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The UN working group on arbitrary detention issued a statement saying that “the right of Mr. Assange to personal liberty should be restored”.
“it’s the same story as always, just like Glasgow. It’s those the voices in the street which can end this tragedy of the Assange torture and persecution, like everything else, like the civil rights movement, like the social democratic initiatives in the 1930s, the New Deal measures, like the antiwar movement, like the women’s movement, everything, always the same answer.”
“When the ruling class peddles lies there is no cost for parroting them back to the public. The cost is paid by those who tell the truth.”
Thom Hartmann: The News Is Too Vital To Be Left to the “Free Market” and Must Again be Owned and Run by Actual Journalists
“Infotainment “news” media won’t talk about many of the most vital issues of our day, and treats politics as if it were the NFL instead of the most vital tool for our democracy. We must reverse the past 40 years’ destruction of our news ecosystem.”
‘CIA Tried to Kill Assange;’ US: ‘He’s Only Moderately Depressed and Won’t Go to Isolation (Day Two)
“This is a case of credible evidence of U.S. plans to do serious harm to Assange, contemplating assassination, rendering, kidnapping and poisoning and it is worthy an investigation of these assurances that this same government asks us to believe.”
“WikiLeaks and you personally are facing a battle that is both legal and political,” Weinglass told Assange. “As we learned in the Pentagon Papers case, the U.S. government doesn’t like the truth coming out….”
Magistrate Vanessa Baraitser on Monday rejected a U.S. extradition request on both indictments for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.
“The prevailing atmosphere has been shocking. I say that without hesitation; I have sat in many courts and seldom known such a corruption of due process; this is due revenge.” John Pilger
Why Did Respected Press Freedom Organization Exclude Assange From Annual List Of Jailed Journalists?
“Because CPJ excluded Assange, the organization provoked outrage and distracted from the injustice these other journalists endure.”
Journalists in the US are facing an unprecedented crackdown on their work. This crackdown is at its most visible when it intersects with protest.
Bouchaud: RWB’s described the operation as the brainchild of GreatFire, a Chinese non-profit operated by free speech activists that has been finding ways to circumvent censorship since 2013.
Glenn Greenwald | UK Media Regulator Again Threatens RT for “Bias”: This Time, Airing “Anti-Western Views”
Greenwald: The U.K. Government loves to lecture the world about infringements of liberty generally and press freedom specifically. It does so as it threatens to revoke the broadcasting license of a media outlet for broadcasting “anti-western” views and other perspectives at odds with the U.K. Government, all while shielding (and venerating) the equally virulent biases from pro-state television in the U.K. That is the classic hallmark of how a government propagandizes its citizens: ensuring that they hear only those views of which the government approves and which serve its interests and agenda.
Glenn Greenwald: Talking to James Risen about “Pay Any Price,” the War on Terror, and Press Freedoms
Fear is hard to question. It is central to the financial well-being of countless federal bureaucrats, contractors, subcontractors, consultants, analysts, and pundits. Fear generates funds. Glenn Greenwald The Intercept November 25, 2014 James Risen, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for exposing the NSA warrantless eavesdropping program, has long been one of the nation’s […]
BOB BUTLER, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS, WRITES THAT THE ARREST OF TWO JOURNALISTS IN FERGUSON REMINDS HIM OF 1964 By#TEAMEBONY August 15, 2014 Press freedom in Ferguson: Is this 1964 or 2014? Fifty years ago, America’s living rooms were interrupted with images of peaceful protesters in Selma or Washington or […]
A crowd of around 50 masked men with stones and flares has attacked and vandalized the office of Kiev’s Vesti newspaper. The paper’s security guard was beaten as the mob shattered the windows and filled the building with tear gas. Нападение на редакцию Вестей (The attack on the Editor Vesti) Organizing Notes July 6, 2014 […]
By Glenn Greenwald The Intercept 19 Feb 2014 As my colleague Ryan Deveraux reports, a lower UK court this morning, as long expected, upheld the legality of the nine-hour detention of my partner, David Miranda, at Heathrow Airport last August, even as it acknowledged that the detention was “an indirect interference with press freedom”. Click to Read […]
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things’ Sign a thank you to Edward Snowden at RootsAction.org Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations June 10, 2013 Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, Laura Poitras NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I don’t want to live in a society […]