Saturday, October 24, 2020

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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The dangerous calls for ‘herd immunity’

As we’ve seen over decades with climate change, we are sure to begin to see actual experts like epidemiologists debating highly paid public speaking shills about herd immunity on cable news in the months ahead.

Ten uplifting teaching moments from President Fiasco

How to achieve peace in our time, universal happiness, and healthy goodwill towards our neighbor.

Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act introduced in Senate

“This is the bill we have been waiting for. It draws on the latest science to tap the treasure-trove of ocean solutions to accelerate progress on climate change. The outcome? People win, the economy wins, nature wins.”

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

To prevent voter intimidation, Michigan has banned open carry guns at polling places

“The presence of firearms at the polling place, clerk’s office(s), or absent voter counting board may cause disruption, fear or intimidation for voters, election workers and others present.”