Stand up for the Army whistle-blower who risked everything to give the public real facts about our government’s wars in the Middle East and foreign policy worldwide. bradleymanning.org. Week of action for Bradley, June 1-8. Join us at Fort Meade. June 1, 2013
June 1st will mark the beginning of Bradley Manning’s fourth year in prison and the start of his trial.
The AP Case is Part of Obama's War on the First Amendment and Its lack of Balance in Governance & Prosecution of So-Called Security Matters
Persecutions of Whistleblowers and Attacks on American that the government wishes to silence are part of the attack on AP.--kas
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges joins us to discuss what could mark the most significant government intrusion on freedom of the press in decades. The Justice Department has acknowledged seizing the work, home and cellphone records used by almost 100 reporters and editors at the Associated Press.
San Francisco Pride would really like you to forget the whole Bradley Manning issue. After Manning was nominated to be honored by former Grand Marshals of the city's yearly Pride Parade, the announcement was made public, some veterans and LGBT groups protested, SF Pride retracted the honor, faced community protests, changed its tactics, and was protested again — and yet the organization still hasn't absorbed why the community is upset and why it matters.
Chris Hedges: Monitoring of AP Phones a "Terrifying" Step in State Assault on Press Freedom + Transcript
democracynow on May 15, 2013
http://www.democracynow.org - The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges joins us to discuss what could mark the most significant government intrusion on freedom of the press in decades. The Justice Department has acknowledged seizing the work, home and cellphone records used by almost 100 reporters and editors at the Associated Press.
In a brazen and illegal attack on press freedom, the Obama Justice Department secretly subpoenaed the telephone records of Associated Press editors and journalists and tracked ingoing and outgoing calls on at least 20 telephone lines, including the national headquarters of the press agency and its news bureaus in New York, Hartford and Washington DC. Among the lines tracked was the telephone used by AP reporters working out of the House of Representatives press gallery in the Capitol.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder claimed that theAP leak put U.S. lives at risk and demanded "very aggressive" method of investigation, reported the BBC.
Revelations this week of a secret Justice Department seizure of two months’ worth of phone records from The Associated Press are the latest flare up in tense relationship between the U.S. government and the media when it comes to whistleblowers.
"I mean, the war industry is really the ONLY industry the US has. We’re the war machine of the western empire"
"And if the president of the United States happens to be reading this (Xerxis forbid!): Pull your head out of that Darth Vader helmet, blow up the Death Star, burn the NDAA, …
Today marks the 100th day of a hunger strike in the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison. Activists have submitted a petition to the US government that was signed by around 370,000 people, in the hopes that somebody in the government would listen.
I've never been a huge fan of petitions. The responses to these petitions have been, at best, unsatisfactory if not outright insulting to our intelligence.
Bradley Manning is a hero.
Please share widely. Thank you!
An image is worth a thousand words.
Promote world-wide awareness of what the U.S. government is trying to suppress by attacking Bradley, WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.
Put his image in your window, on walls, banners, sidewalks. In every corner that needs sunshine.
Let him not be forgotten.
Review by Gary Corseri. A review of “America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy” by William Blum (Zed Books, London/New York, 2013.)
In activist-author-publisher William Blum’s new book, America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy, he tells the story of how he got his 15 minutes of fame back in 2006. Osama bin Laden had released an audiotape, declaring: “If you are sincere in your desire for peace and security… and if Bush decides to carry on with his lies and oppression, then it would be useful for you to read the book Rogue State.” Bin Laden then quoted from the Foreword of Blum’s 2000 book, Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower, in which he had mused:
by Paul Craig Roberts
Institute for Political Economy (May 01 2013)
If there is hope, you are it. You are motivated to find truth. You can think outside the box. You can see through propaganda. You are the remnant with the common sense that once was a common American virtue. You come to this site, because you get explanations that are not agenda-driven, that are not BS, that are not right-wing or left-wing, conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat.
I fear for Julian Assange. I fear for Bradley Manning. I fear for us all.
LONDON—A tiny tip of the vast subterranean network of governmental and intelligence agencies from around the world dedicated to destroying WikiLeaks and arresting its founder, Julian Assange, appears outside the red-brick building on Hans Crescent Street that houses the Ecuadorean Embassy. Assange, the world’s best-known political refugee, has been in the embassy since he was offered sanctuary there last June.
Iraq War Veteran Michael Prysner explains that US military has taken steps to prevent justice at Bradley Manning’s trial.
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"Now the Pentagon, the White House and the State Department intend to show the world what vindictive losers they are through the persecution of Bradley Manning, myself and the organization more generally.”
If the U.S. government can't protect its information they should do a better job of keeping internal information internal instead of shooting the messenger.