WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning and the Damage Done—to Bradley Manning
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is one of the human faces in Alex Gibney’s latest film, ‘We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks.’ (Photo: Courtesy of Focus World). Failed negotiations for an interview with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange were incredibly …
To posit that one’s government may be partially composed of unaccountable criminal elements is cause for serious censure in polite circles. Labeled “conspiracy theories” by a corporate media that prompt and channel emotionally-laden mass consent, such perspectives are quickly dispatched to the memory hole lest they prompt meaningful discussion of the political prerogatives and designs held by a global power elite coordinating governments and broader geopolitical configurations.
The latest issue of ColdType is now on line at http://coldtype.net This month’s Cover Story, Chris Hedges’ The Shame of America’s Gulags, provides a disturbing insight into conditions inside the most secure prisons in the United States. It’s chilling reading from a country that lays claim to being the freest and most humane in the world.
Technology companies willingly provided information to U.S. government agencies to help the Obama administration snoop on reporters from the Associated Press (AP) and Fox news in order to ostensibly crack down on leaks that pose a “threat” to national security.
The recent bombing that killed 51 in the Turkish town Reyhanli received only scant coverage in the local media. While the Turkish president Erdogan accused the Syrian government of committing the crime he did not want the facts to be out in the public. But he is not the only one to have power in Turkey.
AMNESTY: “Israel, Palestinian Fighters, Committed War Crimes” IMEMC – AMNESTY International issued a report on the Israeli war on Gaza, in November of 2012, and statedthat its investigations conducted that both Israel and the Palestinian resistance in Gaza, violated international humanitarian law, and committed war crimes. …