Freedom Defense

Talking about the tragedy of Assange without addressing the transformation of governance and without painting a detailed picture of who actually makes the decisions, is disservice for the public, one that misleads and that keeps us from focusing on the real source of the problem in institutional decay, and the real revolutionary solution.

The recent COVID misbehavior of the CDC, supported by Big Tech's censorship, gives us a chilling example of what such a formalized partnership would entail: government/corporate fully regulated speech and thought and servitude. Without free speech, we would no longer be free citizens of a free nation.

The unspoken objective of Assange's indictment is to create a legal precedent which will enable Washington and its allies to arrest independent and anti-war journalists indiscriminately. What is at stake, -revealed by Wikileaks- is that politicians in high office are the architects of war crimes. To protect them and sustain their legitimacy, they...

"I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy. "However, since making my investment I now realize the company will neither thrive nor serve this societal imperative in its current form. Twitter needs to be...

How close are we to living in the first stages of a fascist state? We have been hosting these Restoration Weekends for 27 years. In 19 of those years we have held them at the Breakers Hotel here in Palm Beach. In all those years we have never missed a payment to the hotel or had a complaint about our events....

The unpleasant reality that we must face today is that there is a small subset of hard-line ideologues who oppose open discourse altogether. The fact that you may not feel comfortable speaking your mind openly, and may feel afraid of serious consequences, is viewed by these people as an accomplishment. It is easy to ignore this reality, but when it...

A 2018 decision by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) upholding the conviction of an Austrian citizen, Elisabeth Sabaditch Wolff, by a Vienna court for "disparaging religious doctrines" has been used by Algeria to defend the sentencing a scholar to three years in prison for "denigrating the dogma and the precepts of Islam." Regrettably, it...

Common experience does not support the notion that safety is preferable to liberty. People are noted to take great risks, including risking their lives, to flee oppressive regimes. There are constitutional protections for liberty interests such as privacy and due process, even though those protections may be accompanied by risks to public safety....