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"The past two weeks have seen blows against freedom of speech for independent news outlets and, indeed, for all Americans. I’m not being hyperbolic here. There are real threats to our freedom of speech against which we ought to mobilize....""Independent voices must be heard. Freedom of speech and press were among the basic tenets upon which this country was founded. We should all be willing to fight to keep those freedoms." John Kiriakou

Cartoonist Mark Fiore: Goodbye Net Neutrality, Hello Gilded Age Internet

Mark Fiore   truthdig.com   Posted on Jan  30, 2014  truthdig.com Click here to view this and other Mark Fiore animated videos. Mark Fiore's latest animation focuses on how, thanks to new legislation, the Internet will be divided into two: a faster one available to those who can pay a premium, and a sluggish, cheaper alternative. The cartoonist explains how More

Governments and internet firms are wrestling with the rules for free speech online

Internet freedom Free to choose Governments and internet firms are wrestling with the rules for free speech online Oct 6th 2012 | from the print edition  The Economist THE arrest of a senior executive rarely brings helpful headlines. But when Brazilian authorities briefly detained Google’s country boss on September 26th—for refusing to remove videos from More

What is the Declaration of Internet Freedom? Why do we need internet freedom?

What is the Declaration of Internet Freedom? July 18, 2012  SavetheInternet.com Our responses to these frequently asked questions will give you some background about the movement to protect Internet freedom. You also might find it useful to print out this guide and share it with people who attend your event. Why do we need Internet More

Groups That Battled SOPA Reunite to Defend Internet

Groups That Battled SOPA Reunite to Defend Internet By Juliana Gruenwald   July 19, 2012 | 2:21 PM    National Journal Click here> What's Wrong with the media? Many of the same groups and lawmakers that banded together to help derail earlier this year two anti-piracy bills have reunited to formally launch Thursday a new coalition to help fight future More

Groups That Battled SOPA Reunite to Defend Internet

Groups That Battled SOPA Reunite to Defend Internet By Juliana Gruenwald   July 19, 2012 | 2:21 PM    National Journal Click here> What's Wrong with the media? Many of the same groups and lawmakers that banded together to help derail earlier this year two anti-piracy bills have reunited to formally launch Thursday a new coalition to help fight future More

Glenn Greenwald> Two lessons from the Megaupload seizure

Two lessons from the Megaupload seizure BY GLENN GREENWALD    SATURDAY, JAN 21, 2012    Salon.com   Two events this week produced some serious cognitive dissonance. First, Congressional leaders sheepishly announced that they were withdrawing (at least for the time being) two bills heavily backed by the entertainment industry — the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and Stop Online More

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