September 12, 2013 is a year since journalist and activist Barrett Brown was arrested and indicted—basically for doing his job.
Brown—whose reporting shed light on the too-cozy relationship between private security firms, lobbyists, and the US government—faces up to 105 years in prison. His biggest crime? Pasting a link, in a chat room, to leaked documents available on WikiLeaks -- which is well within his First Amendment rights.
The persecution and prosecution of independent journalists such as Barrett Brown, and whistleblowers such as Chelsea Manning, are at the forefront of the War On Information. Knowledge is power, and the networking of "sensitive" information via the internet represents a systemic threat to those currently wielding state and corporate power.
Click here to condemn this abusive prosecutorial overreach and blatant targeting of a government critic.
Download, print and paste the posters below. The QR code directs people to freebarrettbrown.org for further information.