corbettw writes: "The White House today announced new plans to police speech on the Internet. Relying on the specter of terrorists and extremists, the new powers would allow the President to monitor and curtail speech deemed dangerous to the state and "national security". Is now the time to use the fourth box?"
corbettw writes: "As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her speech at George Washington University yesterday condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression, 71-year-old Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes, brutalized and left bleeding in jail. She never paused speaking. When Secretary Clinton began her speech, Mr. McGovern remained standing silently in the audience and turned his back. Mr. McGovern, a veteran Army officer who also worked as a C.I.A. analyst for 27 years, was wearing a Veterans for Peace t-shirt."