The Isolation Of Julian Assange Must Stop

By Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges, John Pilger, Et Al, -

If it was ever clear that the case of Julian Assange was never just a legal case, but a struggle for the protection of basic human rights, it is now. Citing his critical tweets about the recent [...]

Most Panhandling Laws Are Unconstitutional Since There’s No Freedom From Speech

By Joseph W. Mead, -

Thousands of U.S. cities restrict panhandling in some way. These ordinances limit face-to-face soliciting, including interactions that occur on sidewalks and alongside roads, whether they are [...]

Next Stage Of Net Neutrality Conflict Begins

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

On Thursday, the FCC's net neutrality rule was published in the Federal Register. This was the official start of the next phase of the campaign to protect the open Internet as a common carrier [...]

U.N. Freedom Of Speech Expert Concerned About Net Neutrality

By Tom Miles, -

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N.’s freedom of speech expert said on Wednesday he was concerned about the ramifications of a decision in the United States to roll back net neutrality, since it could [...]

J20 Prosecution: The Future Of Free Speech

By Ryan J. Reilly, -

WASHINGTON ― Justice Department prosecutor Jennifer Kerkhoff carried the cardboard evidence box past the jury and placed it next to Officer Andre Reid, the 14-year veteran of the D.C. [...]

Massive Nationwide Protests For Net Neutrality

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers,> -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. Yesterday, more than 700 protests were held across the nation in small towns, suburbs and cities by people calling for a free and open [...]

Groups Urge FCC Chairman to Delay Net Neutrality Vote

By Harold Feld of Public Knowledge, -

By Harold Feld for Public Knowledge. Popular Resistance Joins Public Knowledge Organized Letter of 40 Organizations Calling for Delay of FCC Vote on Repealing Net Neutrality and Title II Rules. [...]

Lawmakers Demand Tech Corps Censor Journalists And Conduct Surveillance

By Andre Damon, -

By Andre Damon for WSWS - Wednesday’s hearings by the House and Senate Intelligence committees on “extremist” political views served as the occasion for members of Congress to urge technology [...]

Federal Court Dismisses Resolute SLAPP Suit Against Greenpeace

By Staff, -

By Staff of Greenpeace - SAN FRANCISCO, October 16, 2017 — Today, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed all claims in the controversial case that [...]

The BDS Movement Is Justified And Cannot Be Stopped

By MIko Peled, -

By MIko Peled for his website Tear Down The Wall. Miko grew up in Israel in a family that could be called Israeli royalty: his ancestors were fighting for a Jewish State decades before Israel was [...]

Comply Or Die: Police State’s Answer To Free Speech Is Brute Force

By John W. Whitehead, -

By John W. Whitehead for Counter Punch - Unfortunately, this is how the government at all levels—federal, state and local—now responds to those who choose to exercise their First Amendment right [...]

Actions You Can Take To Protect Net Neutrality This Week

By Staff, -

By Staff. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is threatening to undermine the free and open internet as we know it. In May, the FCC voted to begin a rulemaking that would undo the Open [...]

Newsletter: Internet Freedom Is Fundamental, We Might Lose It

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www, -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. Donald Trump appointed Ajit Pai, a commissioner who opposed Title II and net neutrality, to be chair of the FCC. Pai is a former Verizon lawyer who is [...]

Prosecution Of Assange Is Persecution Of Free Speech

By Nozomi Hayase, -

By Nozomi Hayase for Counter Punch - US authorities are reported to have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This overreach of US government toward a [...]

Trump’s CIA Targets Wikileaks

By Glenn Greenwald, -

By Glenn Greenwald for The Intercept - IN FEBRUARY, after Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. media were the “enemy of the people,” the targets of his insult exploded with indignation, devoting [...]

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