Free speech - online freedom
Free speech fights Free speech fights are conflicts over the right to speak freely, particularly involving the Industrial Workers of the World (the "IWW", or "Wobblies'") efforts in the early twentieth century to organize workers and publicly speak about labor issues.
during #mediablackout do NOT scoop the wire : EvictionDay
A reminder about WikiLeaks “Just in time to spoil the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the publication of the Pentagon Papers, the Obama Justice Department is trying to do what Richard Nixon couldn’t: indict a media organization. . . . Charging Julian Assange with ‘conspiracy to commit espionage’ would effectively be setting a precedent with a charge that more accurately could be characterized as ‘conspiracy to commit journalism‘” — James Goodale, General Counsel of The New York Times during its Pentagon Papers fight with the Nixon administration, writing in The Daily Beast, June 12, 2011. When, many years ago, I first read about the Nixon administration’s infamous break-in to the office of Daniel Ellberg’s psychiatrist as a means to discredit the Pentagon Papers leak, I was baffled by the motivation.
Blood on their Hands: Media Framing of the Afghan War Diary Leaks
The Indian government wants to censor the Internet without being seen to be censoring the Internet. Invisible Censorship: How the Government Censors Without Being Seen
WikiLeaks: The Great Visa Escape on Vimeo
RAP NEWS 7: #Revolution spreads to America (#OccupyWallSt) - w Pilger, Mahfouz & Glenn Beck
Wikileaks Needs You!
MSM: Assange on 'Kremlin Mouthpiece'
CHOMSKY on WIKILEAKS on Vimeo
Frontline Club: OWS & Assange , occupy and what do they want ?
Welcome to FoWL: Friends of WikiLeaks!
"FoWL": WikiLeaks gründet Sympathisanten-Netzwerk - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Netzwelt Hamburg - WikiLeaks kämpft in diesen Tagen an vielen Fronten. In London wehrt sich Gründer Julian Assange gegen seine Auslieferung nach Schweden - die allerdings nichts mit Enthüllungen zu tun hat, sondern mit dem Vorwurf der Vergewaltigung und sexuellen Nötigung. In Fort Meade, Marylandläuft seit Samstag die Anhörung, in der entschieden werden soll, ob Bradley Manning, angeblich die Quelle diverser großer Enthüllungen aus US-Geheiminformationen, vor ein Kriegsgericht kommt. Schon seit einiger Zeit mangelt es WikiLeaks an Geld, und ein neues sicheres Einreichnungssystem für neue Leaks ist noch immer nicht eingereichtet. Die kürzlich veröffentlichten "Spy Files" über die Praktiken und Produkte der internationalen Überwachungsbranche sind denn auch eher Dossier denn Enthüllung im engeren Sinne. Da käme ein bisschen mehr Unterstützung gerade recht.
Activist Daniel Ellsberg weighs in on the importance of WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning’s case - Countdown with Keith Olbermann To Our Faithful Current.com Users: Current's run has ended after eight exciting years on air and online. The Current TV staff has appreciated your interest, support, participation and unflagging loyalty over the years. Your contributions helped make Current.com a vibrant place for discussing thousands of interesting stories, and your continued viewership motivated us to keep innovating and find new ways to reflect the voice of the people.
Manning/Assange Link Found?
* Article: Liquid Information Leaks. By Nathan Jurgenson and PJ Rey. Summary Wikileaks’ Liquid Information Leaks for a Liquid Society - Zygmunt Bauman
Among the treasure troves of recently released WikiLeaks cables, we find one whose significance has bypassed Swedish media. Cable Reveals Extent Of Lapdoggery From Swedish Govt On Copyright Monopoly
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange attends a press conference in London, 27 February 2012, about the release of more than 5m emails from private intelligence firm Stratfor. Photograph: Kerim Okten/EPA WikiLeaks, the whistleblower website, has again published a massive trove of documents, this time from a private intelligence firm known as Stratfor. The source of the leak was the hacker group Anonymous, which took credit for obtaining more than 5m emails from Stratfor's servers. Anonymous obtained the material on 24 December 2011, and provided it to WikiLeaks, which, in turn, partnered with 25 media organizations globally to analyze the emails and publish them. Stratfor, WikiLeaks and the Obama administration's war against truth | Amy Goodman | Comment is free
Four boxes of liberty Larry McDonald (1935–1983), often attributed as the author of the meme
Clay Shirky: Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea)
There is a war coming: Cory Doctorow on the future regulation of general purpose computation – video | Comment is free
Do We Really Have To Prepare For The Fourth Box? As I watch the legislative abominations named SOPA, PIPA, and NDAA follow the lead of the DMCA and the Patriot Act in the United States, I realize that the worst possible scenario for civil liberties appears to actually be materializing. The internal talk within the Swedish Pirate Party has long been that it’s our job to prevent Europe from descending into totalitarian fascism.
SOPA: What if Google, Facebook and Twitter Went Offline in Protest? Can you imagine a world without Google or Facebook? If plans to protest the potential passing of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) come to fruition, you won’t need to; those sites, along with many other well-known online destinations, will go temporarily offline as a taste of what we could expect from a post-SOPA Internet.
Anonymous Responds to SOPA: We'll Deface The Internet In Protest The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011, by Texan Republican Representative Lamar Smith and a bipartisan group of 12 initial co-sponsors. The bill, which we describe in great detail here, could signal the end of the Internet as we know it.
The government debate over the Stop Online Piracy Act may have taken a break for the holidays, with the hearings in the House of Representatives apparently delayed until an unspecified date next year, but just in case you thought the debate online might calm down, Anonymous has entered the fray. In a statement released earlier this week, Anonymous announced OpBlackOut, a plan to “replace the face of the internet with a clear message about how we feel about censorship.” Calling SOPA “an oppressive new law that will allow the Federal Government of the United States to shut down, arrest, fine and prosecute any website and its operator(s) at the behest of corporations who can and do stand to profit from weaponized citizenship,” Anonymous is planning OpBlackOut as a response in which front pages of sympathetic websites will be replaced by an image they call “a simple, clear protest page” to stand united against the potential passing of SOPA. ‘Anonymous’ Blacks Out the Internet in Response to SOPA Debate
Boycott SOPA: Android App To Find SOPA Backers The anti-SOPA movement has been gathering pace, helped by online campaigns to boycott supporting companies by hitting them where it hurts — their bank accounts.
SOPA / PIPA
What I Wish Wikipedia and Others Were Saying About SOPA/PIPA The SOPA/PIPA blackout today by Wikipedia, Mozilla, WordPress.com and many other sites is (I hope) drawing attention to proposed legislation that is considered a threat to "Internet freedom." That's fine, admirable, and (with any luck) will be effective at curbing SOPA/PIPA for at least another legislative season. The backgrounders I've read so far by Wikipedia and others explain pretty well why SOPA/PIPA shouldn't pass. What they don't say is that SOPA/PIPA are business as usual, and the protest is a last-ditch effort necessary because the legislative system and mainstream media are fundamentally broken. The blackout and other protests today are the result of a long, sustained, full-court press against legislation that's being pushed through despite widespread opposition.
Sopa victory for tech community as US House committee adjourns | Technology
The Internet Spoke and, Finally, Congress Listened!
BlackoutSOPA.org - Change your profile picture to protest SOPA!
#BlackoutSOPA: How 87,000 People Taught Us About The Future of Online Activism
How SOPA's 'circumvention' ban could put a target on Tor | Privacy Inc.
Net founders fight piracy law with 'censorship' claim
Geeks to Testify (Finally!) About SOPA Blacklisting Implications | Threat Level
SOPA PIPA Internet Censorship
Hackers plan space satellites to combat censorship
RIP Internet: Brein = censuurdictator
Ziggo en XS4All moeten Pirate Bay blokkeren - nieuws detailpagina - TROS Radar
Ziggo moet Pirate Bay blokkeren
Brein vs. Pirate Bay: internet naar de haaien? | Inleiding | Pro | Tweakers.net Reviews
Beyond ACTA: next secret copyright agreement negotiated this week—in Hollywood
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Organised Opposition Health of the Body Politic
EXCLUSIVE: Jacob Appelbaum (Wikileaks/Tor) on SOPA
28c3: How governments have tried to block Tor
Robert McDowell: The U.N. Threat to Internet Freedom
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Google's Screenwise Project Will Give You Money If You Give Up Your Privacy
The Leveson Inquiry
Dutch Judge Who Ordered Pirate Bay Links Censored Found To Be Corrupt
The Internet as Playground and Factory - Gabriella Coleman on Vimeo
Gene Sharp - How to Start a Revolution Trailer on Vimeo
How To Start A Revolution | a film by Ruaridh Arrow
Under Watch: A Day in the New Surveillance Society
Deutsche Überwachungstechnik im Ausland | NDR.de - Fernsehen - Sendungen A - Z - Zapp - Medien und Politik / Wirtschaft
Invallen NMa bij KPN, Vodafone, T-Mobile
Quinn Norton: I swear, #SOPA and #NDAA a
Hillary Clinton and Internet Freedom Glenn Greenwald
Can the U.S. Government close social media accounts?
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28c3: The coming war on general computation
How the Right Wing Destroyed the U.S. Postal Service
Stratfor emails reveal secret, widespread TrapWire surveillance system
Amazing mind reader reveals his 'gift'
DU, ITU, & Internet Zensur [german]
France's censorship demands to Twitter are more dangerous than "hate speech" | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free
TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard
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Montevideo Statement on the Future of Internet Cooperation
The core Internet institutions abandon the US Government