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The Farce of Bradley Manning’s Persecution

March 11, 2012 by

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At long last, Bradley Manning has been charged. It has only taken almost two years, and was more likely resulting from the military’s inability to ‘break’ him by torture into becoming a star ‘witness’ against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. The death penalty is probably still on the table, despite comments to the contrary, if merely […]

A Story of PERF-idy

November 29, 2011 by

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Image via The Daily Bail. Ever since this Democracy Now! interview, the Police Executive Research Forum, or PERF, a previously unregarded police strategy NGO, has been receiving some clearly undesired attention. In that interview, PERF Executive Director Chuck Wexler unwisely let slip that it was PERF which had been coordinating the conference calls which Oakland […]

Guest Post: Against Violence Under the Cloak of Care

April 20, 2011 by

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By Mirjam Eikelboom Originally published on WLCentral.org *** President Obama recently stated that Private Manning’s conditions comply with the Pentagon’s basic standards. Given that those standards apparently permit Private Manning to be subjected to plainly unconstitutional conditions, it is clear that the Department of Defense must adapt its standards to meet the demands of the […]

Survey on WikiLeaks, the Media and Government

April 16, 2011 by

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This was posted by Jim. Am writing a thesis on Public Trust in WikiLeaks, the Media and the Government and need to know what your opinions are. The online survey is multiple choice and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please follow the link: http://www.kwiksurveys.com/?s=ILLLML_9669e09d I took the survey, and it is only about […]

WikiLeaks Forum Live

March 3, 2011 by

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Hello folks, still playing catch-up here. Whilst I struggle with the pesky problems of the human condition (eating, sleeping, other such irritations), why don’t you join the official WikiLeaks Forum? You’ll be glad you did. I’m already there, just look for my name and my standard display picture.

PayPal Surrenders, Still Needs Boycott

February 26, 2011 by

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In the space of hours, PayPal blocked the account of Courage to Resist, got rightfully flamed, and then unblocked the accounts. It was a lovely little instance of a corporation being on the receiving end of some duly-deserved slapping around, and generally getting put in its place. Let us savor this wonderful victory over the […]

Phantom Risk in Libya; or, how the US government is Insane

February 21, 2011 by

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News has just come out of Fitch Ratings: Libya has had its credit rating dropped from BBB to BBB-minus. For those who don’t speak central banker, this means that Libya’s debt is now considered soggy used newsprint, instead of the far superior soggy unused newsprint. They’ve also warned that if the Libyans don’t start to […]