Category Freedom of Speech
As FAIR analyst Adam Johnson (1/18/17) noted, it’s a strange day when the US president is to the left of the country’s editorial pages.
Assange speaks today from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London
DN! Human Rights Lawyer: Sweden Dropping Investigation of WikiLeaks’ Assange is “Long Overdue Decision”
We can say that he is innocent. We can concentrate on the right to know and his right to publish.
A program that he exposed was later confirmed by the NSA to have been a waste of over a billion dollars.
What does this mean for all of us who rely on an open internet?
Why do vendors who contract with the [State of] Minnesota have to pledge allegiance to Israel?
As U.S. Preps Arrest Warrant for Assange, Glenn Greenwald Says Prosecuting WikiLeaks Threatens Press Freedom for All
AMY GOODMAN: CNN is reporting the Trump administration has prepared an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Democracy is not an inheritance but our challenge.
Status and action needed for particular antiprotest/antidissent bills in the Minnesota State Legislature.
Civil liberties advocates are clearly questioning which individuals or interest groups are behind this wave of legislation all targeting mass protests and the right to dissent at the same moment.
On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the corporate state’s assault on the arts with theater director and writer JoAnne Akalaitis. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil examines calls to defund the National Endowment of the Arts. Picture: The Odyssey RT America Published on February 25, 2017 To learn more about Rise Up Times […]
Call to action to ban nuclear weapons and other articles.
Media malpractice has been so sustained and widespread that it’s hard to know where to start.
Jordan Kushner: “These are reactionary voices who are out to quash dissent, all directed at Black Lives Matter–-right-wing legislators who are catering to the prejudices of their base.”
Greenwald and Reed | Secret Docs Reveal: President Trump Has Inherited an FBI with Vast Hidden Powers
The revealing, once-secret FBI documents The Intercept is today reporting on, and publishing, demonstrate why protecting press freedom is more critical than ever.
On 2 December 2016, the United States Congress voted a law forbidding all military co-operation between Washington and Moscow. In the space of a few years, NATO has re-activated MacCarthyism.
…the rhetoric of foreign affairs serves to discipline and support domestic identity as much as to fend off actual military threat
Demagogues expend great energy marginalizing, censoring and silencing all critics, something the corporate state has already done to dissidents such as Noam Chomsky and Ralph Nader. They use the media, especially the airwaves, as a vast public relations department to amplify their lies and promote their personality cults. By Chris Hedges Truthdig December 11, 2016 […]
“It was understood that if you fell out of grace [with the Education Department], your business might go away…”