Tag Archives: Glenn Greenwald

Amnesty for Edward Snowden?

Note: I had begun this post back in mid-December. It has regained relevance with the recent NY Times and Guardian editorials calling for amnesty for Snowden. The Guardian might be acting out of altruism, but I wonder about the motives at the Times. Is this a big sea-change at the Grey Lady? Or are they sending some kind of message […]

Glenn Greenwald’s partner detained;

So in case you haven’t heard this already, Glenn Greenwald (who broke the Edward Snowden case through The Guardian) reported that his partner David Miranda was detained for nine hours in the UK under Britain’s Terrorism Act. Miranda was in flight from Berlin back to his home in Brazil and not even staying in Britain–and […]

July 4: Independence FROM America Day Demo at Menwith Hill – UK Indymedia

Originally posted on Karl Dallas Day:
Join the annual Independence FROM America demonstration at NSA Menwith Hill, N. Yorkshire organised by the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases (CAAB). Speakers to include Salma Yaqoob, Andy Worthington, Martin Wainwright, Mizan the Poet. Food provided by the 1 in 12 cafe. 4th July Special Event Time: 5pm…

The Snowden Sh*tstorm

The politics surrounding the Edward Snowden case continue to get, well, weird. Last night, Christopher Hayes admitted that he found himself on the same side of the Snowden issue as Texas Congressman (and one-man punchline) Louie Gohmert. Gohmert also found himself in a strange place–he was on the side of the ACLU at a news […]

DOJ grabs phone records, Obama supporters act shocked

So now it turns out that the US issued a Top Secret Court Order  and seized virtually every Verizon customers’ phone records over a three month period (which may mean they renew the order every three months). There was plenty of lefty and liberal outrage back in the George W Bush administration  when warrantless wiretapping was […]

#OpGrandMarshallMANNING

Originally posted on #Op Manning:
Greeting citizens of the world. We are Anonymous.   It has come to our attention that the hero, Bradley Manning, has become the subject of a great controversy. This may not come as a surprise, his actions have been marked by controversy since he took a courageous leap of faith…

The Drone Strike questions that won’t be asked at Monday’s debate

There’s value to following foreign news outlets in order to gain some international perspective on our issues. Since many US media outlets simply won’t touch truly controversial stories, those among us who want to find real news must frequently look abroad. That’s why US residents who want some insight into American war politics should look […]