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  • Wikileaks slams Google ‘attack on journalism’

    01/28/2015 6:07:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 27 Jan 2015 10:50 GMT+01:00
    A controversial Spanish former magistrate slammed Google in Geneva for handing over emails from Wikileaks staff to the FBI without informing the whistleblowing website. At a press conference in the Swiss city on Monday, Baltasar Garzón, who heads the legal team working for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, accused the American internet search engine of an “attack on journalism” by providing the emails of three Wikileaks journalists to the U.S law enforcement agency. He told the Geneva Press Club that the staff members had only been informed in December that the contents of the accounts had been handed over to federal...
  • U.S. Asking Google To Turn Over Their Data Is Against The Fourth Amendment

    01/26/2015 2:45:20 PM PST · by alexmark1917
    INVESTMENT WATCH BLOG ^ | 1/26/2015 | Worker Ant #11
    #Google hands data to US Government in #WikiLeaks espionage case https://t.co/ocBQGvL4yl pic.twitter.com/MIxGiOu9si — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 26, 2015 Google hands over WikiLeaks emails, but is the first to exploit Charlie Hebdo and Sony's "the Interview". Why? https://t.co/D2Ir2Yi3Kq — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 25, 2015 'Attack on journalism': WikiLeaks responds to Google's cooperation with US govt Google’s willingness to surrender the private emails of WikiLeaks staffers to the United States government amounts to an “attack on journalism,” a representative for the whistleblower group says. Kristinn Hrafnsson, an Icelandic journalist who joined WikiLeaks as the group’s spokesman in 2010, said he’s “appalled” that...
  • EU wants internet firms to hand over encryption keys

    01/22/2015 2:22:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 01/22/2015 09:30 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    A top EU official wants internet and telecommunication companies to hand over encryption keys to police and spy agencies as part of a wider crackdown on terrorism. The EU’s counter-terrorism coordinator, Gilles de Kerchove, in a document leaked by London-based civil liberties group Statewatch, says the European Commission should come up with rules that require the firms to help national governments snoop on possible suspects. “Since the Snowden revelations, internet and telecommunications companies have started to use often decentralized encryption, which increasingly makes lawful interception by the relevant national authorities technically difficult or even impossible,” notes de Kerchove in the...
  • Rand Paul’s Latest Hire: Give Edward Snowden the Nobel Peace Prize

    01/21/2015 1:47:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 20, 2015 | Alana Goodman
    UPDATE 3:11 P.M.: Copenhaver has also opposed the Pledge of Allegiance because it was “developed by Francis Bellamy, a socialist” as a way to “sell more issues of [the] magazine Youth’s Companion.” “The pledge was conceived as a way to promote nationalism in order to sell flags to schools as a premium to solicit subscriptions,” says an image she posted to her Facebook page. “I posted a picture and story explaining this when I first started my page but this sums it up beautifully,” wrote Copenhaver. In another post, she wrote, “The pledge of allegiance and the ‘roman salute’ was...
  • Michael Hastings researching Jill Kelley case before death

    06/20/2013 12:29:44 PM PDT · by maggief · 86 replies
    LATimes ^ | June 20, 2013 | Brian Bennett
    WASHINGTON – During the weeks before he was killed in a car crash in Los Angeles, reporter Michael Hastings was researching a story about a privacy lawsuit brought by Florida socialite Jill Kelley against the Department of Defense and the FBI. Hastings, 33, was scheduled to meet with a representative of Kelley next week in Los Angeles to discuss the case, according to a person close to Kelley. Hastings wrote for Rolling Stone and the website BuzzFeed. Kelley alleges that military officials and the FBI leaked her name to the media to discredit her after she reported receiving a stream...
  • Hamas-Backing Qatar, Also Funding Brookings Institute

    09/07/2014 5:42:21 PM PDT · by DTA · 11 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | 2014-09-07
    Revealed: Hamas-Backing Qatar, Also Funding Brookings Institute, Home of Former U.S. MidEast Envoy Indyk‏ Questions are emerging over possible conflicts-of-interest after The New York Times highlighted Qatari funding for U.S. think tanks, including the Brookings Institute, employer of former U.S. envoy Martin Indyk, who was directly involved in recent negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. “Qatar, the small but wealthy Middle East nation, agreed last year to make a $14.8 million, four-year donation to Brookings, which has helped fund a Brookings affiliate in Qatar and a project on United States relations with the Islamic world,” according to The Times. The...
  • Settlers clash with US consulate security near West Bank outpost

    01/02/2015 9:29:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    ynet ^ | 1/2/2015 | Elior Levy
    A confrontation broke out between security personnel from the American consulate and settlers from the Adei Ad outpost in the West Bank on Friday, after settlers hurled stones at two vehicles from the consulate. According to both Palestinian and settler sources, the American security guards drew their weapons at the settlers. A preliminary police investigation of the clashes between American security personnel and Israeli settlers discovered the consulate employees had arrived at the Adei Ad outpost in Samaria without coordination with the appropriate defense officials. An official from the village of Turmus Ayya, near the scene of the incident, said...
  • Israel Police say Jewish settlers stone US consular officials during West Bank visit

    01/03/2015 3:03:48 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/2/2015 | AP Via Fox News
    Jerusalem - Jewish settlers attacked American consular officials Friday during a visit the officials made to the West Bank as part of an investigation into claims of damage to Palestinian agricultural property, Israeli police and Palestinian witnesses say. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that a small number of settlers threw rocks at officials who had come to an area near the Jewish settlement outpost of Adi Ad in two consular vehicles to look into Palestinian claims that settlers uprooted scores of Palestinian olive trees the day before. He said that after the rock barrage began, the vehicles left the area,...
  • Abbas files war crimes complaint against Israel at ICC

    01/02/2015 8:55:12 AM PST · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 1, 2015, 8:47 pm | Tamar Pileggi
    Palestinian source says Hamas, Islamic Jihad willing to risk counter-suit should Israel be investigated Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has asked the International Criminal Court to investigate Israel for war crimes allegedly committed during the 50-day war with Hamas and other Gaza terror groups last summer. In the request filed with the Dutch Embassy Thursday morning, Abbas asked the court in The Hague to investigate Israel retroactively for alleged war crimes starting from June 13, 2014 — a day after three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and murdered by a Hamas cell in the West Bank, an unnamed NGO worker told...
  • Palestine applies to join the International Criminal Court

    01/02/2015 9:10:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | January 2, 2015 | Ken Hanly
    The Hague - The Palestinian Authority on Friday took further steps towards joining the International Criminal Court and has asked the court to investigate crimes Israel has committed on Palestinian territories since June 13, 2014,according to ICC sources. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A US senior State Department official told Reuters that the move could have implications for US aid to Palestine saying: “It should come as no surprise that there will be implications for this step, but we continue to review. U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority has played a valuable role in promoting stability and prosperity not just for the Palestinians, but also...
  • Palestinians’ Machinations at the United Nations Continue

    01/02/2015 9:17:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/02/15 | Joseph Klein
    Imposing deadlines for resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on Palestinian terms, including full Israeli withdrawal from all “occupied” territories within three years The United Nations Security Council was called into a special session on December 30, 2014 at the behest of the Palestinian Authority and its Arab Group supporters. The intent was for the Security Council to approve a resolution, submitted by the non-permanent Council member Jordan, imposing deadlines for resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on Palestinian terms, including full Israeli withdrawal from all “occupied” territories within three years. The Palestinians thought they had the necessary nine-vote majority to pass the resolution,...
  • Israel, US Urge ICC To Reject Palestinian Bid To Join

    01/01/2015 7:38:24 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 1, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem — January 1, 2015 … Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a discussion this afternoon on the Palestinian Authority’s application to various international treaties, and made the following remarks at the end of the meeting: “We expect the International Criminal Court to reject outright the Palestinian Authority’s hypocritical act because the Palestinian Authority is not a state,” said Netanyahu. “It is an entity in alliance with a terrorist organization, Hamas, which perpetuates war crimes. The State of Israel is a nation of laws with a moral army that upholds international law. We will defend...
  • 'Deport US Consulate Staff Who Threatened Jews'

    01/03/2015 11:46:27 AM PST · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/3/2015, 8:41 PM | Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin
    Acting Head of the Samaria Regional Council, Yossi Dagan, has filed a request to the Minister of the Interior Gilad Erdan demanding he immediately expel the American Consulate staff members who entered the Samaria village of Adei Ad Friday and threatened Israeli Jews with an M-16. "As revealed through Wikileaks few years ago, these supposed 'officials' are intelligence agents and spies in every respect," said Dagan, adding "this time, they went too far and participated in a provocative tour with the Palestinians in the southern Samaria and north Binyamin, without any coordination as required with the IDF and police, and...
  • [Palestinian Authority] PA to Submit Request to Join Interpol

    01/03/2015 9:13:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 1/4/2015, 5:00 AM | Ben Ariel
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) has decided to join the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), an official told the Ma’an news agency on Saturday. […] Ahmad al-Rabie said that the PA submitted a request to join the Interpol in 2011 but that it was only accepted as an observer and not as a full member because it had not been recognized as a state at the time and did not have control over its borders. This time, however, the PA is sure that 128 countries will vote in favor of the state joining Interpol, four above the required threshold, al-Rabie told...
  • Ecuador moves to expel US embassy military personnel

    04/25/2014 1:14:25 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 25, 2014 20:06 GMT | Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press
    Ecuador's government has ordered everyone in the US Embassy's military group, about 20 Defense Department employees, to leave the country by month's end. The group was ordered to halt operations in Ecuador in a letter dated April 7, embassy spokesman Jeffrey Weinshenker said Thursday. The Associated Press was alerted to the expulsions by a senior Ecuadorean official who refused to be identified by name due to the information's sensitive nature.
  • Researchers discover flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls, intercept text messages

    12/19/2014 7:11:31 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Friday, December 19, 2014 · 10:26 am
    “German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale – even when cellular networks are using the most advanced encryption now available,” Craig Timberg reports for The Washington Post. “The flaws, to be reported at a hacker conference in Hamburg this month, are the latest evidence of widespread insecurity on SS7, the global network that allows the world’s cellular carriers to route calls, texts and other services to each other,” Timberg reports. “Experts say it’s increasingly clear that SS7, first designed in...
  • Free Julian Assange: An Exclusive Interview with the Wikileaks Founder

    10/16/2014 6:14:39 PM PDT · by free_life · 6 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 10/16/14 | Jacques Hyzagi
    Mr. Assange painstakingly and with a multitude of footnotes usually reserved for peer-reviewed studies on string theory, exposes the revolving doors between Google and Hillary Clinton’s Department of State. In their idiotic book, The New Digital Age, Mr. Schmidt and Jared Cohen propose that the majority of young people are not inherently good and that an unmediated Internet would bring nothing positive. They argue that U.S. foreign policy is in fact a boon to the world, probably code for “more countries flattened equals more spaces digitalized under Google’s panoptical, militarized eye.” These platitudes are pervasive nowadays but they are not...
  • Who Benefits from ISIS's Existence in the Middle East? [muzzie op-ed]

    08/24/2014 4:22:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | Friday, August22, 2014 | Hasmet Babaoglu
    Regardless of whether you are enthusiastic about conspiracy theories or not, Global Research's claim that 'former National Security Agency (NSA) systems analyst Edward Snowden recently revealed that the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was trained by the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence and spy agency' is a topic worthy of debate.
  • APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment

    07/17/2014 2:52:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 17, 2014 5:46 PM EDT | Lolita C. Baldor
    The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army’s request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility where she could get better treatment for her gender-identify condition. The military will instead begin the initial treatment for her. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved the Army’s recommendation to keep Manning in military custody and start a rudimentary level of gender treatment, a defense official said Thursday. The initial gender treatments could include allowing Manning to wear some female undergarments and also possibly provide some hormone treatments....
  • Ellison: Profiling of American Muslims is ‘troubling’

    07/10/2014 9:10:26 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    startribune.com ^ | July 10, 2014
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim to serve in Congress, said a report that the National Security Agency and FBI were tracking the email of five prominent American Muslims is “troubling because it suggests that Americans were targeted because of their faith and civic engagement.” Documents leaked by former government contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the Muslim attorneys and activists were targeted for surveillance from 2002 to 2008 under a program meant to uncover terrorists and foreign agents, according to an analysis from online news organization The Intercept. Among the documents released were training materials that used the...
  • George Clooney set to follow in Arnold Schwarzenegger's footsteps and run for Governor of California

    06/17/2014 11:47:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Mirror ^ | 06/17/2014 | Christopher Bucktin
    Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney is set to follow in the footsteps of fellow actor Arnold Schwarzenegger by running for Governor of California. Friends of the Gravity star say the 53-year-old is being courted by Barack Obama’s Democrat party who want him to run for office in the 2018 race. As the Mirror exclusively revealed last month George is planning to launch his new career after he ties the knot with British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, 36, in September, following an eight-month romance. Friends say the stunning human rights barrister, who represented WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, initially wants to continue her career in...
  • Manning says US public lied to about Iraq from the start

    06/14/2014 10:07:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The detained US soldier convicted of leaking a trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks made a rare foray into public life Saturday to warn Americans they were being lied to about Iraq once more. Chelsea Manning is serving a 35-year prison sentence on espionage charges and other offenses for passing along 700,000 secret documents, including diplomatic cables and military intelligence files, to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks in the largest-scale leak in US history. "I understand that my actions violated the law. However, the concerns that motivated me have not been resolved," the soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning wrote in a...
  • Confirmed by Wikileaks: Bowe Bergdahl deserted and tried to contact the Taliban

    06/09/2014 6:50:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    American Thinker ^ | 06/09/2014 | Rick Moran
    In a bid to give one of the Democrat's vital constituencies a lhand, President Obama will issue an executive order today that will cap student loan repayments at 10% of a borrower's monthly income.Politico: President Barack Obama said in his weekly address Saturday that he would take action on student loan issues in the coming days, but gave no details. The executive order, first reported by the New York Times, will expand on a 2010 law that capped borrowers’ repayment but left a hole in eligibility for people with older loans. Those left out of that relief include people who...
  • Curious about the biggest trade deal in history? Sorry, it’s classified

    05/06/2014 10:49:46 AM PDT · by mgist · 11 replies
    Global Post ^ | 5/6/14 | winn
    Patrick WinnMay 6, 2014 00:52 Subscribe to Patrick Winn on Facebook Add Patrick Winn to your circles Curious about the biggest trade deal in history? Sorry, it’s classified Governments and big corporations can read the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but not you. Here are 6 ways it could change the world. Facebook 102 5 136 ENLARGE The Trans-Pacific Partnership remains a mystery. ( /AFP/Getty Images) BANGKOK — The Trans-Pacific Partnership sounds deadly boring. It’s not. The potential impact on humanity from this proposed mega-deal is impossible to measure. TPP could bankrupt families in Kansas and enrich them in Kuala Lumpur. Or make...
  • Judge grants name change to Chelsea Manning, convicted in WikiLeaks case

    04/23/2014 9:04:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | April 23, 2014 | Shawn Nottingham
    Bradley Edward Manning is no more. A Kansas judge on Wednesday granted the former Army intelligence analyst's request to formally be known as Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. "I've been working for months for this change, and waiting for years," she said in a statement applauding the order. "It's worth noting that in both mail and in-person, I've often been asked, 'Why are you changing your name?' The answer couldn't be simpler: because it's a far better, richer, and more honest reflection of who I am and always have been -- a woman named Chelsea." Manning is currently serving a 35-year sentence...
  • Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

    04/14/2014 12:31:33 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 4/14/14 | By DAVID DISHNEAU
    Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld By DAVID DISHNEAU An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Army said Monday. The approval by Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchanan, commander of the Military District of Washington, clears the way for an automatic appeal of the case to the Army Court of Criminal Appeals. Manning's appellate lawyers said Sunday that they expect their appeal to focus on issues including alleged misuse of the Espionage Act.
  • German town won't let parents name their child 'WikiLeaks'

    04/04/2014 11:02:51 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies
    upi ^ | April 4, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    PASSAU, Germany, - A German town has ruled that a couple cannot name their newborn after Julian Assange’s online baby. An eight-month resident of Passau tried to name his baby “Wikileaks,” after the popular whistle-blowing website, but he was turned down. Officials in the city failed to approve the baby’s name when journalist Hajar Hamalaw tried to slip it past them. "We were very disappointed after the rejection. Hundreds of people across the globe were allowed to use the name of Barack Obama's dog for their child, but I can't use WikiLeaks?" Hamalaw told NBC News. The 28-year-old called his...
  • Pvt. Manning seeks formal name change to Chelsea

    03/19/2014 9:07:57 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 47 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 3-19-14 | FROM WIRE REPORTS
    The Army private who was tried and convicted as Bradley Edward Manning for leaking U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
  • IRS: Worker took home personal info on 20K workers

    03/18/2014 6:49:18 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 37 replies
    AP ^ | March 18 2014 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internal Revenue Service employee took home personal information on about 20,000 IRS workers, former workers and contractors, putting the data at risk for public release, the agency said Tuesday. The employee took home a computer thumb drive containing names, Social Security numbers and addresses of the workers, and plugged the drive into an unsecure home network, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said in an email to employees.
  • CIA Director: Jonathan Pollard Is In Prison Because He's Jewish

    02/08/2014 11:23:21 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 35 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | February 9, 2014 | Karen Levy
    CIA Director: Jonathan Pollard Is In Prison Because He's JewishBy Karen Levy Israel News AgencyJerusalem — February 9, 2014 ... There have been many senior US officials who have called for Israeli Jonathan Pollard to be released, but none ever came from this highest of security institutions. Former CIA Director James Woolsey has reiterated his call for the immediate release of Jonathan Pollard, now in his 29th year behind American bars over charges of spying for Israel. Speaking to the Israel News Agency, Woolsey stated: "It's enough. After a quarter century the time has come to free Pollard. That doesn't...
  • SNOWDEN: NSA'S INDISCRIMINATE SPYING 'COLLAPSING'

    12/17/2013 6:40:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    AP ^ | December 17, 2013 | Bradley Brooks
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wrote in a lengthy "open letter to the people of Brazil" that he's been inspired by the global debate ignited by his release of thousands of National Security Agency documents, and that the NSA's culture of indiscriminate global espionage "is collapsing."
  • WikiLeaks publishes draft version of TPP agreement revealing more details about secret document

    11/13/2013 4:25:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Highly secretive trade agreement have been published on the WikiLeaks website with 95 pages that were taken from the recent TPP or better known as Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. The main aim of the TPP is to unite nations such as the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand and Brunei that combine with itself about 40% of gross domestic product. Barack Obama and other leaders of the outstanding 11 states were keeping the TPP in secrecy for a lot of years. According to the officials, the agreement would stir up the economies of those...
  • Here's A Very Interesting Picture Of Edward Snowden On A Boat In Russia

    10/31/2013 10:02:21 AM PDT · by bgill · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 31, 2013 | Michael Kelley
    A new photo of Edward Snowden shows him on a boat in Moscow with the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in the background. The scene was published by LifeNews, which published a photo of the former NSA contractor grocery shopping earlier this month... It appears that Sarah Harrison, a WikiLeaks advisor who has reportedly been with Snowden since he was in Hong Kong, may be standing to his left.
  • U.S. cardinal arranged Vietnam meeting [Cdl. Bernard Law / Pres. Nguyen Minh Triet]

    09/28/2011 12:21:48 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 2 replies
    The Catholic Register ^ | 28 September 2011 | Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY - U.S. Cardinal Bernard F. Law helped finalize plans for the first ever meeting of a president of communist Vietnam with a pope, according to a U.S. government cable appearing on the WikiLeaks web site. Law visited Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, in 2009 to meet with government officials and discuss bilateral relations between the Vatican and Vietnam, the cable said. “It took a visit to Vietnam last week by American Cardinal Bernard Law to finalize arrangements to allow the visit (of Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet) to go forward,” said the cable dated Dec. 4, 2009, released on the...
  • Snowden warns of government spying in first Russia video

    10/12/2013 11:38:56 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 8 replies
    Moscow (AFP) - US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden warned of dangers to democracy in the first video released of the fugitive since Russia granted him temporary asylum in August. "If we can't understand the policies and programmes of our government we can't grant our consent in regulating them," Snowden said in one of the short video clips posted on the WikiLeaks website Friday night. The anti-secrecy group said the videos were filmed Wednesday when Snowden met with a group of four retired US ex-intelligence workers and activists now seeking to promote ethics within the profession. Snowden, a former National Security...
  • Group Alleges CSUN Professor Used Public Property To Back Israel Boycott

    09/25/2013 2:11:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 25, 2013 11:22 AM
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Protesters Wednesday voiced their concerns to California State University (CSU) officials about the alleged misuse of public university property to support a boycott of Israel. Members of the nonprofit AMCHA Initiative have issued a letter to the CSU Board of Trustees about CSU Northridge Mathematics Professor David Klein and the alleged use of his official CSUN email account to promote the Campaign To End Israel Apartheid and a U.S. Congressional candidate who supports it. AMCHA co-founder Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, who described the group as a grassroots effort to raise awareness about anti-Semitism on U.S. college campuses, was...
  • Report: Minn. ObamaCare employee accidentally leaked sensitive data

    09/14/2013 4:08:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 13, 2013 | By Elise Viebeck
    An employee of Minnesota's new ObamaCare exchange reportedly leaked sensitive data by accident in an email. The error occurred Thursday when an MNsure staffer sent an email file containing the Social Security numbers and contact information for more than 2,400 insurance agents to one broker's office. The mistake, which appeared tied to human error, highlights worries from ObamaCare's critics that the law's new exchanges will not sufficiently protect enrollees' private data.
  • Chelsea Manning Seeks Presidential Pardon

    09/04/2013 7:07:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 4, 2013 | By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press
    Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is seeking a presidential pardon for leaking reams of classified information that her lawyer says did not merit protection. The Pvt. Manning Support Network released documents Wednesday that defense attorney David Coombs filed a day earlier with the U.S. Justice Department and the Department of the Army.
  • Manning submits presidential pardon request

    09/03/2013 1:59:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/3/2013
    The Army private convicted of espionage and theft for leaking more than 700,000 classified U.S. government documents and videos to WikiLeaks has formally submitted a pardon request to President Obama, a reporter for The Guardian tweeted Tuesday.  Bradley Manning was sentenced in August to 35 years in prison, and revealed his new identity as a female named "Chelsea" shortly after.  Manning’s attorney, David Coombs, said at the sentencing he would seek a presidential pardon for his client. He said it would contain a personal appeal from Manning to Obama. "When I chose to disclose classified information, I did so out of...
  • U.S. secretly backed Syrian opposition groups, cables released by WikiLeaks show [Old but relevant]

    09/01/2013 11:31:58 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/17/2011 | Craig Whitlock
    ... The London-based satellite channel, Barada TV, began broadcasting in April 2009 but has ramped up operations to cover the mass protests in Syria as part of a long-standing campaign to overthrow the country’s autocratic leader, Bashar al-Assad. ... In February 2006, when relations with Damascus were at a nadir, the Bush administration announced that it would award $5 million in grants to “accelerate the work of reformers in Syria.” ... Around the same time, Syrian exiles in Europe founded the Movement for Justice and Development. The group, which is banned in Syria, openly advocates for Assad’s removal. U.S. cables...
  • Convicted Wikileaks Soldier Doing Well In Prison (You HAVE to see this)

    08/30/2013 8:41:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) – A lawyer for Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning said in a blog post on Thursday the soldier is doing well as she goes through processing at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth. David Coombs wrote that he spoke on Wednesday with Manning, previously known as Bradley Manning, while she goes through the three-to-four-week period known as indoctrination at the Kansas prison. Coombs, who lives in Rhode Island, also said he plans to travel there in the coming weeks to meet with medical staff and the leadership in the quest to allow Manning to receive hormone therapy....
  • A New Low… Ron Paul: “We Need MORE Brave Americans like Bradley Manning”

    08/22/2013 7:17:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-22-2013 | Jim Hoft
    He’s a criminal, Ron! Ron Paul tweeted this out earlier today about Wikileaks leaker Bradley Manning. If anything, we need MORE brave Americans like Bradley Manning. RT if you agree! – http://t.co/KNZaGsFxm7 — Ron Paul (@RonPaul) August 21, 2013 Oh, and she wants to be called Chelsea, not Bradley.
  • Manning announces she is transitioning

    08/22/2013 3:01:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Feministing Blog ^ | August 22, 2013 | Verónica Bayetti Flores
    Early this morning, Chelsea Manning – who was recently sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified documents – announced to the world that she would be transitioning: "As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition. I also request that, starting today, you refer to me by my new name and use...
  • Bradley Manning: ‘I am a female’

    08/22/2013 5:37:55 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | August 22, 2013 | Tal Kopan
    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning wants to live as a woman, his lawyer announced Thursday morning. Manning, who was sentenced on Wednesday to 35 years in prison, asks to be called Chelsea Manning in a statement Manning’s lawyer read Thursday morning on the “Today” show on NBC. “As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me...
  • Bradley Manning: I want to live as a woman

    08/22/2013 5:40:32 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 67 replies
    Today News ^ | 22 Aug 13 | Scott Stump
    Bradley Manning, the Army private sentenced to military prison for leaking classified documents, revealed he intends to live out the remainder of his life as a woman. “I am Chelsea Manning. I am female,” the Army private wrote in a statement read on TODAY Thursday. “Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition.” Manning, 25, was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday after having been found guilty of 20 charges ranging from espionage to theft...
  • White House would consider Manning pardon request

    08/21/2013 12:49:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 63 replies
    White House would consider Manning pardon request By Justin Sink - 08/21/13 03:16 PM ET The White House said Wednesday that it would consider a clemency petition for Bradley Manning "like any other application" after the Army private was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking a cache of documents to WikiLeaks. "There's a process for pardon applications or clemency applications, I believe they're called," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. "And I'm not going to get ahead of that process. If there is an application that's filed by Mr. Manning or his attorneys, that application will be considered...
  • Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

    08/21/2013 7:22:22 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 108 replies
  • Time Magazine's Michael Grunwald Wants to "Take Out" Julian Assange With Drone Strike

    08/18/2013 11:24:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | August 18, 2013 | James Holcomb
    Michael Grunwald, Senior National Correspondent for TIME Magazine, spent much of last night trying to find the mythical delete from internet button that many before him have sought out so desperately. At 7:25 P.M. on Saturday, Grunwald offered his opinion on how the United States should solve the problem of Julian Assange and his antagonizing position toward the U.S. Here's the tweet:Looking beyond the fact that Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks and Australian citizen, has never been convicted (or charged) with a crime under United States law, Grunwald's use of the phrase "take out" more appropriately describes a Mafia-style hit...
  • WikiLeaks posts 400 gigabytes of encrypted ‘insurance’ data online

    08/18/2013 5:13:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    RT ^ | 8/18/13
    WikiLeaks has released a trove of encrypted “insurance” data on Twitter and Facebook. The data can’t be read without an encryption key, but the movement’s supporters say that could be published later in case anything happens to leading WikiLeaks figures. The whistleblowing organization published links for a massive 400 gigabytes worth of encrypted data it described as “insurance documents” on its Twitter and Facebook accounts. It is possible to download the files but advanced encoding prevents them from being opened.
  • Psych: Army Wikileaker had gender ID issues

    08/15/2013 2:30:11 AM PDT · by Netz · 27 replies
    HLNTV ^ | August 15, 2013 | Micahel Fink
    Psych: Army Wikileaker had gender ID issuesBy Michael Fink The soldier who leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents, may have done so because of a gender-identity crisis. That's what a psychologist said at private Bradley Manning's sentencing hearing. Manning apologized, saying he was dealing with a lot of issues when he leaked the material to Wikileaks. He faces 90 years for what's called the largest leak of classified material in U.S. history.