(3 comments) Friday, December 23, 2016 "Snowden warned Americans of 'turnkey tyranny' that opens door to illegal search & seizures"
Edward Snowden has responded to a damning House Intelligence report analyzing his life and possible motives for revealing NSA surveillance. According to the report, Snowden has been in contact with Russian intelligence agencies since his arrival in Moscow. Snowden denied the accusation, saying in a Tweet "they claim without evidence I'm in cahoots with Russian intel. Everyone knows this is false.
(3 comments) Monday, October 17, 2016 "US media ignores Clinton stealing Democratic nomination, engages in Russia-bashing instead"
During a news conference at the 2016 BRICS summit for five major emerging economies, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed Washington's latest threat to launch a cyber-attack against Russia based on unsubstantiated claims that Russia had somehow interfered in the 2016 presidential election, which is already being called the most scandal-filled contest in American political history
(2 comments) Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Assange: WikiLeaks will publish all US election docs by Nov. 8
Assange denied that any of WikiLeaks' publications are aimed at damaging the image of US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, saying that some of his statements in this regard had been misquoted. He said the documents released or to be released by the organization "are revealing, but also the government/state reactions to the releases are revealing also."
(2 comments) Sunday, August 14, 2016 "Ex-CIA Director's 'kill Russians in Syria' comment reveals neocon influence"
Morell has proposed the US change tactics in Syria by targeting President Bashar Assad's allies, adding that killing Russians should be done covertly. Two former CIA officials turned whistleblowers, Ray McGovern and John Kiriakou, appeared on RT's "Watching the Hawks" program to give their analysis on the disturbing comments, as well as other tantalizing bits of information.
(7 comments) Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Google involved with Clinton campaign, controls information flow -- Assange
American tech giant Google is closely cooperating with Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign to promote the candidate, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in a televised address to an international media forum. Assange believes that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is predictable and will constitute a problem for freedom of speech in the US if elected.
Sunday, May 29, 2016 "Snowden's two goals -- alert people of mass spying, encourage future whistleblowers"
These new revelations coming from John Crane, the former Assistant Inspector General at the Pentagon tell us in quite specific detail how high-up Pentagon officials repeatedly broke the law in their handling of Thomas Drake's whistleblowing case, including by withholding and destroying documents, and lying to a Federal judge and other clear crimes and felonies. So, that is really what has come to light this week.
(2 comments) Thursday, May 26, 2016 "Anti-Trump protests do what US media failed to -- hold him accountable"
Max Blumentyhal: Trump is calling for people's deportation and bringing people from the outside, primarily a white anti-immigrant audience to cheer him on. So, I think Trump should have expected this kind of response and in many ways these protesters are doing what the American media failed to do -- which is to hold Trump accountable.
(6 comments) Sunday, February 7, 2016 "I'd bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding" -- Trump at debates
Trump in November said he does not care if torture doesn't work, because "they deserve it anyway." On Saturday, he continued in the same vein. "I'll tell you what, in the Middle East, we have people chopping the heads off Christians. We have people chopping the heads off many other people. We have things that we have never seen before. I'd bring back waterboarding and I'd bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding."
(16 comments) Sunday, October 18, 2015 "I would have stopped 9/11" says Trump. He's "pathetic" and "an actor," retorts Jeb Bush
The spat between two leading GOP candidates has sunk to a new low, as Donald Trump and Jeb Bush spent the entire weekend throwing barbs at each other, with Bush forced to defend his family honor over 9/11. The feud heated up on Friday, when Trump appeared to imply that George W. Bush was at least partly at fault for the 2001 attacks that brought down the World Trade Center, as they happened on his watch.
Sunday, September 13, 2015 Ellsberg: Israel's persecution of nuke whistleblower Vanunu a relic of British colonialism
After 18 years in prison, the man who exposed Israel's nuclear weapons program to the world, Mordechai Vanunu, remains restricted under obsolete principles contradicting the UN Charter on Human Rights. Daniel Ellsberg stressed that Israel must recognize, for its own good, what Vanunu did was right and come clean about the existence of its nuclear weapons program.
(5 comments) Tuesday, June 16, 2015 "I have to work a lot harder" in Russia than at NSA -- Edward Snowden
Snowden addressed the ethics of whistleblowing, reminding his audience that he never published a single document himself, but always worked alongside journalists. The involvement of reporters also allowed the employment of a system of checks and balances while making the revelations, he said.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Chelsea Manning rewrites the Espionage Act
Former intelligence analyst Manning has drafted a 31-page bill to re-establish protections for freedom of speech and the press that have been challenged by the Justice Department. The bill would amend sections of the Freedom of Information Act, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the Espionage Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Federal Disclosure Rules for Journalists.