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Extradition of Julian Assange threatens First Amendment, Press Freedom (tags)
JURIST: My favorite Supreme Court Justice of all time is William O. Douglas. A staunch defender of the First Amendment, he asserted in his book Points of Rebellion, “We must realize that today’s Establishment is the new George III. Whether it will continue to adhere to his tactics, we do not know. If it does, the redress, honored in tradition, is also revolution.”
There is nothing to fear from China (tags)
Non-interference in the affairs of other states & emphasis on what united them for mutual benefit were important elements of Chinese notions of cooperation just as in Chinese philosophy existence presupposes coexistence.
Time to end the panic mode (tags)
Tyrannies reverse the rule of law. They turn law into an instrument of injustice. They cloak their crimes in false legality. They use the outward decorum of courts and trials to disguise their criminality.
Assange Has Been Arrested for US Extradition (tags)
Extradited for journalism. In a blur, everything that Assange and WikiLeaks have been warning about for years has been proven correct, contrary to mountains of claims to the contrary by establishment loyalists everywhere.
CISA: Another Police State Law Obama Wants Passed (tags)
Steve Kim's Life Unjustly Ruined By Justice Department And FBI (tags)
Because he honored a State Department press officer's request to speak to a reporter, Steve Kim is in jail
Loretta Lynch for AG: Holder 2.0? (tags)
Mass Surveillance Destroys Freedom (tags)
Holder Resigns (tags)
Did LA pro-Israel group conceal right-wing identity from Hollywood celebs and media? (tags)
On August 23, the Los Angeles group Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) released a widely reported on statement in Billboard Magazine - “200 Hollywood Heavyweights Support Israel.” What was not reported is that CCFP is a “creative” front group for the right-wing, pro Israeli settler nonprofit StandWithUs, that has a close relationship with the Israeli government. Though CCFP carefully avoids explaining this on their website and materials, CCFP is the same legally-registered nonprofit as StandWithUs (SWU), and, as of October 2013, operated from within SWU’s LA office.
Containing Russia (tags)
Briatain Harasses Human Rights Lawyer (tags)
US Press Freedom Threatened (tags)
Mass Surveillance Called Illegal (tags)
Beating Up on Russia (tags)
Exonerate Edward Snowden Unconditionally! (tags)
Newspapers Push for Snowden Pardon (tags)
The New York Times and The Guardian (London) published major editorial statements on New Year's Day, reviewing the evidence that Edward Snowden's whistleblowing on NSA spying has largely been vindicated. They call for the creation of conditions that will allow Snowden to return home with dignity.
100 Years of Financial Terrorism (tags)
Police State Britain (tags)
FBI Lawless Unaccountability (tags)
McCarthyism Writ Large (tags)
Joint Open Letter by 150 human rights, digital rights and media rights NGOs to Obama (tags)
Edward Snowden’s recent disclosures have triggered a necessary and long-delayed public debate about the acceptable boundaries of surveillance in a democratic country, a debate that on 5 June you welcomed having.
Bradley Manning: Victimized by Police State Injustice (tags)
Lon Snowden's letter to President Obama (tags)
Dear Mr. President: You are acutely aware that the history of liberty is a history of civil disobedience to unjust laws or practices. As Edmund Burke sermonized, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
Lies, Damn Lies and US Promises (tags)
London's Guardian: Out in Front Exposing Lawless NSA Spying (tags)
Obama Threatens Humanity (tags)
Snowden: Shooting the Messenger (tags)
America: Police State Ruthlessness Writ Large (tags)
Washington v. Edward Snowden Update (tags)
Edward Snowden Charged Under the Espionage Act (tags)
Israeli Involvement in NSA Spying (tags)
It doesn't surprise. On June 8, Haaretz headlined "What was the Israeli involvement in collecting US communications intel for NSA?" More on that below.
Israeli Involvement in NSA Spying (tags)
Bradley Manning Court-Martial: Secrecy and Injustice on Trial (tags)
Obama's War on Free Expression (tags)
Bradley Manning: Profile in Courage Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (tags)
Obama's War on Whistleblowers (tags)
OWS Activists Called Domestic Terrorists (tags)
Bradley Manning Seeks Plea Deal (tags)
Julian Assange Declared Enemy of the State (tags)
Julian Assange: Political Refugee (tags)
The Movie J. Edgar; Just More Hollywood Lies (tags)
While the movie J. Edgar ignores J. Edgar Hoover’s many successes in silencing American Blacks, leftists, and persecution of homosexuals, it starts out by “justifying” the 1919 Palmer Raids. J. Edgar Hoover’s involvement in the Palmer Raids was at the beginning of his long sordid history of carrying out political repression in the United States. The Palmer Raids, led by Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer with J. Edgar Hoover on his staff, rounded up leftists including Anarchists, Communists, and Socialists for prison and deportation. Among the many crimes committed by the government, hundreds were deported, including Emma Goldman, a leading anarchist and U.S. citizen who was deported to the USSR, Socialist Party leader Eugene Debs was thrown in prison, and the young communist movement was driven underground.
Endangered Press Freedom in Israel (tags)
Targeting Free Expression (tags)
Justice on Trial: Lynne Stewart's Appeal (tags)
Shield Act Targets First Amendment Freedoms (tags)
police state tactics
Julian Assange arrested/Attack on freedom of press (tags)
The arrest case of Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks is politically motivated and therefore an attack on the freedom of press
Julian Assange and the defense of democratic rights (tags)
"The US government is determined to press ahead. Despite mobilizing US-based companies—including Amazon, PayPal, MasterCard, Visa and, most recently, Bank of America—the Obama administration has proven unable to prevent the continued leaking of the cables. One purpose of the sex charges is to divert attention from the revelations contained in the WikiLeaks documents, while involving Assange himself in an extremely costly and exhausting legal battle. On Sunday, US Vice President Joseph Biden took the very calculated step of calling Assange a “high tech terrorist.” Within the context of the police-state legal structures adopted by the US since the September 11 attacks, this outrageous charge—which bears absolutely no connection to any objective definition of the word “terrorist”—gives the government the power to arrest the named individuals without charge and hold them in a military prison, or assassinate them."
Why I'm Posting Bail Money for Julian Assange (tags)
" The corporate owners have decimated newsrooms, making it impossible for good journalists to do their job. There's no time or money anymore for investigative journalism. Simply put, investors don't want those stories exposed. They like their secrets kept ... as secrets. I ask you to imagine how much different our world would be if WikiLeaks had existed 10 years ago. Take a look at this photo. That's Mr. Bush about to be handed a "secret" document on August 6th, 2001. Its heading read: "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US." And on those pages it said the FBI had discovered "patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings." Mr. Bush decided to ignore it and went fishing for the next four weeks. But if that document had been leaked, how would you or I have reacted? What would Congress or the FAA have done? Was there not a greater chance that someone, somewhere would have done something if all of us knew about bin Laden's impending attack using hijacked planes? But back then only a few people had access to that document. Because the secret was kept, a flight school instructor in San Diego who noticed that two Saudi students took no interest in takeoffs or landings, did nothing. Had he read about the bin Laden threat in the paper, might he have called the FBI? (Please read this essay by former FBI Agent Coleen Rowley, Time's 2002 co-Person of the Year, about her belief that had WikiLeaks been around in 2001, 9/11 might have been prevented.) Or what if the public in 2003 had been able to read "secret" memos from Dick Cheney as he pressured the CIA to give him the "facts" he wanted in order to build his false case for war? If a WikiLeaks had revealed at that time that there were, in fact, no weapons of mass destruction, do you think that the war would have been launched -- or rather, wouldn't there have been calls for Cheney's arrest?"
Bradley Manning: An American Hero (tags)
He needs and deserves our support
BTL:Progressive Challenger to Hawkish Democrat Rep. Jane Harman Gets an Early Start (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Obama's "War on Terror" (tags)
continuity, not change is assured
Targeting Dissent - The San Francisco Eight (tags)
Racism and repression are alive and well in America.
Declassified Papers: DOJ Accepted AIPAC Parent's Demand for Secrecy (tags)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Papers kept secret for 43 years show that the US Department of Justice attempted to register the parent organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, as the foreign agent of Israel.
Lynne Stewart's Long Struggle for Justice (tags)
Police state America witch hunt persecutions
Is It Time to Rein in AIPAC? (tags)
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, “AIPAC,” is the nine ton elephant in the room! It is the ultra-engine that drives the Israel Lobby. After the Walt/Mearsheimer Report came out in March, 2006, its cover was blown. Now, Grant F. Smith’s latest book, “Foreign Agents: AIPAC,” is hitting the streets. It is a searing indictment of AIPAC in the Court of Public Opinion and should be read by every American who cares about the fate of the Republic.
AIPAC to pay Weissman's legal fees (tags)
"AIPAC reached a deal with lawyers for its former Iran analyst, Keith Weissman, to pay for his defense against Espionage Act charges."
The War on Free Expression (tags)
The struggle to save our First Amendment rights
Citing 1917 law, federal prosecutors pursue leak (tags)
Federal prosecutors are demanding the American Civil Liberties Union turn over all copies of a secret document it has obtained, in what is apparently the first time a criminal grand jury subpoena has been used in a bid to seize leaked material, the ACLU
Will Jane Harman resign? (tags)
A new Department of Justice investigation of Jane Harman and her connection to the leaking of classified documents to agents of a foreign government was revealed by Time Magazine on Friday.
LYNNE STEWART'S CRIME OF COURAGE, HONOR AND RESISTING TYRANNY (tags)
THE VINDICATION OF LYNNE STEWART
"The United States of Israel?" – by Robert Fisk (tags)
Perhaps the most incendiary paragraph in the essay [The Israel Lobby] - albeit one whose contents have been confirmed in the Israeli press - discusses Israel's pressure on the United States to invade Iraq. "Israeli intelligence officials had given Washington a variety of alarming reports about Iraq's WMD programmes," the two academics write, quoting a retired Israeli general as saying: "Israeli intelligence was a full partner to the picture presented by American and British intelligence regarding Iraq's non-conventional capabilities."
Rice Accused Of Leaking Sensitive Defense Info To Israel Lobbyist... (tags)
Rice Accused Of Leaking Sensitive Defense Info To Israel Lobbyist...
The Bush Staff Goes To Morals School (tags)
Ethics morals and .........and the hush hush about Larry Franklin full links: lark.phoblacht.net/mlr711055g.html
The Democrats don’t deserve our support (tags)
There is no reason to assume, as many do, that a Gore presidency would have avoided war after September 11. Clinton oversaw UN-sponsored sanctions against Iraq that led to the deaths of more than 1 million Iraqis, and U.S. warplanes dropped bombs on Iraq almost daily during his time in office. And Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act in 1998, calling for the U.S. "to seek to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein." Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright admits in a recent Foreign Affairs article, "I personally felt [Bush’s new Iraq] war was justified on the basis of Saddam’s decade-long refusal to comply with UN Security Council resolutions on weapons of mass destruction."
Shrub In Trouble over CIA Leak (tags)
Seems like da shrub is in some VERY hot water right now....
basic stats for US imperialism (tags)
a reference guide for activists.
Love, Anarchy, and other affairs (tags)
Actress needs help booking shows for her one women play. love, anarchy, and other affairs
"AT LAST A PERFECT SOLDIER!" (tags)
In 1916 the radical American journal, The Masses, published Robert Minor's infamous Cartoon, "AT LAST A PERFECT SOLDIER!" His Drawing landed him in prison.
The Espionage Act of 1917 (tags)
The Espionage Act of 1917 comes into force during wartime. This Act makes it a crime to interfere with recruiting services, (not just the draft) to make false reports in order to interfere with military operations or promote the success of enemies, or to incite disobedience or disloyalty in the armed forces. The Act also makes it a crime to use the mails for such acts. Sent any anti-war letters out lately?