How A Proposed Secrecy Law Would Recast Journalism As Spying

By Duncan Campbell and Duncan Campbell, The Guardian. -

Nearly 50 years ago one of us was arrested under the Official Secrets Act for working on a story for Time Out magazine, where the other one of us was the news editor. This led to the so-called [...]

US Censorship Is Increasingly Official

By Alan Macleod, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

The attempts to muzzle the press did not start with Trump, however. President Obama oversaw a war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, and ensured that Julian Assange has spent the best part of [...]

US Shuts Down Iranian Websites For Confronting Imperialism And Colonialism

By Richard Medhurst, RT. -

The US seizure of Iranian-linked websites sends a clear message to the rest of the world – Washington will harass and silence media who dare to challenge the approved narrative. This week, the [...]

US ‘Seizes’ Iranian And Other Regional News Sites

By People's Dispatch. -

On Tuesday, June 22, the US government “seized” several news websites, alleging their involvement in spreading “disinformation” and calling them a “threat to national security”. The seized [...]

Abby Martin Had Free Speech Rights Violated By Georgia’s Anti-BDS Law

By Kevin Gosztola, Shadow Proof. -

A federal court ruled in favor of journalist Abby Martin, who was barred from speaking at Georgia Southern University after she refused to pledge she would not boycott Israel.

AP Firing Shows Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Illusion of ‘Objectivity’

By Ari Paul, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

Several right-wing organizations, including the Federalist and Washington Free Beacon outlets, attacked the news service over Wilder’s previous affiliation with Students for Justice in Palestine, [...]

Digital Apartheid: Palestinians Being Silenced On Social Media

By Omar Zahzah, Black Agenda Report. -

In 1984, Palestinian American intellectual and Columbia University Professor Edward Said famously argued that Palestinians are denied “permission to narrate”. More than 30 years later, in [...]

Why Have Media Gone To Such Lengths To Silence Mumia Abu-Jamal?

By Janine Jackson, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

Philadelphia public broadcaster WHYY (4/24/21) was one of the few outlets to report on an April 24 rally seeking the release from prison of Mumia Abu-Jamal. The story included important [...]

@HoodCommunist Twitter Ban Shows Why Offline Organizing Is Important

By Lisa Snowden-McCray, The Real News. -

Erica Ryan, one of the members of the Hood Communist collective, says that the group’s suspension from Twitter shows just how important on-the-ground, in-person organizing really is. Ryan spoke [...]

Content Control

By Nicole Froio, Dissent. -

Historically, the state and religion have been the institutions that control what people can and cannot say, punishing people for their thoughts, for their actions, and for their words. Silicon [...]

The Housing Crisis: One Year After Lockdown

By David Rovics, Counterpunch. -

All the folks moving to Portland from California or New York and talking about how great the real estate prices are here may not know it (note: I was once one of them), but this city is the most [...]

Enforcing Orthodoxy

By Patrick Lawrence, Consortium News. -

YouTube’s decision to remove a Consortium News CN Live! segment on Feb. 24 formidably takes its place among many such incidents involving numerous social media carriers and the enterprises that [...]

All Of Humanity’s Problems Are Caused By A Lack Of Awareness

By Caitlin Johnstone. -

I write about humanity’s problems as a species in all sorts of ways in this space, but really if you want to get straightforward about things all we’re ever actually talking about here is a lack [...]

‘Disintegration’ Of Political System Helps Explain Rising Censorship

By Mohamed Elmaazi, Sputnik News. -

Increased social media and tech censorship must be understood in the wider context of the establishment desperately seeking to hold on to what used to be called "the vital centre", a US-based [...]

Coup-Supporting Academics Spread Lies To Censor The Grayzone

By Ben Norton, The Grayzone. -

A collection of coup-supporting academics are lobbying to censor The Grayzone’s factual journalism exposing Ecuador’s presidential candidate Yaku Pérez. Pérez is a self-declared environmentalist [...]