New articles in Human Rights: freedoms of speech, assembly, religion, redress

Timothy Ash: defying the assassin’s veto. read

Glenn Greenwald: US drops to 49th in World Press Freedom rankings. read

Greenwald, Poitras, and Snowden discuss what NSA has done to human freedom. read

Peter Linebaugh: Police and Plunder. read

David Palumbo-Liu on failures of liberals to take free speech seriously (e.g. Chait, Summers). read

James Risen sees Holder as greatest enemy of press freedom. read

Deb Freedman on Peter Osborne’s resignation. “The final reason why Oborne’s resignation has been so widely acclaimed is because it gives voice to an increasingly widespread view that ordinary people are being lied to by people with power (which, ironically, is why we need fearless journalists in the first place: to alert us to this fact).” (Osborne called the Telegraph ‘a fraud on its readers’ for succumbing to HSBC corporate pressures). read

New articles in Human Rights: freedoms of speech, assembly, religion, redress

Chris Hedges on the censorship promoted by Israel lobby. read

Conor Friedersdorf: CIA spying on Senate. read

Protesters at Minnesota’s Mall of America may be charged for the lost business. read

Gallup’s 10 worst findings for 2014. read

Chuck Todd, Meet the Press, says if he is too tough, politicians won’t come on this show. read

New articles in Human Rights: freedoms of speech, assembly, religion, redress

FBI identifies 2nd NSA leaker. read

UC Berkeley administration rejecys student petition to rescind Bill Maher’s invitation to give graduation speech. read

Katrina vanden Heuvel on justice for Snowden. read

Katrina vanden Heuvel interviewed by Mark Steiner on her Snowden interview in Moscow (1 of 2, 17 min). read

Ramin Jahanbegloo had “too many” Jewish friends for his Irananian government. read

New articles in Human Rights: freedoms of speech, assembly, religion, redress

Bill Maher on the controversy with Affleck. read

Chris Hedges on te myth of the pree press. “The mass media blindly support the ideology of corporate capitalism. They laud and promote the myth of American democracy—even as we are stripped of civil liberties and money replaces the vote.” read

New articles in Human Rights: freedoms of speech, assembly, religion, redress

Warren Blumenfeld summarizes the hate-speeches at Values Voters Summit. read

Jimmy Carter: Slaverynow is worse than in 1700. read

FBI suppression of Students for a Democratic Society. read

James Bamford writes about his 1981 experiences with NSA over its illegalities. read

Udo Ulfkottle on the ways journalism is bought (12 min). watch

Michael Tomasky on the Maher/Affleck debate on Islamophobia and universalism. read

Cornel West on Islamophobia: ““I don’t think that somehow Islam is inherently or innately [oppressive],” West added. “It’s a cultural and historical phenomenon, it can undergo democratization, it can undergo liberalization like any other religious tradition.” watch

Sam Harris’ blog on the Maher debate. watch

James Risen: Obama hates the press. read

Goddard College continues its independent ways, asking Mumia Abu-Jamal to give a second graduation speech. read

Jonathan Cook questions George Mombiot’s continuing independence of corporate realm. read

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Ralph Nader on “the incarceration of he American consumer.” read

Tom Engelhardt on creation of “terror-phobia.” read