Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 15

23 September 2020 — Craig Murray

When Daniel Ellsberg released the Pentagon Papers, the US Government burgled the office of his psychiatrist to look for medical evidence to discredit him. Julian Assange has been obliged to submit himself, while in a mentally and physically weakened state and in conditions of the harshest incarceration, to examination by psychiatrists appointed by the US government. He has found the experience intrusive and traumatising. It is a burglary of the mind.

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Dismantling the Doomsday Machines by John V. Walsh

19 January 2019 — Dissident Voice

From a technical point of view, he (Stanley Kubrick) anticipated many things. … Since that time, little has changed, honestly.  The only difference is that modern weapons systems have become more sophisticated, more complex.  But this idea of a retaliatory strike and the inability to manage these systems, yes, all of these things are relevant today.  It (controlling the systems) will become even more difficult and more dangerous.  (Emphasis, jw)

Vladimir Putin commenting on the film, Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, in an interview with Oliver Stone, May 11, 2016.  Putin had not seen the movie and did not know of it before Stone showed it to him.

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Video: Daniel Ellsberg: I Congratulate Ecuador for Standing Up to British Empire to Protect Julian Assange

17 August 2012Democracy now

Daniel Ellsberg, the most famous whistleblower in the United States, praises Ecuador for granting political asylum to Julian Assange to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over sex crime accusations. ‘I congratulate Ecuador, of course, for standing up to the British Empire here, for insisting that they are not a British colony, and acting as a sovereign state ought to act,’ said Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, the secret history of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. On Thursday, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Assange would be arrested if he left the embassy, saying Britain is ‘under a binding obligation to extradite him to Sweden.’ Ellsberg adds, ‘[Assange] has every reason to be wary that the real intent here is to whisk him away to America, where it really hasn’t been made as clear what might be waiting for him.’ Continue reading

Bradley Manning Newslinks 10-11 March 2012

11 March 2012williambowles.info

 

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Dempsey: US ‘preparing military options’ if needed for Syria

Stars and Stripes

Dempsey spoke to about 500 Navy and Air Force personnel at the Hickam officers club, fielding questions about cyberthreats, performing missions at a time of budget cuts, retirements and his feelings about Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is charged with …

http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/dempsey-us-preparing-military-options-if-needed-for-syria-1.171202

 

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 5 December 2011

5 December 2011 — williambowles.info

Bradley Manning Wants Obama, Clinton as Witnesses
Newser
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff (Newser) – Bradley Manning’s preliminary
hearing is set to begin Dec. 16, and if the US Army private has his way,
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be among the witnesses. The president
and the secretary of state …
http://www.newser.com/story/134665/bradley-manning-wants-obama-clinton-as-witnesses.html

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Wikileaks News Roundup for 30 November, 2010

30 November, 2010 — creative-i.info

Daniel Ellsberg: The lying is being enforced by the upper levels

29 November, 2010 — Democracy Now

U.S. Facing Global Diplomatic Crisis Following Massive WikiLeaks Release of Secret Diplomatic Cables

The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has begun releasing a giant trove of confidential U.S. diplomatic cables that is sending shockwaves through the global diplomatic establishment. Among the findings: Arab leaders are urging the United States to attack Iran; Washington and Yemen agreed to cover up the use of U.S. warplanes to bomb Yemen; the United States is using its embassies around the world as part of a global spy network and asking diplomats to gather intelligence; and much more. We host a roundtable discussion with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg; Greg Mitchell, who writes the Media Fix blog at The Nation; Carne Ross, a British diplomat for 15 years who resigned before the Iraq war; and As’ad AbuKhalil, a professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus.

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26 October, 2010 Following the leak by w…

26 October, 2010

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Following the leak by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks of almost 400,000 secret US army field reports from the Iraq war between 2004 and 2009. Join Julian Assange at the Frontline Club this evening in conversation with one of the most famous whistle blowers in history, Daniel Ellsberg who was responsible for the leak of the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

The discussion will be chaired by Elizabeth Palmer, CBS News correspondent.

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. To book tickets please see here.

We will also be broadcasting the event live from 7pm on Livestation

Note: I couldn’t get through to the Frontline site to find out what the date is!

The Iraq War Logs by Daniel Ellsberg

23 October, 2010 — ZCommunications

Iraq War Logs

[At 5pm EST Friday 22nd October 2010 WikiLeaks released the largest classified military leak in history. The 391,832 reports (‘The Iraq War Logs’), document the war and occupation in Iraq, from 1st January 2004 to 31st December 2009 (except for the months of May 2004 and March 2009) as told by soldiers in the United States Army. Each is a ‘SIGACT’ or Significant Action in the war. They detail events as seen and heard by the US military troops on the ground in Iraq and are the first real glimpse into the secret history of the war that the United States government has been privy to throughout.

The reports detail 109,032 deaths in Iraq, comprised of 66,081 ‘civilians’; 23,984 ‘enemy’ (those labeled as insurgents); 15,196 ‘host nation’ (Iraqi government forces) and 3,771 ‘friendly’ (coalition forces). The majority of the deaths (66,000, over 60%) of these are civilian deaths. That is 31 civilians dying every day during the six year period. For comparison, the ‘Afghan War Diaries’, previously released by WikiLeaks, covering the same period, detail the deaths of some 20,000 people. Iraq during the same period, was five times as lethal with equivalent population size.]

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