Wikileaks Newslinks 12 June 2013

12 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

WikiLeaks chief says he is in touch with ‘hero’ Snowden

Times of India

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday called whistleblower Edward Snowden “a hero” and said he has been in indirect contact with the ex-Central Intelligence Agency employee who exposed a vast surveillance programme by the National …

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/uk/WikiLeaks-chief-says-he-is-in-touch-with-hero-Snowden/articleshow/20548223.cms

 

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 12 June 2013

12 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

Bradley Manning trial to be recreated in comic-book form

The Guardian

The comic, The United States vs PFC Bradley Manning: A Graphic Account from Inside the Courtroom, will include drawings of events that illustrate the matters under discussion in the courtroom – for example, the war in Afghanistan – and text from the …

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jun/11/bradley-manning-trial-comic-book

 

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Black Agenda Report for June 12, 2013 Clyburn Detached From Reality or Justice, Snowden Litmus Test, Haiti, Detroit

12 June 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

Rep. Clyburn: Putting Obama First – Civil Liberties, Peace, Justice, and Reality Last

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford

Black Congressman James Clyburn’s “gut” tells him that whistleblower Edward Snowden is conspiring with others to “embarrass” President Obama. “Clyburn’s gut isn’t a bit queasy about the dramatic expansion of the National Security State, as long as Big Brother is Black.” In the narrow worldview of the Black Misleadership Class, it’s Obama uber alles. Continue reading

President Obama’s Insecure National Security State By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

11 June 2013 — Black Agenda Report

President Obama’s defense of the very surveillance policies he campaigned against in 2008 “fails the laugh test on a number of levels” – including the legal presumption of innocence. “Where is the basis of ‘probable cause’ to proactively search the records of millions of Americans who have never engaged in any illegal activity let alone activity of a ‘terrorist’ nature?”

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Pre-emptive Policing By Craig Murray

12 June 2013 — Craig Murray

I am deeply concerned about pre-emptive policing,  or arresting people who might be going to do something wrong.  I frankly don’t believe the BBC’s claim that intelligence indicated that anti-G8 protestors in Soho had weapons, or at any rate I do not believe it was honest intelligence.  I note there are no reports of these weapons actually having been discovered.

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Lack of Intelligence By Craig Murray

11 June 2013 — Craig Murray

I am astonished that still none of our pusillanimous media has published the simple fact that NSA and GCHQ share ALL intelligence reports with each other. Every member of the House of Commons who has ever been in the most junior ministerial position knows this – that amounts to hundreds. So do at least fifty thousand current or retired civil service and military personnel. So do the majority of senior journalists. Yet Hague was allowed to talk round the subject without being challenged about the truth, and the fiction of official secrecy persists.

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Anglo-American Militarism: Don’t Worry About Surveillence, In Britain, Everything’s Okay By Colin Todhunter

12 June 2013 — Global Research

In the name of ‘humanitarian intervention’, a ‘war on terror’, fighting for ‘democratic freedoms’ or whatever the script happens to be this week, British Foreign Secretary William Hague can be relied on to sell US-British militarism to a public fed up with constant wars and (increasingly less) ignorant of their underlying reasons (1).

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Books: The Importance of State Theory By Bob Jessop

12 June 2013 — New Left Project

Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin’s long-awaited The Making of Global Capitalism, said to be ten years or more in the making, is ‘about globalisation and the state’.[1]  More precisely, Panitch and Gindin use its 450 pages to provide an important, informative, and well-written account of the predisposing factors, emergence, expansion and transformations, of global capitalism, as seen through the lens of the strategic actions of the US federal government.

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