In “Dark Day For Media Freedom,” RSF’s Turkey Rep Jailed

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By Staff of RSF - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is stunned to learn that an Istanbul court today ordered the pre-trial detention of its Turkey representative, Erol Önderoglu, and two other [...]

Militant Group Publishes Global Hitlist Of Bloggers & Activists

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By Jason Burke in The Guardian - An Islamic militant group in Bangladesh has issued a hitlist of secular bloggers, writers and activists around the world, saying they will be killed if its [...]

#FreeAJStaff: Travesty Of Justice Continues

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By Omar Ashour in Al Jazeera - "Shocked", "sickened", and "appalled" were appropriate words to describe theinternational reactions - and some of the local ones - to the second sentencing of Al [...]

West Point Prof Calls On Military To Target Critics

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By Spencer Ackerman in The Guardian - An assistant professor in the law department of the US military academy at West Point has argued that legal scholars critical of the war on terrorism [...]

Police Target Journalists & Organizers In Police Brutality Protests

By Unicorn Riot - Protests in Denver continue in the wake of the killing of Paul Castaway by Denver police officers. Paul Castaway, a 35 year old enrolled member of the Rosebud Lakota nation, was [...]

China Detains Dozens Of Rights Lawyers Amid Sweeping Crackdown

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By Matt Sheehanin Huffington Post - Chinese police detained or questioned over 100 lawyers and human rights advocates this weekend, human rights NGOs reported. Many of those detained belong to [...]

Spaniards Continue Protesting As New ‘Gag Law’ Takes Effect

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By Ashoka Jegroo in Waging Non-Violence - Spain’s controversial new “Public Security Law,” known as “La Ley Mordaza,” or the “gag law,” officially went into effect on July 1 following protests [...]

Hackers Reveal Spying Software Used By Govt’s To Silence Dissent

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By Kit O'Connell in MintPress News - Last weekend, news broke on social media of a massive hack against a major, controversial security software company that sold surveillance software to [...]

TPP Leak: Countries Converging On Anti-User Copyright Rules

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By Jeremy Malcolm in EFF - A draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership's "Intellectual Property" chapter from May 11, 2015 hasrecently been leaked to journalists. This is the fourth leak of the [...]

Egypt Will Be Worse Than Pre-2011 With New Terrorism Law

By Sarah El-Deeb in Business Insider - After a series of stunning militant attacks, Egypt's government is pushing through a controversial new anti-terrorism draft bill that would set up special [...]

Spain: March Against New Law Criminalizing Protest

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By Mary Scully - Despite massive protests in cities across Spain for months, the regime has installed a new security law criminalizing protests. It’s a sweeping, draconian law that does more than [...]

Protest Is The New Terror: Law Enforcement Criminalizing Dissent

By Derek Royden in Occupy - The unique moment created by anti-police brutality protests throughout the U.S. last year – and coming on the heels of a federally coordinated effort to dismantle [...]

How U.S. Law Enforcement Is Working To Criminalize Dissent

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By Derek Royden in Occupy - It’s well established that the FBI surveilled civil rights and other activists from Martin Luther King Jr. to leaders of the National Lawyers Guild as part of its [...]

Egyptian Journalist Shawkan On His 600 Days In Prison

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By Samantha Libby in Committee To Protect Journalists - "Photography is not just a hobby for me. It is an actual way of life. It's not just how you hold a camera and snap a picture. It's the way [...]

Interview: Firebrand Records To ‘Fight On The Cultural Front’

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By Michael Fox and Ryan Harvey in TeleSur - Artist and activist Ryan Harvey, co-founder of Firebrand Records with Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, gave teleSUR en exclusive [...]

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