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June 16, 2021

It’s Not Just About Assange, It’s About Press Freedom

It’s fitting that an event in support of Julian Assange took place on the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of the Pentagon Papers. The court cases surrounding the publication of the Pentagon Papers once laid bare the lengths the government
June 9, 2021
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At Long Last, Have You No Sense of Decency?

On this day in 1954, one of our nation’s most infamous demagogues had his career come to a symbolic end. Sen. Joseph McCarthy, whose name has now become synonymous with political persecution, rose from a relatively unremarkable junior Senator to
June 8, 2021

Reporter Surveillance and the Espionage Act: The Government’s War on Disclosure

By Cody Bloomfield Earlier this year, news broke that Trump’s Department of Justice had subpoenaed reporters’ phone records. Biden condemned this seizure of journalists’ records, calling it “simply wrong.” Biden promised that his DOJ would not pursue journalists’ records. Yet
June 8, 2021

Witness Against Torture (WAT) presents Torture Awareness Week, Fast & Vigil on June 21-26

Witness Against Torture (WAT) invites you to join a fast during June Torture Awareness Week.  We will fast in our homes in deference to the still unvanquished pandemic, but we’ll connect by Zoom. Fast for a day or two, or for
June 7, 2021

A Rose By Any Other Name: Biden Ends TVTP By Renaming It CP3

By Cody Bloomfield On the campaign trail, Biden promised to end the Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Program (TVTP). He did… by recycling the same broken countering violent extremism framework into a new counterterrorism grant program. Under Biden’s DHS, TVTP
June 4, 2021

Snowden, Surveillance and Whistleblowing: Unlearned Lessons and Unfinished Business

By Patrick G. Eddington It’s been the better part of a decade since NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden first revealed massive U.S. government surveillance of our phone communications. The additional disclosures that followed led to no meaningful public Congressional hearings into
May 24, 2021

Ellsberg Blows the Whistle Again. Will DOJ Attempt to Prosecute Again?

May 24, 2021 Unbeknownst to most of us, Dan Ellsberg secretly copied another exposive report when he copied the Pentagon Papers fifty years ago. The second classified study documented how close the U.S. came to starting a nuclear war with
May 14, 2021

We Should Never Forget the Lessons of the Jackson State Massacre

By Cody Bloomfield May 14, 2021 On May 15, 1970, police fired over 400 bullets and pieces of deershot into a student dorm at the predominantly Black Jackson State University. Police originally mobilized on campus in response to student protests;
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For DOJ's assurances to reporters to mean anything, Assange needs to be free.

Espionage Act cases against journalists and whistleblowers amount to the national security state taking potshots at democracy.

Read and watch the #HomeRun4Julian DC panel at
https://www.rightsanddissent.org/news/its-not-about-assange-its-about-press-freedom/

Biden's Countering Domestic Terrorism Strategy is concerningly vague. It cites "growing perceptions of government overreach related to legal or policy changes and disruptions" as a factor increasing the likelihood of violence. So, criticizing policy?

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/National-Strategy-for-Countering-Domestic-Terrorism.pdf

For updates on the fight against CVE (and its new iterations) follow @stopcve! DRAD is proud to be a part of this Muslim-led coalition advocating against surveillance. @stopcve understands that applying the CP3/CVE toolkit to white supremacy 1) Doesn't work and 2) Causes harm.

Biden's Domestic Terror plan: "Past U.S. Government prevention efforts have had a mixed record."

Optimistic appraisal aside, the new framework still relies on debunked radicalization theory. DRAD & @stopcve opposed CVE programs before and oppose CP3 now

https://www.rightsanddissent.org/news/a-rose-by-any-other-name-biden-ends-tvtp-by-renaming-it-cp3/

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