Tag Archives: freedom of speech

Arrests at Rep. Hoyer’s office — pending Yemen War legislation

Senate War Powers resolution on ending unauthorized US support for the war in Yemen – A bipartisan Senate resolution on Yemen will be introduced in mid-January and has a good chance of passing.

Chris Hedges | The Visionless Society

“Can there be a democracy when you don’t have a competitive electoral system?” he asked. “No. Can there be a democracy when people who come in second win the election? No. Can there be a democracy when it’s tougher to get on the ballot than in any other Western country in the world by an order of magnitude? No. Can there be a democracy when money rules? And not just the money that politicians raise, but the third-party money. No. Can there be a democracy when people have no influence on the military budget? No. It’s not subjected to hearings. It’s ratified on the floor of the House and Senate, but it doesn’t go through the appropriations process.

Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments

Would Facebook ever dare censor American politicians or journalists who use social media to call for violence against America’s enemies? To ask the question is to answer it.

Inside The Trial That Could Determine The Future Of Free Speech In America’s Capital

She called the process “incredibly frustrating” and scary. “One person makes a decision, and it can disrupt 200 people’s lives for more than a year. It just seems nuts,” Lagesse said.

Take Action: Political Expression Is Not A Conspiracy

Tell The DOJ To Drop The Charges Now!  

War and the Environment | Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg (by video), Ann Wright and more (Video)

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh is honored for his work for integrity and ethics by previous recipients of the Sam Adams Award and others.

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. . . .

Trump’s First 100 Days

Resistance is everywhere.

“People are not going to be silenced”

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Norton, Greenwald | Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group

WHO EXACTLY IS behind PropOrNot, where it gets its funding, and whether or not it is tied to any governments is a complete mystery.

Surveillance, freedom of speech, civil liberties

With the advent of the National Security State many articles related to surveillance, freedom of speech, and civil liberties appear routinely. Links provided.

Michael Brenner | When Free Speech Signifies Nothing

One telling piece of evidence is the indifference to the outcome of those debates on the part of the powers that be in our multiple Establishments: financial, corporate, military, Intelligence, entertainment. They couldn’t care less whether transgenders (still undefined) get designated bathrooms at Ivy League universities. They’re more interested in controlling what’s going on in business schools, engineering colleges, law schools, economic departments, and alumni offices.

VIDEO Julian Assange: Why The World Needs WikiLeaks

Founder Julian Assange, who’s reportedly being sought for questioning by US authorities, talks to TED’s Chris Anderson about how the site operates, what it has accomplished — and what drives him.

US News Editors Find It Increasingly Difficult To Defend The First Amendment

The most common attack on First Amendment freedom is a subpoena seeking access to “unpublished materials.” Nearly half of editors said they have confronted this situation recently. Less frequent are attacks in the form of libel lawsuits, censorship efforts, or pressure to reveal confidential sources.

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. …”

The Chicago Anonymous Marches Against Mainstream Media With New Tactics

The canvassing technique showed considerable efficacy in spreading truth and awareness, educating the people of Chicago. By Alex Freeman for The Fifth Column  MintPressNews.com   April 6, 2015 Chicago, IL (TFC) – On Saturday, April 4, activist groups across the country held events to raise awareness that the mainstream media is a sales and propaganda arm […]

Polly Mann: Injustice of Justices

Justice Roberts was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2005. I am reminded that such appointments have some of the greatest impact of any of a president’s decisions, and will probably last long after the president has left office.

Chelsea Manning: We’re citizens, not subjects. We have the right to criticize government without fear

Manning: After 9/11, a dedicated office of lawyers specializing in novel applications of law for national security issues, the National Security Division (NSD), was created and now, with a small caseload and an enormous amount of resources, this division of the Department of Justice has been waging a quiet war against the media, their sources and the right to free speech and a free press, using the growing national security and surveillance apparatus to prosecute various cases and, occasionally, target the media.

ActOutonOccupy: Interview with Mnar Muhawesh of Mint Press News

 We talk to trailblazing editor in chief of the alternative media site, Mint Press News, Mnar Muhawesh about the alternative media revolution, her work, and her life as an activist entrepreneur — from death threats to coloring books. MintPress News @MintPressNews · Apr 26  2015    Published on Apr 23, 2015 Occupy.com Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up […]

Organizing Notes | Bruce Gagnon: Why Do Washington-London-Brussells Hate RT?

Media wars have entered new territory: Secretary of State John Kerry, members of the EU and the military alliance NATO all have singled out this television station – RT – as some kind of security threat. Since when is holding and broadcasting a different opinion or narrative a threat to global media freedom?  By Bruce […]