Tag Archives: freedom of speech
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
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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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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The most common attack on First Amendment freedom is a subpoena seeking access to “unpublished materials.”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 […]
Tomgram: Engelhardt, Is a New Political System Emerging in This Country?
Engelhardt: don’t for a second think that the American political system isn’t being rewritten on the run by interested parties in Congress, our present crop of billionaires, corporate interests, lobbyists, the Pentagon, and the officials of the national security state.
▶ Democracy Now! Freed CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Says “I Would Do It All Again” to Expose Torture
Kiriakou: “My case was never about leaking, my case was about blowing the whistle on torture.” Published on Feb 9, 2015 In 2007, John Kiriakou became the first CIA official to publicly confirm and detail the agency’s use of waterboarding. In January 2013, he was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. Under a plea deal, […]
Truthdig: Political Cartoonists From Around the Globe React to the Charlie Hebdo Attack
The international response to Wednesday’s attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has been varied and extremely powerful. READ MORE and see some of the images of cartoons from cartoonists around the world in reaction to the shooting Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times […]