Assange Legal Team Submits Closing Argument Against Extradition

By Kevin Gosztola, The Dissenter. -

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s legal team submitted their closing argument to a British magistrates’ court. They argue, “It is politically motivated, it is an abuse of the process of this [...]

Rest In Power, Kevin Zeese

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

It is with a sad heart that I report the sudden and unexpected death of Kevin Zeese early Sunday morning. Kevin was working up until the end and died in his sleep of a possible heart [...]

John Pilger: The Global War on Assange, Journalism & Dissent

By Dennis J Bernstein and Randy Credico, Consortium News -

In this interview with Dennis J. Bernstein and Randy Credico, Pilger talks about what is happening to his friend and colleague Julian Assange, founder and publisher of WikiLeaks, and how his [...]

Press Freedom Prize Goes To Turkish Daily Cumhuriyet

By Staff, www.contact.az -

By Staff of Reporters Without Borders - This year, the Istanbul-based daily Cumhuriyet has distinguished itself by its defence of media freedom in Turkey but has paid a high price. As the [...]

How Activism Won Real Net Neutrality

By Jay Cassano, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

Today the Federal Communications Commission has adopted strong net neutrality rules that will require all traffic on the Internet to be treated equally. There will be no fast lanes for large [...]

The Cost Of Advocating Freedom Of Speech In Saudi Arabia

By Ian Black, www.theguardian.com -

Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for setting up a website that championed free speech in the autocratic kingdom. His blog, the Saudi Free Liberals Forum, was shut [...]

The Myth Of The Free Press

By Chris Hedges, www.truthdig.com -

The mass media blindly support the ideology of corporate capitalism. They laud and promote the myth of American democracy—even as we are stripped of civil liberties and money replaces the vote. [...]

Free Press Activists Take Texas Net Neutrality Hearing By Storm

By Julia Graber, www.freepress.net -

I gathered bright and early Tuesday morning with a crowd of fellow Net Neutrality supporters at Texas A&M University in College Station. Just three weeks ago, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai — an [...]

Journalism Groups Rally To Support James Risen

By Norman Solomon, www.cjr.org -

Ten months after the Committee to Protect Journalists issued its scathing report “The Obama Administration and the Press,” journalists and potential whistleblowers continue to face unprecedented [...]