Monday, October 3, 2022

Tag: Freedom of Press

Julian Assange and the increasing threat to freedom of the press

The continued persecution of Manning and Assange shows that while actual war criminals are showered with praise and given lucrative sinecures, those who reveal their crimes are the ones who will face punishment.

You Can’t Trust the (Corporate) Press

From operation mockingbird to wars based on official lies, you can't trust the corporate press. Democracy will only flourish when "the press can decide whether to print what it knows.”

Three Journalists Murdered within Two Weeks

"The murder of three journalists in two weeks shows how the lack of progress in ending impunity has emboldened those bent on silencing the press in the Philippines." Will their killers be brought to justice?

HuffPost and Washington Post Reporters Face Charges in Ferguson

Huffington Post's Ryan Reilly and Washington Post's Wesley Lowery were charged with trespassing and interfering with a police officer a year after being detained during the Ferguson riots. This raises troubling questions about press freedom.

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.

Suffocating dissent: Gagging the Media in Ethiopia

The Anti–Terrorism Proclamation is known to punish so-called "troublesome journalists" who might criticize the government or publish articles featuring opposition. The brutal gang ruling is no worse than in Ethiopia.

Charlie Hebdo Team Regrets Not Parading Caricatures of Hypocritical World Leaders...

Many of the world leaders in the rally would have jailed the Charlie Hebdo staff if they had been operating in those countries. So here are a few Charlie Hebdo caricatures just for the politicians in attendance, for many of whom the victims had only contempt.

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Low-paid workers are unionizing. Corporations are spending a ton to stop them.

A record number of workers are trying to form labor unions, a Center for Public Integrity analysis shows. Corporate America is alarmed.

Italy’s far right rode inequality to victory — but has no answers for it

A let-the-rich-be government has opened the doors to the smiling heirs of Italy’s neofascist factions.

Prospects for a republic beset with disunity 

A republic needs endless work/ Or insurgent forces go berserk.
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This one thing made Alex Jones stop lying 

It turns out there actually might be a way to stop the constant stream of lies coming from the right-wing media. Sue. Them.

Texas the biggest culprit in toxic waterway discharge in US, report finds

Texas is the No. 1 state in the U.S. for discharging of toxic pollutants into streams, rivers and lakes.