Tag Archives: Internet Freedom

Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Chris Hedges on NSA Leaks, Assange and Protecting a Free Internet



The Internet has thrived precisely because of net neutrality. It’s what makes it so vibrant and innovative—a place for creativity, free expression, and exchange of ideas.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hightower Lowdown> Our taxes pay spies to work for rich shareholders> and pay for the corporatization of war itself

A corporate “foreign legion” has taken over America’s intelligence and military functions Our taxes pay spies to work for rich shareholders– and pay for the corporatization of war itself Hightower Lowdown    April Lowdown edited by Jim Hightower and Phillip Frazer On the last day of last year, Austin’s daily newspaper led with a story that […]

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 […]

English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout worldwide on January 18th

English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout To: English Wikipedia Readers and Community From: Sue Gardner, Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Date: January 16, 2012 Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read the statement from the Wikimedia Foundation here). The blackout […]

Video> Thom Hartmann interviews Deanna Zandt> Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA)

Thom Hartmann talks with Deanna Zandt, Media technologist/strategist & author-“Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking”, about a bill in congress that would allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement. Uploaded by thomhartmann on Dec 28, 2011 […]

Saving the Democratic Internet> Timothy Karr

Saving the Democratic Internet Timothy Karr  Posted: 11/9/11 07:03 AM ET     Huffington Post Opponents of the open Internet like to portray its guiding rule, Net Neutrality, as “a government takeover of the Internet.” They argue that from the day of its inception the Internet has existed free of regulation — a perfect expression […]