Swedish Sex Pistol Aimed at Assange by Jim Kavanagh + John Pilger: US Charges Against Julian Assange Are Ridiculous!

Swedish Sex Pistol Aimed at Assange by Jim Kavanagh + John Pilger: US Charges Against Julian Assange Are Ridiculous!

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by Jim Kavanagh
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Polemicist
May 31, 2019

In my article, Avoiding Assange, a month ago, right after the first US indictment was issued, I addressed two diversionary arguments that I knew would be used by those who want to hide their complicity with American imperialism under leftish cover—that is, those who don’t want to be seen as endorsing the United States government’s prosecution of Assange for, and intimidation of every journalist in the world from, reporting the embarrassing truth about American war crimes, but who also don’t really want to stand in the way of Assange’s extradition to the United States.

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Daniel Ellsberg on Julian Assange’s Espionage Charges: It Cuts Out The First Amendment, Essentially! + Chelsea Manning Back in Prison (Updated)

Julian Assange US Extradition Hearing: It Raises Massive Concerns About Free Speech

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Updated: May 24, 2019

TheRealNews on May 23, 2019

The US Department of Justice issued an 18-count indictment against Julian Assange for violating the 1917 Espionage Act. We speak to Daniel Ellsberg about the dangerous implications this move has for journalism in the United States.

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Avoiding Assange by Jim Kavanagh

Julian Assange Arrested + Wikileaks Claims Discovery of Extensive Spying Operation Against Assange

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by Jim Kavanagh
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Polemicist
April 25, 2019

The United States government is seeking to extradite and prosecute Julian Assange for one reason: to punish him for publishing true and embarrassing information about US crimes and intimidate every journalist in the world from doing so again.

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Chris Hedges: Israel Can No Longer Hide The Brutality Of Their Apartheid System + Phyllis Bennis: Senators Sneak Amendment to Make Israel Boycott Illegal

Confront Zionism, Boycott Israel

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Dec 19, 2018

Award-winning author and host of “On Contact” Chris Hedges joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the anti-BDS legislation sweeping the US, an effort to protect Israel’s public image by muzzling the Boycott, Divestment & Sanction (BDS) movement, which seeks to put economic pressure on Israel and bring attention to the plight of the Palestinians. Hedges says “Israel can no longer control its narrative or hide the brutality of their apartheid system.”

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Matt Taibbi: They are Essentially Controlling the Flow of Information

Matt Taibbi: They are Essentially Controlling the Flow of Information

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TheRealNews on Aug 28, 2018

Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi joins us to examine the dangerous juncture our freedom finds itself in when Facebook, Twitter, and Google work with the government and its intelligence services to control what we see and hear.

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Michael Parenti: Free Speech In The Face Of Oppression + Free Speech – At A Price by Michael Parenti

"FREE SPEECH*"

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by Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published Sept. 4, 2011
April 26, 2018

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.

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Chris Hedges: RT Targeted for Giving Platform to Anti-Imperialist, Anti-Capitalist Critics

Chris Hedges: RT Targeted for Giving Platform to Anti-Imperialist, Anti-Capitalist Critics

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Nov 13, 2017

The Department of Justice has required RT America to register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), an anti-propaganda law from the 1930s. “On Contact” host Chris Hedges discusses whether such a requirement will have a chilling effect on the First Amendment’s freedom of the press with RT America’s Ashlee Banks.

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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

Glenn Greenwald Julian Assange

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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

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

Elaine Brower under arrest

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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)

Freedom Of Speech

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with Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
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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
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
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

Protect Free Speech Wikileaks = Pentagon Paper...

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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...

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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