Assange And Manning The Most Important Free Press Stories Of 2019

By Leonard C. Goodman, Chicagoreader.com -

The most important stories of the year for those who care about a free press involve the arrest of Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy at the request of the U.S. government, and the [...]

Facebook’s Soleimani Ban Flies In Face Of First Amendment

By Ari Paul, Fair.org -

Iranian journalists have reported the censorship of their Instagram accounts. Posts about Soleimani have disappeared from Instagram, which is currently the only operational international social [...]

Stopping The FBI From Spying On Social Movements

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

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has a long history of monitoring, infiltrating and entrapping activists and social movements engaged in First Amendment activity. A new report by Rights [...]

Immigrants Speak Boldly Despite Threats Of Violence

By Azadeh Shahshahani, Colorlines. -

Recently, an email was circulated by anti-immigrant forces saying that they intended to show up “armed” to an immigrants’ rights event at a public library in Georgia, because we as the organizers [...]

No Publication Will Be Safe If Assange Is Prosecuted

By Bill Blum, Progressive.org -

Unless and until Assange’s prosecution is dismissed, no publication will be safe from the Administration’s vengeance and overreach. The prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the [...]

Politicians Celebrate “World Press Freedom Day” As Julian Assange Languishes In Prison

By David Walsh, WSWS.org -

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day, sponsored annually by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNESCO holds the event, it avows, to celebrate “the [...]

Women’s March On The Pentagon: We Refuse To Pay To Protest

By Cindy Sheehan, Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox -

The day before Thanksgiving, Cindy Sheehan, co-coordinator of the recent Women’s March on the Pentagon* (WMOP) was presented with a $540 bill for “police escort” by the Arlington County [...]

Why Freedom of Assembly Still Matters

By Jan-Werner Mueller, Project Syndicate -

For all of the talk nowadays about the decline and fall of democracy, not nearly enough attention has been given to attacks on the right to assemble and protest in streets and public squares. In [...]

In These Times, Popular Resistance Is Essential

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

These are times of great challenges and opportunities for those who believe in economic, racial and environmental justice as well as peace. The next decade has the potential for achieving [...]

National Park Service Rule Change Threatens First Amendment Rights In Capital

By John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

Washington, DC– The National Park Service (NPS) has proposed rule changes that, if enacted, would limit the duration of protests at parks in the National Capitol Region. The rule changes include [...]

Act Now To Protect Our Right To Protest

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The radical attack on our constitutional right to protest in Washington, DC needs to be stopped. The National Park Service (NPS) has published proposed rules that would curtail First Amendment [...]

Shutting Down Free Speech In America: Government And Lobbyists Work Together To Destroy The First Amendment

By Philip Giraldi, Ahtribune.com -

During the past several years, there has been increased pressure coming from some in the federal government aided and abetted powerful advocacy groups in the private sector to police social and [...]

Advocacy Groups Vow To ‘Protect The Protest’ As Government And Corporations Challenge First Amendment Rights

By Julia Conley, Intrepidreport.com -

With wealthy corporations, state legislatures, and the federal government finding new ways to challenge Americans’ right to protest, several nonprofit groups have banded together to fight back on [...]

Court Backs Activists Who Feed Homeless

By David Fleshler, Sun Sentinel. -

Florida - A group whose symbol is a clenched fist holding a carrot won a legal victory over the city of Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, when a federal appeals court found that its weekly events to [...]

The Guns Won

By Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern, www.slate.com -

By Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern for Slate - When U.S. District Judge Glen E. Conrad rejected Charlottesville, Virginia’s attempt to relocate Saturday’s white nationalist rally, he wrote [...]

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