Category Freedom of Speech

NPR, the Pentagon, and U.S. Foreign Policy

While of dubious value, it is common practice at NPR to seek perspective on wrongdoing from the wrongdoers themselves.

Militarism in the Media, World Beyond War

Militarism in the Media: On January 15, 2019, 100 participants joined our webinar featuring experts Rose Dyson and Jeff Cohen discussing the role of the media in promoting violence and warfare Militarism is the “elephant in the room,” says FAIR founder Jeff Cohen. Former TV pundit for MSNBC, CNN, and Fox, Jeff was fired for […]

What Activists Today Can Learn From MLK’s Bold Anti-War Stance, by Naomi LaChance

“The speech he delivered in New York, on April 4, 1967, was a speech for all humanity—for the world community. “

Israel just ‘lost Cronkite’ — the struggle for Palestinian rights at ‘The New York Times’, by Robert Herbst

“Not so long ago, it was fairly rare to hear this perspective.  That is no longer the case.”

The Donald and the Fake News Media, by Tom Engelhardt

Oh wait! Oddly enough, in case you hadn’t noticed, there’s one place where it’s barely talked about at all, where silence largely reigns, and to my mind that couldn’t be stranger.

The Biggest Threat to Free Speech No One Is Talking About, by Robert Reich

Imagine if they [the mainstream corporate media] talked about important things, like all the corporate corruption of Donald Trump. How that would have resonated with voters. He’s violating the Constitution.

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Trump’s Threats Against The Press Are Unconstitutional, By Steve Denning

[Trump] has: “engaged in conduct intended to retaliate against specific news organizations and journalists whose content and viewpoints displease him. Through his actions, Trump has intentionally conveyed to all writers and journalists that …they may be subject to retaliation by the federal government. That conduct violates the Constitution.” By Steve Denning  Senior Contributor  Leadership Strategy  Forbes  October […]

What is the FCC Hiding? Court orders agency to release info about who submitted fake comments during net neutrality repeal

Fight for the Future is one of the groups behind the BattleForTheNet.com campaign and has been actively pressuring Congress to pass the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval to restore the FCC’s 2015 net neutrality protections.

John Pilger: HOLD THE FRONT PAGE. THE REPORTERS ARE MISSING

“Everyone,” she said. “Propaganda always wins, if you allow it.”

Big Tech’s Dangerous Crackdown on Social Media, by Max Blumenthal and Abby Martin

A discussion of the establishment’s efforts to censor and control independent voices including Venezuela analysis and TeleSUR English.

Challenging the institutional racism and violence in our law enforcement culture: A Not Guilty Verdict to celebrate

These bits of fractured history are examples to me of the fact that what we accomplish is the result of not just what one or two persons do but rather the result of community action through time.

The fight to save the internet continues…take action now!

The Senate has already passed its version of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to save Net Neutrality. Now it’s the House’s turn.

Seymour Hersh on America’s Capacity for Fascist Brutality (Audio and Transcript)

“I gave them a good boy, and then sent me back a murderer.”

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.

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.

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.