1:08:38 SFU History grad, Sean Tucker of Business Administration, “I don’t know if we need a Whistleblower policy on campus or something”.
An academic has their priorities askew if they don’t protect whistleblowing, even while its result is not directly in the immediate favour of their organization. Protecting the right to speak and hear the truth, is an important aspect of a functioning democracy and a transparent academic institution.
1:16:16 I speak my mind. I’d rather the University offer WikiLeaks server space, if there’s any sort of policy on whistle-blowing.
Here’s a statement by WikiLeaks journalist Sarah Harrison on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s temporary asylum in Russia, granted in August.
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On Friday I was invited to talk about blogging, on Regina’s community radio station CJTR. The show was Human Rights Radio by Jim and Gord, and we spent the hour going over what a blog is, why it’s useful to have one, and how it could be used to promote human rights. You can give a listen to it!
The second half of the show is on YouTube too, if you want to look at the ceiling for most of it:
Also, if you’re in Saskatchewan, check out the “Get Active with Amnesty” 2013 conference. I was a guest speaker (Read more…)
I noticed another person with a CIBC 2-factor authentication fob on their key chain last week. It displays a seemingly random number that actually only a special server knows, so if a password is stolen, so too must the fob containing the random number code that changes every minute. Without both the password, and the fob, a thief is unable to log into a stolen account.
Passwords make the Web work, so we can have ‘our’ stuff, and keep unwanted and very unwelcome people from viewing it and changing our own information. So a title like “Kill the Password: (Read more…)
It is good and funny. Enjoy!
“LONDON — Dressed as an 1980s rocker and donning a fake mullet, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has made a bizarre bid for votes by starring in a YouTube music video.The spoof ends with Assange singing rocker John Farnham’s 1986 hit “You’re the Voice.”
Read the story at NBC News.
Abby Zimet reports on Common Dreams: Days before Bradley – now Chelsea – Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for helping expose U.S. war crimes in Iraq, the Obama Department of Justice filed a petition in federal court arguing that the perpetrators of those crimes – Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld et al – enjoy “absolute immunity” against criminal charges or civil liability. The filing came in a suit brought by Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi single mother and refugee now living in Jordan, who alleges that the planning and waging of the Iraq war under false pretenses constituted (Read more…)
Here are two important things you can do to help support Chelsea Manning.
1. Do whatever you can to work for her pardon. You can sign the petition to President Obama here.
You have to create an account, but that only takes a few moments, and the form accepts Canadian postal codes. Please sign and share widely.
2. Write her. According to her support team, she’s looking forward to being able to correspond with her supporters for the first time. The mailing address will say Bradley Manning, as that’s the only name the military will recognize. But you can and (Read more…)
In case you haven’t seen it, this link at Democracy Now! has the transcript of Bradley Manning’s statement, read by his lawyer David Coombs, after Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison. The decisions that I made in 2010 were made out of a concern for my country and the world that we live in. Since the tragic events of 9/11, our country has been at war. We’ve been at war with an enemy that chooses not to meet us on any traditional battlefield, and due to this fact we’ve had to alter our methods of combating the risks (Read more…)
Turns out the Young Liberals at the University of Calgary is seen as an organization of real influence by the US State Department. Below is a quote from Wikileaks that talks about how the UofC Liberals were able to influence the policy of the party and shake up a whole other party. 6. (SBU) The […]
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 power to change their ways. As with Wikileaks before it, the NSA leaks provide us with precisely such new revelations about what our government is doing and we ought to have such a public discussion. Unfortunately, and as with Wikileaks, that discussion is largely absent and (Read more…)
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 the many scapegoats. This is pure injustice.
Here is an interesting comment on Manning and Snowden case on the NBC story.
“Close the Fed“So let this be a lesson Americans,,,,,“,,,,, if you DARE tell the truth about how our corrupt government is trampling (Read more…)
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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In this open letter to President Barack Obama and US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, European parliamentarians demand the immediate release of Bradley Manning.
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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.
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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…)
Assange blasted Obama today for lying about his government’s interest in capturing Edward Snowden, the celebrated whistle-blower who exposed Obama’s administration as spying on all Americans (and the rest of the world). The plane of the Bolivian president was denied flight into previously friendly countries and diverted to Austria for an unexpected search!
This is absolutely insane. 'We' forced our allies to block airspace to another nation's presidential flight on RUMOR Snowden aboard— David Seaman (@d_seaman) July 03, 2013
Spain have to ask USA, says #Morales #Vienna #snowden http://t.co/JVSpfmqtkL— Olivera Stajić (@OliveraStajic) July 03, 2013
Topping off the (Read more…)
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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Strong congressional oversight means asking direct questions & getting straight answers. 1.usa.gov/1a0EIY3— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) June 11, 2013
Encrypt your shit:
Spooky reading after #Snowden: Julian #Assange's call to take up arms against the surveillance state | Cypherpunks cryptome.org/2012/12/assang…— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) June 11, 2013
The world is not sliding, but galloping into a new transnational dystopia. This development has not been properly recognized outside of national security circles. It has been hidden by secrecy, complexity and scale. The internet, our greatest tool of emancipation, has been transformed into the most dangerous facilitator (Read more…)
The Verizon phone taps, to Yahoo, Google, Skype, and more all owned by the US Government. These were things suspected by many (thanks to WikiLeaks), and now confirmed by the intentional whistle-blowing leak from the NSA. The man who told on his criminally misbehaving government? A 29 year old who didn’t want to live in such a fake society that says it’s all about protection of civil liberty, while violating that trust as a fact of daily business.
«Good Guy Edward Snowden» seems to be already a meme. He’s a hero. #istandwithedwardsnowden http://t.co/MIMLHF32LC— Frederic Jacobs (@FredericJacobs) June 09, (Read more…)
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.
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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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Wikileaks has been a great source of information that governments and corporations wanted to deny or keep secret. Now Greenpeace has modelled a site, Arctic Truth, for whistleblowers who work in the world of arctic drilling for oil. As climate change turns the frozen north into accessible waters oil companies want to move in and further the reach of their harmful industry. Even people in the industry are realizing how dangerous it is to drill closer to the north pole than ever before and have started to speak up.
The website is intended to shield the identities of whistleblowers (Read more…)
#WikiLeaks put an extraordinary amount of work into #PlusD. wikileaks.org/plusd/about/ Keep them strong! shop.wikileaks.org/donate— M Cetera 「エム」 (@m_cetera) April 08, 2013
Soon, as media and bloggers sift through the new leaks, there will be revelations to help clarify history and better understand how the United States ended up where it is today.
There’s some crow to eat this morning, for anti-Assange, anti-Wikileaks people.
Last year we got confirmation in the form of a WikiLeaks-Strafor leak of all things, that Assange had been secretly indicted in the US, for his journalism.
On January 26, 2011, Fred Burton, the vice president of Stratfor, a leading private intelligence firm which bills itself as a kind of shadow CIA, sent an excited email to his colleagues. “Text Not for Pub,” he wrote. “We” – meaning the U.S. government – “have a sealed indictment on Assange. Pls protect.”
The news, if true, was a
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The Freedom of the Press Foundation has posted the leaked audio recording of Bradley Manning’s statement to the military court in Ft. Meade. In it, Manning explains why he leaked more than 700,000 government documents to WikiLeaks. FPF also has posted transcript highlights, in case you can’t make it through the full 35-page statement.
The US military “court” – that is, Manning’s accusers – are trying to prevent public access to the proceedings, especially Manning’s own statements. We can all help thwart their plans.
Listen to the statement here.
You can download Manning’s statement, in part or in full, and
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