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Ecuador's London embassy Thursday, August 27, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
WikiLeaks Attorneys Oppose Diplomatic Retaliation According to lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights, UK has threatened to storm the Ecuadorean Embassy in clear violation of international law.

Bernie Sanders Monday, August 10, 2015 (29 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What Black Lives Matter Stands to Gain from the Bernie Sanders Campaign - Shadowproof Sanders has a history in the civil rights movement, having organized against racism in the civil rights movement fifty years ago. But his campaign shrewdly recognizes that activists challenging him on the campaign trail do not care what he did decades ago. They want to know what he will do now.

Image created from image crediting Monday, August 10, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Introducing Shadowproof ShadowProof is the tne new iteration of firedoglake and it's GREAT that they're happening!!

Black Lives Matter protest on December 20 th at Mall of America Monday, March 16, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How Many Black Lives Matter Protests Have the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force Helped Police Track? A supervisor with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, helped police monitor a Black Lives Matter protest last December

Thomas_drake_1792.JPG: Thomas Drake Thursday, February 26, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pentagon Inspector General Ignored & Rejected NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake's Claims of Retaliation NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake has learned that the Pentagon Inspector General's Office has rejected his whistleblower retaliation complaint, which he

Ray McGovern getting arrested Saturday, February 7, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Video Shows NYPD Arresting Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern When He Tried to Attend Petraeus Event Former CIA analyst and activist Ray McGovern was arrested by New York police on October 30, as he attempted to attend an event featuring former CIA

Friday, January 30, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
'Plan C': Released Documents Show How the FBI Prepared for World War III During Cold War The existence of "Plan C," a Cold War plan to be carried out in the event of a nuclear attack, has been publicly known since 1956. here would be a "general mobilization" if an attack occurred but not on the United States itself. But documents obtained by Muck Rock provide a fuller picture of how the top secret strategy may have been implemented if World War III had erupted.

Ray McGovern who was arrested by NYPD and stopped from attending event with General Petraeus Saturday, November 1, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Arrested While Trying to Attend David Petraeus Event in New York How security or the NYPD knew McGovern and the other activists by name and that they would be at the event is unknown at the moment. Whether an alert system like the alerts used by the State Department was involved to tip off security to their presence is also unknown as well.

Image created from image crediting Thursday, October 2, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Dissenter Either the CIA cannot risk America's adversaries learning how many "finished intelligence reports" were reviewed because they might use this detail for some terrorist algorithm for their next plot or else this should be considered information that is being over-classified.

Senator Ron Wyden Sunday, June 15, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Though Flawed, Senate Intelligence Authorization Bill Contains Protections for Intelligence Agency Whistleblowers The United States Senate passed an intelligence authorization bill that, while inadequate and flawed, contains sections which address protections for

Albuquerque police-- cops gone wild Friday, April 11, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Justice Department: Routine Use of Deadly Force A Department of Justice civil investigation has found that a majority of shootings by Albuquerque police officers between 2009 to 2012 were unconstitutional

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcCoswl2NQo: James Risen Wednesday, January 15, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
New York Times Reporter James Risen, Fighting Obama Administration's Attack on the Press, Turns to Supreme Court The Justice Department under President Barack Obama insists a journalist must testify against his source so they can prosecute and convict a former CIA officer for a leak. It has spent about six years trying to force him to testify, and now, having lost in an appeals court, he is taking his case to the Supreme Court.

Image created from image crediting Sunday, January 12, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Fantasy That Obama Is Currently Planning to ‘Overhaul’ Surveillance Programs The opening sentence of a report from the New York Times on reforms President Barack Obama is considering suggests that he is assembling a "plan to overhaul the nation's surveillance programs." Even though Obama claimed in June, "I welcome this debate," the truth is this was never the case. The administration fought in the courts against the very information that has fueled debate.

//www.flickr.com/photos/28987073@N08/11286748244/: Nelson Mandela Monday, December 9, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
When Those in Power Invite Us to Learn the Wrong Lessons from Nelson Mandela Mandela's true lesson for people of the world lies in all that he did prior to becoming president and negotiating with de Klerk. It comes from the courage and spirit he showed in his work with the ANC, during his imprisonment and then when he emerged from prison as an anti-apartheid icon. He was willing to fight and die for an idea if necessary.

jeremy Hammond Friday, November 15, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Government: Jeremy Hammond is "Computer Hacking Recidivist,' Sentence Him to 10 Years in Prison An activist, who pled guilty to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) while hacking into the private intelligence firm, Stratfor, in May, will be sentenced in a federal court in New York tomorrow.

Saturday, November 9, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Kurt Eichenwald's Espionage Fantasy: Edward Snowden Has Become a Chinese Spy There is no proof or evidence that Snowden has been working on behalf of China to expose US state secrets that the country could use specifically to aid in its hacking against industrialized democracies around the world. Yet, in addition to this feature story on Snowden, Eichenwald has spent hours upon hours on Twitter pushing a wild theory that what Snowden did makes him a spy.

Thursday, October 24, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Political Case Brought Against Palestinian Organizer in Chicago for Immigration Fraud The US supports Israel's occupation with military assistance. It similarly views all Palestinians fighting back against this occupation as terrorists. Do we empathize with Odeh's decision to hide her past so she could have a better life and become a productive US citizen or do we support the government for displaying zero tolerance for a person who Israeli Defense Forces convicted of terrorism?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
FISA Court Releases Opinion to Show Americans Should Really Be Outraged at Phone Companies, Congress A sublime precinct on the civil liberties left

Sunday, September 15, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Would Proposed Federal Shield Law Have Protected New York Times Reporter James Risen? A proposed federal shield law that would grant journalists covered by the legislation a level of protection has passed in the Senate Judiciary Committee

//commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Manning_Billboard.jpg: Manning Billboard Tuesday, July 30, 2013 (17 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What the Verdict in Bradley Manning's Trial Means for Whistleblowers the key result from the Manning verdict may be that the Justice Department and other parts of the US government are emboldened more than ever to bring leak prosecutions and charge individuals, including national security whistleblowers who lack protections under laws, with Espionage Act offenses, even when there is no evidence of acts of espionage.

//commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_conyers.jpg Wednesday, July 24, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Snowden's Whistleblowing Creates Climate for Critical House Vote on NSA Surveillance | The Dissenter Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden's whistleblowing has led to a major House vote being scheduled on an amendment that addresses unchecked NSA surveillance.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv2K4EXt0fo Sunday, July 21, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
In Ruling Ordering Times Reporter to Testify Against Source, Dissenting Judge Defends Freedom of the Press | The Dissent A divided federal appeals court ruled that a reporter for the New York Times did not have a reporter's privilege under the First Amendment or

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Significance of Military Judge's Decision to Not Acquit Bradley Manning of "Aiding the Enemy' A military judge issued a ruling in the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning today where she declined to acquit Manning of the "aiding the enemy" charge. His defense had filed motion requesting what is called a "directed verdict" because they believed the government had presented no evidence that Manning had "aided" any enemies when it presented its case during the trial.

//www.flickr.com/photos/61408819@N02/8943041436/ Tuesday, July 16, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Defense: Convicting Bradley Manning of "Aiding the Enemy' Would Set "Bad Precedent' for Whistleblowers | The Dissenter The defense in the military trial against Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade in Maryland argued multiple motions directing the judge to find Manning not guilty of committing greater offenses.

Monday, July 8, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Snowden Knew US Government Would Charge Him with Espionage, Say He Aided Enemies | The Dissenter The second part of an interview National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden recorded with The Guardian"s Glenn Greenwald and documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras in Hong Kong a month or so ago has been posted. The interview shows Snowden was well aware of how his whistleblowing on US government secret surveillance programs would be regarded.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozt3i9WFZgI: MSNBC's David Gregory to Glenn Greenwald: .Why Shouldn't You Be Charged Thursday, June 27, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Propaganda & Yellow Journalism Which Undermines Snowden's Whistleblowing When Snowden came forward to identify himself as the source behind stories on US secret surveillance. "I don't want public attention because I don't want the story to be about me. I want it to be about what the US government is doing." He also wrote, "I will be satisfied if the federation of secret law, unequal pardon and irresistible executive powers that rule the world that I love are revealed even for an instant."

Wednesday, June 26, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Shamai Leibowitz, Once Jailed Victim of Obama's War on Whistleblowers: Snowden a "Man of Conscience' Shamai Leibowitz, a former FBI translator who uncovered documents showing illegal and unconstitutional acts, went to the press and pled guilty to violating

Friday, September 9, 2011 (18 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Targeted Killing Program Emblematic of How Disgraceful America is Ten Years After 9/11 sserting the authority to use lethal force and carry out state-sanctioned extrajudicial executions of individuals suspected of being involved in terrorism is a culmination of policies and procedures that are justified by the permanent state of war of which all countries in the world are ensnared.

Thursday, September 8, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
WikiLeaks Cables: TSA Listing After Attempted Christmas Day Bombing Upset Some Countries Newly published cables from WikiLeaks shed light on reactions from leaders of countries that were put on the list. From January to February 2010, US diplomats had to explain and justify the designation. Some leaders from countries on the list took serious offense thus relations between the US and certain countries were in jeopardy.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
On the Secret US Cable on Australians Recommended for Australia's "No Fly" List for Links to Anwar al-Awlaki A list of 23 Australian or Australia-based citizens recommended for placement on Australia's "terror link" list was recently published by WikiLeaks. A number of individuals are recommended on the mere possibility that they might come in contact with al-Awlaki if they traveled to the Arabian Peninsula.

Monday, August 22, 2011 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
OpenLeaks Founder Destroys Cache of Unreleased WikiLeaks Documents For the past months, media have held up DDB and his OpenLeaks as a solid alternative to WikiLeaks--a project that would do "what WikiLeaks is trying to do without the drama." This recent action by DDB means those who have suggested OpenLeaks is a valuable "alternative" to WikiLeaks can no longer in good conscience elevate DDB's project as a credible one.

Saturday, August 20, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Review: 'The Whistleblower' Humanizes a Character Often Targeted & Vilified by Society Through the production of this film, director Larysa Kondracki and the cast & crew involved manage to give voice to any individual that ever felt powerless and persecuted for simply believing in his or her job.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
BART Shutdown of Cell Phone Services Part of Wider Crackdown on Protest To prevent a planned protest from going "viral," Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in San Francisco shut down cell phone service at four stations on August 11. The hacktivist group Anonymous responded with plans that included a peaceful protest on August 15. Anonymous drew attention to a move that many believe has no precedent because no government agency has cut off communications out of fear that a protest might happen before.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 (16 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
London Riots: A Symptom of the 'Burning' & 'Looting' of UK Public Services What seems lost on those in power is their role in triggering the riots--how the UK coalition government's assault on the middle class, working class, students, school children, the working poor, the unemployed, the disabled and everyone else who does not count themselves as rich or super-rich ultimately led to this eruption of arson, muggings and looting.

Saturday, August 6, 2011 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
WikiLeaks Cables Reveal US Strategy for Regime Change in Syria as Protesters Are Massacred As protests continue and the brutal crackdown on protests in Syria wears on, US State Embassy cables released by the media organization WikiLeaks provide a greater understanding of the Washington power politics that have led to this moment.

Friday, August 5, 2011 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Decoding the White House Strategy on Preventing 'Violent Extremism' The White House has released its strategy for "countering violent extremism in the United States." The strategy seeks to encourage the development and use of community approaches to addressing "all types of extremism that lead to violence, regardless of who inspires it." It seems to be a reasonable and well-rounded approach. However, the strategy does not define "extremism."

Thursday, August 4, 2011 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
ACLU's New Project to Uncover Details on Law Enforcement Use of Location Tracking The ACLU has launched a massive effort with more than thirty of its state affiliates to uncover just how law enforcement agencies, large and small, are using cell phone location data to track Americans. The national organization and its affiliates submitted 379 requests through state Freedom of Information (FOI) laws.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 (23 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Debt Ceiling Deal Trickery: A Catalyst for an Uprising? There are many initiatives going on in the country. Protests are happening every day and the people are coming out to show their leaders they are angry and outraged. As one organizer of a major October 2011 action finds, "People are all reaching the same conclusion together. There is a group consciousness that is developing that the dysfunctional government that's corrupted by corporate dollars is not acceptable anymore."

Monday, August 1, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The US Drone Program, Terrorism & the Debt Ceiling Talks At the Aspen Security Forum, former intelligence chief to President Obama, Dennis Blair, offered constructive criticism on drone strikes and the cost of the war on terror, which were later scrubbed by AP's Kimberly Dozier & replaced with remarks from a current official much more gung-ho about the use of drones.

Saturday, July 30, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
FBI Director's Term Extension Ensures Neo-COINTELPRO Operations Will Prevail The Obama Administration and Congress effectively made legitimate all the operations of the FBI since FBI Director Robert Mueller took over the agency one week before the September 11th terror attacks. No senators had a problem with granting this extension, despite the fact that it would establish a clear precedent for undoing one of the biggest reforms to come as a result of the Church Committee.

Friday, July 29, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The 'WikiLeaks Phenomenon' & the Disease of Secrecy in US Government The ACLU has released a report on government secrecy. It gives attention to all the abuses of secrecy committed since President Barack Obama's inauguration. It takes a look at the increasing level of overclassification in the US and makes several key points about leaks and what the report terms the "WikiLeaks phenomenon."

Friday, July 1, 2011 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Newburgh Four Sentencing: FBI Sting Operation Used the Men as Counterterror Lab Rats US District Judge Colleen McMahon understood the men were only in her court for sentencing because the FBI "created an act of terrorism." She understood the FBI scripted the plot from "start to finish." But, afraid to upset superiors or government officials, she condemned the defendants' anti-Semitism and their willingness to "kill, maim and destroy for money."

Thursday, June 30, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
UK Police Stop & Search Striking Citizens to Prevent Possible 'Hooliganism' Public workers, up to seven hundred and fifty thousand teachers and civil servants, are alleged to have participated in a June 30 general strike called for in the United Kingdom after UK Parliament passed changes to pensions and retirement, specifically, increasing the amount an employee has to contribute. A number of people participating were subjected to stop and searches by UK police.

Friday, June 24, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lt. Dan Choi: Proud to Stand Shoulder to Shoulder with Bradley Manning While at Netroots Nation 2011, I had the privilege of speaking to Lieutenant Dan Choi, who served in the US Army infantry, went to war in Iraq and graduated from West Point with a degree in Arabic. He expressed solidarity with Bradley Manning, one of the first times Choi had spoken about him on camera.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Tim DeChristopher at Netroots Nation: Obama Administration Pursues Activists Like Previous Administrations [VIDEO] DeChristopher recounts how he disrupted a Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction at the end of 2008 that the Bush Administration was holding as a "parting gift to the oil and gas industry." He explains how he poses a threat to to government because he operates on a higher level of justice and morality that subverts their authority.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Local News Stations Engage in Covert Consolidation to Circumvent Media Ownership Rules A new trend in news (particularly in local newsrooms) is changing the independence of news networks. A business practice of covert consolidation that consists of deals, loopholes and legal agreements between local television stations that allow them to outsource all the majority of their news programming and circumvent media ownership rules is being employed.

Sunday, June 19, 2011 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama DOJ's War on Free Speech & Activism The war on free speech and activism is apparent here at Netroots Nation as people like Lt. Dan Choi and Tim DeChristopher speak on panels and as individuals like David House are discussed during panel sessions.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
CNN's 'WikiWars' Documentary Exploits Character of Julian Assange to Cast Doubt on WikiLeaks Here are two key questions for the producers of "WikiWars": Why, all over the globe, is WikiLeaks being given credit for being a force for good? Why is it being nominated for peace prizes and medals when here in the United States most contend it has put lives at risk and exercises reckless authority when deciding what information to publish and not publish?

Thursday, June 9, 2011 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Time for Those Subpoenaed in WikiLeaks Grand Jury Investigation to Setup Support Committee? The grand jury investigation into WikiLeaks has widened. A subpoena has been issued to David House, co-founder of the Bradley Manning Support Network. Manning's ex-boyfriend, Tyler Watkins and Nadia Heninger also were issued subpoenas. These subpoenas lead one to wonder if it isn't time for the subpoenaed to band together and launch a support committee to open up a conversation on the US government's investigation.

Sunday, June 5, 2011 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Derelict Congress Unwilling to Exercise Its War Powers Dueling resolutions from Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner and Democratic House Representative Dennis Kucinich sparked a debate in Congress. The debate centered around the War Powers Act, the US Constitution and whether President Obama had violated the law by taking the United States into a war in Libya.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
WikiLeaks Through the Looking Glass: A Panel Discussion in a School of Journalism Classroom A student at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago was gracious enough to invite me to speak on a panel on Bradley Manning, the alleged whistleblower to WikiLeaks, which he had to put together for his "Media, Ethics and the Law" class. I participated in the panel Wednesday morning. See what a former Homeland Security official had to say.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
We Have the Rest of This Year to Save Bradley Manning A little more than a year ago, Pfc. Bradley Manning was arrested for allegedly leaking classified information, specifically the "Collateral Murder" video that showed the slaying of two Reuters journalists by the US military forces. To discuss Manning and the one year anniversary of his arrest, I had Kevin Zeese, a Bradley Manning Support Network Steering Committee member, come on "This Week in WikiLeaks."

Friday, May 27, 2011 (22 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama Administration Does Not Want Lawmakers, Citizens to Debate National Security The extension of Patriot Act provisions was accompanied by the House's passing of the worldwide war authorization, which was included in the National Defense programs bill.

Thursday, May 26, 2011 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Did PBS Smear Bradley Manning? I wrote a review of the PBS FRONTLINE documentary "WikiSecrets," which aired on Tuesday night. "The Alyona Show," a show on RT, invited me to appear and discuss the review. Here's video of my appearance along with more discussion of the "WikiSecrets" documentary.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Review: PBS FRONTLINE's 'WikiSecrets' Wants to Be Objective and Fair and That's Why It is Weak Anyone familiar with the stories of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, the organization's founder and Pfc. Bradley Manning, the alleged whistleblower to WikiLeaks, would be forgiven for wondering whether PBS Frontline's documentary "WikiSecrets" presents anything new or not. The documentary attempts to make a sensational connection between Manning and Assange and suggest that Assange might know Manning is the source of the information

Monday, May 23, 2011 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
On the Issue of the US, Pakistan is Playing with Fire It's not just the Pakistan military. I would say Pakistan's civilian and military elites have never trusted their people and they have been posturing on the one hand on an anti-Americanism platform and on the other they have been negotiating and bargaining with the West and in particular the Americans, Raza Rumi, a writer based in Lahore, Pakistan explains.

Saturday, May 21, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pakistan Papers: US Drone Strikes Violate Sovereignty, Fuel Anti-American Sentiment A new batch of US State Embassy cables released specifically dealing with the US relationship with Pakistan draw attention to a number of Pakistani political issues, the military aid the US has been giving Pakistan, the deployment of US troops in Pakistan and the growing conflict between India and Pakistan, which the US appears to be gaming to advance its own foreign policy.

Friday, May 20, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama's Middle East Speech Deceitfully Projects Esteem for People Power The core of the speech aims to highlight the value of ordinary citizens sparking movements for change. He says these movements "speak to a longing for freedom that has built up for years." He explicitly highlights how America came from a history of nonviolence, protest and rebellion against empire. But, this focus is deceitful on many levels

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Cornel West's Disgust with Obama Should Not Make Him a Pariah Hedges conducted an interview with philosopher and author Cornel West. (It can be read in Hedges' latest column, "The Obama Deception: Why Cornel West Went Ballistic.") Melissa Harris-Perry, a contributor to The Nation, chose to critique the words of Cornel West. Her critique was one of the top articles published yesterday.

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New US International Cybersecurity Strategy Aims to Institute 'Rule of Law' on the Internet The United States officially launched its international cyber security strategy in a White House event on Monday, May 16. But, at no time during the launch of the strategy was WikiLeaks mentioned. Not even Clinton bothered to mention it, despite the fact that she heads a State Department that had their department's classified information leaked.

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