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

Amy Goodman: Manning, Snowden, and Assange tool risks to expose crimes. read

William Boardman contends that we have now become a police state. read

Norman Solomon contends that Bradley Manning deserves Nobel Peach Prize. read

Adam Liptak on new distinctions between spies and leakers. read

Chris Hedges on the death of truths in the persecution of Wikileaks. “If we lose this battle, if these rebels are defeated, it means the dark night of corporate totalitarianism. If we win, if the corporate state is unmasked, it can be destroyed.” read

Corey Robin discusses Harvard’s McCarthyism and the young Robert Bellah. read

RootsAction’s petition to award Nobel Peace Prize to Bradley Manning. read

David Corn sees journalists colluding with conservatives and creating propaganda. watch

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

Daniel Ellsberg says Snowden was right to leave country, and that country is no longer the same since his own whistleblowing. read

Jeremy Scahill on the government’s war on whistleblowers. watch

ACLU fights surveillance by license plates. read

Military has right to indefinite detention of US citizens! read

Jimmy Carter: US no longer a functioning democracy. read

Shocking ruling by military judge in Manning trial, but many civilian judges might do the same! read

Court orders reporter James Risen to testify on a news source. read

White House objects to release of Yemeni journalist who exposed our drone strikes. watch

Senate committee votes to apply sanctions to any nation helping Snowden. read

Obama’s promise to protect whistleblowers no longer included in his speech archives. read

Chase Madar on the negative significance of the Manning case for US journalism. read

Quentin Skinner & Richard Marshall discuss historic liberalism and current surveillance. read

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

Roy Greenslade explores the editorial split at Washington Post over handling of the Snowden case. read

Edward Snowden’s brilliant (and absolutelky correct) statement from Moscow. read

Amy Goodman’s Fourth of July statement reminds us that important change always comes from below, from [popular protests. read

Secret surveillance rulings expand searches. read

Kevin Zeese & Margaret Flowers on the need for, and ways of dissent in US today. read

Frank Rich, seasoned journalist, on how poorly the media is handling the Snowden story. read

The Associated Whistleblowing, sheltered in Iceland, in an alternative site to Wikileaks. read

Israel Parliament considering a bill treating Bedouins as “invaders.’ read

Snowden has “no regrets.” read

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou has advice for Snowden. read

Mark Karlin reviews new film, Bidder 79, that describes Tim DeChristopher’s protest against big energy and subsequent imprisonment. read

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

Assange on Snowden. read

Ralph Nader on the corporatizing of national security. read

Glenn Greenwald reminds us of Frank Church’s warnings about NSA. read

Glenn Greenwald on the government defamation attempts after his breaking the NSA surveillance story. read

David Sirota on the US government’s repressions of press freedom, even in Yemen. read

CIA plan to crush lesakers is leaked. read

US can obtain 1 billion phone calls daily. read

Juan Cole on ways that US press will treat James Cartwright differently from Edward Snowden. read

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

Holder vs. Humanitarian Law is worst attack on free speech since Smith Act? (click)

Chris Hedges sees AP surveillance as “terrifying.”(click)

Julian Assange reviews new book on Google’s cooperation with US State Department. (click)

Edward Snowden reveals how and why he leaked data on CIA surveillance. watch

Booz Allen Hanilton “one of the largest and most profitable corporations in the United States.” click

Daniel Ellsberg supports Snowden’s whistleblowing. click

Chase Madar on the importance of transparency and Manning and Snowden. click

Chris Hedges sees trial of Bradley Manning as “judicial lynching.” click

Rob Kall on how the “liberal” pundits have caved in on the Snowden case. c;ick

Norman Solomon on the critics of Edward Snowden, click

Ray Mc Govern defends Snowden. click

Matt Taibbi on the ways that MSM miss the point in the Manning trial. click

Reader Supported News has files suit over deniew media access to Manning trial. click

Russia is now considering sheltering Snowden as a human rights activist (along with Assange). click

Adam Hochschild reviews Seth Rosenfeld’s new book on the FBI’s surveillance of student radicalism and the roles played by “anticommunism.” clidck

Snowden a “traitor,” doing an act of “treason.” Normal Solomon depicts the weak defenses from many members of the Progressive Caucus.. click

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

Chris Hedges describes his long interview with Julian Assange. “Corporate totalitarianism is spreading rapidly, and it’s not just Assange or Manning they want. It is all who dare to defy the official narrative…. The world has been turned upside down. The pestilence of corporate totalitarianism is spreading rapidly over the earth. The criminals have seized power. It is not, in the end, simply Assange or Manning they want. It is all who dare to defy the official narrative, to expose the big lie of the global corporate state.” (click)

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

Gabriella Coleman, anthropologist specializing in the digital insurgency. An underreported story of the forces for transparency behind Bradley Manning, Aaron Swartz, Julian Assange, and Anonymous (click). (click)

Bill Maher’s latest attack on religions. (click)

FAA declares no-fly zone over Arkansas oil spill. (click)

Jon Stewart mocks Egyptian president Morsi for jailing satirist Bassem Youssef. (click)

International Humanist and Ethical Union releases 2012 report on freedom of thought and religion worldwide (downloadable). (click)