Exposed: Globally Renowned Activist Collaborated With Intelligence Firm Stratfor

3 December 2013 — Occupy.com

Serbia’s Srdja Popovic is known by many as a leading architect of regime changes in Eastern Europe and elsewhere since the late-1990s, and as one of the co-founders of Otpor!, the U.S.-funded Serbian activist group which overthrew Slobodan Miloševi? in 2000. Continue reading

Jeremy Hammond’s Court Statement Upon Being Sentenced To 10 Years In Jail By Jeremy Hammond

17 November 2013 — williambowles.info

Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to ten years in prison for hacking Stratfor communications, then releasing information to Wikileaks. This is his statement

Good morning. Thank you for this opportunity. My name is Jeremy Hammond and I’m here to be sentenced for hacking activities carried out during my involvement with Anonymous. I have been locked up at MCC for the past 20 months and have had a lot of time to think about how I would explain my actions.

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Video: Jailed Journalist Barrett Brown Faces 105 Years For Reporting on Hacked Private Intelligence Firms

11 July 2013 — Democracy Now!

Journalist Barrett Brown spent his 300th day behind bars this week on a range of charges filed after he used information obtained by the hacker group Anonymous to report on the operations of private intelligence firms. Brown faces 17 charges ranging from threatening an FBI agent to credit card fraud for posting a link online to a document that contained stolen credit card data. But according to his supporters, Brown is being unfairly targeted for daring to investigate the highly secretive world of private intelligence and military contractors. Continue reading

Video: Julian Assange Pt.1: Stratfor Hacker Jeremy Hammond Guilty Plea Part of Crackdown on Journalism, Activism

29 May 2013 — Democracy Now!

Jeremy Hammond of the hacktivist group Anonymous has pleaded guilty to hacking into the private intelligence firm Stratfor, the FBI and other institutions. Hammond says his goal was to shed light on how governments and corporations act behind close doors. Some five million Stratfor emails ended up on the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, shedding light on how the private intelligence firm monitors activists and spies for corporate clients. In a statement, Hammond said he accepted the plea deal in part to avoid an overzealous prosecution that could have resulted in at least 30 years in prison. He has already served 15 months, including weeks in solitary confinement. Joining us from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says Hammond’s prosecution comes as part of a wider crackdown “on effective political activists and alleged journalistic sources.

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Anonymous calls for shut-down of TrapWire to start this Saturday

16 August, 2012, 22:51 — RT

Anonymous vs Trapwire: ‘We must, at all costs, shut this system down’

As details surface about a futuristic and frightening global surveillance network called TrapWire, members of the Anonymous collective are calling for citizens everywhere to voice their opposition and help end the system beginning this Saturday.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 14-15 March 2012

15 March 2012williambowles.info

 

US soldier accused in Wikileaks case due in court

The Associated Press

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A US Army private accused of leaking classified material to the anti-secrecy website Wikileaks could soon learn when his trial will start. Pfc. Bradley Manning was scheduled to appear in a military courtroom at Fort Meade, …

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Wikileaks Newslinks 13 March 2012

13 March 2012williambowles.info

 

Report: US government abused WikiLeaks suspect

TG Daily

The former army analyst – who was recently charged with aiding the enemy – stands accused of downloading thousands of classified documents that ultimately ended up on WikiLeaks. According to Juan Mendez, the US military was at least “culpable” of cruel …

http://www.tgdaily.com/security-features/62023-report-us-government-abused-wikileaks-suspect

 

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The EyeOpener- Stratfor and the Privatization of Intelligence

13 March 2012 — www.boilingfrogspost.com

Late last year, hackers with the anonymous hacking group LulzSec raided the servers of Strategic Forecasting, Inc., or Stratfor, a private intelligence company in Austin, Texas, coming away with some 5 million emails. Last month, Wikileaks began publishing the emails as “The Global Intelligence Files” to much fanfare. All of the claims that continue to emerge on a daily basis from this email archive are just that: claims. Regardless of the truth of this or that particular claim, perhaps the most significant thing to emerge from the emails is the fact that companies like Stratfor exist at all. That private companies are in possession of vast intelligence networks and vast sums of data on private individuals is a trend that few are comfortable with, but few are aware of until situations like the Stratfor leak bring it to the public’s attention.

This is our EyeOpener Report by James Corbett, presenting the disturbing trend of outsourcing intelligence work to private companies, the unhealthy relationship between intelligence agencies and the private sector, the culpability for misconduct and shielding the government from being held accountable for crimes committed on its behalf, and the creation of a revolving door that allows the private companies enormous leeway in bending and breaking laws by offering incentives to the agencies that are supposedly keeping an eye on them.

Watch the Video Report Here @ Boiling Frogs Post: http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2012/03/13/the-eyeopener-stratfor-and-the-privatization-of-intelligence/