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AKP’liler ‘Hollandalı’ diye Norveçli gazeteciye saldırdı – Evrensel.net

AKP’liler ‘Hollandalı’ diye Norveçli gazeteciye saldırdı – Evrensel.net – AKP’li grup Norveç basınından bir gazeteciye ve kadın gazetecilere ‘Siz Hollanda’ya çalışıyorsunuz, hepinizi tek tek çektim. Göreceksiniz’ diyerek tehditler savurdu. Gazetecilere basın kartı soran AKP’liler, Norveçli gazeteciye de ‘Hollandalı’ diye linç girişiminde bulundu. Olay esnasında polislerin AKP’li gruba müdahale etmeyip yaşananları izlediği görüldü. (İstanbul/EVRENSEL) Advertisements

Podcast: ‘Anti-Intellectualism is More Than Partisan Politics – it’s Anti-Progress’ — APNS Public Radyo

Summary: TheAngryindian speaks extemporaneously on the issue of institutional anti-intellectualism and why is it inherently dangerous to coddle those who bully the general society and targeted groups/populations into accepting their marginalisation as ‘right’ and obedience to their xenophobic, right-wing sociopolitical ideas and utterly paranoid religious fundamentalism. The discourse also includes an examination of Israeli Prime Minister […]

Mapping media freedom

14 August 2015 –- The Foundation to Fight Corruption (FFC), a public initiative founded by the blogger and opposition leader, Alexei Navalnyi, received a warning from state authorities regarding its practices. Roskomnadzor, a state authority controlling over the media and information, warns that the FFC is breaking Russian federal law no. 139-FZ “On protection of […]

▶ WikiLeaks Leaks Controversial Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Documents – YouTube

“The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP Chief Negotiators summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013. The chapter published by WikiLeaks is perhaps the most controversial chapter of the TPP due to its wide-ranging effects on medicines, publishers, internet services, civil liberties and biological patents.” Remember NATFTA? […]

Deleting your browser history could land you 20 years in prison

There are numerous entirely legitimate reasons to turn private browsing on or opt to clear history. For example, many people prefer to research medical problems privately to protect their privacy. Young people looking for sexual health resources often clear their history to avoid attracting attention from their parents, as do those looking for help with […]

If you’re a CIA employee it’s ok to torture people, but talk to a reporter? Go to jail. – Boing Boing

The Sterling case – – especially in light of Obama’s complicity in the cover-up of torture during the Bush administration – sends a clear message to people in government service: You won’t get in trouble as long as you do what you’re told (even torture people). But if you talk to a reporter and tell […]

How the Leaked TPP ISDS Chapter Threatens Intellectual Property Limitations and Exceptions » infojustice

State-to-state dispute settlement is an important check and balance in the process that reduces litigation. Governments are more wary litigators than many companies. The reasons are many – governments seek to maintain complex diplomatic relations, they are loathe to take on the costs of litigation, and since they must live by the rules their own […]

Letter of Response to the Supreme Court regarding the detention on remand of Julian Assange – Aklagarmyndigheten

The Prosecutor-General is of the opinion that Julian Assange should continue to be detained in his absence, however would endorse the Supreme Court’s adjudication on the question. Given the fact that Julian Assange has appealed the detention on remand from the Svea Court of Appeal, the Prosecutor-General, on request, has submitted a letter of response […]

UK Police Deem Snowden Leak Investigation a State Secret – The Intercept

The Met said the information requested may have been “supplied by, or concerning, certain security bodies” that don’t have to abide by normal transparency requirements, such as the secretive surveillance agency Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ. The Met also claimed that it “would not be in the public interest” to reveal basic information about the […]

Connecting Palestinian and Indigenous peoples’ struggles for freedom | rabble.ca

On July 11 the Israeli Occupation Forces finished it off with a direct hit while shelling the port of Gaza. No one expected that helping Palestine gain its freedom would be easy. Every effort counts. Like Indigenous resistance in the Americas, Palestinians know that they are involved in a long-term struggle. Just like round dances […]

Google, Amazon, Microsoft Reportedly Paid AdBlock Plus To Unblock – Slashdot

Eyeo GmbH, the German startup behind Adblock Plus, said it did not wish to comment. So far more than 300 million users have downloaded its software, it said. The add-on is free to download, with Eyeo generating revenue through its “whitelisting” programme. Companies can request their ads to be unblocked as long as they comply […]

Police Seek DHS Grant to Deal With “Extremist” Hippy Group Which Stresses ‘Non-violence, Peace and Love’ | We Are Change

The Rainbow Family “describes itself as a nonviolent group spreading the message of peace and love.” The group has only met twice in Montana in the last fifteen years, once in 2000 and once in 2013. The extent of the “threat” posed by the group is that one of its gatherings was described by the […]

C.I.A. Officer in Leak Case, Jeffrey Sterling, Is Convicted of Espionage – Democratic Underground

The conviction is a significant victory for the Obama administration, which has led an unprecedented crackdown on officials who speak to journalists about security matters without the administration’s approval. Prosecutors prevailed after a yearslong fight in which the journalist, James Risen, refused to identify his sources.The case revolved around a C.I.A. operation in which a […]

Turkish academics threaten Twitter with legal action – Al Jazeera English

The notice was sent a day after the government proposed a new law to strengthen its control over the internet by attempting to reintroduce some elements of legislation annulled by the country’s top court last year. Altiparmak and Akdeniz’s notice provides examples of alleged rights violations in Turkish court orders restricting internet access which, according […]

Russia: Law on ‘undesirable organizations’ will further tighten the noose on dissent | Amnesty International

“This law is another sobering sign of how the Russian authorities are quickly closing in on fundamental freedoms and the work of independent civil society groups in the country,” said Sergei Nikitin, Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Director.“We’ve seen time and again how ideas which threaten fundamental freedoms get railroaded through the Duma and make their […]

Turkey: Court, media watchdog shut down reporting on intelligence agency | Mapping Media Freedom in Europe

The court decision reportedly allows for access to any website to be blocked that shares the leaked documents. Hürriyet Daily News reported that since Twitter blocked access to @LazepeM’s account, access to Twitter may not be blocked in Turkey. via Turkey: Court, media watchdog shut down reporting on intelligence agency | Mapping Media Freedom in […]

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