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Bastard Bankers JP Morgan Chase, US Federal Reserve Bank, HSBC, Others – Global Exposé #OTB

No Banks

Preface This will undoubtedly be the most important post on this site since our launch in August 2010. I will start off by saying that this intelligence, research, and reporting has been going on for about the last three years,

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Posted in Censorship, Economy, Free Speech, Political Censorship, Special Report, US News, World News

Human Rights Organizations Call on the UN to Aid Detained Vietnamese Blogger Le Quoc Quan

Le Quoc Quan

Written by Eva Galperin – Re-Published from eff.org (Creative Commons) On 27 December 2012 prominent Vietnamese activist and blogger Le Quoc Quan was arbitrarily arrested and detained by local authorities while taking his daughter to school. The arrest was the

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Posted in Censorship, Free Speech, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Internet Censorship: Dark Musings #46 – Anti Free-Speech Assault on Twitter

DarkBrain Comics

Written by Andrew Zar of DarkBrain Comics – Re-Published by permission. I’ve always been proud of Twitter and Tumblr – they promote free speech – while other Internet titans (Google, Apple, FaceBook) actually aggressively suppress free speech.  It is a

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

Free Speech: Jailed Vietnamese Blogger Named ‘Woman of Courage’

Ta Phong Tan

Written by By Rachel Vandenbrink   A Vietnamese blogger languishing in jail after challenging her one-party Communist government leaders on social justice issues was honored in the U.S. Friday as an “International Woman of Courage” in a move highlighting Hanoi’s

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Posted in Censorship, Free Speech

YouTube’s Censorship of Anti-Islam Video Raises Numerous Questions Around Online Free Expression

Re-Published from eff.org (Creative Commons) Written by Jillian C. York. The reactions over the past week to a video, ‘The Innocence of Muslims’—made by an Egyptian-American Christian and later shown by Egyptian television, sparking riots—have varied wildly. While some governments

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Posted in Internet Censorship

Poetry Reading To Highlight Turkmen Censorship

American poets will read the works of  dissident Turkmen poets on September 24 outside the Washington embassies of Turkmenistan, Myanmar, and Yemen to protest the censorship of poetry, RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service reports.  The event is part of the Day of Poets, in

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

Iran: Female Blogger Receives 50 Lashes

Written by Fred Petrossian These are the words Iranian blogger Somayeh Tohidloo wrote [fa] in her blog after receiving 50 whip lashes in Evin Prison on September 14, 2011: Be happy, for if you wanted to humiliate me, I confess

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

Copyright Censorship versus Free Speech and Human Rights; Excessive Fines and the Eighth Amendment

Written by Stephan Kinsella In a recent Techdirt post, France: Copyright Is More Important Than Human Rights, Mike Masnick points out that France’s Nicolas Sarkozy, “a strong supporter of more draconian copyright laws, … has also been talking about the

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

Chinese Newspapers Face New Controls

Beijing propaganda authorities take over the reins of two major papers. A woman walks past a newsstand in Beijing. Authorities in China have placed two popular Beijing papers under the supervision of the dominant Chinese Communist Party’s local propaganda department,

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

Hacking Crackdown ‘Targets Dissent’

Chinese authorities further tighten state controls online. China has announced a clampdown on domestic computer crime starting this week, but activists say the new rules look more likely to limit political dissent. China’s Supreme People’s Court and state prosecution service

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

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