The Judicial Lynching of Bradley Manning By Chris Hedges

9 June, 2013 — Truthdig

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse at Fort Meade, Md., on Wednesday after the third day of his court-martial. AP/Patrick Semansky

FORT MEADE, Md.—The military trial of Bradley Manning is a judicial lynching. The government has effectively muzzled the defense team. The Army private first class is not permitted to argue that he had a moral and legal obligation under international law to make public the war crimes he uncovered. The documents that detail the crimes, torture and killing Manning revealed, because they are classified, have been barred from discussion in court, effectively removing the fundamental issue of war crimes from the trial. Continue reading

Wikileaks Newslinks 10 June 2013

10 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

We Steal Secrets a WikiLeaks Documentary

Movie News Guide (blog)

We Steal Secrets is a misnomer. The truth is that WikiLeaks, the subject of the documentary, doesn’t steal any secrets. The web site serves as an electronic drop box that users use to publish documents anonymously. The information posted on the site …

http://movienewsguide.com/entertainment/reviews/2013/06/09/we-steal-secrets-a-wikileaks-documentary/

 

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 10 June 2013

10 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

Bradley Manning Trial: Is Our Future an Orwellian Nightmare Or Information …

PolicyMic

At its core, the ongoing military trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the admitted conveyer of three-quarters of a million classified U.S. government documents to Wikileaks, is about the evolution of big data into a relentless and almost certainly …

http://www.policymic.com/articles/47249/bradley-manning-trial-is-our-future-an-orwellian-nightmare-or-information-anarchy

 

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The Omniscient State By Craig Murray

10 June 2013 — Craig Murray

It is not whether the individual had done anything wrong: it is whether the state has done anything wrong. Hague’s plea for the omniscient state is chilling: if you have done nothing wrong, then you have nothing to worry about. So it is alright for the state to eavesdrop all our social interactions, to follow our every move? Is there to be no privacy from the prying eye of the state, which can watch me on the toilet, and if I have done nothing wrong I have nothing to hide?

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