Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Tag: Freedom of the Press

Attack the press

In normal times, we often see a gradual chipping away of basic rights like we’ve seen in the trials of Julian Assange, where a narrative, some of it true, a lot of it based on character assassination and outright lies, has been built over time, denying the publisher the presumption of innocence.

Standing on the brink—the President’s war on the press

The freedom we cherish in America owes a great deal to the symbiotic relationship between “the news”—free-wheeling journalism, warts and all—and an accountable government.

Press Freedom is under threat in the land of its birth

Hong Kong looks freer than the U.S. these days.

Family of jailed Saudi feminist Loujain Al-Hathloul: She was waterboarded, flogged...

The Saudi government has resisted calls from human rights groups and lawmakers from around the world to release Loujain and the other jailed activists.

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

My Swedish friend is sitting in a jail cell.

Chomsky: Arrest of Assange is ‘scandalous’ and highlights shocking extraterritorial reach...

Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.

Almost a decade later, the persecution of Chelsea Manning and Julian...

While a protracted legal battle seems likely, it probably won’t be too long before Assange joins Chelsea Manning in an American prison, a warning to future whistle-blowers that those who embarrass the powerful will face severe consequences, no matter how long it takes.

Making American journalism great and different

The same miserable mob that mauled Main Street banks has plundered and pillaged newspapers across the country.

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

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Greta Thunberg joins 630+ young people in landmark climate lawsuit against Sweden

"The Swedish state fails to meet the constitutional requirement to promote sustainable development leading to a good environment for present and future generations," said the plaintiffs.

The renewable energy transition is failing

Renewable energy isn’t replacing fossil fuel energy—it’s adding to it.