Category Media Advocacy
An Online Vigil in Defense of Julian Assange with Daniel Ellsberg, Craig Murray, Bill Binney and Ray McGovern
The fate of Assange represents a threat to human rights, asylum rights, liberty and press freedoms.
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.
The ruling elites are desperately trying to shift the focus away from the cause of the political insurgencies on the left and the right: extreme social inequality.
Glenn Greenwald: Talking to James Risen about “Pay Any Price,” the War on Terror, and Press Freedoms
Fear is hard to question. It is central to the financial well-being of countless federal bureaucrats, contractors, subcontractors, consultants, analysts, and pundits. Fear generates funds. Glenn Greenwald The Intercept November 25, 2014 James Risen, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for exposing the NSA warrantless eavesdropping program, has long been one of the nation’s […]
United Nations – A new report published by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) shows that nine out of 10 cases of journalist killings go unpunished. By Lyndal Rowlands Inter Press Service | Report Truthout.org 10 November 2014 The report found that between 2004 and 2013, 370 journalists were murdered “in direct retaliation for their work” and that […]
Internet cell phone protest in Hungary. Source: András Hajdú of abcug.hu We’ve made a lot of progress in ensuring net neutrality, but now the FCC is going in the wrong direction. We still have time set them back on track, but we need you to act now. Take two immediate steps: PopularResistance.org November 2, 2014 Take […]
Reuters | By Dan Levine Posted: 01/17/2014 2:50 pm EST | Updated: 01/17/2014 4:50 pm EST HuffingtonPost SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 17 (Reuters) – A blogger is entitled to the same free speech protections as a traditional journalist and cannot be liable for defamation unless she acted negligently, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.Crystal Cox lost a defamation trial in […]
WILLIAM RIVERS PITT FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT Tuesday, 31 December 2013 17:52 truthout.org Tonight, I raise a glass to many upon many, and to many more again. I raise a glass to those who ran to the sound and the smoke and the screams and the blood on Boylston Street in Boston, to do what […]
Obama’s anti-press measures ‘are the most aggressive I’ve seen since the Nixon administration’ UPDATE Edward Snowden was awarded this year’s Sam Adams Whistleblower Award, and several of his fellow heroic whistleblowers – including Thomas Drake, Jesselyn Radack and Coleen Rowley – traveled to Moscow to present it to him. An excellent photo of that event is here. […]
The travesty calling itself “the Bradley Manning court-martial”, the kangaroo tribunal calling itself “the FISA court”, and the emptiness of what the Obama DOJ calls “your constitutional rights”. By Glenn Greenwald. Published on Saturday, July 20, 2013 by the Guardian/UK. A military judge this week refused to dismiss the most serious charge against Bradley Manning. (Patrick Semansky/AP) I’m […]
The Freedom of the Press Foundation launched a crowd-funded campaign on its website yesterday to raise money to pay for a court stenographer to transcribe whistleblower U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial. By Katie Rucke | May 13, 2013 MintPressNews.com Activist groups are hoping to raise funds to hire a court stenographer for Bradley Mannings trial; government authorities refuse to […]
Truthdigger of the Week: Julian Assange Posted on Jun 22, 2012 truthdig.com Outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, an Assange supporter makes a sign that reads: “Ecuador: Country of Freedom” Few people have so fully devoted their lives to exposing abuses of power as WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange. As the newsstands, Internet columns and blogs have […]
Forty years after Watergate, investigative journalism is at risk View Photo Gallery — Watergate scandal key players: Here are the most important figures from the biggest political scandal in American history. By Leonard Downie Jr., Published: June 7 Washington Post Investigative reporting in America did not begin with Watergate. But it became entrenched in American journalism — and has […]
OCCUPY WALL STREET Media Making as Participatory Democracy: Port Huron to OWS One of the most important characteristics of the Occupy movement is the expanding universe of media makers –citizen journalists, livestreamers, artists and others. AlterNet / By Josh Stearns May 10, 2012 | Photo Credit: OakFoSho “If we appear to seek the unattainable, it has been said, then […]
People’s Blog for the Constitution » DOJ goes after Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta Jónsdóttir for role in WikiLeaks video
DOJ goes after Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta Jónsdóttir for role in WikiLeaks video Lindsey Needham January 29, 2012 BORDC Birgitta Jónsdóttir, member of Iceland’s parliament since 2009, is being targeted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for her role in producing Collateral Murder with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The controversial video shows footage, reportedly […]
Crashing the Gates: How a Handful of Progressive Activists Brought Liberal Talk-Radio Back to the Nation’s Capitol
Crashing the Gates: How a Handful of Progressive Activists Brought Liberal Talk-Radio Back to the Nation’s Capitol By Joshua Holland February 4, 2012 AlterNet DC is the most liberal region of the country, but until now all the talk on the radio dial skewed right. The District of Columbia, Gallup tells us, is the most progressive region […]
Occupy Wall Street: NYPD attempt media blackout at Zuccotti Park Journalists report aggressive treatment as media blocked from protest camp during surprise police raid Dominic Rushe in New York guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 15 November 2011 11.25 EST Zuccotti Park after a police raid early Tuesday morning. Photograph: MANTEL/SIPA / Rex Features New York police attempted to […]
Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, WikiLeaked at the State Department Posted by Peter Van Buren at 9:37am, September 27, 2011 TomDispatch It’s hardly a secret at this late date that, while the Obama administration arrived in office promoting “a new standard of openness” in government, in practice it’s cast not sunshine, but a penumbra of gloom over the […]