Feb 052024

Original posting:   2018-09-14 There is no line between Assange the Publisher silenced  Attempted silencing of Chelsea Manning the Leaker (too early to determine re Arjen Kamphuis)   the disappearance of Arjen Kamphuis has never been solved (2024-02-05) Attempted Control of the Internet by various means (see “Net Neutrality”, at bottom). – – – – – […]

Nov 152021
2021-11-15  US coverup of Syria massacre shows the danger of the Assange precedent.

My Gosh.  The New York Times actually did the investigative journalism that brings this Syrian story to light.   Good on them. Many thanks to  Caitlin Johnstone, journalist, for placing it in context.  US coverup of Syria massacre shows the danger of the Assange precedent 15.11.21 – Melbourne, Australia – Caitlin Johnstone Julian Assange remains locked […]

Mar 232019
2019-03-22  How the media let malicious idiots take over,  The Guardian,  George Monbiot

George Monbiot Be it Jacob Rees-Mogg or Nigel Farage, blusterers and braggarts are rewarded with platforms that distort our political debate @GeorgeMonbiot Jacob Rees-Mogg during his LBC radio phone-in programme, April 2018. Photograph: Ian West/PA If our politics is becoming less rational, crueller and more divisive, this rule of public life is partly to blame: […]

Dec 072018

From: Sandra Finley some edits to original. – – – – In case people at OpenMedia are not aware. My reading:  Barbara Loe Fisher’s recent video is an alert, an alarm bell.  Even if it’s US-based. The New Internet Police Protecting You From Freedom of Thought and Speech, NVIC, *Barbara Loe Fisher Elaboration follows.   […]

Sep 142018
2018-09-13   UPDATE:  Chelsea Manning DOES speak in New Zealand   (thanks to citizen protest)

By Tom Peters 13 September 2018 On September 8 and 9 whistleblower Chelsea Manning spoke to meetings attended by hundreds of people in Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand. The Australian government denied entry to Manning, who had been scheduled to appear in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. She defied this attack on free speech and freedom […]

Sep 012018
2018-09-01  "Breaking News" by Alan Rusbridger – the remaking of journalism and why it matters now.  (Rusbridger is former editor of The Guardian)

The former Guardian editor details a revolution in journalism. Can it still perform its vital, truth-telling role? Ian Jack   Eloquent in his argument for well-resourced journalism … Alan Rusbridger. Photograph: Greg James Truth is a small word liable to sanctimonious overuse and philosophical dispute, but in its humblest sense of accurate and verifiable information […]

Aug 232018

Canadians have reason To be Grateful, for all the work that has gone into net neutrality (SO FAR, we MIGHT still have it in Canada). OpenMedia  is our excellent leader (since 2008) on internet/communication issues. Telephone service (the ability to communicate) is fundamental to health and security.  Communications are a service, like schools and roads, […]

Mar 132018

You might imagine why I help support Open Media! From: OpenMedia Subject: They’re afraid to air our ads Sandra, Radio stations are refusing to run our ads educating Canadians about Bell’s proposal for extrajudicial website blocking. Why? Because they’re afraid the ads would give the CRTC ammunition to remove their license. What a cold and […]