Boycott Israel, Go to Jail?

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Updated: July 21, 2017 (added another video report and a Take Action link)

TheRealNews on Jul 19, 2017

A bipartisan Senate bill would make boycotting Israel punishable by up to 20 years in prison. But a new pushback from groups including the ACLU could help stop the ‘draconian’ measure, says Josh Ruebner of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights.

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Glenn Greenwald: Prosecuting Julian Assange and WikiLeaks Threatens Press Freedom for All

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Democracy Now! on Apr 21, 2017

http://democracynow.org – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald responds to reports that the Trump administration has prepared an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed the report at a news conference Thursday. Last week, CIA chief Mike Pompeo blasted WikiLeaks as a “hostile intelligence service,” in a stark reversal from his previous praise for the group.

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Edward Snowden: Liberty VS Surveillance

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Ruptly TV on Apr 18, 2017

National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden is due to participate via a video link during an international conference at College of William & Mary in Williamsburg on Tuesday, April 18.

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Former Editor Sues Philadelphia Police for Constitutional Violations in Her Arrest by Walter M. Brasch

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by Walter Brasch
Featured Writer
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www.walterbrasch.com
September 23, 2011

A former managing editor for the online newspaper, OpEdNews, has sued the city of Philadelphia and eight of its police officers for violating her Constitutional rights.

Cheryl Biren-Wright, Pennsauken, N.J., charges the defendants with violating her 1st, 4th, and 14th amendment rights. The civil action, filed in the U.S. District Court, Philadelphia, is based upon her arrest during a peaceful protest Sept. 12, 2009, at the Army Experience Center (AEC) in the Franklin Mills Mall.

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Michael Parenti: Free Speech (2011)

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with Michael Parenti
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www.michaelparenti.org
Sept. 4, 2011

on Aug 31, 2011

Author Michael Parenti challenges his audience to learn about and advocate free speech in the face of oppression. From the origins of the Bill of Rights up to today’s challenges by the FBI and other government entities, Parenti says, it is essential to stand up for one’s rights. He spoke at an event sponsored by the South Bay Committee Against Political Repression. See michaelparenti.org for more information.

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Our Supreme Corporate Court: 3 Strikes and We’re Out! by Gary Corseri

By Gary Corseri
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July 3, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court For Sale (Washington, DC)

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First, some aphoristic opals:

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” — Wendell Phillips (1811-1884), abolitionist, orator and columnist for The Liberator.

“Truth can never be told so as to be understood, and not be believ’d.” — William Blake

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An open letter to Noam Chomsky and the general public – RE: Film Banned in U.S. by John Pilger

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Updated: June 14, 2011

by John Pilger
Information Clearing House
June 10, 2011

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Dear Noam,

I am writing to you and a number of other friends mostly in the US to alert you to the extraordinary banning of my film on war and media, ‘The War You Don’t See’, and the abrupt cancellation of a major event at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe in which David Barsamian and I were to discuss free speech, US foreign policy and censorship in the media.

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Video of Adam Kokesh dance flash mob at Jefferson Memorial, June 4, 2011

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English: Adam Kokesh one of several indivduals arrested after a nonviolent protest against the Iraq war in the Senate Hart Office Building, Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

on Jun 4, 2011

In Washington DC, hundreds of people have been dancing at the Jefferson Memorial claiming they are exercising their first amendment rights. It comes after last week RT America host Adam Kokesh and four others were arrested by the police for dancing at the same spot.

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Nick Merrill, the first American to stand up and challenge the FBI’s National Security Letters, interviewed by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds

by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds
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originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
February 14, 2011

Nick (Nicholas) Merrill joins us to recount his ‘surreal’ experience as the first American to stand up and challenge the FBI’s National Security Letters, living under FBI gag orders for the past six years, and being identified only as ‘John Doe’ in court documents. Mr. Merrill relates what made him resist the FBI order, and discusses the unconstitutionality of these practices- government warrantless surveillance and searches, and violations of American’s liberties and privacy. Continue reading

60 Minutes: Julian Assange Interview

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Note: replaced videos Sept. 9, 2014

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Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, speaks to Steve Kroft about the U.S. attempt to indict him on criminal charges and the torrent of criticism aimed at him for publishing classified documents. Continue reading

Dennis Kucinich Ready To Fight Renewal Of Patriot Act!

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MOXNEWSd0tCOM | January 26, 2011

January 26, 2011 News Corp

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Daniel Ellsberg: We Need Whistle Blowers to Stop Murder

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Daniel Ellsberg: There was no law against leaking the Pentagon Papers nor is there now against Wikileaks

Daniel Ellsberg is a former US military analyst employed by the RAND Corporation who precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of US government decision-making about the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers.

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WikiLeaks: Why It Matters. Why It Doesn’t?

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[note: replaced video Sept. 17, 2014]

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A panel of leading thinkers explores WikiLeaks and its implications for access to information, security, first amendment rights, innovation, and more.

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Noam Chomsky: Freedom of Speech, Info Wars, Class Warfare and Israel

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We are honored to bring Noam Chomsky to the working class Left. Listen to Chomsky on Wiki, info wars, on the Class War and on Israel/Palestine.

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Julian Assange on Murdoch, Manning and the threat from China By John Pilger

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By John Pilger
ICH
New Statesman
January 13, 2011

The “technological enemy” of WikiLeaks is not the United States, but China, according to Assange.

“China is the worst offender” when it comes to censorship, says the controversial whistleblower. “China has aggressive and sophisticated interception technology that places itself between every reader inside China and every information source outside China. We’ve been fighting a running battle to make sure we can get information through, and there are now all sorts of ways Chinese readers can get on to our site.”

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