Helping to preserve free speech on the Net: The Electronic Frontier Foundation.
An example of online free speech: The Starr Report. The day after the House voted to publish it, they voted to restrict porn on the Web (Good luck!). It would be nice if Republicans would remember that they are the publishers of this document.
Now, I'm all for these guys publishing this smut. Information is always good. They just need a reminder that we have the same rights. The Bill of Rights and the other amendments make clear what really defines America. George W. Bush("Bush 2", "W", "43", not his dad George Herbert Walker Bush ("41")), Cheney, Ashcroft, et al would love to get rid of the Bill of Rights. They've made it clear that they want you to think that America is not the Constitutional ideal but the physical plant that made them rich, so that they can destroy the real America, the America of rights and freedom, to make it safe for conspiricies like Haliburton to continue to rape the world.
While we're at it . . .
If you haven't read it recently, the Declaration of Independence is worth rereading. It is one of the more revolutionary documents ever produced.
Luckily, some people are trying to protect all of us. You can help, too.
Same idea, but more locally - the ACLU. Whether you agree with them or not, they're one of the few organizations trying to NOT curtail your rights.
Another version of security: The Defense Technical Information Center, the information site of the U.S. military. Sometimes it's reassuring, other times it's frightening. It's always worth visiting, if for no other reason than to find out where your tax dollars are being spent & on whose behalf. In particular, check out the pages of the individual armed forces - use the "Find It!" button on the home page.
A return to sanity.
U.S. news reporting has degenerated into one-line, tabloid editorials. A good place to look for more depth, balance, & objectivity is the BBC News. In particular, for coverage of international events, there are few better places to start than the BBC World Service.
For much more bombast than I could ever produce, along with a penetrating mixture of history, politics, philosophy, religion, and science, visit Patrice Ayme at Tyranosopher. I hope John Ashcroft and Michael Powell don't come after me for linking to him, though Powell only seems interested in Janice Jackson's right breast.
Were you disgusted with the way Congress wasted your time & money persecuting Clinton for threatening the country by lying about an extramarital affair? Censure & Move On was useful in providing information to let politicians know how you felt. Now known as just MoveOn, they provide info about all sorts of issues that affect your rights.