On censorship (1)
by Patrick O'Brien
“The security of the Nation is not at the ramparts alone. Security also lies in the value of our free institutions. A cantankerous press, an obstinate press, an ubiquitous press must be suffered by those in authority in order to preserve the even greater values of freedom of expression and the right of the people to know. These are troubled times. There is no greater safety valve for discontent and cynicism about the affairs of government than freedom of expression in any form.” ~ Judge Murray Gurfein | Pentagon Papers Case – June 1971
When members of US Government pressured companies such as Paypal to withdraw their services from Wikileaks they cut-off a lifeline which threatened to silence and shut down this Whistle Blower.
Here’s the workaround — Freedom Of The Press Foundation — a clever new initiative that enables crowd-source funding of many such organisations, thus returning power to us the people.
Here is a selection of Links, references and commentaries on this new initiative that I’ve posted to my Wall at Google-Plus: