Bloomberg must be arrested for contempt of court!

Oh! My! Bloomberg must be arrested for contempt of court!!!! __________________ Court Update: Tuesday 11/15 at 4:53pm Verdict in: Judge rules AGAINST Occupy Wall Street having tents and sleeping bags. Story and more links: here. National Day of Action THIS THURSDAY, November 17th Learn more at OccupyWallSt : here. On Thursday, Nov 17, 2011, Long […]

Live from Egypt: Link and updates

Live-Feed, etc. at Common Dreams: here. Above link: In order to follow the situation in Egypt, Common Dreams news site has a page with a live-stream from Al-Jazeera English, live-stream of Democracy Now! on-the-ground coverage, and a Twitter feed. (The Twitter feed is helpful when Twitter is over capacity.) Twitter reports are saying that 3 […]

Two reporters leave The Village Voice (important NY political news…)

*And, the story mentions that there is a chance, that Wayne Barrett — a veteran, investigative reporter — will be recruited for something national, so stay tuned… (excerpt from) The NY Observer/PolitickerNY UPDATE: Wayne Barrett Out At The Village Voice, Tom Robbins Follows By David Freedlander / January 4, 2011 | 11:21 a.m. Longtime Village […]

Swedish authorities re-renew case against Wikileaks founder

(excerpt from) All Voices Swedish Authorities Come To Life In Wikileaks Case Stockholm : Sweden | Nov 18, 2010 By Robert Weller In a case slower than an Ingmar Bergman movie, more than two months after first accusing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of rape and sexual molestation, Swedish prosecutors are asking a court to issue […]

Truthout: Why Wikileaks must be protected

(excerpt from) Truthout Why WikiLeaks Must Be Protected Friday 20 August 2010 by: John Pilger, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed On 26 July, WikiLeaks released thousands of secret US military files on the war in Afghanistan. Cover-ups, a secret assassination unit and the killing of civilians are documented. In file […]

WikiLeaks: Commentary video and THE video with the killing

The top video includes comments by Ethan McCord, an Iraq War veteran, which are very thought-provoking. The bottom link is to the actual WikiLeak video of a military killing in Iraq. Caution: Dramatic and intense, for adults only. I have not reviewed the bottom video, myself. – KW [youtube=] WikiLeaks video of military killing in […]

Let’s keep a blogging vigil for Julian Assange of Wikileaks

Julian Assange has a website called WikiLeaks, which has been serving the public for several years by allowing people to release whistle-blower documents about problems with government. He is a journalist and visionary who is experimenting with new ways to create public accountability for governments. He needs the support of citizens and journalists around the […]

Journalism 101: Insight into political reporting

Wow! This is fun. Look: here. At the Gothamist, they are releasing batches of e-mails, uncovered through the FOIL process, of reporters communicating with press people for Governor Eliot Spitzer and for (now Governor) David Paterson. The e-mails cover the transition time – with the Eliot Spitzer scandal gradually being revealed, and David Paterson wading […]

U.S. reporters sentenced to hard labor in North Korea

from Professor Jonathan Turley’s blog U.S. Reporters Sentenced to 12 Years Hard Labor in North Korea Published 1, June 8, 2009 [Female] U.S. reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee have been sentenced to 12 years hard labor in North Korea after being captured while covering the misery of defectors along the China-North Korea border. They […]

US holds journalist without charges in Iraq

hat tip to News for Greens. Orginal Story at Los Angeles Times U.S. holds journalist without charges in Iraq / May 24, 2009 Ibrahim Jassam, a cameraman and photographer for the Reuters news agency, is being held by the U.S. without charges. Reuters cameraman Ibrahim Jassam has been held since September. The U.S. military rejected […]

President Obama and Muntadhar Al-Zeidi

from World War Four Report Obama urged to halt military detention of journalists Submitted by WW4 Report on Thu, 02/12/2009 – 19:55. The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Barack Obama administration Feb. 10 to end the indefinite detention of journalists by the US military overseas. The organization cited 14 cases in which US […]

Amnesty International condemns use of force by police at RNC in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Amnesty International: Use of Force Against RNC Protesters “Disproportionate,” Charges Amnesty International [London]–Amnesty International is concerned by allegations of excessive use of force and mass arrests by police at demonstrations in St. Paul, Minnesota during the Republican National Convention (RNC) from September 1-4, 2008. The human rights organization is calling on the city and county […]

Government intimidation of media surrounding RNC condemned

Story about the over 60,000 letters written to St. Paul elected officials, asking them to drop all charges against journalists arrested around the RNC: Letters Protesting Journalist Arrests at RNC Delivered Today in St. Paul. By Dave Astor. Published: September 05, 2008 Another great story about the need for freedom of the press: RNC: Media […]

Video: Journalists detained near Republican National Convention

Action Alert from Sept. 1st: here. I think the whole thing with the Republican National Convention being shortened is interesting. Could there be more reason than just the hurricane? Changing the schedule will certainly affect the protest plans and media coverage. Weird video, showing activists in handcuffs and guarded by guns in a suburban backyard, […]