Edward Snowden Has Awakened the Sleeping Giant By Vincent L. Guarisco

10 August 2013 — Dissident Voice

Any sound that Watson made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it… There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment…You had to live — did live, from habit that became instinct — in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.

– George Orwell, 1984

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My Visit to a London Embassy Under Threat By Jeff Cohen

London — On Friday, I visited Ecuador‘s embassy here in the capital of the former British empire and saw a building surrounded by a phalanx of cops, with several of them at the front door. The embassy is in an upscale neighborhood near Harrods department store. The intimidating police presence was ordered by a Conservative government that waxes eloquent about the need to respect (British) embassies overseas.

Bradley Manning Newslinks 5 June 2011

5 June 2011 — williambowles.info

Assange heckled over Bradley Manning’s fate
by Clare Hutchinson, Wales On Sunday WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange faced an angry crowd at the Hay Festival yesterday demanding to know how he intended to help Bradley Manning, the Welsh-raised soldier charged with leaking military documents. …
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Haiti Issues New Passport to Ex-Leader Aristide

8 February, 2011 — Common Dreams

PORT-AU-PRINCE – The Haitian government said it has issued a new passport to former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, enabling him to end his exile in South Africa and return to Haiti, a government official said.

Jean-Bertrand Aristide has been living in South Africa since 2004, and in recent months has repeatedly requested to be allowed to return home to the Caribbean nation, but said he had no travel documents as his passport had expired. The Haitian government now says it has issued a new passport to former president Aristide, enabling him to end his exile in South Africa and return to Haiti

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