Journalists, Former Inmates Sue to Block Pennsylvania Law Which Could Be Used to Silence Them

By: Thursday January 8, 2015 6:36 pm

A group of journalists, publications, advocacy organizations and individuals who were formerly incarcerated for crimes committed in Pennsylvania are suing to block the enforcement of a state law, which they argue violates their due process and First Amendment rights because it could be used to suppress their speech. In October, the “Revictimization Relief Act” was [...]

One of More Chilling Post-9/11 Political Prosecutions, Case of Sami Al-Arian, Appears to Have Ended

By: Wednesday July 2, 2014 12:49 pm

A political prosecution against a Palestinian-American activist and University of South Florida professor, which began in February 2003, appeared to come to an end on June 27 as the United States government announced it was dropping all charges against him. Sami Al-Arian’s family declared in a statement, “We are glad that the government has finally [...]

United States Blocks German Author, Critical of NSA Surveillance, from Entering the Country

By: Tuesday October 1, 2013 7:20 pm

German-Bulgarian author Ilija Trojanow, who has been highly critical of the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance apparatus, was blocked from taking an American Airlines flight from Salvador, Brazil, to a conference with German academics in Denver. Trojanow approached a ticket counter and informed an American Airlines employee that he wanted to change his ticket to [...]

Environmental Activist, Prosecuted as If He Was Terrorist, Was Held in Isolation for Political Speech

By: Monday April 1, 2013 5:42 pm

An environmental activist, who was prosecuted by the Justice Department for engaging in acts the department considers to be terrorism, has found out through a lawsuit of which he is a plaintiff that he was transferred to a prison in Marion, Illinois, and held in isolation for his political speech. Daniel McGowan, who had a [...]

Chanting Gets People Arrested at Second Round of OpBART Protests

By: Monday August 22, 2011 9:44 pm

(photo: Your Anon News) (update below w/ video) Opponents of the cell phone shut down by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) just over a week ago continued their protests with another round at 5 pm. Those who attempted to hold a peaceable assembly on the platform at the Civic Center station were immediately met with [...]

BART Shutdown of Cell Phone Services Part of Wider Crackdown on Protest

By: Wednesday August 17, 2011 9:37 am

BART spokesman Linton Johnson at a press conference. Screen shot is from BART’s propaganda video on the protests (photo: BARTtv) To prevent a planned protest from going “viral,” Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in San Francisco shut down cell phone service at four stations on August 11. The hacktivist group Anonymous responded with plans that [...]

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