Tag Archives: freedom of speech

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year

Rise Up Times is admittedly and consciously eclectic with a focus on media analysis and antiwar, propeace activities but inclusive of many movements that coalesce and weave in and out of each other.

EFF Fireside Chat: Section 230 and Free Speech

What to do to protect free speech on the internet.

A View from the Ground: Twin Cities Activism, Before and After

“Mobolaji Olambiwonnu is correct when he says that most white people do not understand what it is like to be black in America. We do not have to live it. Intellectually we might understand. Emotionally it is still not exactly real to us.”

Three Years of Tracking | U.S. Press Freedom Tracker January Newsletter

“I encourage you to explore the comprehensive search functions on our home page to see how categories, tags, date queries and more interact with one another.”

‘All of us are in danger’: John Pilger delivers warning from Julian Assange

It’s a sham! Everyone knows it is a sham. Why is he not protected?

Julian Assange: the latest blackout by Mnar Muhawesh and Robert Sheer on effects on journalism

If you are waiting for corporate media pundits to defend freedom of the press, you’re going to be disappointed.

Chris Hedges Interviews Matt Taibbi: The Rot of American Journalism Runs Deep

Chris Hedges discusses the deep rot that infects American journalism with reporter Matt Taibbi. By CHRIS HEDGES  RT America  On Contact Truthdig  May 9, 2019 They explore the ways in which Fox News has reshaped the industry in its own image, and how networks like MSNBC have come to tell viewers exactly what they want […]

It Is Time To Kill The Espionage Act, by Thor Benson

We’re still seeing the Espionage Act used to kill free speech on a regular basis today, just over a century since its passage into law.

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Trump’s Threats Against The Press Are Unconstitutional, By Steve Denning

[Trump] has: “engaged in conduct intended to retaliate against specific news organizations and journalists whose content and viewpoints displease him. Through his actions, Trump has intentionally conveyed to all writers and journalists that …they may be subject to retaliation by the federal government. That conduct violates the Constitution.” By Steve Denning  Senior Contributor  Leadership Strategy  Forbes  October […]

Challenging the institutional racism and violence in our law enforcement culture: A Not Guilty Verdict to celebrate

These bits of fractured history are examples to me of the fact that what we accomplish is the result of not just what one or two persons do but rather the result of community action through time.

Good News: Free Speech Victories! in Minnesota

Two significant free speech victories in Minnesota courts.

Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg Talk: ‘Is Whistleblowing Worth Prison or a Life in Exile?’

“It is madly reckless for this president to be doing what he is doing. Whether he is, in some clinical sense, crazy or not, what he is doing is crazy,” says Ellsberg.

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.