Tag Archives: Wikileaks

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 […]

Tonight on Sex and Politics: Tangerine Bolen

Tonight on Sex and Politics, I’ll be talking to Tangerine Bolen, Executive Director of Revolution Truth, and a plaintiff in the critical case to overturn the military detention provisions of the NDAA.  Yesterday, an appeals court has overturned the injunction granted by Judge Forrest, which prevented enforcement of Section 1021 of the Act. THIS APPLIES […]

Down the conspiracy rabbit-hole with Snowden (Update)

So… the continuing story of Edward Snowden’s flight from prosecution is on everybody’s front page today. Did he leave Russia? Is Cuba his final destination, or will he head to Ecuador? Is Iceland really trying to negotiate a response to the US should their Pirate Party friends decide Snowden deserves sanctuary? In other words, the […]

Jeremy Hammond pleads out to avoid life in prison

For those joining late, Jeremy Hammond was arrested last year for being involved with the Wikileaks file dump of incriminating information about the company Stratfor. Stratfor is an information-gathering company which has been doing work for US intelligence agencies–work those agencies are barred by law from doing themselves. The CIA can’t spy on American citizens […]

Hacking, Phreaking, Anonymous and Asymmetrical warfare

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, I was following the antics of the wildly amorphous phenomenon known as Hacking. Short history: Hacking originated at MIT in the 1950’s as part of their model train club. In the days before phones and computers became almost identical, people like John Draper became the godfathers […]

Bradley Manning Evidentiary hearing on April 10

Ups and downs in yesterday’s hearing for Manning regarding charges and evidence. Judge Lind made it clear that the prosecution would have to show intent if it wanted to charge Manning under the Espionage Act laws and the Army’s assisting the enemy code. But the Army will be able to present a witness who purportedly […]

The Wikileaks event at Judson–a short summary

Last week  on WBCR, I told you about Birgitta Jónsdóttir, the Icelandic MP and Wikileaks member  who was in NY to talk about the Bradley Manning case. She was at a round-table event last Friday at Judson Memorial Church in New York along with a group of journalists who’ve been covering the case for those of […]

Wikileaks lands in NYC–Event at Judson Tonight

Birgitta Jónsdóttir is a member of the Icelandic Parliament. That alone would be reason enough to pay attention to her. When Iceland’s economy melted down a few years ago, the government of Iceland held the banksters and speculators responsible and bailed out individuals stuck with underwater mortgages and foreign debt. They also stuck it to foreign […]

Bradley Manning and our helicopter attack memory hole

I’m just remembering how horrifying this scene in Charlie Wilson’s War was when I saw it in a movie theater. Now that we’ve seen the Wikileaks video of the Apache attacks on civilians, can somebody please tell me how we can pretend we’re more moral than the Soviets?