Tag: open mouth sabotage
A Market For Sabotage
In the 19th and early 20th century, anarchism was in many ways making strides into mainstream culture and thought. It was not through theory that this occurred, but rather through immediate expressions of one’s autonomy. This revolutionary method was known as direct action. Direct action emphasizes the right or duty of each individual to insist on the…
Dois, Três, Muitos Snowdens!
Direitistas como David Brooks e o ex-embaixador junto às Nações Unidas John Bolton estão, previsivelmente, ficando possessos a propósito de Edward Snowden — não apenas a propósito dos vazamentos dele, mas de tudo o que ele representa para a sociedade com a qual eles se identificam. Ao decidir unilateralmente vazar documentos, escreve Brooks (“O Vazador…
Two, Three, Many Snowdens!
Rightists like David Brooks and former UN ambassador John Bolton, are, predictably, going ballistic over Edward Snowden — not only over his leaks, but over everything he represents to the society they identify with. By unilaterally deciding to leak documents, Brooks writes (“The Solitary Leaker,” NYT, June 10), Snowden has betrayed the “respect for institutions…
Defending Chelsea Manning at Urban Tulsa Weekly
On September 4th, my op-ed Chelsea Manning and the State’s Abusive Transphobia was published as a letter to the editor in Urban Tulsa Weekly. The paper treated it as a “really convoluted counterpoint” to an asinine letter by Oklahoma State Senator Frank Simpson, who argued that Chelsea Manning was not a hero. State Senator Simpson…
The Tipping Point
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said that when a garment gets so old, attempting to patch it with new cloth will just tear it up worse. The authoritarian state seems to be reaching that point, beyond which any attempt to patch it up or prolong its life just inflict new damage and hasten…
O Estado, Não Manning, é o Criminoso
Desde o início do julgamento de fachada de Bradley Manning ficou patente que o criminoso é o estado, não o Pfc. Manning. Apesar disso, o denunciante via Wikileaks acaba de ser sentenciado a 35 anos de prisão. Manning está sendo punido por expor crimes do governo, mais famosamente soldados dos Estados Unidos atingindo civis inocentes,…
Carta de Chelsea Manning Ao Presidente Obama Solicitando Perdão
“As decisões que tomei em 2010 nasceram de preocupação com meu país e com o mundo no qual vivemos. Desde os trágicos eventos do 11/9, nosso país está em guerra. Estamos em guerra com um inimigo que opta por não enfrentar-nos em qualquer campo de batalha tradicional, e devido a esse fato tivemos de alterar nossos…
Chelsea Manning’s Letter To President Obama Requesting Pardon
“The decisions that I made in 2010 were made out of a concern for my country and the world that we live in. Since the tragic events of 9/11, our country has been at war. We’ve been at war with an enemy that chooses not to meet us on any traditional battlefield, and due to…
The State: Judge in its Own Cause
At a 2011 press conference President Obama, in response to a question about Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning, said “We are a nation of laws. We don’t let individuals make decisions about how the law operates.“ Is this really a nation of laws, though? There’s an old legal principle, “nemo iudex in causa sua,” which translated…
The State, Not Manning, is the Criminal
From the beginning of the Bradley Manning show trial, it has been apparent that the state is the criminal, not Pfc. Manning. Yet the WikiLeaks whistleblower was just sentenced to 35 years in prison. Manning is being punished for exposing government crimes, most famously U.S. troops shooting innocent civilians, including two Reuters journalists, in the Collateral Murder video….
O Julgamento de Fachada de Manning: Esses Momentos Instrutivos
Estou chocado — chocado! — com o fato de a Coronela Denise Lind, juíza militar que sentenciou, em fevereiro, que Bradley Manning poderia ser julgado em função de diversas acusações mesmo depois de ter ficado preso antes de ser denunciado por mais do que cinco vezes o período mais longo total especificado nas regras das Forças…
A Radical Constitutional Amendment to Protect Whistleblowers
Lately, it hasn’t been clear what exactly the First Amendment protects. Between whistleblowers PFC Manning and Edward Snowden, one awaits a sentencing of potentially 90 years in prison, and the other finds himself trapped in a country where he doesn’t speak the language. Perhaps it’s time to find a better way to protect free speech….
The Manning Show Trial: These Teachable Moments
I’m shocked — shocked! — that Colonel Denise Lind, the military judge who ruled in February that Bradley Manning could be tried on various charges even after being held prior to arraignment for more than five times the absolute longest time specified in the US Armed Forces’ “speedy trial” rules, has now also ruled that…
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So, What Exactly is a Freedom Outlaw?
Claire Wolfe: It’s not what you do; it’s how you do it. It’s an attitude — from which actions always follow. It’s a do-it-yourself occupation. And a lifetime vocation.
Bradley Manning: Soldado Que Realmente “Defendeu Nossa Liberdade”
Se há soldado em algum lugar do mundo que já lutou e sofreu por minha liberdade, é o soldado de primeira classe Bradley Manning.
Bradley Manning: One Soldier Who Really Did “Defend Our Freedom”
Kevin Carson: “I think the last time American soldiers actually fought for the freedom of Americans was probably the Revolutionary War . . . But I can think of one exception.”
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