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image Google’s Eric Schmidt admits political censorship of search results 480_google_censorship.jpg by Niles Niemuth (WSWS repost)
Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, confirmed that the world’s largest Internet company is, in close coordination with the state, manipulating search results. That Schmidt makes such a statement so openly is a warning that an increasingly open and unrestrained attack on free speech and political expression is being prepared....
Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:45AM
audio Dead Zone Panel --the Gulf vs Tyson (audio/mpeg 48.0mb) by wtul news
Tyson Panel, Featuring Matt Rota of Gulf Restoration Network...
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:26AM
image A3 Newsletter: The March of Freedom Continues 480_albertrooftop_1.jpg by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
This new issue of our newsletter has just been released. As another year draws to a close, Albert and King are busier than ever traveling the country and the world, sharing their stories and providing inspiration and hope that good things can happen in this horribly broken criminal justice system. Next week they'll be heading to Belgium and Germany to work with their friends at Amnesty on launching another Write for Rights Campaign....
Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:00PM
text Department of Justice says Americans can’t challenge the legality of U.S. aid to Israel by Grant F. Smith
The U.S. Department of Justice once again insisted that individual citizens do not have standing to sue the U.S. federal government over foreign aid to Israel. Several Americans from Fagan Dickson in 1975 to author Isaac Asimov in 1991 have tried. But their claims, based on Establishment Clause separation of church and state appeals, failed. But what about challenges to U.S. foreign aid to Israel through the Administrative Procedure Act? IRmep has filed a case that breaks into new territory....
Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:15PM
audio Interview with Voice of the Experienced (VOTE) lead organizer Dolfinette Martin (audio/mpeg 42.5mb) by Theodore Hilton
Topics: December 16, 2017 March for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, incarceration in Louisiana, women's experiences of carceral system, grassroots prison activism in Louisiana....
Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:21AM
text "The Public Trust Doctrine," Wealth Inequality, and Iraq by Mary Wood, Gabriel Zucman, and S Plapperta
The Public Trust Doctrine is a fundamental precursor to modern environmental law and continues to be an integral principle of national resource management. The doctrine has often been characterized as an attribute of sovereignty that carries constitutional force....
Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:13PM
image US Executions Violate The 14th, 8th, and 1st Amendments To The Constitution 480_000000g_1.jpg by S Shriver
Only 16% of US states still perform the barbarism of prisoner murder. Less than 20% of the world's countries do. The US is among the top 5 execution countries....
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:36PM
text US brands RT a “foreign agent:” A chilling move against free speech by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
Under pressure from the US government, RT America has announced that it would register as a “foreign agent” under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). This sets a precedent for delegitimizing RT as a news source, to intimidate its journalists and guests, and for taking similar actions against other news outlets. It also lays groundwork for labeling a much broader range of news outlets to blacklist and criminalize them based on their political views....
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:30PM
image Mass Campaign to Drive Out Trump and Pence Launches in Bay Area 480_20171104_155845_1.jpg by Jonathan Nack
The goal is to bring out ever increasing numbers of protesters, “hundreds, then thousands, then millions, day after day, night after night” until “the fascists are removed from the White House.” Photo by Jonathan Nack 11/4/17 S.F., CA...
Posted: Mon Nov 6, 2017 12:04AM
text Paradise Papers Expose Trump-Russia links by Lynda Carson
Wilbur Ross is affiliated with the Republican Party, and is registered to vote in Palm Beach, County, Florida....
Posted: Sun Nov 5, 2017 8:43PM
image Former Democratic chairman reveals Clinton rigging of 2016 nomination campaign 480_brazile.jpg by Patrick Martin (WSWS repost)
According to a new book by a top Democratic insider, Donna Brazile, the Hillary Clinton campaign used its financial resources to take control of the Democratic National Committee more than six months before the first primary vote, using the party machinery to insure Clinton won the presidential nomination. Brazile's revelations confirm that the DNC emails released by WikiLeaks provided an accurate picture of the collaboration between top DNC officials and the Clinton campaign....
Posted: Sat Nov 4, 2017 8:40AM
image The Democrats’ McCarthyite witch hunt 480_dianne_feinstein_speaks_to_tech_company_leaders.jpg by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
This week’s congressional hearings on “extremist content” on the Internet mark a new stage in a McCarthyite witch hunt aimed at creating a political climate in which left-wing organizations and figures are demonized as agents of the Kremlin who are essentially engaged in treasonous activity deserving of criminal prosecution. (Google, Facebook and Twitter are already engaged in censorship.) This drive to destroy freedom of speech must be opposed! It is the spearhead for the dismantling of d...
Posted: Fri Nov 3, 2017 10:25AM
image Portland, OR: Reed College Threatens Students for Protesting Its Financial Ties 480_black-lives-matter-at-reed_1.jpg by Reedies Against Racism
Reed College in Portland, Oregon uses Wells Fargo, infamous for being one of the primary investors in private prisons, immigration detention, the Dakota Access Pipeline, police foundations and the Israeli Apartheid (among other oppressive institutions), as its main operating bank, holding around $300,000.00 in the bank on a daily basis....
Posted: Wed Nov 1, 2017 11:15PM
image Privatization of Laney and CCSF and "The Fight For 52 cent" On 1934 Minneapolis Gen Strike 480_a_s_stadium_protest_1.jpeg by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek radio looks at the privatization grab of Laney College land by the A's owner John J. Fisher who also is a major union buster and privatizer pushing the K.I.P.P. and the Rocketship charter schools. He wants part of Laney college for a new A's stadium. WorkWeek also looks at the land grab by capitalist developers and SF mayor Ed Lee who wants to turn over public land next to CCSF for developers that would threaten the college and lead to more problems for the working cla...
Posted: Wed Nov 1, 2017 11:47AM
audio News and Views: Interview with Tabitha Mustafa about the New Orleans Palestinian Film Festival (audio/mpeg 21.8mb) by Theodore Hilton
The 3rd annual New Orleans Palestinian Film Festival will take place Friday-Sunday November 3-5. We sat down with festival co-organizer Tabitha Mustafa to discuss this year's program....
Posted: Wed Nov 1, 2017 7:06AM
text US congressional hearings on “extremist content” prepare assault on free speech by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
The alarm must be sounded! The campaign to mount a drive to criminalize political opposition within the United States will reach a new milestone when officials from Facebook, Twitter and Google testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House and Senate intelligence committees. What is involved is nothing less than the greatest attack on the First Amendment since the Second World War....
Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:08AM
text KPFA WorkWeek Radio On Puerto Rico Labor Action By US Unionists And Jones Act by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek radio looks at the role of the NNU-CNA nurses to support healthcare efforts in Puerto Rico and what the conditions are for the people. WorkWeek also looks at the role of the Jones Act and how it is affecting Puerto Rico....
Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:11AM
text Petition to Free Rose Maria Hernandez, age 10, from ICE detention by Sign Now
The latest outrageous racist act perpetrated by the immigration authorities, ICE, was to detain a 10 year old girl, who is mentally about 4 years old, with cerebral palsy, after an emergency gall bladder removal operation in Texas instead of reuniting her with her family because she happens to be undocumented. The petition is at http://dreamactivist.org/national/rosamaria/...
Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:25PM
text Pacifica Radio Board Secretly OKs Bankruptcy Filing & Seeks NY Signal Swap by Pacifica Whistleblower
In secret meetings on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, the Pacifica Foundation National Board, which governs the 5-station nonprofit progressive radio network, voted over strong opposition to authorize its executives to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and initiate an effort to make a lucrative deal to swap the frequency of iconic New York station WBAI with another station holding a less desirable signal position....
Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:03PM
image Water Protectors Blockade Wells Fargo Bank: Stop Funding Enbridge 480_pic1_1.jpg by WeCopwatch
DULUTH – On October 23, 2017 Water Protectors from Camp Makwa Front Line Camp blockaded a Wells Fargo Bank branch to oppose the bank’s massive investments in the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline and their parasitic relationship to Native American communities....
Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:26AM