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Amnesty International Hangs Julian Assange Out to Dry — or Possibly Just Hang

    Amnesty International Hangs Julian Assange Out to Dry — or Possibly Just Hang

NEW YORK — Journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been hit with 17 Espionage Act charges by the United States. If convicted, Assange could be sentenced to up to 170 years in prison or even face the death penalty. A conviction would also set a dangerous precedent for journalists in the U.S. who publish…

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With Extradition Imminent, the Implications of Assange’s Persecution for Journalism and Democracy

    With Extradition Imminent, the Implications of Assange’s Persecution for Journalism and Democracy

Due to recent claims made by WikiLeaks on Twitter that Julian Assange will be forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London in a matter of “hours or days,” MintPress News has brings you this editorial first published last June by journalist Whitney Webb in order to again highlight the dangerous precedent for journalism, free…

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Independent Media Outlets Unite to Fight Back Against Corporate Censorship

    Independent Media Outlets Unite to Fight Back Against Corporate Censorship

Over the weekend, members and owners of multiple independent media outlets gathered in Houston, Texas to discuss the heavy hand of corporate and government censorship and how to stop it. The meeting was a success with the common theme of peaceful voices refusing to be silenced. For those who remember, on October 11, 2018, Facebook…

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Trump’s Anti-Iran Campaign & NDAA Clause Behind ‘Inhumane’ Detention of PressTV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi

    Trump’s Anti-Iran Campaign & NDAA Clause Behind ‘Inhumane’ Detention of PressTV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi

WASHINGTON — Marzieh Hashemi, an American citizen and journalist who has been living and working in Iran, has been detained without charge or justification by U.S. government authorities since Sunday, when she arrived at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis to visit her sick brother. However, her family was not notified until 48 hours after…

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How a NeoCon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media

  How a NeoCon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media

MINNEAPOLIS — Soon after the social media “purge” of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider — Jamie Fly — was caught stating that the mass deletion of anti-establishment and anti-war pages on Facebook and Twitter was “just the beginning” of a concerted effort by the U.S. government and powerful…

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Choosing Journalism over Cheerleading War: An Interview with RT America’s Anya Parampil

  Choosing Journalism over Cheerleading War: An Interview with RT America’s Anya Parampil

WASHINGTON — When Anya Parampil was attending George Washington University and saw her peers trickle into the university’s well-entrenched State Department pipeline, she knew that the path most commonly walked by her peers wasn’t for her. Eventually, life led her away from a career in international diplomacy toward one in journalism, but not your average…

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The Battle for Your Mind

  The Battle for Your Mind

After reading The New York Times piece “The Plot to Subvert an Election” I put the paper down with a single question. Why, after two years of allegations, indictments, and claims to proof of this, that, and the other did the newspaper of record—well, once the newspaper of record—see any need to publish such a piece? My answer is…

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Hold the Front Page: The Reporters are Missing

  Hold the Front Page: The Reporters are Missing

The death of Robert Parry earlier this year felt like a farewell to the age of the reporter. Parry was “a trailblazer for independent journalism”, wrote Seymour Hersh, with whom he shared much in common. Hersh revealed the My Lai massacre in Vietnam and the secret bombing of Cambodia, Parry exposed Iran-Contra, a drugs and…

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A Tribute to American Patriot and Investigative Journalist Robert Parry

  A Tribute to American Patriot and Investigative Journalist Robert Parry

Robert (Bob) Parry was born in 1949 and died suddenly from pancreatic cancer in January 2018. An enthusiastic tribute to him and his work was recently held in Berkeley California. A video of the event is online here. Although Robert Parry never became personally famous, many readers will recall news stories he played a key…

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Picking Up Where Obama Left Off: Trump’s Justice Department Seizes Reporters’ Records

  Picking Up Where Obama Left Off: Trump’s Justice Department Seizes Reporters’ Records

Carl Bernstein, the journalist famous for exposing details related to the Watergate scandal, was on MSNBC and described the United States Justice Department’s seizure of phone records of reporters as a “matter of policy” that went all the way up to the president. “The object of it is to try and intimidate people who talk…

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