Free Speech

The United States Just Finished 46th in a Press-Freedom Contest

Saturday, February 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

At least the birthplace of the First Amendment managed to come in one spot ahead of Haiti. CONOR FRIEDERSDORF FEB 13 2014 Every year, Reporters Without Borders ranks 180 countries in order of how well they safeguard press freedom. This year, the United States suffered a precipitous drop. The latest Press Freedom Index... »

Obama Making Good On Promise to Eliminate Free Speech

Saturday, February 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

Dave Hodges February 15, 2014 The Common Sense Show Any discussion about free speech in America must begin and end with the NDAA in which the government can snatch anyone off the street, without due process, and hold them indefinitely. This kind of unbridled power has a devastating effect on free speech. Prior to... »

Was Jay Leno Canned by NBC For Criticizing Obama?

Friday, February 7, 2014
By Paul Martin

The first mainstream comedian to talk about Benghazi-gate is off the air, despite high ratings Paul Joseph Watson Prison February 7, 2014 The day after Jay Leno signed off on 22 years of hosting The Tonight Show, suspicions still abound as to why he was canned despite still being on top of the... »

Senior Congressman Attempts To Get FBI Director To Say Investigative Journalism Is A Crime

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
By Paul Martin

Calls Glenn Greenwald A “A thief selling stolen material” Steve Watson February 5, 2014 In a display that truly underscores why Congress has an approval rating lower than cockroaches, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) yesterday attempted to coerce the head of the FBI into an admission that investigative journalism, such as that undertaken by... »

NHK broadcaster quits in protest over nuclear issues — Professor censored after 20 years on air — Was to reveal ‘extraordinarily high’ damages — Newly installed NHK chief ‘enthusiastic’ to help spread gov’t messages to audience

Friday, January 31, 2014
By Paul Martin January 30th, 2014 Asahi Shimbun, Jan. 30, 2014: A veteran radio show commentator quit his job at after the public broadcaster told him to drop the subject of nuclear power during the Tokyo gubernatorial election, sources said. For about 20 years, Toru Nakakita, a professor of economics at Toyo University, had been... »


Monday, January 27, 2014
By Paul Martin

JOSEPH FARAH Jan. 26, 2014 Bestselling author and scholar Dinesh D’Souza, whose “2016: Obama’s America,” was one of the biggest documentary movie hits of its kind, was indicted last week on felony campaign finance violation charges that could see him imprisoned him for up to seven years. He was arraigned on $500,000 bail... »

Obama Launches Chilling Purge Against Political Enemies

Sunday, January 26, 2014
By Paul Martin

D’Souza & McDonnell charges part of accelerating crackdown on dissent Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones Prison January 26, 2014 The political persecution of former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza for alleged and comparatively minor infractions are part of an accelerating purge being led by the Obama administration... »

Dallas City Council Expands Ban On First Amendment

Friday, January 24, 2014
By Paul Martin

Newly expanded ordinance outlaws any activity the city claims to be “distracting to motorists” Kit Daniels Prison January 24, 2014 The Dallas, Texas City Council recently expanded an existing ordinance which bans anyone carrying a sign within 75 feet of a freeway to also prohibit anyone from peacefully assembling on or near service... »

When Net Neutrality Becomes Programmed Censorship

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
By Paul Martin

By SARTRE Global Research January 21, 2014 The worst fears of all free speech proponents are upon us. The Verizon suit against the Federal Communications Commission, appellate decision sets the stage for a Supreme Court review. The Wall Street Journal portrays the ruling in financial terms: “A federal court has tossed out the FCC’s... »

Net Neutrality Dies: Is the Free and Open Internet Over or Just Beginning?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

Derrick Broze Activist Wednesday, January 15, 2014 It seems that while internet activists and advocates of the free flow of information have been focused on the dangerous and looming Trans-Pacific Partnership, the debate for Net Neutrality has been absent from recent memory. The TPP has the potential to completely upend life as we... »