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Posts Tagged ‘First Amendment

Support Occupy Wall Street protesters now!

October 13, 2011

At 7 a.m. tomorrow, Mayor Bloomberg is evicting the Occupy Wall Street protesters from their occupation of Zuccotti Park, unless you can help. Zuccotti Park is the birthplace of the Occupy protests sweeping the nation and capturing the public’s attention. It’s where a community of committed Americans are standing up against Wall Street and the […]

Julian Assange is only guilty of embarrassing the US

March 19, 2011

Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange packed Sydney’s Town Hall to hear Julian Burnside QC and others denounce the treatment of the whistleblower website and the Australian-born Assange at the hands of the Australian and US governments. A panel which included journalist John Pilger and federal MP Andrew Wilkie, a former intelligence analyst and Iraq […]

Clear and Present Danger to Free Speech

January 14, 2011

The so-called Shield bill, which was recently introduced in both houses of Congress in response to the WikiLeaks disclosures, would amend the Espionage Act of 1917 to make it a crime for any person knowingly and willfully to disseminate, “in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States,” any classified information […]

WiliLeaks: freedom of the press to bare the secrets of government

December 20, 2010

“In the First Amendment, the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. “The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. “The Government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government. […]

US tries to build a case against Julian Assange

December 17, 2010

Federal prosecutors, seeking to build a case against the WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange for his role in a huge dissemination of classified government documents, are looking for evidence of any collusion in his early contacts with an Army intelligence analyst suspected of leaking the information. Justice Department officials are trying to find out whether Assange […]

America Land of the Free Surveillance

August 26, 2010

Political spying is nearly as bad now as it was during the Cold War. The ACLU reports that Americans are harrassed and under surveillance for exercising their First Amendment rights. One ACLU report, Policing Free Speech: Police Surveillance and Obstruction of First Amendment-Protected Activity (.pdf), reveals that, in recent years, Americans have been put under surveillance […]