14 7 / 2013

My #Simcity #wikileaks #snowden

My #Simcity #wikileaks #snowden

01 3 / 2013

Why is Bradley Manning’s Pleading Guilty?

"The U.S. Army private accused of providing secret documents to the WikiLeaks website pleaded guilty on Thursday to misusing classified material he felt "should become public," but denied the top charge of aiding the enemy."*

Bradley Manning is facing prosecution for giving military information to Wikileaks. He’s plead guilty to some charges. He maintains that he did release the information and that he did it because he wanted to help the country. What will happen with the other treasonous charges against him that could net a life sentence? Cenk Uygur breaks it down. 

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27 2 / 2013

Why Hacktivists Are Top Targets for Politicians Instead of Chinese Hacking of U.S. Government Systems

"The White House warned today of the threat posed by WikiLeaks, LulzSec, and other "hacktivist" groups that have the ability to target U.S. companies and expropriate confidential data."*

Why aren’t hackers in China being as actively pursued as hacktivists and people connected to Wikileaks? Well, who is exposing the unethical interests and corruption of politicians? Cenk Uygur explains who politicians are choosing to protect.

*Read more from Declan McCullagh/ CNET

28 8 / 2012

Activism Action HubA combination of many tools to help you stay up to date with the latest news, the Activism Action Hub combines news tweet feeds from OWS, Wikileaks, Anon News, Raw Story, and Yildirim News, live news tv stream, Global Revolution live stream, reddit news, irc, and the latest videos from the AP. Also have links to activist sites like the EFF, ACLU, The Consumerist, Change.org, Occupy Wall Street, so that you will stay informed about the latest threats to your digital and personal freedom.

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16 8 / 2012

August 15, 2012

"The diplomatic and political minefield that is the fate of Julian Assange is expected to come a step closer to being traversed when Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, gives his decision on whether his country will grant the WikiLeaks’ founder asylum around lunchtime on Thursday.

The decision — if it comes — will mark the end of a turbulent process that on Wednesday night saw Ecuador’s foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño, raging against perceived threats from Britain to “storm” the embassy and warning that such a “dangerous precedent” would be met with “appropriate responses in accordance with international law”.

The dramatic development came two months after Assange suddenly walked into the embassy in a bid to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sexual assault…”.* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

Read more here from Damien Pearse in The Guardian.

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15 8 / 2012

August 15, 2012

Live video feed from the front of the Ecuadorian embassy, where Julian Assange is awaiting the ruling on if Ecuador will grant him asylum. The UK government has threatened to arrest Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy, which is seen as very disrespectful and would violate several treaties. Ecuador will announce their decision at 7am London time. 

Thanks to alburyj on Bambuser.com for the live feed.

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05 7 / 2012

Syria-gate? WikiLeaks’ latest drop of secret files - The new release of some 2.5 million emails focuses entirely on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime as seen through the communications of its top ministries and companies. They date from August 2006 to March of this year, when the current crisis in Syria was building up deadly momentum. (via BO.LT)

Syria-gate? WikiLeaks’ latest drop of secret files - The new release of some 2.5 million emails focuses entirely on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime as seen through the communications of its top ministries and companies. They date from August 2006 to March of this year, when the current crisis in Syria was building up deadly momentum. (via BO.LT)

25 4 / 2012

08 3 / 2012

March 08, 2012

Juan Ernesto Mendez, of the U.N. Commision on Human Rights, spoke out recently against the U.S. government’s treatment of Private Bradley Manning. Cenk Uygur discusses the treatment given to Bradley Manning and Mr. Mendez’s comments. Read more here.

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01 3 / 2012

March 01, 2012 An update on the Wikileaks Stratfor story is discussed by Cenk Uygur. Who Stratfor is selling intelligence to and some quotes from emails are also discussed. Tell us in the comment section below what you think of our new green screen background. - The Young Turks

Read article here on the Chicago Tribune.

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01 2 / 2012

February 01, 2012

 The UK Supreme Court is expected to consider an appeal by the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange against his extradition to Sweden over allegations of sexual assault in August 2010. The future of the world famous whistle-blower is as unclear as ever, with questions being raised over Sweden’s legal system and its ties with the United States.

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29 1 / 2012

Jan 25, 2012

RT had some very big news to announce that Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, is going to be launching a talk show, which will be broadcast by this network. It will be called, “The World Tomorrow”, and will consist of 10 weekly episodes where he interviews what he calls, “iconoclasts, visionaries, and power insiders”. But before even seeing the program, we’ve already seen judgments made loud and clear.

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22 12 / 2011

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December 22, 2011

(Newser) Bradley Manning’s court hearing ended today almost a week after it began. Prosecutors revealed an alleged al-Qaeda propaganda video that featured militants describing how they used leaked documents to their advantage. Manning, prosecutors said, “aided in the publication of those files, knowing that our enemies would use those files.” Defenders called him a naive and emotionally troubled young man who didn’t get the support he needed from the military, the New York Times reports.

Manning’s lawyers didn’t suggest he was innocent of giving material to WikiLeaks, but they said prosecutors were “over-charging” a young private who hadn’t threatened national security.

Read more: http://www.newser.com/story/135992/bradley-manning-wikileaks-hearing-ends.html

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11 11 / 2011

Decision made to open Twitter account of Icelandic MP Birgitta Jonsdottir, who is taking the case to the Council of Europe

The Guardian: Icelandic MP and former WikiLeaks volunteer Birgitta Jonsdottir has slammed the decision by US courts to open her Twitter account to the US authorities and is taking her case to the Council of Europe.

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On Thursday a US judge ruled Twitter must release the details of her account and those of two other Twitter users linked to WikiLeaks. Jonsdottir learned in January that her Twitter account was under scrutiny from the Justice Department because of her involvement last year with WikiLeaks’ release of a video showing a US military helicopter shooting two Reuters reporters in Iraq. She believes the US authorities want to use her information to try and build a case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

"This is a huge blow for everybody that uses social media," said Jonsdottir. "We have to have the same civil rights online as we have offline. Imagine if the US authorities wanted to do a house search at my home, go through my private papers. There would be a hell of a fight. It’s absolutely unacceptable."

She said she would press for the Council of Europe to act on the case, which she believes sets a worrying precedent for private citizens and politicians across the world.

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02 9 / 2011

Important Issue: Yesterday, EFF lawyers urged the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle to allow our two lawsuits challenging the National Security Agency’s illegal mass surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans to continue. For those who couldn’t attend in person, we have the next best thing: audio recordings of the oral arguments in both Jewel v. NSA and Hepting v. AT&T. Listen Here.

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Also in the news:

Wikileaks has released it’s full cache of unredacted cables, check out their Twitter page for the latest. The Guardian and Wikileaks have suddenly become enemies, as Wikileaks blames The Guardian for revealing the syntax “password” to unlock the encryption on a previous release called “Insurance” by Wikileaks.

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Some other interesting reads:

The ethics of digital direct action - Opinion - Al Jazeera English - http://goo.gl/Da0pO

WikiLeaks: Significant gov’t pressure put on ST editors | SingaporeScene - Yahoo News - http://goo.gl/MHNQ0

US Added No New Jobs Last Month - Unemployment remains at 9.1% - http://goo.gl/6SUCC