Category Freedom of Speech
If the the U.S. jails Julian Assange, they should jail me, and my colleagues at The Guardian and New York Times. We all used the Manning / Assange / WikiLeaks emails
The indictment seeks to criminalize what journalists are not only permitted but ethically required to do: take steps to help their sources maintain their anonymity.
The prosecution of Julian Assange is an attack on Freedom of the Press in the 21st Century. WikiLeaks is democratizing journalism, redistributing power and increasing transparency. Publishing the truth is not a crime.
On March 30, 2019 protesters gathered in DC to rally and march in a No to NATO, Hands Off Venezuela protest at the White House at the beginning of a week of activities around NATO’s 70th anniversary being celebrated in Washington this year. April 4th is also the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence speech and of his assassination one years later.
Chait has a clear double standard for cultural sensitivity and respect: He requires a young Muslim woman to be conversant in and circumspect of even antiquated stereotypes about Jews, while his own remark makes use of the much more current stereotype of the sneaky, shady Arab or Muslim who is not to be trusted. By […]
While of dubious value, it is common practice at NPR to seek perspective on wrongdoing from the wrongdoers themselves.
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 […]
“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.”
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.
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.
[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 […]
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 Senate has already passed its version of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to save Net Neutrality. Now it’s the House’s turn.
“I gave them a good boy, and then sent me back a murderer.”
The persecution of Assange is part of a broad assault against anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist news organizations.