Anti-Keystone activists measures

11 12 2013

WikiLeaks reveals energy giants’ strategies to suppress anti-Keystone activists

A recent WikiLeaks disclosure reveals a fourfold strategy for countering anti-Keystone XL pipeline activists. Environmental groups are concerned about a 2010 document recently released by WikiLeaks. The issued document laid out energy companies’ strategies for dealing with those who oppose the oil sands pipeline from western Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_12_11/WikiLeaks-reveals-energy-giants-strategies-to-suppress-anti-Keystone-activists-6460/

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Chris Hedges On Bradley Manning Sentencing

22 08 2013

LINK -   http://youtu.be/XSYoKb8jV10





Julian Assange Interview on ABC Sunday Show

30 06 2013

Interview with George Stephanopoulos.

GEM:

STEPHANOPOULOS: Let me bring this back to Julian Assange. Back in 2010, an email that was revealed from you by Bart Gellman in “Time” magazine, said that you hoped the revelations from Wikileaks would bring about, quote, “the total annihilation of the current U.S. regime.” Is that still your goal, and what did you mean by that?

ASSANGE: I did not say that and there is no such email. That is simply false.

STEPHANOPOULOS: It’s quoted in “Time” magazine in December 2010.

ASSANGE: Yes. Well, I mean, “Time” magazine. But this is — it’s very interesting that you raised such a thing like that. We are in a situation where we have these extraordinary revelations that are causing great embarrassment to a new national security state that is arising in the U.S. It’s not just the U.S. Similar national security states are rising in other countries, but it is trying to evade democratic will. It’s treating Congress like a bunch of fools. And we saw Clapper up there lying, bald-face lying to Congress. We have secret interpretations of the law. What does the law mean if there are secret interpretations in secret courts?

[ second sentence by Assange had  precious inflection on "Time magazine" :)  ]

TRANSCRIPT

ALSO -

Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow (July 1)





‘We Steal Secrets’: State Agitprop by Chris Hedges + Secrecy Cult: ‘Manning leaked less than 1% of classified docs’

5 06 2013

flyingcuttlefish:

His trial is on now and it is kept under wraps!

US government charges Manning with “aiding the enemy” in court martial
By Naomi Spencer

nutshell

Originally posted on Dandelion Salad:

by Chris Hedges
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Truthout
June 3, 2013

Wikileaks Truck at

Image by Steve Rhodes via Flickr

Alex Gibney’s new film, “We Steal Secrets,” is about WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. It dutifully peddles the state’s contention that WikiLeaks is not a legitimate publisher and that Bradley Manning, who allegedly passed half a million classified Pentagon and State Department documents to WikiLeaks, is not a legitimate whistle-blower. It interprets acts of conscience and heroism by Assange and Manning as misguided or criminal. It holds up the powerful—who are responsible for the plethora of war crimes Manning and Assange exposed—as, by comparison, trustworthy and reasonable. Manning is portrayed as a pitiful, naive and sexually confused young man.

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via Truthout

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Bad Day for WikiLeaks Prosecutors

11 04 2013

Brisbane Times - US must prove Manning helped al-Qaeda

The US government must prove that Bradley Manning knowingly helped al-Qaeda by leaking secret documents to WikiLeaks in order to convict him of “aiding the enemy”, a judge has ruled.

The ruling by Judge Denise Lind at a preliminary hearing raises the bar for convicting Manning – who has admitted leaking the documents but denied aiding the enemy – of the most serious charge he faces.

Judge Lind said the prosecution in the military tribunal must show evidence Manning had “reason to believe such information could be used to the injury of the US”, by an armed group like al-Qaeda or another nation. . . .  (more)

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/us-must-prove-manning-helped-alqaeda-20130411-2hmob.html

Background on Manning

Assange prosecutor quits while accuser sacks lawyer

The top Swedish prosecutor pursuing sexual assault allegations against Julian Assange has abruptly left the case and one of Mr Assange’s accusers has sacked her lawyer. . . .

. . . Fairfax Media has obtained Swedish court documents that reveal high-profile Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny has unexpectedly left the handling Mr Assange’s case, effective from Wednesday, and has been replaced by a more junior prosecutor, Ingrid Isgren. The reasons for the change have not yet been disclosed. . . .

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/opinion/political-news/assange-prosecutor-quits-while-accuser-sacks-lawyer-20130328-2gwjk.html

 

 





Spy Merenaries (Stratfor) Target Artists, ‘Yes Men’ Team

13 03 2013

MASSIVE LEAK REVEALS CRIMINALITY, PARANOIA AMONG CORPORATE TITANS

Dow pays “strategic intelligence” firm to spy on Yes Men and grassroots activists. Takeaway: movement is on the right track!

WikiLeaks begins to publish today over five million e-mails obtained by Anonymous from “global intelligence” company Stratfor. The emails, which reveal everything from sinister spy tactics to an insider trading scheme with Goldman Sachs (see below), also include several discussions of the Yes Men and Bhopal activists. (Bhopal activists seek redress for the 1984 Dow Chemical/Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal, India, that led to thousands of deaths, injuries in more than half a million people, and lasting environmental damage.)

Many of the Bhopal-related emails, addressed from Stratfor to Dow and Union Carbide public relations directors, reveal concern that, in the lead-up to the 25th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster, the Bhopal issue might be expanded into an effective systemic critique of corporate rule, and speculate at length about why this hasn’t yet happened—providing a fascinating window onto what at least some corporate types fear most from activists.

“[Bhopal activists] have made a slight nod toward expanded activity, but never followed through on it—the idea of ‘other Bhopals’ that were the fault of Dow or others,” mused Joseph de Feo, who is listed in one online source as a “Briefer” for Stratfor.

Maybe the Yes Men were the pinnacle. They made an argument in their way on their terms—that this is a corporate problem and a part of the a [sic] larger whole,” wrote Kathleen Morson, Stratfor’s Director of Policy Analysis. . . .  (more)

http://theyesmen.org/stratfor





What Bradley Manning Said in Court

13 03 2013

The Freedom of the Press Foundation has it. Details & audio file.

LINK – http://youtu.be/6L79wWAFUqg