Assange Wins. The Cost: Press Freedom Is Crushed

By Jonathan Cook. -

The unexpected decision by Judge Vanessa Baraitser to deny a US demand to extradite Julian Assange, foiling efforts to send him to a US super-max jail for the rest of his life, is a welcome legal [...]

To Change The World, Treat Your Rebels Well

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Throughout history, there has been tension between those who desire obedience to authority and those who question authority. It is those who question authority that contribute to social change, [...]

Newsletter: Dissent Under Attack By Government & Corporations

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. It is often hard to tell how close popular movements are to success or whether they are even a threat to the status quo power structure. Despite vigorous [...]

The United Nations In The Age Of Global Dissent

By Hans Von Sponeck et al, -

By Hans Von Sponeck, Denis Halliday and Richard Falk for New Statesmen - US President Donald Trump is ardently embracing a toxic form of messianic nationalism, while demeaning those who oppose [...]

Dissent Is Patriotic, And Powerful Antidote To Propaganda

By Bethany Woolman, -

By Bethany Woolman, ACLU of Northern California. Fifty-five years ago this January, the ACLU of Northern California was busy filling orders from across the country for copies of its recently [...]

Trump Son-In-Law’s Paper Outlines ‘A Complete Crackdown On Dissent’

By Staff, -

By Staff of FAIR - AlterNet‘s Sarah Lazare (12/6/16) quotes Jim Naureckas on a call for an FBI crackdown on protesters appearing in the New York Observer (12/2/16), the paper owned by Trump [...]

As Brasilia’s Corruption Is Exposed, Lawmakers Try To Criminilize Dissent

By Andrew Fishman, -

By Andrew Fishman for The Intercept - LEAKED SECRET AUDIO recordings of Brazil’s most powerful figures have sparked a series of explosive scandals in the nation’s ongoing political crisis. Now, [...]

Cradles & Climate Crisis, Drug War’s Sidekick And Dissent

By Staff, -

By Staff of Occupy - This week, the climate crisis IS a reproductive crisis. The founders of Conceivable Future talk to us about the intersectionality of parenthood and climate change. Next up, [...]

Julian Bond’s Final Speech: ‘We Must Practice Dissent’

By Julian Bond, -

By Julian Bond, As King counseled, every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we all must protest. And protest we did. And in so doing, we [...]

Montreal Students Now Fighting Austerity With ‘Occupy’ Reboot

By Brigitte Noel and Simon Coutu, -

In an effort to breathe new life into the somewhat dwindling anti-austerity movement, nearly 100 students have set up a makeshift campsite outside a Montreal CÉGEP school. In Quebec, protests [...]

Greenwald: NSA Is Attack On Our Dissent

By Diego Ibanez, -

“Good people don’t hide; bad people have to hide because they are planning evil things like trying to bomb this auditorium,” said Glenn Greenwald during a presentation at Carnegie Hall in New [...]

The Moazzam Begg Arrest: Criminalizing Muslim Political Dissent

By Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain -

This explanation is all the more credible given the exploitation of terrorism charges by both the U.S. and UK governments throughout the post-9/11 era. There has been a consistent attempt by [...]