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drive-by planet: Open letter to Cameron from European editors: Miranda’s detention threat to freedom of the press

Editors of a number of northern European newspapers have written an open letter to British PM David Cameron stating their concerns arising from the detention of David Miranda – partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald. The writers express concern about the “harassment” of “the paper and individuals associated with it.”

Glenn Greenwald has broken a number of important stories in the Guardian based on documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The editors of Aftenposten (Norway), Helsingin Sanomat (Finland), Dagens Nyheter (Sweden) and Politiken (Denmark) make a number of points worth repeating:

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Dead Wild Roses: America’s Shame – Guantanamo Bay

We have not written on America’s imperial adventures for awhile here at DWR. Constant examination of the antithesis of our civilization lays bare the soul, to touch the carefully crafted web we ensconce ourselves in and shake it till the dirty bitter truths rupture forth wearies the heart and mind. To see things as they are, as Buchan does, empties the carefully nurtured vessels of hope and replaces it with despair and bitterness:

“You think that a wall as solid as the earth separates civilization from barbarism. I tell you the division is a thread, a sheet

. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: America’s Shame – Guantanamo Bay

Canadian Progressive World: Obert Madondo’s Bill C-10 Hunger Strike: Day 11 Update

This journal entry covers days 10 and 11 (March 23 and 24) my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10). I think I’m approaching a crucial turning point … Continue reading →

Canadian Progressive World: Obert Madondo’s Indefinited Bill C-10 Hunger Strike: Day 9 Update

This journal entry covers days 8 and 9 (March 21 and 22) my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10). I started the peaceful protest at 12:01am on … Continue reading →

Canadian Progressive World: Obert Madondo’s Bill C-10 Hunger Strike: Day 7 Update

This journal entry covers days 6 and 7 (March 19 & 20) of my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10). I started the peaceful protest at 12:01am … Continue reading →

Canadian Progressive World: Obert Madondo’s Bill C-10 Hunger Strike: Day 5 Update

This journal entry covers days 3, 4 and 5 (March 16, 17 & 18) of my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10). I started the peaceful protest … Continue reading →

Canadian Progressive World: Obert Madondo’s Indefinite Crime Bill C-10 Hunger Strike

At 12:01am on Wednesday, March 14, I started an indefinite hunger strike to demand that the Parliament of Canada immediately repeal the new Safe Streets and Communities Act (formerly omnibus crime Bill C-10). The Act …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: Obert Madondo’s Bill C-10 Hunger Strike: Day 2 Update

It’s Day 2 of my indefinite hunger strike to demand the repeal of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10). I started the peaceful protest at 12:01am …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: Obert Madondo’s indefinite hunger strike against crime Bill C-10: Letter to the Governor Genera of Canada

Starting at 12:01am today, I embarked on an indefinite hunger strike to demand that Canada’s new Safe Streets and Communities Act (omnibus crime Bill C-10) be immediately repealed. Earlier, I had appealed to the Governor …Read More