Upholding the People's Right to Know
This timely teach-in is urgently needed in a society where Millionaire War Profiteer California Democrat Senator Fascist Feinstein and Friends openly attack the First and Fourth Amendments and call the defenders of these two Constitutional Amendments traitors, while in reality, it is Fascist Feinstein and Friends who are the traitors and Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden are heroes.
The public’s right to know about government policies and actions, and their underlying reasons is critical. It is also connected, at the same time, for the right of journalists to do their job without fear of government reprisal (such as the U.S. Justice Department’s transgression against The Associated Press); and corporate attempts (such as “ag gag” laws) to muzzle journalists.
Larry Bush, San Francisco political ethics and open-government activist and journalist
Peter Phillips, president, Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored
Tracy Rosenberg, executive director, Media Alliance
Josh Wolf, freelance videographer/journalist (whom a U.S. district court in San Francisco jailed for 226 days for refusing to surrender unedited video footage sought by the San Francisco Police Department), and others.
This event is endorsed by: Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter, First Amendment Coalition, MapLight, Labor Video Project
See also: http://www.laborvideo.org/ http://www.spj.org/ http://firstamendmentcoalition.org/ http://maplight.org/ http://www.democracynow.org/2007/4/4/imprisoned_journalist_josh_wolf_released_after http://www.media-alliance.org/ http://www.projectcensored.org/ http://www.citireport.com/2013/05/larry-bush-sft-remarks-at-awards/ http://www.laborfest.net/2013/2013schedule.htm