Statewatch News 12 November (Issue 18/

12 November 2021 — Statewatch News

Allso available as a PDF

Welcome to the latest edition of Statewatch News, with information on two upcoming events and all the material published on our website over the last fortnight. In order to keep you better-informed we are also adding a new section, ‘The Roundup’, made up of material we have shared via our social media accounts in the last two weeks

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Listen: Uncovering the CIA: Whistleblower Philip Agee interviewed with John Marks (1976)

31 October, 2021 — 21st Century Wire

Philip Agee was a former Central Intelligence Agency officer who turned into one of the agency’s most vocal critics, and who exposed the inner workings of Unites States regime change and destablizations operations all over the world. During his nearly four decades in the intelligence game, Agee became disillusioned with his work for the agency, and later went on to publish numerous books including “Inside the Company: CIA Diary” (1975) which infuriated US officials after identifying some 250 officers, front companies and foreign agents working for the CIA. Agee passed away in Havana, Cuba in 2008. During his activist career, Agee inspired a new wave of publications including Covert Action Information Bulletin, as well as numerous films detailing the clandestine exploits of the American deep state. 

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Assange Prosecution Relied On False Testimony From A Diagnosed Sociopath And Convicted Pedophile

27 June 2021 — Caitlin Johnson

by Caitlin Johnstone

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SigurðurThe Icelandic newspaper Stundin reports that a key witness in the US prosecution of Julian Assange has admitted in an interview with the outlet that he fabricated critical accusations in the indictment against the WikiLeaks founder.

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REGISTER: CovertAction Magazine INTERACTIVE WEBINAR – May 18 @ 12pm

9 May 2021 — CovertAction Magazine

How to Protect and Empower Wistleblowers in Era of Rampant Government Criminality

CovertAction Magazine invites you to an Interactive Webinar with Leading Whistleblower Attorney Jesselyn Radack, Ex-CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou, and Anti-drone Peace Activist Kathy Kelly.

DATE: May 18, 2021 – TIME: 12:00pm–1:30pm EST

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Dan Ellsberg Blows the Whistle Again at UMASS-Amherst Conference to Commemorate His Legacy

7 May 2021 — CovertAction Magazine
By
Jeremy Kuzmarov

Daniel Ellsberg: Nixon White House Wanted to 'Shut Me Up' With AssaultDaniel Ellsberg, co-defendant in the Pentagon Papers case, talks to the media outside the Federal Building in Los Angeles on April 28, 1973. [Source: nbcnews.com]

The 90-year-old Pentagon Papers leaker details top secret plans in 1958 to destroy Taiwan and warns that similar discussions are going on in the Pentagon today.

Dan Ellsberg, the legendary whistleblower who has been arrested more than 75 times for protesting the U.S. warfare state, has not mellowed with age.

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A School for Spooks: The London University Department Churning Out NATO Spies

17 April 2021 — Mint Press News

The Military-academic-media-nexus

Kings college

Alan Macleod uncovers the deep links between the British security state and the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, responsible for training a large number of British, American, and European agents and defense analysts.

by Alan Macleod

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Edward Snowden: The man who exposed the electronic surveillance of everyone by US intelligence By Kevin Reed

12 October 2019 — WSWS

Permanent Record

In the final chapter of his memoir Permanent Record, Edward Snowden issues a warning to his readers. He writes, “[I]t wouldn’t take much for an interested government to find out that you’ve been reading this book. At the very least, it wouldn’t take much to find out that you have it, whether you downloaded it illegally or bought a hard copy online or purchased it at a brick-and-mortar-store with a credit card.”

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WikiLeaks Releases and Environmental Causes

31 July 2019 — Defend Wikileaks

WikiLeaks’ publication of more than 10 million documents has shed much-needed light on every corner of corporate and governmental secrecy. Within these files are scores of revelations about the ways in which the world’s most influential governments and corporations have put profit and power above environmental protections, undermining climate agreements, protecting their interests, and covering up environmental abuses.

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A Non-Hack That Raised Hillary’s Hackles By Ray McGovern

25 July 2019 — Consortium News

Three years ago Monday WikiLeaks published a trove of highly embarrassing emails that had been leaked from inside the Democratic National Committee. As has been the case with every leak revealed by WikiLeaks, the emails were authentic. These particular ones, however, could not have come at a worse time for top Democratic Party officials.

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WikiLeaks Releases and Labour Rights

17 July 2019 — Defend Wikileaks

WikiLeaks publishes source documents from governments and corporations around the world, allowing for a full text search of more than 10 million documents. These files expose backroom negotiations of the most powerful governments and companies across the globe, finally giving the public its rightful seat at the table of democratic discourse.

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Revealed: The British Government’s War on Assange and Media Freedom By Nina Cross

30 April 2019 — 21st Century Wire


Nina Cross
21st Century Wire

For nearly 10 years now, the British government has waged a war on Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks. It has used every hard and soft power tool in its arsenal: the judiciary, government, international treaties, the media, diplomatic power and even the deprivation of health care. For his role in exposing US  war crimes and corruption, an outraged US establishment has conspired to silence Assange, constructing charges against him and demanding his extradition.

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Assange Expected to confirm Wikileaks source of DNC Emails was Seth Rich not Russians By Dr Michael Salla

26 April 2019 — Michael Salla

Assange Seth Rich

The April 11 arrest of Julian Assange has resurrected the narrative that emails stored on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) were not hacked by Russia, but leaked by a disenchanted employee, Seth Rich, who wanted to expose how Bernie Sanders was systematically undermined during the 2016 primaries by the DNC. According to this narrative, Rich communicated with Assange and handed over the DNC emails through Wikileaks’ secure online drop box.

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Assange’s Imprisonment Reveals Even More Corruption Than WikiLeaks Did By Caitlin Johnstone

25 April 2019 — Caitlin Johnson

Consortium News has launched a new series titled “The Revelations of WikiLeaks”, geared toward helping readers come to a full appreciation of just how much useful information the outlet has made available to the world with its publications. Which is good, because there’s a whole lot of it. Understanding everything that WikiLeaks has done to shine light in areas that powerful people wish to keep dark makes it abundantly clear why powerful people would want to dedicate immense amounts of energy toward sabotaging it.

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