Tag Archives: freedom of speech
NY Times Op-Ed Denounces Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden on 50th Anniversary of its Publishing the Pentagon, by Barbara Koeppel
In one piece, former New York Times foreign correspondent Elizabeth Becker says that, when the Pentagon Papers were exposed, “the nation was stunned. Responses ranged from horror to anger to disbelief.”
John and Gabriel Shipton, the father and brother of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, are on a nationwide tour to advocate for the release of the journalist, who has been detained in Britain since 2012, and for the Biden administration to drop the U.S. Government’s extradition efforts.
“We are not worthier victims just because the fourth estate works to uphold democracy. It’s our job. And we’d do well to focus on those who don’t have the opportunity to write 800 words about their own importance afterward.”
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.
What to do to protect free speech on the internet.
It’s a sham! Everyone knows it is a sham. Why is he not protected?
If you are waiting for corporate media pundits to defend freedom of the press, you’re going to be disappointed.
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.
[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.
Two significant free speech victories in Minnesota courts.
“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.
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.
“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.