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SOPA / PIPA Take a Beating From Activist Groups and YOU!

We’re hearing it from Senate offices, and we’re hearing it from people who’ve been bombarding Washington with calls: The phones in the Capitol have been ringing off the hooks this week. It’s having an impact: just days ago Hollywood’s head

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Censorship in America: Feds Falsely Censor Popular Blog For Over A Year, Deny All Due Process, Hide All Details…

Imagine if the US government, with no notice or warning, raided a small but popular magazine’s offices over a Thanksgiving weekend, seized the company’s printing presses, and told the world that the magazine was a criminal enterprise with a giant

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Posted in Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Internet Censorship, Music Censorship

Human Rights: Historic Civil Rights Ruling Marks 50 Years

16 black students cleared of wrongdoing for sit-in protests. Fifty years ago this Sunday, on Dec. 11, 1961, the United States Supreme Court reversed the convictions of 16 black college students who had been arrested in a civil rights demonstration

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Posted in Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Liberation

Join the Fight Against Internet Censorship: An open letter to Senators Murray and Merkley

The following is the text of a letter sent by NPI to the offices of U.S. Senators Patty Murray of Washington and Jeff Merkley of Oregon this morning (December 5, 2011). Dear Senators Murray and Merkley: On behalf of the

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Posted in Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Even Though SOPA / PIPA Are Hot Topics, Remember DMCA Already Has Significant Problems

A number of folks on both sides of the SOPA/PIPA debates have noted the seeming “irony” that the anti-SOPA/PIPA folks keep pointing to the DMCA and complaining about how SOPA/PIPA will undermine the DMCA. After all, many in the tech

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Posted in Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Media Censorship, Music Censorship

China: Blogger’s Account Canceled

Chinese authorities are making a push to censor netizens who publish ‘sensitive’ content. Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang have frozen the microblogging accounts of an independent journalist and prominent blogger because he published “uncivilized” content on them.

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Posted in Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Freedom of Expression: Activists Jailed for Criticizing Government

The Supreme Court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced five political activists to prison for publicly criticizing the country’s leaders. The defendants were arrested in April for making various comments, and they appeared in court several times, mostly behind

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Posted in Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Human Rights

Free Speech: Occupy Wall Street Protesters’ Rights Violated By Police

Occupy Wall Street activists took their protest against social inequality and corporate greed to New York’s Financial District Thursday, as police kept demonstrators from Wall Street itself.  Minor skirmishes reported between protesters and police. Police used barricades to shunt demonstrators

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Posted in Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Human Rights

Censorship in America: SOPA Opposition Growing

Yesterday the internet was buzzing with protesters of the SOPA Internet Censorship Bill, largely due to the efforts of americancensorship.org, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Censorship in America, Free Software Foundation, Demand Progress, Fight For the Future, Creative Commons, Mozilla, and many others.

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American Censorship Day is this Wednesday (Nov 16) — And You Can Join In!

This Wednesday, November 16, the disastrous “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) heads to the House Judiciary committee. In case you need a refresher, SOPA could allow the U.S. government and private corporations to create a blacklist of censored websites, and

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Posted in Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship