest at airport protest ends in victory at trial

“You know, the way First Amendment rights have been eroding, this jury at least believes that the government has been too restrictive with speech.”

Anti-Trump Cartoons Stopped by Censor at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

None of these [anti-Trump] cartoons appeared in the Post-Gazette, despite Rogers being the paper’s full-time staff political cartoonist.

Does this look like a crime to you? The Case of Veteran Mike Madden

The lawyer has filed a motion to dismiss Madden’s case, arguing he’d gone to the airport to “publicly express his opinion on an issue… at the center of a national debate.”

The Second Sight of W.E.B. Du Bois, by Chris Hedges

]Racism, [Du Bois] saw, was not only endemic to capitalism and imperialism but deformed historical narratives, the stories that got told and those that did not.

‘We the Corporations’ with Robert Sheer and Adam Winkler (Audio and Transcript)

The Constitution doesn’t mention corporations, right?
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…the fact is it’s the subversion of the 14th Amendment, by the corporations, by the rich.

BAR Book Forum: Keisha Blain’s “Set the World on Fire,” by Roberto Sirvent

“It is impossible to understand, or even fully appreciate, how black women have shaped national and global politics today without knowing the larger history.” Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor  Black Agenda Report  May 23, 2018 Keisha Blain In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. Today’s featured author […]

The biggest risk to American journalism isn’t posed by Trump

Journalists in the US are facing an unprecedented crackdown on their work. This crackdown is at its most visible when it intersects with protest.

Law Enforcement Has Quietly Backed Anti-Protest Bills in at Least 8 States Since Trump’s Election

The proposed legislation “chills dissent” and constitutes an “attempt to silence Black Lives Matter movement” according to the ACLU of Minnesota.

Facebook is a tyranny – and our government isn’t built to stop it

The greatest tyranny yet would be the merging of corporate monopoly and governmental power to create the most invasive surveillance state in history.

HOMELAND SECURITY COMPILING DATABASE OF JOURNALISTS AND ‘MEDIA INFLUENCERS’

Why “Media Monitoring” and Why Now?

GETTING BEYOND WAR AND MILITARISM: THE TO-DO LIST

The compartmentalized mind is a colonized mind.