Government Stops Glenn Greenwald from Publishing His Big Snowden Revelation … But Others Will Release ALL of the Snowden Documents to Prevent a War

1 July 2014— WashingtonsBlog

It’s been a dramatic day for whistleblowing news.

A month ago, Glenn Greenwald announced that he was going to publish his biggest story yet:  the names of those the NSA has been spying on. Earlier today, Greenwald tweeted that he would finally publish the story tonight at midnight.

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Reddit Censors Big Story About Government Manipulation and Disruption of the Internet

25 February 2014 — WashingtonsBlog

Reddit Moderators Go to Extreme Lengths to Censor the Most Important Story of the Year

The moderators at the giant r/news reddit (with over 2 million subscribed readers) repeatedly killed the Greenwald/Snowden story on government manipulation and disruption of the Internet … widely acknowledged to be one of the most important stories ever leaked by Snowden.

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Police State UK: David Miranda challenges his detention under Terrorism Act at High Court By Robert Stevens

9 November 2013 — WSWS

The High Court in London concluded a two-day hearing Thursday after David Miranda, the Brazilian partner of the former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, challenged his nine-hour detention under anti-terror legislation at Heathrow Airport on August 18 as unlawful.

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Police State UK: British response to surveillance leaks ‘eroding’ freedom – human rights groups

4 November 2013 — RT

The UK government’s response to revelations of mass surveillance leaked by Edward Snowden is leading to the erosion of fundamental rights and freedoms in Britain, said a letter sent to PM David Cameron on behalf of global human rights organizations.

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The Accelerating Assault on Journalism

27 August 2013 — FAIR Blog

Some media figures applaud the criminalization of investigative reporting

U.S. soldier Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning’s 35-year sentence represents the harshest punishment issued to date for providing media with evidence of government wrongdoing (Forbes8/21/13). She is the first whistleblower to be convicted under the Espionage Act, ratifying the new reality that those who give the press information that the government wants to keep secret will henceforth be treated as spies.

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David Miranda’s detention and the raid on Britain’s Guardian newspaper By Judy Hyland

24 August 2013 —WSWS

Events of the last week provide chilling confirmation of the police state apparatus built up by successive British governments on the pretext of the “war on terror.” They demonstrate how invocations of “national security” are used to justify anti-democratic conspiracies against working people and intimidate and punish anyone who dares to reveal the truth.

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Guardian editor says newspaper forced to destroy hard drives By Thomas Gaist

21 August 2013 — WSWS

In a comment published Monday, Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger wrote that he and other Guardian journalists were faced with unofficial threats of legal action by the British government, and therefore were forced to destroy hard drives containing material from whistle blower Edward Snowden.

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Detention of Glenn Greenwald’s partner approved at highest levels of US and UK governments By Thomas Gaist and Joseph Kishore

21 August 2013 — WSWS

The UK government is aggressively defending its decision to detain David Miranda, the partner of Glenn Greenwald, for nearly nine hours at Heathrow Airport, seizing his laptop, camera, cell phone and other personal items. Miranda was detained under a UK terrorism law while traveling from Berlin to his home in Rio de Janeiro.

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