Singer and Rap Artist M.I.A. Visits Julian Assange in Prison: "It's About Truth–and that's Something People Have to Uphold and Fight for"
Laura Tiernan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
Singer and rap artist M.I.A. visited Julian Assange at Belmarsh Prison on Saturday, calling for his freedom. The WikiLeaks publisher and journalist faces extradition to the United States under the Espionage Act, with charges that carry a 175-year prison term….
Judge wins landmark 'whistleblower' appeal at UK's highest court
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-16
A judge who says she was bullied and suffered a breakdown after raising concerns about Government cuts has won a landmark appeal at the UK's highest court.District Judge Claire Gilham has been involved in a lengthy legal wrangle to have a "whistleblowing" claim aired at an employment tribunal.A unanimous ruling by five Supreme Court justices on Wednesday means that her case can now proceed at a tribunal.The judge, who sat at Warrington County Court in Cheshire, says she was "treated detrimentally as a result of raising concerns about systemic failings in the court administration". | But to date she had suffered d…
'Without encryption, we will lose all privacy': Snowden condemns US, UK, and Australian push for 'backdoor' into Facebook messaging apps
Jessica Corbett | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-16
In an op-ed published Tuesday by The Guardian, American whistleblower Edward Snowden expressed alarm over global governments' efforts to undermine encryption, highlighting a recent attempt by the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia to pressure Facebook to create a "backdoor" into its encrypted messaging applications.
Atlanta Pride says 'Free Chelsea Manning!'
Dianne Mathiowetz | workers.org | 2019-10-16
For over three hours on Oct. 12, tens of thousands of Atlanta Pride marchers passed by stationary teams on both sides of Peachtree Street with banners and leaflets calling for freedom for Chelsea Manning, the anti-war whistleblower. Upon spotting the banners reading, "Free Chelsea Manning! Jail War Criminals,"countless participants reached . . . | Continue reading Atlanta Pride says 'Free Chelsea Manning!' at Workers.org…
What Happens When the FBI Chooses Sides
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-16
We ask FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley to compare the Russiagate investigation with the treatment of Hillary Clinton's emails, and ask whether the current polarized political landscape makes it more likely for the agency to make partisan choices.
Ecuador Regime's "Fake Deal" with Protesters: Neocon Moreno Surrendered to IMF "Financial Terrorism"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
President Lenin Moreno betrayed ordinary Ecuadorians by abandoning his pledge to continue progressive policies of his predecessor Rafeal Correa. | Instead he instituted force-fed austerity, enforced with police state harshness, and sold Julian Assange to the US and UK for a …
Just like #PodestaEmails? Project Veritas says Twitter throttling #ExposeCNN
rt.com | 2019-10-15
Though the recordings from inside CNN by Project Veritas are generating lots of interest, the hashtag is not auto-completing or showing up as trending on Twitter. But if it really is being throttled, it wouldn't be the first time. | The conservative gadflies at Veritas, best known for making undercover videos of mainstream media figures saying things they'd rather keep private, have released a flurry of videos from inside CNN since Monday with the help of a whistleblower technician who worked for the network. The recordings purport to show CNN as being obsessed with resisting President Donald Trump. | Also on…
'Without Encryption, We Will Lose All Privacy': Snowden Condemns US, UK, and Australian Push for 'Backdoor' Into Facebook Messaging Apps
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-15
In an op-ed published Tuesday by The Guardian, American whistleblower Edward Snowden expressed alarm over global governments' efforts to undermine encryption, highlighting a recent attempt by the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia to pressure Facebook to create a "backdoor" into its encrypted messaging applications. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/code_0_0.jpg …
A Coalition of Support: Parliamentarians for Julian Assange
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-14
Australian politicians, and the consular staff of the country, are rarely that engaged on the subject of protecting their citizens. In a couple of notorious cases, Australian authorities demonstrated not only an indifference, but a consciously venal approach to its citizens in overseas theatres. Mamdouh Ahmed Habib, a dual Australian-Egyptian national, was detained in Pakistan …
Ecuador: 'Drones' revolt against Moreno's neoliberal policies
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-11
Latin America Denis RogatyukIssue 1240 Ecuador IMF rejection of neoliberalismOctober 11, 2019″Se acabó la zanganería" ("the bludging is over with"). | With this phrase, President Lenin Moreno announce…
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…
'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…
Dana Gold on Whistleblower Protections, Craig Aaron on Net Neutrality Setback
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-10-04