from Democracy Now!:
A new film directed by Robert Greenwald looks at four whistleblowers who had their lives practically destroyed after they went to the press with evidence of government wrongdoing. They are Michael DeKort, Thomas Drake, Franz Gayl and Thomas Tamm. Whistleblowers have come under unprecedented attack by the Obama administration. Evoking the Espionage Act of 1917, the administration has pressed criminal charges against no fewer than six government employees, more [...]
Both political parties act like they dislike each other, but behind closed doors they buddy up for a drink and make deals.
They put on this show that they disagree with each other, when in fact both political parties are working for the global elite, both political parties are working toward a New World Order.
This is the fall of the republic, the limitations on the government have been whittled away. These [...]
Its not the job of the internet provider to create this anti internet chilling effect or to hand out arbitrary punishment with no appeal process is it ? , After nov 28 if a family member or stranger or friend uses your connections and downloads copyright anything ,every one in your house gets punished , its collective punishment , They are not mandated to do this so that means they [...]
Video of the arrest, dont crick your neck, lol!
I just got word that apparently one of the contributors on this site has been arrested/detained over Facebook posts. The Police, FBI and Secret Service swarmed in and took Brandon Raub to John Randolph Mental Hospital. This patriotic Marine had posted 5 posts on the Dont-Tread-On.Me blog linked below. Just glancing over them they seem to be of the religious and [...]
May 23, 2012
Jim Conte, a New York Republican, has declared himself an enemy of the First Amendment and the Constitution. He is pushing the so-called Internet Protection Act, legislation that would make it illegal to post anonymously on the internet under the guise of protecting children who are victims of “cyber bullying.”
State Republican Senator Tom O’Mara introduced the legislation on May 3.
In addition to banning bully speech and speech critical of business, [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The head of the Newark FBI said Wednesday the NYPD’s monitoring of Muslims in New Jersey has had a chilling effect on the feds’ ability to gather counter terrorism intelligence.
In the annals of policing this is unheard of. Usually people in law enforcement hang together. If they have squabbles they keep it in the cone of silence.
Not this time.
“What we’re seeing now with the uproar that is occurring in [...]
January 17, 2012
The founder of Wikipedia is leading calls for search engines and social media sites including Google, Facebook and Twitter to take themselves offline for an entire day in protest against a controversial bill winding its way through the US Senate that could have profound implications for the internet.
Jimmy Wales has called for a “public uprising” against the Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa), which critics say will [...]
Green Is the New Red
December 22, 2011
The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force has kept files on activists who expose animal welfare abuses on factory farms and recommended prosecuting them as terrorists, according to a new document uncovered through the Freedom of Information Act.
This new information comes as the Center for Constitutional Rights has filed a lawsuit challenging the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) as unconstitutional because its vague wording has had [...]
Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, is today expected to tell David Cameron that Britain does not need a referendum on EU treaty changes, despite demands from senior Conservatives for more powers to be repatriated to Britain Photo: AFP
Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, is today expected to tell David Cameron that Britain does not need a referendum on EU treaty changes, despite demands from senior Conservatives for more powers to be [...]
“Every day that the euro zone crisis continues is a day that has a chilling effect on the rest of the world economy.
“Britain will not contribute to the euro zone bailout fund and we are clear that the IMF will not contribute to the euro bailout fund either.
“Global action cannot be a substitute for concerted action by the euro zone to stand behind their currency.
“The very worst thing would be [...]
David Cameron has urged European leaders to take a “big bazooka” approach to resolving the eurozone crisis, warning they have just a matter of weeks to avert economic disaster.
The UK prime minister wants France and Germany to bury their differences and to adopt before the end of the year what he claims would be a decisive five-point plan to end the uncertainty, which was having a [...]
Lawyers for the Missouri State Teachers Association say they have a signed injunction from Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem stopping the Facebook law from going into effect.
The MSTA says they received the injunction just after 10 a.m. Friday.
In the ruling, Judge Beetem said that based on evidence, teachers in Missouri use social media as a primary form of communication.
He also said the law “clearly [...]
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, an expert on the Great Depression, once promised that the central bank would never repeat its 1937 mistake of rushing to tighten monetary policy too soon and prolonging an economic slump.
He has been true to his word, keeping interest rates near zero since late 2008 and more than tripling the size of the Fed’s balance sheet to [...]
A US judge Friday ordered Twitter to hand over the data of three users in contact with the activist site WikiLeaks, rejecting arguments the move would violate their rights to privacy and free speech.
President Barack Obama’s administration won a court order last year seeking messages and other information from the Twitter accounts as it considers action against WikiLeaks, which has released a flood of [...]
Despite opposition from the left and the right, House Democratic leaders are cautiously optimistic they have enough votes to pass a new campaign finance bill.
The White House-backed legislation would change the landscape of the 2010 elections and beyond, but it is still a long way from reaching President Barack ObamaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s desk.
Yet, in the last week alone, the bill aimed at suppressing the Supreme CourtÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Citizen United ruling has picked up [...]