Tag Archives: Censorship

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.

Teaching ‘Les Misérables’ in Prison by Chris Hedges

The moral life, as Hugo pointed out, is not pragmatic or rational. It does not guarantee that we as distinct individuals survive. And yet, it permits us, by living for others, to become our best selves. It allows us a bittersweet happiness.

The biggest risk to American journalism isn’t posed by Trump

Journalists in the US are facing an unprecedented crackdown on their work. This crackdown is at its most visible when it intersects with protest.

A Pivot to Nuclear Fears with John Pilger (Video)

With all eyes on the nuclear standoff with North Korea, what is the over-arching agenda in play behind the politics of crisis? Tyrel Ventura sits down with documentary filmmaker and journalist John Pilger to learn more about the unfolding behind-the-scenes power play, and to discuss his latest documentary, “The Coming War on China.” Images above […]

MediaRevolt 101: Media Ownership with John MacDonald (Video)

Who REALLY owns the media? You will be amazed, but perhaps not really surprised.

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 […]

Glenn Greenwald | On WikiLeaks, Journalism, and Privacy: Reporting on the Podesta Archive is an Easy Call

WikiLeaks has always been somewhat controversial but reaction has greatly intensified this year because many of their most significant leaks have had an impact on the U.S. presidential election.

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.

TPP Chapter Released by WikiLeaks Would Let Governments Curtail Trials So as to Contain Information

Article: “The text of the TPP’s intellectual property chapter confirms advocates’ warnings that this deal poses a grave threat to global freedom of expression and basic access to things like medicine and information. … But the sad part is that no one should be surprised by this. …”

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Melodie Bouchaud: Reporters Without Borders Unblocks Censored News Sites

Bouchaud: RWB’s described the operation as the brainchild of GreatFire, a Chinese non-profit operated by free speech activists that has been finding ways to circumvent censorship since 2013.

▶ Changing the World, One Word at a Time!

These three girls aren’t afraid of their voices, and they have something to say. The Queen Latifah Show Published on Nov 4, 2014 Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen, members of the Get Lit organization perform “Somewhere in America”. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page […]

John Pilger: War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda

 Secrecy, Surveillance and Censorship The information age is actually a media age. We have war by media; censorship by media; demonology by media; retribution by media; diversion by media – a surreal assembly line of obedient clichés and false assumptions. By JOHN PILGER  Counterpunch  Weekend Edition, Dec. 5-7, 2014 Why has so much journalism succumbed […]

Nozomi Hayase: WikiLeaks’ “Mediastan”; The True Fifth Estate Bringing the First Amendment to the World

“Freedom of Speech is a truly liberational force in the world. It allows us to challenge, and if necessary, reject or dismantle official narratives and structures. It frees thoughts and feelings from the governance of state and corporate power.”    By Nozomi Hayase  Sunday, 03 November 2013  Truthout.org | Film Review     (Image: Journeyman Pictures) Mediastan is a documentary film […]

Mark Twain> Censorship

University of California Takes Aim at Human Rights Activists

University of California Takes Aim at Human Rights Activists By Stephen Zunes    May 4, 2012    Truthout | News Analysis A Sign of Mark Yudof. (Photo: Keoki Seu / Flickr) From the Vietnam War to the Central American revolutions to apartheid South Africa to the East Timor occupation to the invasion of Iraq, university campuses […]

Matthew Rothchild> Banned in Tucson

Banned in Tucson By Matthew Rothschild, January 19, 2012   The Progressive What happened last week in Tucson was outrageous. The Tucson Unified School District, after voting to ban Mexican American Studies, went into the classrooms and took books away from young people, books that the state, in its hateful law, has deemed unacceptable. These […]

Amy Goodman> The Day the Internet Roared

The Day the Internet Roared Amy Goodman> Thursday 19 January 2012   Nation of Change “As the Internet blackout protest progressed Jan. 18, and despite Dodd’s lobbying, legislators began retreating from support for the bills.” Photo: Aaron Es­co­bar Wednes­day, Jan. 18, marked the largest on­line protest in the his­tory of the In­ter­net. Web­sites from large […]

SOPA Vote Delayed, Allowing For More Corporate Fundraising From Censorship Bill

SOPA Vote Delayed, Allowing For More Corporate Fundraising From Censorship Bill Zach Carter     December 16, 2011    Huffington Post WASHINGTON — After two days of debate, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) abruptly halted a key hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act, postponing a Committee vote on the bill until 2012. The […]