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16.07.2013

Swedish Professor Nominates Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

Swedish Professor Nominates Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. In a letter to the prize committee, Swedish sociology professor Stefan Svallfors cites Snowden’s “heroic effort at great personal cost,” saying he has “helped to make the world a little bit better and safer.” Svallfors also… »

11.07.2013

Bradley Manning Defense Rests with Challenge to “Aiding the Enemy” Claims

Bradley Manning Defense Rests with Challenge to “Aiding the Enemy” Claims

Defense attorneys for Army whistleblower Bradley Manning have rested their case after calling three witnesses over 10 days. The defense’s final witness, Harvard Law Professor Yochai Benkler, warned that finding Manning guilty of “aiding the enemy” for handing material to WikiLeaks could lead to similar charges against any media… »

11.07.2013

Immigrant Communities in Action (ICA) expresses our collective alarm and opposition to the Senate bill, S.B. 744

Immigrant Communities in Action (ICA) expresses our collective alarm and opposition to the Senate bill, S.B. 744

July 10, 2013 New York City “A Call to Immigrant Organizations, Workers Centers, and Allies: Building for a Just, Humane and Inclusive Immigration Reform, and Beyond”             As a coalition of multi-racial and grassroots immigrant membership-based organizations and allies, Immigrant Communities in Action (ICA) expresses our collective… »

08.07.2013

Snowden Gets Asylum Offers After Forced Landing of Bolivian Plane

Snowden Gets Asylum Offers After Forced Landing of Bolivian Plane

Russian lawmakers are encouraging National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden to accept asylum in Venezuela after an offer by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. Speaking to a military parade on Friday, Maduro contrasted his asylum offer to Edward Snowden with the U.S. refusal to deport former CIA operative Luis Posada Carriles,… »

06.07.2013

This Independence Day, Thank a Protester

This Independence Day, Thank a Protester

More than 160 years ago, the greatest abolitionist in U.S. history, the escaped slave Frederick Douglass, addressed the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society. Douglass asked those gathered, “What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?” His words bear repeating this Independence Day, as the United States asserts unprecedented authority… »

05.07.2013

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden In His Own Words: “You’re Being Watched”

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden In His Own Words: “You’re Being Watched”

[divide] http://www.democracynow.org/2013/7/4/nsa_leaker_edward_snowden_in_his We begin today’s special on whistleblowers with Edward Snowden, who came forward in June as the man who leaked details about the National Security Agency secret programs to spy on Americans, foreign governments and individuals around the world. He was praised by the country’s best-known whistleblower, Daniel… »

03.07.2013

Bradley Manning Prosecution Draws to a Close

Bradley Manning Prosecution Draws to a Close

U.S. government prosecutors have begun wrapping up their case against Army whistleblower Bradley Manning as his court-martial entered its fifth week at Fort Meade, Maryland. On Monday, prosecutors sought to firm up claims Manning “aided the enemy” by knowingly and maliciously handing over documents that would be used by… »

21.06.2013

USA: Imagine if we were number one

USA: Imagine if we were number one

No, not number one in military spending (which we are). Not number one in incarceration rates (which we are as well). What if, instead of these things, the U.S. became hyper-focused on becoming the most peaceful nation on earth? The recently released 2013 Global Peace Index (GPI) placed the U.S.100th… »

13.06.2013

Manning Aunt Testifies at Military Trial; Assange Emerges in Testimony

Manning Aunt Testifies at Military Trial; Assange Emerges in Testimony

The trial of Army whistleblower Bradley Manning continues at Fort Meade, Maryland. On Tuesday, Manning’s aunt testified he told her of his initial hope that the video he released of a U.S. helicopter shooting dead Iraqi civilians would become “big news” in the United States. Prosecutors also elicited more… »

11.06.2013

The Courage to be Dangerous

The Courage to be Dangerous

By Ismail Khalidi Published by TCG Circle in Diversity & Inclusion,National Conference www.tcgcircle.org (This post is a part of the Diversity & Inclusion blog salon led by Online… »

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