The free flow of information is necessary for a democratic society, and this flow cannot be purely in the hands of government. This is why the rights to expression and a free and open press are among the most widely recognized rights on earth.
With the onslaught of a string of police brutality stories over the last few years, including the grotesque nature of the Thomas Kelly incident, we are living in incredibly precarious times where those in power have let it go to their heads.
In June, legislation was introduced in Congress to amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which prosecutors invoked to charge
Only by winning elections at the local level, the state level, and the congressional level can we redistribute the wealth that the ruling class have unjustly stolen from those who worked to create it.
Jeremy Hammond, a hacktivist and former member of Anonymous, faces 10 years in prison for one count of conspiracy under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. We speak with experts and members of his legal team ahead of his sentencing.
Hammond's lawyers say they have collected 265 letters of support calling on judge Loretta Preska to show leniency. Supporters
Jason Hammond is charged with participating in the assault against white supremacists who were attending the 5th annual White Nationalist Economic Summit and Illinois White Nationalist Meet-and-Greet in Tinley Park, Ill.
Julian Assange: Stratfor Hacker Jeremy Hammond Guilty Plea Part of Crackdown on Journalism, Activism
Read the complete transcript: In a statement, Hammond said he accepted the plea deal in part to avoid an overzealous prosecution
The case of Jeremy Hammond is illustrative of a trend to target, overcharge and come down hard on those the state perceives as threatening. The supposed threats are due to their beliefs and/or actions toward information freedom and transparency.
"Now that I have pleaded guilty, it is a relief to be able to say that I did work with Anonymous to hack Stratfor, among
Can students really be taught critical thinking, civics, and citizenship skills in a standardized format that values conformity? Will relying on MOOCs and automation in the long-term turn professors into "delivery managers" and students into automatons and passive consumers rather than citizens?
(Reporting by James B. Kelleher; editing by Matthew Lewis) He pleaded guilty and was sentenced in December 2006 to two years
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For weeks, the Western media has been trying to get a handle on the size of the demonstrations. Ehsani saw millions of Iranian citizens. "I was there. I stood on a bridge and watched the enormous crowd move under me for hours."