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Cowichan Conversations: Secret World Of The US Election–John Pilger Talks With Julian Assange

I saw this on FB yesterday and watched in for a minute or two, as we do. But then I did not have 24 minutes to spare so saved it and moved on.

Then about

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Cowichan Conversations: WikiLeaks Says Ecuador Shut Down Julian Assange’s Internet Access

LONDON — New York Times

Ecuador said Tuesday that it had cut off Julian Assange’s access to the internet in his exile in the

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The Canadian Progressive: WikiLeaks reveals TPP proposal empowering corporations to sue nations

WikiLeaks says the “Investment Chapter” of the secret TPP agreement is “an unaccountable supranational court for multinationals to sue states.”

The post WikiLeaks reveals TPP proposal empowering corporations to sue nations appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: WikiLeaks publishes CIA tips for sidestepping airport security

WikiLeaks has released two classified CIA documents offering tips to help undercover spies elude security systems at international border crossings using false IDs.

The post WikiLeaks publishes CIA tips for sidestepping airport security appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: WikiLeaks Publishes Secret Global Trade Agreement

by: WikiLeaks | June 19, 2014

Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has published the a secret draft text of the World Trade Agreement’s Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex, which aims to “further deregulate global financial services markets.” According to the draft, Canada is among the 50 countries that are part to the negotiations.

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Cowichan Conversations: Are Canada’s Spies Working For Mining Industry? Good Question!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

US, Canada and a number of other western governments throughout the western world have been fidgety and downright freaked about insider government snoops Julian Assange, Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning going rogue and telling us the truth about their former invasive, illegal and immoral activities, all of course conducted and . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Are Canada’s Spies Working For Mining Industry? Good Question!

Let Freedom Rain II: Time magazine writer Michael Grunwald celebrates in the possible violent death of Julian Assange

Wingers hate Julian Assange because he threatens the contrived security of the USA. But this from a Time magazine writer goes beyond the pale. No wonder he deleted it post-haste. Time magazine must be so proud. After all, Grunwald is only painting the rag’s true colours.  UPDATE: Just to be clear, I’m with Assange as . . . → Read More: Let Freedom Rain II: Time magazine writer Michael Grunwald celebrates in the possible violent death of Julian Assange

Progressive Proselytizing: The Reaction to Edward Snowden Parallels that of Julian Assange

Whenever we learn something new and impactful about what our governments or other institutions of power are doing, we owe ourselves a public discussion of these new revelations. Perhaps we accept the revelations as acceptable or desirable, or perhaps we find them unacceptable and harmful in which case the public discourse can lobby these institutions of . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: The Reaction to Edward Snowden Parallels that of Julian Assange

The Canadian Progressive: Julian Assange: Bradley Manning is the quintessential whistleblower

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says Bradley Manning “is the quintessential whistleblower” after a US military court found him not guilty of “aiding the enemy”, guilty of 19 lesser charges.

The post Julian Assange: Bradley Manning is the quintessential whistleblower appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

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LeDaro: Bradley Manning: A hero or a traitor

I believe that all Bradley Manning did was to expose the atrocities committed by the Americans in Iraq. He is a whistle-blower. Instead of making accountable and punish those who committed these crimes in Iraq; including Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld who invaded Iraq on false pretences; Bradley Manning is being punished. He is one of . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Bradley Manning: A hero or a traitor

The Canadian Progressive: Official trailer for the Wikileaks movie “The Fifth Estate”

A dramatic thriller based on real events, The Fifth Estate reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned WikiLeaks into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization.

The post Official trailer for the Wikileaks movie “The Fifth Estate” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: WikiLeaks Leaks Transcript of Hollywood Doc on Julian Assange, Online Activism

WikiLeaks leaks transcript of “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks”, the Hollywood doc on Julian Assange and online activism a day before the $2 million vindictive and biased film is publicly released.

The post WikiLeaks Leaks Transcript of Hollywood Doc on Julian Assange, Online Activism appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Alberta Diary: Tom Flanagan, neoconservative spiritual leader, consigned to utter darkness

Conservative icon Tom Flanagan’s defining moment. Below: Dr. Flanagan in happier times; the six signatories of the Alberta separatist Firewall Manifesto; Richard Nixon saying goodbye during his 1952 Checkers speech. Unlike Dr. Flanagan’s likely career trajectory, Mr. Nixon came back.

Who could have predicted that yesterday would be the pope’s last . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Tom Flanagan, neoconservative spiritual leader, consigned to utter darkness

The Canadian Progressive: “We Steal Secrets”: The Story of WikiLeaks (VIDEO)

by Guest Blogger | Jan 27, 2013: Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney discusses his new documentary, “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” with Amy Goodman, the host of Democracy Now! The film examines the key players involved in the whistleblowing website’s release of hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables to the whistleblowing website . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: “We Steal Secrets”: The Story of WikiLeaks (VIDEO)

drive-by planet: Video (full speech) of Assange 2012 Christmas address: WikiLeaks has ‘over a million docs prepared for release’ in 2013

On Thursday WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange delivered a Christmas address from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy. He said “… despite the extra-judicial banking blockade, which circles WikiLeaks like the Cuban embargo, despite an unprecedented criminal investigation and a campaign to damage and destroy my organization, 2012 has been a huge year.”

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LeDaro: Senator Julian Assange?

Assange’s plans to launch a political party are “significantly advanced” as he is looking at a run for the Australian Senate. Could we be seeing Senator Assange? What would this mean for Wikileaks?

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drive-by planet: Assange book ‘Cypherpunks’ warns of threats to internet freedom

Julian Assange’ new book Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet is now available in paperback and e-book. The term “cypherpunks” refers to activists who make use of coded writing or cryptography in an effort to bring about progressive … . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Assange book ‘Cypherpunks’ warns of threats to internet freedom

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Anonymous: The Betrayal Of Wikileaks

Last week, the hacktivist collective Anonymous dumped WikiLeaks. Anonymous accuses WikiLeaks’ beleagured founder Julian Assange of turning the whistle-blowing website into a one man “Julian Assange show”. Below is the full text of Anonymous’ statement explaining the divorce: Greetings World – In December of 2010 Anonymous came to the defense of and began supporting the . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Anonymous: The Betrayal Of Wikileaks

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Anonymous Dumps Wikileaks [VIDEO]

Hacktivist collective, Anonymous, has severed ties with long-time ally WikiLeaks. Anonymous announced the divorce via a tweet, and said the Julian Assange-controlled whistle-blowing website had become a one man “Julian Assange show”. The tweet: “The end of an era. We unfollowed @Wikileaks and withdraw our support. It was an awesome idea ruined by Egos. Good . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Anonymous Dumps Wikileaks [VIDEO]

Canadian Progressive: The Mouse That Roared: Imagining an internet safe haven for journalists, whistleblowers and activists in Iceland

The Mouse That Roared is a documentary-in-the-making film by Judith Ehrlich, the award-winning director of “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers”, which earned a Peabody, and was nominated for an Academy award for best documentary. The film centers around Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta Jónsdóttir’s efforts fights to make Iceland the . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: The Mouse That Roared: Imagining an internet safe haven for journalists, whistleblowers and activists in Iceland

Canadian Progressive: U.S. pressuring Bradley Manning to implicate Julian Assange (VIDEO)

Julian Assange‘s U.S. attorney, Michael Ratner, claims that the U.S. is getting tougher with Bradley Manning hoping to pressure him to testify against the WikiLeaks founder. He tells The Real News Network: They would want him to testify or roll over against Julian. And it’s not me making that up. The lawyer for Bradley Manning, . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: U.S. pressuring Bradley Manning to implicate Julian Assange (VIDEO)

LeDaro: Assange speaks to media from Ecuadorian embassy

“Speaking from the balcony of the embassy, where he is staying to avoid arrest by British police who want to extradite him to Sweden, Assange said the United States risked shunting the world into an era of journalistic oppression.

“As WikiLeaks stands under threat, so does the freedom of expression and the health . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Assange speaks to media from Ecuadorian embassy

Drive-by Planet: Assange asylum row: Ecuador stands up to the US

Ecuador has done the principled thing by granting asylum to Julian Assange. President Rafael Correa said that the decision was taken in order to prevent the extradition of Assange to a ‘third country.’

Some who disagree with the decision cite the UN Convention on Refugees to make the point that Assange doesn’t meet . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: Assange asylum row: Ecuador stands up to the US

Drive-by Planet: ‘Four Corners’ video: Sex, Lies and Julian Assange

An Australian current affairs program – “Four Corners” – has looked into what happened to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the three critical weeks following his arrival in Sweden in August 2010. What emerges is the strong suggestion that the allegations of sexual misconduct may have been used to frame Assange.

The program also . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: ‘Four Corners’ video: Sex, Lies and Julian Assange

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: WikiLeaks Begins Publishing The “Syria Files”

At a press conference held today, 5 July 2012, at the Frontline Club in London, WikiLeaks spokesperson Sarah Harrison announced that over the coming months, WikiLeaks will release a database of over two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies, dating from August 2006 to March 2012. This extraordinary data set derives . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: WikiLeaks Begins Publishing The “Syria Files”