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Bill Longstaff: We really should pay attention to these guys

I know precious little about the World Wide Web other than that it serves me royally. Tim Berners-Lee, on the other hand, knows a lot about it. And he should—he invented it. He is a leading authority on the power and the vulnerabilities of the Internet, uniquely qualified to comment on Internet spying.

And he is now profoundly concerned about just that. He has made some very strong statements

Bill Longstaff: Conservative MPs defend Edward Snowden, attack security establishment

No, not Canadian Conservative MPs—British Conservative MPs. Former shadow home secretary and Conservative Party leadership candidate David Davis has come out strongly in support of American whistleblower Edward Snowden. “The only protection for us all in this sort of area is actually whistleblowers,” said Davis, “It’s the only thing that makes these sorts of organizations behave properly.” He

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.

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The Canadian Progressive: Bradley Manning found not guilty of aiding the enemy, guilty of lesser charges

Military judge Colonel Denise Lind found whistleblower Bradley Manning not guilty of the serious charge of “aiding the enemy”, and guilty of lesser charges which still carry the possibility of over 100 years behind bars.

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Cowichan Conversations: Whistleblower Sylvie Therrien suspended after leaking Canada’s EI rejection ‘quotas’(VIDEO)

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger

Sylvie Therrien did not feel right about kicking people off Employment Insurance to meet an Conservative Government mandated quota.

Another insider blows the whistle on government behaviour. Now she has not had to flee the country but she has been suspended and may lose her job for being a decent Canadian.

What a miserable bunch of pricks the Harper bunch really are. They lie through their teeth about the wonderful job that they are doing with the economy but really they have mismanaged the countries economy and it is ordinary Canadians who are being beat up by (Read more…)

The Canadian Progressive: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s statement to human rights groups

by: Obert Madondo | Twitter: @Obiemad:

WikiLeaks has posted NSA surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden’s statement to human rights groups, issued earlier today at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.

Here’s the full text:

Hello. My name is Ed Snowden. A little over one month ago, I had family, a home in paradise, and I lived in great comfort. I also had the capability without any warrant to search for, seize, and read your communications. Anyone’s communications at any time. That is the power to change people’s fates.

It is also a serious violation of the law. The 4th and 5th Amendments to (Read more…)

Cowichan Conversations: They ‘Will Lie, Trick, and Deceive’: Jailed CIA Whistleblower’s Warns Edward Snowden

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger

It is becoming hard to keep track of all the ‘Whistleblowers’ and the tunes that they are whistling. It is clear that many countries spy, snoop and infiltrate. It has been going on for centuries but accelerated during World War 2 and the Cold War that followed.

What seems to have changed is the surveillance over citizens on such a widespread level. Our emails, and phone calls are being systematically captured and stored on massive computers. Our media has been corporatized with fewer and fewer owners resulting in a homogenized and predictable product that renders much (Read more…)

The Canadian Progressive: Edward Snowden says Obama administration using citizenship as a weapon

by: Edward Snowden

One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for revealing the truth. My continued liberty has been owed to the efforts of friends new and old, family, and others who I have never met and probably never will. I trusted them with my life and they returned that trust with a faith in me for which I will always be thankful.

On Thursday, President Obama declared before the world that he would not permit any diplomatic “wheeling and dealing” over my case. Yet now it is (Read more…)

The Canadian Progressive: Aided by WikiLeaks, NSA whistleblower Snowden leaves Hong Kong, heads for asylum

By: Obert Madondo Twitter: @Obiemad

With WikiLeaks’ aid, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden left Hong Kong over the weekend and landed in Moscow en route to asylum in a third country. His departure came after Hong Kong authorities rejected U.S. government demands for his extradition.

Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the U.S. government for leaking top-secret NSA telephone and web surveillance information, is likely headed for Cuba. Or Venezuela. Or Ecuador.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange explains why his organization assisted Snowden:

Mr Edward Snowden, the American whistleblower who exposed evidence of a global surveillance regime (Read more…)

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The Canadian Progressive: Journalist Glenn Greenwald interviews NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden [VIDEO]

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘” don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things”

Video available on YouTube

We recommend: The NSA Black Hole: 5 Basic Things We Still Don’t Know About the Agency’s Snooping #freebrad: Tweeting Bradley Manning Trial Before US Military Court CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou: Torture was official US policy ‘Why I Did It’: Whistleblower Bradley Manning Tells US Military Court Aaron Swartz’s Last Gift: Site Launches Whistleblower Safe House

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350 or bust: Whistleblower Snowden: NSA Surveillance Will Lead To “Turnkey Tyranny”

This incredibly brave young man’s story needs to be shared far and wide. 29 year old Edward Snowden, through The Guardian newspaper, went public as the NSA whistleblower yesterday. His revelations last week that the US National Security Agency’s Prism program has direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other internet giants […]

The Canadian Progressive: Aaron Swartz’s Last Gift: Site Launches Whistleblower Safe House

In era of “most aggressive government assaults on press freedom,” new open source dropbox provides “secure route” for leaks By: Lauren McCauley | Published by Common Dreams on May 17, 2013 One month before his January 11th suicide, web pioneer and creative commons architect Aaron Swartz completed one last project—an “opensource drop box for leaked documents along the [...]

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The Canadian Progressive: ‘Why I Did It’: Whistleblower Bradley Manning Tells US Military Court

Whistleblower reads prepared statement of explanation after pleading guilty to some, but not all, charges By: Common Dreams | Feb. 28, 2013: US Army Private Bradley Manning read a prepared statement on Thursday, revealing before a packed military courtroom exactly what government and military information he leaked to the whistleblower media outlet Wikileaks, and why he chose to do READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: #freebrad: Tweeting Bradley Manning Trial Before US Military Court

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | Feb. 28, 2013: #freebrad: Tweeting Bradley Manning trial before US military court, where the whistleblower has reportedly pleaded guilty to providing Wikileaks with confidential military material. But he has denied the charges relating to “aiding the enemy”, which is the most serious of all the charges he faces. Tweets about “#freebrad” The Canadian Progressive READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou: Torture was official US policy

Via YouTube: Former CIA agent John Kiriakou was sentenced to 30 months in prison for revealing the identity of a covert officer to a reporter. But originally he was pending charges on the violating the espionage act. Kiriakou is the first CIA official to publicly confirm the use of waterboarding and other tactics he describes READ MORE