Tag Archives: free press
“The situation there is really dire, and Julian is suffering inside that prison.”
Snowden talks about why he decided to whistleblow and how he landed in Moscow where he now lives. Ellsberg talks about the Pentagon Papers and along the way the courage and necessity of whistleblowers.
There has never been a referendum about the desirability of nuclear weapons in any of the countries – also not those who call themselves democracies – that have acquired nuclear weapons.
What does this mean for all of us who rely on an open internet?
Americans are told that other governments practice censorship and propaganda, but not their own. Yet, the reality is quite different with many reasonable viewpoints marginalized and deceptive spin put on much that comes from officialdom. . . . By Lawrence Davidson ConsortiumNews.com May 9, 2014 Many Americans assume the U.S. government speaks “the truth” to […]
Is Net Neutrality Dead? Democracy loses if the Internet’s sold to the highest bidder — and that may be exactly what’s about to happen. Full Show: Is Net Neutrality Dead? May 2, 2014 For years, the government has upheld the principle of “Net neutrality,” the belief that everyone should have equal access to the web […]
It’s time to get back to our roots—the grassroots—to fight for reform of an increasingly monopolistic and manipulative media. by John Nichols and Robert McChesney Published on Friday, November 8, 2013 by The Nation CommonDreams.org FFI: freepress.net It’s time to get rid of corporate control of the Internet. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) When we helped form the national media-reform network Free Press, […]
On the eve of a new leak, widely trumpeted Pentagon accusations about the whistleblowing site have proven false Editor’s Note: This article from 2010 is still relevant today as the propaganda machine is in full operation. Thanks to Coleen Rowley for calling it to WAMMToday’s attention. BY GLENN GREENWALD SUNDAY, OCT 17, 2010 Salon.com **ADDS THAT AUTHORITIES […]
The persecution of Manning and Assange is not an isolated act. It is part of a terrifying assault against our most important civil liberties and a free press. Illustration by Mr. Fish By Chris Hedges Posted on Jun 2, 2013 Truthdig.com Alex Gibney’s new film, “We Steal Secrets,” is about WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. It dutifully peddles the […]
Tim Karr of Free Press interviews Marjorie Cohn at the National Conference for Media Reform. marjoriecohn.com Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on the item of interest to view. WAMMToday is also on FACEBOOK! Check the […]
The People’s Media: Preventing Corporate Takeover of the Internet Saturday 11 February 2012 via truthout.org by: Joseph Torres, Yes! Magazine | News Analysis NYTM Stop SOPA Rally, January 18, 2012. (Photo: mobius1ski) Public interest groups have waged a spirited campaign to prevent a corporate takeover of the Internet. AT&T spared no expense in 2011 when it sought government […]
Global – Guardian journalist negligently disclosed Cablegate passwords 1 September 2011 WIKILEAKS EDITORIAL A Guardian journalist has negligently disclosed top secret WikiLeaks’ decryption passwords to hundreds of thousands of unredacted unpublished US diplomatic cables. Knowledge of the Guardian disclosure has spread privately over several months but reached critical mass last week. The unpublished WikiLeaks’ material […]