The Black American Holiday Everyone Should Celebrate

By Jamelle Bouie, www.slate.com -

By Jamelle Bouie for Slate. Officially, the Emancipation Proclamation freed “all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State” where the residents were “in rebellion [...]

Still Struggling For Freedom After 43 Years

By Leonard Peltier, Counterpunch.org -

I am overwhelmed that February 6th is the start of my 43rd year in prison. I have had such high hopes over the years that I might be getting out and returning to my family in North Dakota. And [...]

The Slow Death Of American Freedom

By Scott Gilmore, www.macleans.ca -

By Scott Gilmore for Mcleans - Francis Scott Key, the man who named the United States “the land of the free and the home of the brave”, owned six slaves. Granted, this was extremely common in the [...]

The Illusion Of Freedom

By Chris Hedges, www.truthdig.com -

By Chris Hedges for Truth Dig - The seizure of political and economic power by corporations is unassailable. Who funds and manages our elections? Who writes our legislation and laws? Who [...]

The Drug Exception To The Bill Of Rights Continues

By Mark Joseph Stern, www.slate.com -

By Mark Joseph Stern for The Slate - The Supreme Court issued an extraordinarily disappointing 5–3 decision on Monday in Utah v. Strieff, a Fourth Amendment case about police searches. Yet the [...]

The Roots Of The Chicago Freedom Movement

By Staff, www.chicagoreporter.com -

By Staff of The Chicago Reporter - In September 1965 a dozen or so members of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s southern field staff moved into the West Side Christian Parish’s Project House in the [...]

The Illusion Of Freedom

By Chris Hedges, www.truthdig.com -

By Chris Hedges for Truth Dig - The seizure of political and economic power by corporations is unassailable. Who funds and manages our elections? Who writes our legislation and laws? Who [...]

Canada Bans Off-Grid Living

By Daniel Jennings, www.offthegridnews.com -

By Daniel Jennings in Off The Grid News - It is illegal for Cheryl Smith to live in her own home because it doesn’t have electricity. Officials in Clark’s Harbour, Nova Scotia, are refusing to [...]

Freedom Flotilla III Is Sailing To Open The Port Of Gaza

By Freedom Flotilla Coalition, www.freedomflotilla.org -

By Freedom Flotilla Coalition - This year’s mission, organized by the Freedom Flotilla Coalition against the blockade and the siege of Gaza, is about to sail to highlight the violation of the [...]

Freedom Flotilla III Sets Sail Toward Gaza

By Mint Press News Desk, www.mintpressnews.com -

Marianne, a trawler owned by Swedish and Norwegian activists, is the first ship in the newest Freedom Flotilla. Carrying supplies, activists and important international dignitaries, the activists [...]

‘Privacy Critical To Human Freedom’

By John Queally, www.commondreams.org -

During a unique conversation hosted by the New School and the New York Times on Thursday, the three people most responsible for bringing the story of mass global surveillance programs [...]

Former Czech Dissident: Freer Under Communism Than Capitalism

By Andre Vltchek, www.counterpunch.org -

Before the so-called ‘Velvet Revolution’, people complained about not having access to certain types of information, or certain cultural products, including certain films. They were not allowed [...]

Chicago Fundraiser For Marissa Alexander

By Free Marissa Now, www.facebook.com -

By now, most of you know that Marissa Alexander's retrial is set to begin this fall, and that the legal costs stemming from her case are astronomical. Marissa, a black woman who fired a warning [...]

The Untold History Of Independence Day

By The Real News, www.therealnews.com -

The United States of America is an expression that Tom Payne invented and used to apply to what had been 13 colonies in revolt against Great Britain. So we're talking about an era before the U.S. [...]