Category Freedom of Speech

Jeremy Scahill’s Intercepted: Snowden vs. Trump

Democracy is not an inheritance but our challenge.

ANTI-PROTEST BILLS IN MN LEGISLATURE: ACTIONS FOR MINNESOTA ACTIVISTS

Status and action needed for particular antiprotest/antidissent bills in the Minnesota State Legislature.

Traci Yoder | New Anti-Protesting Legislation: A Deeper Look

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.

Chris Hedges on Contact | Assault on the Arts

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 […]

Women Against Military Madness Newsletter First Issue 2017

Call to action to ban nuclear weapons and other articles.

Ted Rall | Before Trump, the Media Loved “Alternative Facts”

Media malpractice has been so sustained and widespread that it’s hard to know where to start.

A Crackdown On Our Right To Stand Up

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.

Cracking Down On Dissent: The U.S. Government Has Essentially Created A Ministry of Truth

Obama’s Recently-Signed National Defense Authorization Act Includes A ‘Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act’. The Intercept’s Alex Emmons Explains…

Thierry Meyssan | The NATO campaign against freedom of expression

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.

John Buell | Fake News and the New McCarthyism

…the rhetoric of foreign affairs serves to discipline and support domestic identity as much as to fend off actual military threat

Chris Hedges | Demagogue-in-Chief

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 […]

7 Reasons that the Corporate Media Is Pro-War

“It was understood that if you fell out of grace [with the Education Department], your business might go away…”

David Swanson | How I Produce Fake News for Russia

Somehow I’ve produced a veritable flood of Russian propaganda, most of it not even mentioning Russia at all. 

Louisiana: Police Pepper-Spray Protesters Outside David Duke Senate Debate

Editor’s Note: So much for freedom of speech in America. The action of the police was unconstitutional. Does it sound like Germany before WWII and the attacks on groups opposed to Hitler? The Brownshirts? Democracy Now! Headlines  November 03, 2016 In local election news, in Louisiana, police attacked protesters with pepper spray, as the group demonstrated […]

Noam Chomsky Unravels the Political Mechanics Behind His Gradual Expulsion From Mainstream Media (Video)

The prolific author and acclaimed MIT professor is never featured on major networks.

3 Native Women Who Influenced Indian Politics and Federal Policy

Attendees of the Second Annual Conference of the Society of American Indians at Ohio State University (OSU), October 5, 1912.  Courtesy American Indian Studies Program/OSU Dina Gilio-Whitaker  Indian Country  August 25, 2016 The turn of the 20th century was a time of intense change for American Indians. Native military resistance to U.S. domination had been vanquished, […]

Upcoming Trove of Wikileaks Files to Expose Google, U.S. Government

“WikiLeaks has provided a unique and quite outstanding service to the people of the world,” Noam Chomsky said.

Glenn Greenwald Calls Out Facebook for Working With Israeli Government on Censorship Plan

Facebook officials, Greenwald revealed, have laid out plans with the Israeli government on how to block material that they feel “incites violence.” This news comes at a time when the Israeli government is pushing legislation that would censor social media content from platforms its members consider disagreeable.

North Dakota Charges Journalist Amy Goodman for Exercising Her First Amendment Rights

Goodman, a reporter for the independent news program, can be seen on news footage from Sept. 3 documenting the clash between protesters and private security personnel with guard dogs at a Dakota Access construction site, including footage showing people with bite injuries and a dog with blood on its mouth.