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Australian court imposes generalized news blackout on bribery case
2014-08-03
Reporters without Borders
WikiLeaks has revealed the existence of a blanket gagging order applying to all citizens and news media throughout Australia.
Electronic Frontier Foundation to Court: There's No Doubt the Government Destroyed NSA Spying Evidence
2014-06-02
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) told a federal court today that there was no doubt that the government has destroyed years of evidence of NSA spying -- the government itself has admitted to i...
IFJ Condemns United States "Desperate and Dangerous" Backlash over WikiLeaks
2010-12-07
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the political backlash being mounted against the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks and accused the United States of attacking free spe...
Saturday: Canadians stand against the Omnibus Budget Bill at 54 MP Offices
2012-06-01
Leadnow.ca
This Saturday, at 54 confirmed locations across the country, Canadians will gather at Conservative MPs offices, and support locations, to voice their concerns about the Federal Budget Bill currently b...
Spooky Business: A New Report on Corporate Espionage Against Non-profits
2013-12-04
Center for Corporate Policy
Giant corporations are employing highly unethical or illegal tools of espionage against nonprofit organizations with near impunity, according to a new report by Essential Information.

Sources Select Resources

Australian court imposes generalized news blackout on bribery case
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
WikiLeaks has revealed the existence of a blanket gagging order applying to all citizens and news media throughout Australia.
Big business censorship
Boura, Malcolm
Article
2011
British Naturism
Big business is almost entirely unaccountable. Some of the worst offenders are US corporations exporting harmful attitudes from the USA to the rest of the world. We suspect that some of them are drive...
Dismantling Democracy
Stifling Debate and Dissent in Canada
Article
2015
Voices-Voix
An extensive dossier of the Harper government's attacks on democracy, debate, and dissent.
Eavesdropping on the Planet
The Inalienable Right to Snoop?
Blum, William
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Like a mammoth vacuum cleaner in the sky, the National Security Agency (NSA) sucks it all up: home phone, office phone, cellular phone, email, fax, telex … satellite transmissions, fiber-optic communi...
Electronic Frontier Foundation to Court: There's No Doubt the Government Destroyed NSA Spying Evidence
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) told a federal court today that there was no doubt that the government has destroyed years of evidence of NSA spying -- the government itself has admitted to i...
From Wikileaks to TSA
Anti-Empire Report
Blum, Willian
Article
2010
CounterPunch
We have to remind the American people of what they once knew but seem to have forgotten: that they don't want BIG government, or SMALL government; they don't want MORE government, or LESS government; ...
Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Outrageous Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture
Krasovitzky, Laura
Article
2015
Alternet
Civil asset forfeiture violates civil and property rights, not to mention fundamental notions of justice. Now, finally, it's under increasing fire.
Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: The Evidence Compiled
The Tyee's full, updated list of 70 Harper government assaults on democracy and the law.
Beers, David; and Tyee Staff and Contributors
Article
2015
The Tyee
Stephen Harper and his Conservatives have racked up dozens of serious abuses of power since forming government in 2006. From scams to smears, monkey-wrenching opponents to intimidating public servants...
If U.S. Mass Media Were State-Controlled, Would They Look Any Different?
Snowden Coverage
Cohen, Jeff
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The Edward Snowden leaks have revealed a U.S. corporate media system at war with independent journalism. Many of the same outlets that missed the Wall Street meltdown and cheer-led the Iraq invasion h...
IFJ Condemns United States "Desperate and Dangerous" Backlash over WikiLeaks
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the political backlash being mounted against the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks and accused the United States of attacking free spe...
Information Terrorists?
The Vile Campaign Against Julian Assange and Wikileaks
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2010
CounterPunch
WikiLeaks is under concerted attack from the US government. Also under attack by the US government is the whole idea of freedom of thought and of information. It needs to be clearly understood that th...
John Pilger: The dirty war on WikiLeaks
Pilger, John
Article
2012
Green Left
War by media, says current military doctrine, is as important as the battlefield. This is because the real enemy is the public at home, whose manipulation and deception is essential for starting an un...
Net freedom 'at stake' on WikiLeaks
York, Jillian
Article
2010
Al Jazeera
Internet service providers are cutting access to the whistleblower site, raising broader concerns about online freedom.
Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran
Sanger, David E.
Article
2012
New York Times
One Thousand Years of Solitude
Life in the SHU
Mariner, Joanne
Article
2012
CounterPunch
Indefinite solitary confinement: a large-scale experiment in sensory deprivation and social isolation.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 24, 2015
Whistleblowers and national security
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Article
2015
Connexions
This issue sheds light whistleblowers and the murky world of national security. Governments may often pay lip service to the importance of protecting whistleblowers, but in reality they are almost alw...
Police Ripped Off More Stuff Than Burglars Did Last Year
Civil asset forfeiture is big business for cops
Smith, Phillip
Article
2015
Alternet
Law enforcement use of asset forfeiture laws to seize property -- often without a criminal conviction or even an arrest -- has gone through the roof in recent years, and now the cops are giving the cr...
Reflections on a whistleblower: Two years after Snowden
Tzabiras, Marianna
Article
2015
IFEX
Two years after Snowden, the international state of surveillance and the ranks of whistleblowers both continue to grow.
Revealed: How DOJ Gagged Google over Surveillance of WikiLeaks Volunteer
Gallagher, Ryan
Article
2015
The Intercept
The Obama administration fought a legal battle against Google to secretly obtain the email records of a security researcher and journalist associated with WikiLeaks.
The Secret Secret
Of Wikileaks and Literacy
Johnson, Jimmy
Article
2010
CounterPunch
Only those with proper clearances can participate in discussions that affect significant aspects of our lives. Certain technological achievements, our collective ethical decisions (torture, secret pri...
The Servility of the Satellites
The Snowden Affair and the Destruction of Effective Democracy in Europe
Johnstone, Diana
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Recent revelations confirm the completion of the transformation of the "Western democracies" into something else, an entity that as yet has no recognized name. The outrage against the Bolivian Preside...
Spies Hacked Computers Thanks to Sweeping Secret Warrants, Aggressively Stretching U.K. Law
Fishman, Andrew; Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
The Intercept
British spies have received government permission to intensively study software programs for ways to infiltrate and take control of computers. The GCHQ spy agency was vulnerable to legal action for th...
Spooky Business: A New Report on Corporate Espionage Against Non-profits
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Center for Corporate Policy
Giant corporations are employing highly unethical or illegal tools of espionage against nonprofit organizations with near impunity, according to a new report by Essential Information.
Tracking Harper's 9-year-long assault on unions
Manek, Haseena
Article
2015
Canadian Association of Labour Media
Stephen Harper has been Prime Minister of Canada for almost a decade. In that time, the system of protections that were put in place by decades of advocacy by labour organizations and unions has been ...
12 most absurd laws used to stifle occupy movement
Khalek, Rania
Article
2011
Truthout
Here are 12 desperate and unsuccessful measures the authorities are using to discourage, deter and crack down on peaceful protests.
Will the government's counter-extremist programme criminalise dissent?
Kundnani, Arun
Article
2015
Spinwatch
From 1 July, a broad range of public bodies - from nursery schools to optometrists - will be legally obliged to participate in the U.S. government’s Prevent policy to identify would-be extremists. Und...


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