Freedom of the Press Foundation

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New press freedom group is launched to block US government attacks

Several weeks ago, I wrote about the steps taken by the US government to pressure large corporations to choke off the finances and other means of support for WikiLeaks in retaliation for the group’s exposure of substantial government deceit, wrongdoing and illegality. Because WikiLeaks has never been charged with, let alone convicted of, any crime, I wrote: “that the US government largely succeeded in using extra-legal and extra-judicial means to cripple an adverse journalistic outlet is a truly consequential episode.” At the end of that column, I disclosed that I had been involved in discussions “regarding the formation of a new organization designed to support independent journalists and groups such as WikiLeaks under attack by the US and other governments.”

That group has now been formed and, this morning, was formally launched. Its name is Freedom of the Press Foundation. Its website is here and its Twitter account, which will be quite active, is @FreedomOfPress.
Fifteen Months After the NSA Revelations, Why Aren’t More News Organizations Using HTTPS?

More than fifteen months after the NSA revelations laid bare the overwhelming scope of online surveillance and fueled the demand for privacy, virtually none of the top news websites—including all those who have reported on the Snowden documents—have adopted the most basic of security measures to protect the integrity of their content and the privacy of their readers: deploying HTTPS.
Humble Weekly Bundle: Je Suis Charlie

Humble Weekly Bundle: Je Suis Charlie 100% supports freedom of the press.
Help support the cause. These French game developers came together for this bundle to support the cause for freedom of press, with proceeds going 100% to charity. Pay what you want for Type:Rider, Finding Teddy, and Little Big Adventure. If you pay $6 or more, you’ll get all of the above plus Homeland (audiobook), FarSky, and Strike Vector. 100% of the proceeds go towards charity.

Toy News: Edward Snowden Action Figure

Toy News: Edward Snowden Action Figure

Move over, GI Joe, there’s a new action figure in town: fugitive US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden., based in the Pacific Northwest state of Oregon, is marketing a 12-inch (30-centimeter) likeness of the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor for $99, it said Tuesday on its website.

It comes appropriately dressed in a blue shirt, casual trousers and black…

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Humble Report: Humble Weekly Bundle Je Suis Charlie

While I can’t tell you what my stance on the whole Je Suis Charlie thing is, I can tell you that I support transparency and accountability in the press. Get this bundle to get a bunch of games from French developers who support freedom of the press.

100% of the proceeds from this bundle go to charity. This bundle supports the Freedom of the Press Foundation, which is fairly self-explanatory.

Thanks to humblebundle for being cool like that.

-Taihus, the raincoastgamer

Private First Class Bradley Manning’s speech to the military court in Ft. Meade
  • Private First Class Bradley Manning’s speech to the military court in Ft. Meade
  • Freedom of the Press Foundation

 Freedom of the Press Foundation is publishing the full, previously unreleased audio recording of Private First Class Bradley Manning’s speech to the military court in Ft. Meade about his motivations for leaking over 700,000 government documents to WikiLeaks. In addition, we have published highlights from Manning’s statement to the court.

While unofficial transcripts of this statement are available, this marks the first time the American public has heard the actual voice of Manning.

He explains to the military court in his own cadence and words how and why he gave the Apache helicopter video, Afghanistan and Iraq Wars Logs, and the State Department Diplomatic Cables to WikiLeaks. Manning explains his motives, noting how he believed the documents showed deep wrongdoing by the government and how he hoped that the release would “spark a domestic debate on the role of the military and our foreign policy in general as it related to Iraq and Afghanistan.” In conjunction with the statement, Private First Class Manning also pleaded guilty to 10 of the 22 charges against him.

This is urgent -- delivery TOMORROW

Urgent: Petition to be hand-delivered to Justice Department TOMORROW — help us break 100,000 signatures.

Please join with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg to take action now for freedom of the press.

He helped launch this petition with our friends at RootsAction — at a crucial moment for the First Amendment.

Right now we’re at just under 100,000 signatures — and we want to break…

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Sunset Daily News (I Think The ReasonTV people figured out how to make graphs or those infosomething or others; There are LOTS of em lately!)

Sunset Daily News (I Think The ReasonTV people figured out how to make graphs or those infosomething or others; There are LOTS of em lately!)

Sunset Daily news: Court Rejects Attempt to Halt 757 Species Protection Agreement. Those Who Know The Least About Bitcoin Want to Ban it the Most: Reason-Rupe Poll April 2014. 88 Percent Support Recording Police in Public: Reason-Rupe Poll April 2014. Is USAID the New CIA? Agency Secretly Built Cuban Twitter Program To Fuel Anti-Castro Protests. Bring the First Amendment Into the 21st Century says

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NSA leaker Snowden joins Freedom of the Press Foundation

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is gaining in popularity with average Americans as more information about the NSA becomes known, according to a new Quinnipiac study.

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