Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: Espionage Act

Julian Assange’s fateful anniversary

On top of Assange’s individual case, the current health crisis is expanding the surveillance state in ways likely not dreamed of by authorities in most countries until this very moment.

When “fake news” was banned

An America Trump might have loved...

Edward Snowden: If I came back to the U.S., I would...

After sharing the documents with reporters in 2013, Snowden was charged in the U.S. for violating the Espionage Act and other laws.

Bernie Sanders pledges to end prosecution of whistleblowers

Progressives hail Sanders’ pledge to end the use of this out-dated act.

Obama should have repealed the 1917 Espionage Act in addition to...

Obama and Holder have bequeathed yet another tool of authoritarianism to the incoming Trumpian troglodytes.

Jailed for Speaking to the Press: How the Obama Admin Ruined...

After being accused of discussing classified documents on North Korea with a Fox News reporter, Stephen Kim was sentenced to 13 months in prison for violating the Espionage Act. Peter Maass, award-winning investigative journalist, discusses the case on Democracy Now.

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10 things you need to know to stop a coup

Because the best way to stop a coup is to deter it.

The (flawed) case against Julian Assange

The many mainstream journalists cheering on his extradition may come to regret in the future when the American government comes for them or their sources.

A new Supreme Court nominee before the election may spark a crisis of legitimacy

If the institutions of government are deemed illegitimate, preserving democracy may well be left to the people demanding justice.

Trump’s EPA dismisses dangers of chlorpyrifos on children’s brain downplaying agency’s own findings

“The EPA is ignoring decades of science by leading universities and in doing so, it's neglecting its duty to protect children from pesticides.”

We’ve got our own reasons to elect Biden — and he isn’t one of...

With so much at stake Autumn 2020 is a time when people have the decisive opportunity to prevent the consolidation of illegitimate power by an authoritarian regime.