Category Constitutional Rights

Meet the Censored: Hitler, by Matt Taibbi

“Asking computer programs to sort out the subtleties of different types of speech — differences between commentary and advocacy, criticism and incitement, reporting and participation — has proven a disaster.”

Hedges: CHRIS HEDGES | We Must PEACEFULLY Overthrow CORPORATE Fascism

‘”These people are going to kill us. And they are going to kill my children.”

Hedges: The Price of Conscience

“…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.”

“Don’t you know there’s a war on?” by Patrick Lawrence

“The sooner we recognize these and many similar events as disparate dimensions of a concerted war waged against us, the better we will understand the air we breathe and the water we drink.”

“American Silence,” song by Chris Pierce

“…Pierce’s impassioned vocals and righteous message to keep fighting for justice in this country. It’s the sound of everyone who’s hungry for change, steadying themselves and marching toward a common goal.”

The Last Time Democracy Almost Died, by Jill Lepore

“It’s a paradox of democracy that the best way to defend it is to attack it, to ask more of it, by way of criticism, protest, and dissent.”

Hedges: Bless the Traitors

“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.

UK High Court Allows US to Appeal Ban on Assange Extradition;Doctors Tell Biden: Let Assange Go

“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…”

Henry Giroux: Fighting back against the age of manufactured ignorance: Resistance is still possible

“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.”

Biden’s Bombing of Iraq and Syria Only Serves the Weapons Industry, by Glenn Greenwald

“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.”

Key Witness in US Case Against Assange Changes His Story, by Joe Lauria

“This is the end of the case against Julian Assange.” -Edward Snowden

Less-Lethal Weapons: Violence to Silence Justice, by Jasmine McBride       

“Tear gas was initially developed as a chemical weapon for military use. These chemical weapons are now banned in warfare…”

‘Julian Assange indictment is attack on press freedom,’ his father and brother tell St. Paul forum

“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.”

Henry Giroux: To End Racial Capitalism, We Will Need to Take On the Institution of Policing

“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.”

Julian Assange: Free Speech, Freedom of the Press, and the Fight for Economic and Racial Justice

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.

Minneapolis/St. Paul Protests Under Occupation, by Kim DeFranco

“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.”

Noam Chomsky: Republicans Are Willing to Destroy Democracy to Retake Power

“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.”

Julian Assange: Separating Fact from Fiction

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.