Nothing is More Important Right Now Than Preserving Net Neutrality

July 12th: Internet-Wide Day Of Action To Save Net Neutrality

July 12th: Internet-Wide Day Of Action To Save Net Neutrality

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Whatever issues you are interested in depend on keeping the Internet free and open. ~ Lo

From: Battle For The Net

July 12th: Internet-Wide Day Of Action To Save Net Neutrality

WHAT IS NET NEUTRALITY?

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A Crackdown On Our Right To Stand Up by Nicole Colson

Moving In, Occupy Oakland Move In Day (5 of 31)

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by Nicole Colson
Socialist Worker
February 10, 2017

Nicole Colson explains how Republican-led legislatures are trying to push through laws to criminalize dissent–in the hopes of stopping the growing fight against the right.

LESS THAN three weeks into his presidency, Donald Trump is clearly what George W. Bush once claimed to be: “a uniter, not a divider.” Only he’s been uniting many hundreds of thousands of people in protest and many millions in outrage at his bigoted, right-wing actions since taking office.

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An Injunction Against the First Amendment by Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
walterbrasch.com
March 20, 2014

Fracking LA

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Vera Scroggins of Susquehanna County, Pa., will be in court Monday morning.

This time, she will have lawyers and hundreds of thousands of supporters throughout the country. Representing Scroggins to vacate an injunction limiting her travel will be lawyers from the ACLU and Public Citizen, and a private attorney.

The last time Scroggins appeared in the Common Pleas Court in October, she didn’t have lawyers. That’s because Judge Kenneth W. Seamans refused to grant her a continuance.

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Glenn Greenwald: The Job of Journalists Is To Prevent People In Power From Lying To The People Over Whom They’re Ruling

Protect Edward Snowden #NSA

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BBC Newsnight on Oct 3, 2013

BBC Newsnight exclusive interview with journalist Glenn Greenwald on Edward Snowden, the PRISM revelations and mass surveillance.  Continue reading

Government Should Not Define What a Reporter Is—or Isn’t by Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.walterbrasch.com
August 19, 2013

The First Amendment

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Sen. Diane Feinstein and a horde of members of Congress of both parties want to decide who is and who isn’t a reporter. Sen. Feinstein says a “real” reporter is a “salaried agent of a media company.”

She mentions the usual suspects—New York Times, ABC News. She dismisses part-time staff. She dismisses freelancers. She dismisses those who write, often without pay, for the hundreds of alternative publications, and often break news and investigative stories well ahead of the mainstream media. She dismisses anyone who, she says, “have no professional qualifications.”

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Chris Hedges: Monitoring of AP Phones a “Terrifying” Step in State Assault on Press Freedom + Transcript

with Chris Hedges
Writer, Dandelion Salad
May 15, 2013

Stop Government Spying

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democracynow on May 15, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org – The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges joins us to discuss what could mark the most significant government intrusion on freedom of the press in decades. The Justice Department has acknowledged seizing the work, home and cellphone records used by almost 100 reporters and editors at the Associated Press. The phones targeted included the general AP office numbers in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Hartford, Connecticut, and the main number for the AP in the House of Representatives press gallery. The action likely came as part of a probe into the leaks behind an AP story on the U.S. intelligence operation that stopped a Yemen-based al-Qaeda bombing plot on a U.S.-bound airplane. Hedges, a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and former New York Times reporter, calls the monitoring “one more assault in a long series of assaults against freedom of information and freedom of the press.” Highlighting the Obama administration’s targeting of government whistleblowers, Hedges adds: “Talk to any investigative journalist who must investigate the government and they will tell you that there is a deep freeze. People are terrified of speaking, because they are terrified of going to jail.”

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Only You Can Prevent Fracking by Peter Rugh + Frack Fact by Walter Brasch

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Forward On Climate Smokey

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by Peter Rugh
SocialistWorker.org
First published at Waging Nonviolence, May 7, 2013
May 9, 2013

SMOKEY THE Bear thought he smelled a fire in the woods. But as he approached the clearing and saw a giant derrick jutting out into the sky, he realized that what his nose had picked up was the scent of hydrocarbons. It was another piece of evidence that the increasingly widespread method of oil and gas extraction known as fracking was poisoning the environment that he and his human friends depend on. He decided something must be done.

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The Latest Threats To Life As We Know It by William Blum

by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
April 9, 2013

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The Anti-Empire Report

Would you believe that the United States tried to do something that was not nice against Hugo Chávez?

Wikileaks has done it again. I guess the US will really have to get tough now with Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.

In a secret US cable to the State Department, dated November 9, 2006, and recently published online by WikiLeaks, former US ambassador to Venezuela, William Brownfield, outlines a comprehensive plan to destabilize the government of the late President Hugo Chávez. The cable begins with a Summary:
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NDAA: We Won’t Stop Fighting This by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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Truthdig
September 17, 2012

NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act)

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In January I sued President Barack Obama over Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorized the military to detain U.S. citizens indefinitely, strip them of due process and hold them in military facilities, including offshore penal colonies. Last week, round one in the battle to strike down the onerous provision, one that saw me joined by six other plaintiffs including Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg, ended in an unqualified victory for the public. U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest, who accepted every one of our challenges to the law, made her temporary injunction of the section permanent. In short, she declared the law unconstitutional.

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Chris Hedges: The Assault on Civil Liberties Under Obama More Egregious Than Under Bush + Carl Mayer: They Can’t Chill Your Freedom of Speech

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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September 14, 2012

Witness Against Torture: 96-Hour Cage Vigil at the White House

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Chris Hedges, Truthdig “The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress” joins Thom Hartmann. Civil liberties advocates led by journalists and writers Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg, and Noam Chomsky secured a big victory yesterday. Federal Judge Katherine Forrest struck down the controversial indefinite detention provision passed and signed by President Obama on New Year’s Eve last year as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. Continue reading

NDAA on trial: Obama Administration fights ban on indefinite detention of Americans

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NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act)

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White House lawyers have been recently defending the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA. They have been arguing that jailing Americans indefinitely without trial in some instances is necessary for the safety and security of the country.Tangerine Bolen of Revolution Truth and a plaintiff in the case against the NDAA joins RT’s Kristine Frazao to discuss the matter.

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Chris Hedges: When Empires Emplode + Update on the NDAA Lawsuit

NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act)

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with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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August 9, 2012

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Guest host Sam Sacks discusses the world food crisis and corporate capitalism with journalist and author Chris Hedges.

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First They Come For the Muslims by Chris Hedges

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Rick Rozoff: NATO vs The 1st Amendment + Qur’an burning by US led troops in Afghanistan monstrous blasphemy

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
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Stop NATO
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February 22, 2012

President Obama: Stop the Wars!

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