Probably the sleekest, most entertaining and visually overcomplicated piece of character assassination you’re likely to see in the cinema, made more effective by its subtlety. Benedict Cumberbatch’s depiction of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is no doubt a great feat of acting, but I had problems to identify the damaged and… »
[divide][clear] By Johan Galtung. ALFAZ, Spain, Aug 13 2013 (IPS) – THESIS ONE: The leaks are not about “whistle-blowing”, but about a nonviolent, civil disobedient fight against huge social evils. Whistle-blowing presupposes that somebody can be warned, in fact wants to be warned, and is in a position to… »
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… »
The military court-martial of accused Army whistleblower Bradley Manning continued at Fort Meade, Maryland, on Tuesday for a second day. Witnesses included Adrian Lamo, the convicted computer hacker who turned Manning in to U.S. authorities after the two became friends online. Lamo testified that Manning expressed hope the files he… »
The soldier behind the huge leaks of information that ended up on Wikileaks, Bradley Manning, has been in jail awaiting trial for nearly 1,000 days for exposing war crimes, corruption, and widespread abuse. Demonstrations are being organized to mark the occasion on the 23rd of February. The Free Bradley Manning… »
http://bit.ly/TKeZrPAs Ecuador offers asylum to Julian Assange at its London Embassy with the Foreign Office doing Olympic-size legal somersaults to try to justify storming it, we hear that both the UK and the US have been helping the Syrian rebels, secretly, without any consultation with their parliaments, just to… »
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