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Saturday, March 09, 2013

CPI(M)—Banned Thought--United States and Political Statements and Documents

Here are the actual documents that go with the below blog; 


General Attacks on Free Speech by the United States Government

  • “U.S. Justice Department Prepares for the Ominous Expansion of Law Prohibiting ‘Material Support’ for Terrorism”, by Michael Deutsch, People’s Law Office, November 2010, 3 pages.   PDF Version (147 KB);   MS Word (66 KB)

Suppression (or Attempted Suppression) of Information on the Internet

·       General Information:
    • “Free Speech and the Internet”, editorial in the New York Times (July 3, 2011), admitting that free speech on the Internet is being restricted not only by what they admit are blatantly oppressive regimes but also by “democracies” [i.e., bourgeois democracies], including the U.S. Also links to a UN report on restrictions of free speech on the Internet around the world.   PDF Version (67 KB);   MS Word (32 KB)
·        WikiLeaks: WikiLeaks is an international organization which tries to keep governments and corporations from hiding or suppressing information about their wrong-doings and misdeeds. Whistle-blowers send documents to WikiLeaks for their public posting. Of course the governments and companies thus exposed hate this and attempt to stop it.
    • “The Secret War between WikiLeaks and the Pentagon (and some media outlets)”, by Danny Schechter, originally on Al Jazeera, Oct. 25, 2010, 4 pages. This article also criticizes the New York Times coverage (see item below) of the massive exposure by WikiLeaks of nearly 400,000 secret field reports by the U.S. military during its imperialist war in Iraq.   PDF Version (143 KB);   MS Word (44 KB)
    • “The Iraq Archive: The Strands of War”, New York Times, Oct. 22, 2010, 2 pages. Brief and dismissive summary of the massive exposure by WikiLeaks of nearly 400,000 secret field reports by the U.S. military during its imperialist war in Iraq. Although these reports were of course still from the point of view of U.S. imperialism, they nevertheless did not want either the U.S. public or the world to know about them.   PDF Version (75 KB);   MS Word (36 KB)
    • “A Grim Portrait of Civilian Deaths in Iraq, New York Times, Oct. 22, 2010, 3 pages. Based on secret U.S. military field reports exposed by WikiLeaks.   PDF Version (105 KB);   MS Word (143 KB)
    • “U.S. Military Scrutinizes Leaks for Risks to Afghans”, New York Times, July 28, 2010, 3 pages. An article expressing concern that Afghans who cooperate with U.S. imperialism in Afghanistan may find themselves at risk because of leaks of U.S. documents to the press, and giving further information about possible U.S. legal and other efforts to stop such leaks and to suppress information on the Internet.  PDF Version (83 KB);   MS Word (40 KB)
    • “Afghanistan War Logs: WikiLeaks Founder Rebuts White House Criticism”, the Guardian [England], July 26, 2010, 3 pages.   PDF Version (87 KB);   MS Word (43 KB)
    • U.S. Intelligence Planned to Destroy WikiLeaks”, a one page WikiLeaks summary of a 32-page U.S. intelligence document, posted March 18, 2008. The full document is available from the linked to WikiLeaks page.   PDF Version (8 KB);   MS Word (29 KB)

Political Prisoners

  • “Political Prisoners in America, by Stephen Lendman,, Aug. 9, 2010, 7 pages. This article also provides an overview of the history of repressive legislation in the U.S.   PDF Version (78 KB);   MS Word (42 KB)

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