Category Freedom of Speech

Kayaktivist Action at Pentagon (Video)

A flotilla of Kayaktivists launch a banner protest at the Pentagon. They are drawing attention to the worlds largest institutional consumer of petroleum, the worlds largest institutional polluter, and the U.S. largest consumer of money and natural resources. They advocate for the reallocation of budget for peaceful renewable investment. Part of the WorldBeyondWar.org conference on […]

Former Writers for The Village Voice on the Decline of Print Journalism with Chris Hedges (Video)

The role of independent media in journalism.

Ezekiel E. Rhymes | A Perspective on Antifa

What we do know for sure, is the majority of violence initiated at Fascist rallies, has been due to Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists.

The Anti-Capitalist Politics Of Antifa

Destroying structures for collective organization is the first step on the road towards fascism.

Noam Chomsky: Antifa Is a ‘Major Gift’ to the Right

Antifa, shorthand for anti-fascist organisations, refers to a loose coalition of militant, decentralised, grassroots groups which are opposed to the far-right.

What Happens When the Internet Tries to Silence White Supremacy

White nationalism is a community-level challenge and must be addressed as such through face-to-face engagement where people live.

How Corporations Have Taken Over Government, Nonprofit and Regulatory Agencies by Chris Hedges (Video)

“A system of legalized bribery.”

Google Censors Block Access to CounterPunch and Other Progressive Sites

This conversion of Google into a Censorship engine is not a trivial development.  

Glenn Greenwald | The Misguided Attacks on ACLU for Defending Neo-Nazis’ Free Speech Rights in Charlottesville

We do it because we believe in the principle, and because we realize that once you chip away at one person’s rights, everyone else’s are at risk. . . .

German Bombshell Bestseller Exposing CIA Media Control Blocked in US (Ulfkotte)

His book caused a sensation in Germany, was a best-seller despite being completely ignored by the same media he was implicating…

‘There’s an Effort Around the Country to Curtail People’s Fundamental 1st Amendment Rights’

But when people do go into the street and are arrested, what then? When they put their bodies on the line and the state creates a new law to criminalize that resistance, what then?

JULY 12TH: INTERNET-WIDE DAY OF ACTION TO SAVE NET NEUTRALITY

The Internet has thrived precisely because of net neutrality. It’s what makes it so vibrant and innovative—a place for creativity, free expression, and exchange of ideas.

Chomsky to RT | ‘If you criticize policy, you are anti-American. That only happens in dictatorships’

Students should not be free to think. They don’t put it this way, but what it means they shouldn’t be free to enquire, to think, to challenge

James Kiriakou | James Comey, a Whistleblower, Really?

… the truth is that Comey is the enemy of whistleblowers, or at least of national security whistleblowers.

Left Forum Bans Four Panels Under Zionist Pressure

Note that no mention is made in this message of any reason for the “non-selection” (actually cancellation) of the panels, depriving the panel organizers and defamed individuals of any ability to challenge the decision. By DAVE LINDORFF  Counterpunch  June 2, 2017 Beginning today, June 2, the Left Form (formerly the Socialist Scholars’ Conference), will conduct […]

Donald Trump’s war on journalism has begun. But journalists are not his main target…

“These leaks have been going on for a long time, and my administration will get to the bottom of this,” Trump warned in a statement on Thursday.

Elite Media Need to Recognize Assaults on Reporters as a Pattern–and a Threat

Establishment journalists failed their “first they came for the Communists…” moment at the very beginning of the Trump administration, when DC police arrested and charged at least nine alternative journalists for covering protests at Trump’s inauguration that included property damage. BY JANINE JACKSON  FAIR  May 25, 2017 It is heartening at least that Montana newspapers […]

In an unprecedented court escalation, Trump protesters could be facing decades in prison for Inauguration demonstrations

The American Civil Liberties Union has called these new laws “unconstitutional,” vowing to “fight in statehouses against any bill that violates the First Amendment.”

Chelsea Manning Is Free–but Whistleblowers Still Face Prison

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.

Julian Assange: “I will not forgive or forget”

Assange speaks today from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London