Tag Archives: free press

In Print: The Occupied Wall Street Journal

By Meryl Ann Butler

New Yorkers are saying, “Enough already!” And so are the rest of the 99 percent.

Boasting its second issue, the Occupied Wall Street Journal began publication from a secret location, documenting the occupation and offering practical information on getting involved. According to Anastasia Churkina of RT, NY, 50,000 copies of the first issue of the paper were gone within two days. So were 100,000 of the second issue. The paper does not have advertisers. $75,000 was donated to start it up.

Continue reading

9/11 and the Orwellian Redefinition of “Conspiracy Theory” – Paul Craig Roberts

global research June 20, 2011

While we were not watching, conspiracy theory has undergone Orwellian redefinition.

A “conspiracy theory” no longer means an event explained by a conspiracy.  Instead, it now means any explanation, or even a fact, that is out of step with the government’s explanation and that of its media pimps.

Continue reading

The Hornet’s Nest Kicked Back – A Review of Susan Lindauer’s Extreme Prejudice


Michael Collins

Fiction delivers justice that reality rarely approaches. Victims endure suffering and emerge as victors after overcoming incredible challenges. Stieg Larsson’s gripping Millennium Trilogy weaves a story of revenge and triumphs for Lizbeth Salander, locked away in a mental institution and sexually abused for years. When Salander got out and threatened to go public about a high level sexual exploitation ring, the perpetrators sought to lock her up again. In the final installment, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Salander found some justice. (Image)

Susan Lindauer’s autobiography, Extreme Prejudice, tells a story with certain broad similarities. In her case, however, the hornet’s nest kicked back with a real vengeance. After over a decade as a U.S intelligence asset, Lindauer was privy to information about pre war Iraq that threatened to serve up a huge embarrassment to the Bush-Cheney regime. She hand delivered a letter to senior Bush administration officials in hopes of averting what she predicted would be the inevitably tragic 2003 US invasion of Iraq. Those officials, unnamed in the indictment, were her second cousin, then White House chief of staff Andy Card, and Colin Powell.
Continue reading

Rap News 6 – Wikileaks’ Cablegate: The truth is out there

By The Juice Media.com

Continue reading

Prosecution of Assange is part of government war on free speech, free press

By Nicole Colson
Socialist Worker

Julian Assange speaks to the press outside a central London court building after his release on bail (Adrian Dennis | AFP) Julian Assange speaks to the press outside a central London court building after his release on bail (Adrian Dennis | AFP)

Nicole Colson looks at the latest developments in the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange–and how this attack is part of a spreading government assault on free speech. Included is a list of the media organizations and world-renowned journalists who support what WikiLeaks is doing.

Continue reading

Leaks and Leakers

By Philip Giraldi
AntiWar.com

Call me Saul on the road to Damascus. I have seen the light. As a former intelligence officer, I was initially appalled at the leak of a quarter of a million classified documents by someone who had responsibility for protecting them. I was highly skeptical of the entire WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning saga but following the leaks has convinced me that there is a lot of material that deserves a public airing to demonstrate to the American people how Washington is pursuing a senseless policy almost everywhere in the world. I have been particularly mortified in reading the accounts of meetings of US Ambassadors and Undersecretaries of State with their foreign counterparts, encounters revealing an unbelievable arrogance derived from the Bush Administration dictum “you are either with us or against us.” Persian King of Kings Darius addressing his satraps could not do it any better.

Continue reading

WikiRebels: Swedish docufilm on WikiLeaks chronicles a new form of global resistance

By Rady Ananda
Global Research

“What we have here is a new breed of rebels, IT guerrillas without a national base.”

Finally, in response to globalized eco-destruction, globalized wars, and globalized banking that robs national and personal wealth, we now have globalized resistance so profound, so effective, that global elites are waging a massive censorship campaign to silence the group, WikiLeaks, and smear its figurehead, Julian Assange.

Sweden’s public service television, SVT, is about to broadcast a deeply-moving, one-hour documentary chronicling the history of WikiLeaks, after having followed the crew for six months. An uninterrupted rough cut of the film can be viewed here until December 13.  Though the film arrives in the midst of questionable rape charges, with Assange currently in custody, the story has timely relevance with global interest in him and his website.

Continue reading

Who Precisely Is Attacking the World?

By Paul Craig Roberts
Rense.com

The stuck pigs are squealing. To shift the onus from the US State Department, Hillary Clinton paints Wikileaks’ release of the “diplomatic cables” as an “attack on the international community.” To reveal truth is equivalent in the eyes of the US government to an attack on the world.

It is Wikileaks’ fault that all those US diplomats wrote a quarter of a million undiplomatic messages about America’s allies, a.k.a., puppet states. It is also Wikileaks’ fault that a member of the US government could no longer stomach the cynical ways in which the US government manipulates foreign governments to serve, not their own people, but American interests, and delivered the incriminating evidence to Wikileaks.

Continue reading

Comcast Defeats FCC Net Neutrality Powers; Censorship Reigns with Impunity

Action links in 1st comment. Buzz this: http://www.buzzflash.net/story.php?id=1085998 so more people see it and take action.

By William McQuillen and Todd Shields
Business Week (Bloomberg)

Federal regulators lacked authority to censure Comcast Corp. for interfering with subscribers’ Internet traffic, a U.S. court said in a decision that could limit the government’s power to police companies’ Web behavior.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in a unanimous decision by a three-judge panel, vacated the Federal Communications Commission’s 2008 order against the largest U.S. cable company.

Continue reading

EGYPT: Bloggers fly into security trap

reporters-without-borders

reporters-without-borders

By Cam McGrath

CAIRO, Jul 28 (IPS) – Cairo’s airport has been unusually busy the past month as Egypt’s security apparatus steps up its campaign against online political activists.

Several prominent Egyptian bloggers have “disappeared” from the airport’s arrivals hall, while others report suspiciously long delays that they claim were cover for state security officers to search their laptops and luggage.

Continue reading