Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Freedom Of The Press?

“There can be no press freedom when journalists exist in conditions of corruption, poverty and fear.” Aidan White

“If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

The revolution may not be televised, but it might be YouTubed.

Amy Goodman Arrested at RNC:

From Update: Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar Released After Illegal Arrest at RNC:

Goodman was arrested while questioning police about the unlawful detention of Kouddous and Salazar who were arrested while they carried out their journalistic duties in covering street demonstrations at the Republican National Convention. Goodman’s crime appears to have been defending her colleagues and the freedom of the press.
“The press is like the peculiar uncle you keep in the attic - just one of those unfortunate things.” G. Gordon Liddy

From PZ Myers (Writing about Amy Goodman):
She has been charged with "conspiracy to incite a riot".

She's a well-known peace activist, people. Non-violence and all that. And now the cops are claiming that she is working to incite riots? Be honest: the police are just trying to silence democratic voices.

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