Tag: whistleblower
Liberate Chelsea Manning Oggi!
[Di Trevor Hultner. Originale pubblicato su Center for a Stateless Society il 21 settembre 2016 con il titolo Free Chelsea Manning Today! Traduzione di Enrico Sanna.] Fin dai primi giorni del primo mandato di Obama, gli Stati Uniti hanno messo in pratica un’accanimento legale nel punire gli informatori. Se qualcuno può essere identificato come fonte…
They Were a Commission Against the FBI
1971, the story of the whistleblowing Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI which raided files from a regional FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, made its theatrical debut at New York City’s Cinema Village on January 6. The documentary should spark a rediscovery of the seminal but unrecognized group dedicated to exposing the FBI’s disruption of the anti-Vietnam War and civil…
1971
On February 6, an exceptional documentary about the unacknowledged whistleblowing group The Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI, 1971, previously only screened at festivals, is beginning a limited theatrical run at New York City’s Cinema Village. As of this writing, there are limited engagements planned in Santa Fe, Portland (Oregon), Los Angeles, Bellingham, Columbus, and internationally in…
“Missing Comma: ‘Pass It! Consequences Be Damned!'” on C4SS Media
C4SS Media presents Trevor Hultner‘s “Missing Comma: ‘Pass It! Consequences Be Damned!’” read by James Tuttle and edited by Nick Ford. Through their definition of who gets to be a journalist, they’re not. They are making sure that the outlets that crave the most access – the major networks, public radio, major newspapers – are the only…
Missing Comma: “Pass It! Consequences Be Damned!”
The Daily Beast’s Geoffrey Stone has drawn the line in the sand when it comes to the Free Flow of Information Act. He has made it clear which side he’s on. He believes that the only way journalism can continue to be free in the United States of got-dang America is if journalists have the…
2013: Finaliza una Era y Comienza una Nueva
Bueno, estamos a punto de dejar atrás otro año, así que es hora de anunciar mis dos nominaciones para “La Persona más Influyente del año 2013”. El sobre, por favor… ¡Tenemos un empate! El premio va para… Edward Snowden y Satoshi Nakamoto. A Edward Snowden, porque que en 2013 sus revelaciones de las travesuras malévolas…
2013 In Review: The Year In Left-Liberty
This was quite the year for left-liberty. Others have already examined the year from different ideological perspectives. This has ranged from Lew Rockwell’s Ron Paul filled piece to Medea Benjamin’s take. It’s time for a retrospective that addresses 2013 from a left-libertarian perspective. There are 4 things worth focusing on. 1) The Canadian Supreme Court’s…
2013: One Era Ends, Another Begins
Well, we’re about to wrap up another year, so it’s time to throw out my dual nominations for “The Most Impactful Person of 2013.” The envelope, please? And the co-winners are … Edward Snowden and Satoshi Nakamoto. Edward Snowden, because in 2013 his revelations of evil hijinks by the US National Security Agency brought a…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist And Chess Review 10
Enjoy review 10! William Pfaff discusses how history will remember Obama Elizabeth Goiten discusses “good guys” and “bad guys” in the War on Terror. Bruce A. Dixon discusses how Obama won a court case to keep sentencing disparities intact. Chris Floyd discusses the murderous character of the American system. Chris Floyd discusses the NSA spying…
A Press As Deadly As The State
I am now prepared to state without reservation that the ongoing NSA/surveillance story ranks among the more momentous and nauseating charades perpetrated on a frighteningly gullible public. Any remaining doubt I had on this question — and, in truth, no substantial doubt remained in my own mind — has been obliterated by this story concerning the remarks…
The Doctrine Of Exceptionalism Extends Its Reach
Let’s briefly review several critical facts. If there is a single general theme to Glenn Greenwald’s career as a journalist, it is that he constantly confronts and challenges power and those who exercise power, primarily in the political sphere. Greenwald himself has often proclaimed this to be his major concern, and he repeated this conviction in…
Dissidence, And Dissidents, That Even Hollywood Can Love
The most revolutionary and significant aspect of the promise that WikiLeaks offered the world was its radical method of disseminating information. Beginning in very early childhood, all of us are taught to rely on authority figures for everything: for personal and professional advancement and fulfillment, for opportunities of all kinds, for survival itself. Most damningly,…
When Whistleblowing Is Obedience And Tribute To The State
Glenn Greenwald opens his latest column for The Guardian with this: “Like many people, I’ve spent years writing and speaking about the lethal power-subservient pathologies plaguing establishment journalism in the west.” He goes on to discuss an article by Chris Blackhurst, a career journalist who had been the editor of The Independent until a few months ago. Greenwald sets forth the…
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…
Chelsea Manning and the State’s Abusive Transphobia
Trigger warning: The following article discusses rape, sexual assault, and transphobic violence Chelsea Manning, the whistleblower who released evidence of US war crimes to WikiLeaks, has announced that she identifies as a woman. “Given the way I feel and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible,” she wrote…
With Enemies Like This, Who Needs Friends?
The U.S. government’s persecution of Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning (who came out publicly as a transgender woman after sentencing) is the latest example of a general rule: In the transitional struggle between networks and hierarchies, sometimes networks’ most powerful weapons are the hierarchies themselves. You spend a few thousand bucks to yank a network’s…
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…
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