Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Wikileaks: Manning Sentence Commuted to 7 years

I’m elated! Chelsea Manning is finally going to be released. Obama signed the commutation today. Wikileaks, the anti-secrecy organisation which published the diplomatic cables, has previously said its founder Julian Assange would agree to be extradited to the US if Mr Obama granted clemency to Manning. The White House said the Manning commutation was not ...

The Canadian Progressive: “Cold War deja vu” as President Barack Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats

Two weeks after promising to respond “at a time and place of our choosing” to Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats. The Russian embassy in London smells “Cold War deja vu”. The post “Cold War deja vu” as President Barack Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats appeared ...

The Disaffected Lib: That Didn’t Take Long. Is This Assange’s Reward?

Is Julian Assange getting an early Christmas present? A week after Donald Trump’s election victory and six years after Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, a Swedish prosecutor went to the British capital to visit Assange in the embassy. Assange’s team said he agreed to the interview “in part to ensure the ...

Cowichan Conversations: It was the rise of the Davos class that sealed America’s fate Naomi Klein

  Hillary Clinton’s embrace of neoliberalism was disastrous. The only answer now is to take on the billionaires   Opinion by Naomi Klein-The Guardian They will blame James Comey and the FBI. They will Read more…

The Canadian Progressive: Julian Assange Statement on the US Presidential Election

In this statement issued on the eve of 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Julian Assange defends WikiLeaks’ publication of the DNC Leaks and the Clinton political campaign and Foundation email leaks (Podesta Emails). “The right to receive and impart true information is the guiding principle of WikiLeaks,” says Assange. The post Julian Assange Statement on the ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: The Ethics of Wikileaks

Wikileaks, and other information repositories like it, raises some interesting ethical problems. To date, Wikileaks has pretty much taken a wholesale approach to the information that comes its way – it all gets published regardless of its validity, relevance or timeliness.  Many have applauded this, especially with bulk leak of government documents in the past ...

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

LONDON — New York Times By STEVEN ERLANGER and DAVID E. SANGER OCT. 18, 2016 Ecuador said Tuesday that it had cut off Julian Assange’s access to the internet in his exile in the Read more…

Montreal Simon: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and the WikiLeak’s E-Mails

They will face each other for the last time in Las Vegas tonight, and for Donald Trump it will be his last chance to try to stop Hilary Clinton from becoming the first female president of the United States.And burying him in a landslide. It’s now or never for Donald Trump.Trump now lags Hillary Clinton in the ...

Cowichan Conversations: ‘Julian Assange losing internet access possible US cyber attack’

It is unlikely that Ecuador, supporting whistleblower Julian Assange, deprived him from the opportunity to use internet, says Peter Van Buren, former officer, US State Department’s Foreign Service. The countries like the US have Read more…

Alberta Politics: New York Times coverage of Russian hacking deserves another Pulitzer – for fiction!

PHOTOS: Russian President Vladimir V. Putin, who the New York Times blames for everything. (Photo from Kremlin.ru.) Below: Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary R. Clinton; former Nixon speechwriter Patrick J. Buchanan; Republican Party presidential candidate Donald J. Trump; and Felix E. Dzerzhinsky, director of the Soviet secret services from 1917 to 1922. As readers shall ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Assange on #PanamaPapers

This is a great interview, it’s really thoughtful. What will journalism look like in 5 years? Wikileaks created a whole new model that’s being used in the production of stories about tax avoidance by the wealthy class, while the middle and poor classes still pay income taxes.

The Canadian Progressive: Whistleblowers and leak activists face powerful elites in struggle to control information

The Panama Papers leak proves, once again, that whistleblowers and leak activists’ role of exposing hidden information is very much alive. The post Whistleblowers and leak activists face powerful elites in struggle to control information appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Wealthy Implicated in #PanamaPapers will not #FeelTheBern

‪What is #‎PanamaPapers? Over 2TB of leaked bank communications exposing shell companies and tax avoidance and money laundering by HSBC, UBS, and others. CBC and Toronto Star have the names of the Canadians, but will not be releasing them since they’d face libel suits for doing so without other supporting evidence (and probably even then ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Assange Illegally Detained by UK Police

The London police force has wasted millions of pounds on detaining Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy for years. UN group reportedly backs Julian Assange 'unlawful detention' claim https://t.co/vgeXcKVWHl pic.twitter.com/5ziSJwBdpC — Wired UK (@WiredUK) February 4, 2016 The UN finding in favor of Julian Assange shows what many of us have already known. The UK must ...

The Canadian Progressive: WikiLeaks reveals CBC and Canada Post may be sold under TPP agreement

A confidential letter leaked by WikiLeaks on Wednesday reveals that the CBC and Canada Post could be sold under the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, currently being negotiated by Canada and 11 other countries in Maui, Hawaii. The post WikiLeaks reveals CBC and Canada Post may be sold under TPP agreement appeared first on The ...

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 Disaffected Lib: International Criminal Court Launches Probe. Israel Seethes and Squirms.

A prosecutor from the International Criminal Court has opened a probe into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories.  Israel wasted no time lashing out, threatening to dismantle the ICC. Potential cases [prosecutor Fatou] Bensouda could take on include allegations of war crimes by Israel during last summer’s Gaza war where the Palestinians suffered heavy ...

Things Are Good: Will Iceland be the “Switzerland of Data”?

Iceland is the de facto home of Wikileaks and is also a country concerned with privacy issues. The country is now considering leveraging their experience and reputation of being digital-data friendly to the next level. Presently, the country is considering branding itself as the “Switzerland of Data.” If Iceland does move ahead with this, it ...

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.

Montreal Simon: Happy Birthday Chelsea Manning

It's been five years since the young American soldier now known as Chelsea Manning began downloading hundreds of thousands of Pentagon files.And in the process not only revealed the horror, the brutality, and the hypocrisy of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the diplomatic world. But also the U.S. intelligence machine's most closely guarded ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Police Violence Rages in Ferguson, MO

The out-of-control police response to protests against the killing of Michael Brown in a St. Louis, MO suburb, continues. Our reporter @rdevro was shot with rubber bullets/beanbags by police last night, spent night in jail. Is due to be released w/o charge soon.— The Intercept (@the_intercept) August 19, 2014 Yesterday more journalists were arrested without ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Sequel to Canada’s Good Banks or Terminator 2: Judgement day

Julian Assange of Wikileaks fame, has just released the draft text of a secret, fifty country deal, to deregulate the banking industry. Dubbed the Trade in Services Agreement or TISA, the scheme would also allow the global sharing of our personal financial information. It is said to be a push back against regulations imposed after ...

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. From WikiLeaks: BREAKING: ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: WikiLeaks: A Country’s Name To Kill

An interesting ethical debate is taking place. FirstLook Media, the controversial and adversarial media outlet owned by PayPal’s inventor, has withheld the name of the 5th country the NSA collects recordings of all phone calls from. SOMALGET and MYSTIC are Top Secret programs revealed by the Snowden leaks from the NSA. Following on the earth ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: WikiLeaks: How the NSA Endangers a Free Society

Some NSA efforts to destroy Assange and intimidate people supporting Wikileaks have been revealed. ANTICRISIS GIRL was a system to spy on Wikileaks searchers. – This other item is big news too, because Matt’s been an important journalist covering Wall St. crimes.