Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tag: Free Press

The dictator and the nihilist

Whistleblowers and protesters play a key role in ensuring accountability. But ultimately, democratic systems should be built to ensure institutional accountability.

To Ola Bini, a political prisoner caught up in the Assange...

My Swedish friend is sitting in a jail cell.

Assange takes legal action to force Trump administration to reveal charges...

“The revelation that the U.S. has initiated a prosecution against Mr. Assange has shocked the international community.”

Where did the tradition of journalists speaking truth to power go?

Requiem for a (sort of) free press in the U.S

The new Agitprop? The Integrity Initiative exposed

Expect these evidence free smears to continue and for more well funded groups like the Integrity Initiative to appear in the future, claiming to be fighting disinformation while engaging in it themselves, often against their own citizens or those of allied countries.

Free the free press from Wall Street plunderers

Rather, the demise of the real news reporting by our city and regional papers is a product of their profiteering owners.

Jim Acosta, Julian Assange and the real US war on the...

That a perfect opportunity to show a real, if still only potential, attack by the Trump Administration’s Justice Department on the freedom of the press was almost entirely ignored says a lot about the mainstream press’ actual priorities, not only in the U.S. but in most Western countries with less objectionable leaders.

Warning of ‘dangerous chilling’ of Free Press, CNN sues Trump for...

Defenders of free expression and members of the media denounced the president's move as a "clear attack on the First Amendment."

There’s fake news on your television, too

There’s fake news on your television, too. And there’s about to be more of it, unless something is done to stop an upcoming merger.

Building the Iron Wall

The ominous assault on the final redoubts of a free press, through an attempt to brand dissidents, independent journalists and critics of corporate power and imperialism as agents of a foreign power, has begun.

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Cheap renewables could make 90% of proposed gas power plants — and many pipelines...

Within 26 years, virtually all gas power plants will be economically obsolete in many states.

Over 800 climate strikes planned in U.S. on September 20th; Global Climate Strikes to...

5 days ahead of strikes, Activists of all ages, labor groups, faith leaders, businesses gear up for youth-led climate strikes in intergenerational demand for climate action

Dangerous levels of plastic found in children’s bodies finds new study

"It can't be that every fourth child between three and five years old is so heavily burdened with chemicals that long-term damage cannot safely be ruled out."

What George Carlin taught us about media propaganda by omission

George Carlin’s quip reminds us to demand the other score: the horrific cost of our unequal and unsustainable status quo.

Germany poised to spend nearly $50 billion on climate protections

The country will spend up to 40 billion euros to cushion the impact of abandoning coal.