Prosecution of Assange Would Lead to End of the First Amendment, Advocates Warn

Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg joined other leading journalists, attorneys and human rights defenders to call on the Biden administration to drop its extradition request and indictment against journalist and WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, citing the grave threat Assange’s prosecution would pose to journalism worldwide. “Every empire requires secrecy to cloak its acts of… Source Source / Read More: Prosecution of Assange Would Lead to End of the First Amendment, Advocates Warn

Greene Pens Bogus “Free Speech” Defense of Alex Jones’s Sandy Hook Lies

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) came out in defense of far right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones after a judge ordered him to pay $1 billion to the families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting this week, claiming that the ruling violated Jones’s free speech rights. “No matter what you think of Alex Jones all he did was speak words,” Greene said on Twitter, grossly mischaracterizing the many lies about the massacre Jones has capitalized on over the years. “He was not the one who pulled the trigger.” Greene also defended Jones by saying that he apologized to…

Lauren Boebert Calls Separation of Church and State “Junk”

Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) spoke at a religious service this past weekend, where she denounced the longstanding consensus that there should be an established separation between church and state in the U.S. Speaking to a crowd at the Cornerstone Christian Center in Basalt, Colorado, on Sunday, the far right lawmaker suggested that the proverbial wall should come down — and that religion should dictate how the government acts. “The church is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church,” Boebert said. “I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk.” Boebert also claimed…