CIA spied on Julian Assange 24/7 in Ecuadorian embassy
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-10
The CIA was given 24/7 video and audio surveillance of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange while he lived under asylum at…
Australian cyber conference "disinvites" US whistleblower and Assange supporter
wsws.org | 2019-10-10
The cancellation of talks by NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake and Melbourne academic Suelette Dreyfus was a political decision, most likely involving government agencies.
Egyptian Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah Tortured in Prison: Reports
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-10
Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah had been tortured in prison since his arrest on Sept. 29, said his lawyers and family. | RELATED: | Egyptian Progressive Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah Re-Arrested in Latest Crackdown on Dissent | "Alaa was beaten on being arrested, on arrival in prison and has been repeatedly threatened since. He was told if he spoke it would become worse," a statement by his family read. | Fattah, an Egyptian progressive activist w…
Progressives Condemn Murder of Peasant Leader in Honduras
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-10
Activists denounced a recent murder of a peasant leader. The dead leader was identified as Marcos Tulio Cruz Cruz, who was a farmer linked to land recovery processes and a victim of violent eviction. | RELATED: | Honduran Environmentalist Killed, UN Demands Investigation | According to the report of the Center for the Study of Democracy (Cespad), the victim's body was found in a dump, with signs of torture and wounds from machete and bullets. | Cruz Cruz was kidnapped Tuesday from…
Administrative Torture: Free Heba al-Labadi, a Jordanian Citizen in Israeli Prison
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-10
On August 20, Heba Ahmed al-Labadi fell into the dark hole of the Israeli legal system, joining 413 Palestinian prisoners who are currently held in so-called administrative detention. On September 26, Heba and seven other prisoners declared a hunger strike to protest their unlawful detention and horrific conditions in Israeli prisons. Among the prisoners is …
Trump Vows Crackdown on Whistleblowers After Arrest of Intelligence Analyst
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-10
| Amid a swirling fight over an impeachment inquiry launched by House Democrats following the revelations provided by a government whistleblower, the Trump administration announced its intention to continue its war on leakers on Wednesday after a counterterrorism analyst was arrested on federal charges for allegedly sharing classified information with two journalists in 2018 and 2019. | Accused is Henry Kyle Frese, a 30-year -old U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency employee, who may have bee…
Britain's Unconvicted Prisoner: Keeping Assange on Lockdown in Belmarsh Prison on Behalf of Washington
Nina Cross | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-09
This article is a second piece focusing on Belmarsh prison, where the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, continues to be arbitrarily detained by the British government. The first part showed how Belmarsh prison has been systematically denying Assange access …
Why do the CIA assassins and coup-plotters love this "whistleblower"?
wsws.org | 2019-10-09
The CIA official who filed a formal whistleblower complaint against Trump is being defended by those who spent eight years under the Obama administration persecuting whistleblowers.
Edward Snowden Deserves to Be Tried by a Jury of His Peers, Just Like Everyone Else
Sonali Chakravarti | thenation.com | 2019-10-09
Edward Snowden Deserves to Be Tried by a Jury of His Peers, Just Like Everyone Else…
'Political Interference in the Whistleblower Disclosure Process Is Horrifying' – CounterSpin interview with Dana Gold on whistleblower protection
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-10-08
Janine Jackson interview the Government Accountability Project's Dana Gold about whistleblower protection for the October 4, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
Blatant Case of Torture Exposes Israeli Occupation Methods
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-07
Twenty years after the Israeli High Court ruled against the use of torture, the law allows the secret police to continue to use it. Human rights groups warn that these circumstances are frequently evoked in cases like that of Samer Al-Arbid, who was almost tortured to death.
Labor unions to join national civil rights conference with Angela Davis in November
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-04
Chicago, IL – Unions are on the march in defense of their members across the country, with the autoworker strike against GM and strike authorization votes by teachers and other city employees in Chicago. Unions are also defending their members when they leave work and find their lives in danger from the very people paid to protect them: the police. | Labor is joining a new effort to hold the police accountable for the killing, wrongful conviction, and even torture of young Blacks and Latinos. On November 22-24, veteran human rights activist Angela Davis will be in Chicago to re-establish the National Alliance Ag…
Dana Gold on Whistleblower Protections, Craig Aaron on Net Neutrality Setback
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-10-04
How the Trump Admin Used a Secret Livestream to Spy on Julian Assange
Jimmysllama | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-30
Working directly with Ecuador's corrupt government, the U.S. government abandoned all sense of legality and moral decency by spying on Assange twenty-four hours a day via an illegal livestream surveillance operation set up by a private security firm and approved by Ecuador's president.