Category Constitutional Rights

Pew: US media bias ranks worst in the world

“Large gaps in ratings of the media emerge between governing party supporters and non-supporters. “

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship with Chris Hedges and David North (Video)

A dialog between David North and Chris Hedges, live-streamed worldwide tonight, January 16, 2018.

Henry Giroux | Trump’s attack on democracy will fail

Trump hopes to “dismantle all aspects of American democracy,” says radical thinker. But resistance can defeat him.

Chris Hedges | The Visionless Society

“Can there be a democracy when you don’t have a competitive electoral system?” he asked. “No. Can there be a democracy when people who come in second win the election? No. Can there be a democracy when it’s tougher to get on the ballot than in any other Western country in the world by an order of magnitude? No. Can there be a democracy when money rules? And not just the money that politicians raise, but the third-party money. No. Can there be a democracy when people have no influence on the military budget? No. It’s not subjected to hearings. It’s ratified on the floor of the House and Senate, but it doesn’t go through the appropriations process.

The Nation’s 2017 Progressive Honor Roll

“The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Here are some of the progressives who bent the arc in 2017.

J20 “Not Guilty” Verdict Deals Blow to Trump Admin and Shows the Power of Collective Defense

A defendant on why dissenters everywhere should feel emboldened by the outcome of the first trial.

Jurors to Decide What Constitutes Journalism in Trial of J20 Inauguration Protests

“It’s truly an Orwellian moment.”

Inside The Trial That Could Determine The Future Of Free Speech In America’s Capital

She called the process “incredibly frustrating” and scary. “One person makes a decision, and it can disrupt 200 people’s lives for more than a year. It just seems nuts,” Lagesse said.

Take Action: Political Expression Is Not A Conspiracy

Tell The DOJ To Drop The Charges Now!  

J20 Defendants Face A Miscarriage of Justice

These blanket charges are nothing more than—and nothing short of—an attack on the rights to free speech and protest, rights that are crucial to a successful democracy.

Everyone is talking about Net Neutrality. Take action now.

In addition for a call to write, call, email, actions are being called for December 7th at a Verizon store near you. Read on for more details.

Google’s Eric Schmidt Admits Political Censorship Of Search Results

Google’s efforts are just one part of a much wider government-corporate drive to assert control over the flow of information over the Internet…

As Trial Begins, Trump Protest Attendees Face 60 Years in Prison by Chris Steele

Guilty by Association in the Age of Trump. Comparing Charlottesville to J20: A Case Study in Hypocrisy.
Repression, Harsh Sentencing and Sexual Assault.

Michael Moore | My Proposal to Repeal and Replace the 2nd Amendment

We can start with the upcoming midterm election. Let every candidate know: If you take NRA money, we will remove you from office.

Guns Before Country | Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

Lobbyists, politicians and weapons manufacturers are the only beneficiaries of the massacre in Las Vegas.

War and the Environment | No War 2017: Emma’s Revolution Sings (Video)

Emma’s Revolution Sings! Songs of the Resistance

War and the Environment | Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg (by video), Ann Wright and more (Video)

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh is honored for his work for integrity and ethics by previous recipients of the Sam Adams Award and others.

Ralph Nader | The Censorious Vortex Of The ‘Flash News’ Barons

[Nader] began to notice various citizen groups experiencing difficulty in getting “newstime” or “newsprint” because their subjects…

Chris Hedges | The Silencing of Dissent

The corporate state was in crisis at the end of the Obama presidency. It was widely hated. It became vulnerable to attacks by the critics it had pushed to the fringes.

In America, Justice for Victims of Police Brutality Remains Elusive Sonali Kolhatkar

Police seem to think they have the right to mistreat, brutalize and even kill the very people they are meant to serve. But with every life taken, law enforcement is exposed bit by bit for being the source of violence rather than its remedy.