An Online Vigil in Defense of Julian Assange With Daniel Ellsberg, Craig Murray, Bill Binney and Ray McGovern – Consortiumnews

September 3, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Joe Lauria, editor-in-chief of Consortium News, on Saturday helped moderate a daylong chain of interviews in defense of WikiLeaks and its publisher Julian Assange, including a discussion with Daniel Ellsberg. 

#Unity4J online vigil was held on Saturday to defend the WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, whose sanctuary at the Ecuadorian embassy in London has turned into torturous solitary confinement.

Among the participants on Saturday were Craig Murray, a former U.K. ambassador; Nat Parry, son of Consortium New’s founder and first editor, Robert Parry; Bill Binney, former technical director at the National Security Agency, and Ray McGovern, a former CIA officer. Joe Lauria interviewed Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers whistleblower and author of The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. 

Source: An Online Vigil in Defense of Julian Assange With Daniel Ellsberg, Craig Murray, Bill Binney and Ray McGovern – Consortiumnews

Twitter Is “Shadow Banning” Prominent Republicans Like the RNC Chair and Trump Jr.’s Spokesman – American Renaissance

July 26, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Twitter is limiting the visibility of prominent Republicans in search results — a technique known as “shadow banning” — in what it says is a side effect of its attempts to improve the quality of discourse on the platform.

The Republican Party chair Ronna McDaniel, several conservative Republican congressmen, and Donald Trump Jr.’s spokesman no longer appear in the auto-populated drop-down search box on Twitter, VICE News has learned. It’s a shift that diminishes their reach on the platform — and it’s the same one being deployed against prominent racists to limit their visibility. The profiles continue to appear when conducting a full search, but not in the more convenient and visible drop-down bar. (The accounts appear to also populate if you already follow the person.)

Source: Twitter Is “Shadow Banning” Prominent Republicans Like the RNC Chair and Trump Jr.’s Spokesman – American Renaissance

Diabolical plot to extradite Assange to US | Intrepid Report.com

July 25, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Assange’s asylum is gravely threatened. In May, Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Fernanda Espinosa said talks between her government and Britain were ongoing to decide his fate, adding:

“There is a dialogue. There is a will and an interest to move forward in the solution of that matter.”

Illegally revoking his asylum ahead of arresting and extraditing him to America appears imminent.

Source: Diabolical plot to extradite Assange to US | Intrepid Report.com

The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities

June 26, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

THE SECRETS ARE hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering, windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete structures that were built to withstand earthquakes and even nuclear attack. Thousands of people pass by the buildings each day and rarely give them a second glance, because their function is not publicly known. They are an integral part of one of the world’s largest telecommunications networks – and they are also linked to a controversial National Security Agency surveillance program.

Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. In each of these cities, The Intercept has identified an AT&T facility containing networking equipment that transports large quantities of internet traffic across the United States and the world. A body of evidence – including classified NSA documents, public records, and interviews with several former AT&T employees – indicates that the buildings are central to an NSA spying initiative that has for years monitored billions of emails, phone calls, and online chats passing across U.S. territory.

Source: The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities

Supreme Court Rules That the U.S. Government Must Get a Warrant Before Accessing Cellphone Location Data

June 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

IN A LANDMARK privacy decision, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday that police must get a warrant in order to obtain your cellphone’s location data over an extended period of time.

The decision is a major victory for privacy advocates, who have long argued that the law has failed to keep pace with the amount of intrusive data we voluntarily hand over to private companies.

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberal justices on the court, declaring that even though the data is held by a third party, the government still needs a warrant to obtain it.

Source: Supreme Court Rules That the U.S. Government Must Get a Warrant Before Accessing Cellphone Location Data

A Future Surveillance World

June 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Assange’s Ecuadorian Cave – Antiwar.com Original

June 17, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

For over two months Julian Assange had no internet access and no contact with anyone besides his lawyer. Fifteen days is prohibited by the UN as prolonged solitary confinement under the Mandela Rules.

His situation now appears unchanged except that he was visited last Thursday by two officials from Australia’s High Commission. It has not yet been reported what was discussed, but if consistent with that government’s action to date this would be an exercise to wash their hands of him, much as Ecuador appears to be doing.

Source: Assange’s Ecuadorian Cave – Antiwar.com Original

Jared Taylor Wins First Round in Anti-Censorship Suit Against Twitter – American Renaissance

June 17, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Yesterday, California Superior Court Judge Harold E. Kahn rejected Twitter’s petition to dismiss the suit Jared Taylor brought against Twitter for banning his Twitter account and that of his organization, American Renaissance. The judge also rejected Twitter’s motion under California’s Anti-SLAPP law to strike the complaint, adding that it was “hard to imagine a clearer public interest lawsuit.”

Judge Kahn described Taylor’s complaint as “very eloquent,” adding that “it goes to the heart of free speech principles that long precede our constitution.”

Source: Jared Taylor Wins First Round in Anti-Censorship Suit Against Twitter – American Renaissance

The SPLC State…And The Unprecedented Threat To Civil Liberties | VDARE.com

June 7, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The American Constitution utilizes checks and balances to prevent any one faction or person from controlling the State. Yet power over society is not exercised solely through government. Those who favor mass immigration and the abolition of American sovereignty project power from inside and outside the government simultaneously, leveraging law enforcement, the courts, financial institutions, and the media to their ends. And no single group does this better than the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), ostensibly a “Non-Governmental Organization” (NGO) but increasinglybecoming a kind of proto-government unto itself.

The SPLC is so effective because it exercises power through multiple levels, each building on the other. Because of “hate crimes” legislation, the political ideology or affiliations of a criminal become highly relevant to any investigation. Though the FBI no longer lists the SPLC on its “resources” page, it continues to work with the organization to investigate hate crimes. It also trains local law enforcement in how to deal with “extremists” and “hate groups.” This begs the question of who constitutes these groups. This is where the SPLC’s “Intelligence Project” comes in, which, as the name implies, serves as a kind of domestic intelligence agency.

Source: The SPLC State…And The Unprecedented Threat To Civil | VDARE.com

Comey Doesn’t Like Trumpworld, but He Helped Create It

April 20, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Comey has been a central figure in the gutting of the fourth amendment of the Constitution and in attempts to make sure the FBI and the rest of the US government can break your encryption and spy on you illegally. It is true that Comey did not want to go as far in that direction as former vice president Dick Cheney, but he wanted to go so far as nevertheless to make the constitution meaningless and to make Americans vulnerable to hacking. You see, the tech companies cannot create backdoors for the FBI without creating backdoors for Russian troll farms in St Petersburg.

Am I saying Comey did it to himself? I am saying Comey did it to himself. And to the rest of us.

Source: Comey Doesn’t Like Trumpworld, but He Helped Create It

The Isolation Of Julian Assange Must Stop

April 1, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

We call on the government of Ecuador to allow Julian Assange his right of freedom of speech.

If it was ever clear that the case of Julian Assange was never just a legal case, but a struggle for the protection of basic human rights, it is now.

Citing his critical tweets about the recent detention of Catalan president Carles Puidgemont in Germany, and following pressure from the US, Spanish and UK governments, the Ecuadorian government has installed an electronic jammer to stop Assange communicating with the outside world via the internet and phone. As if ensuring his total isolation, the Ecuadorian government is also refusing to allow him to receive visitors. Despite two UN rulings describing his detention as unlawful and mandating his immediate release, Assange has been effectively imprisoned since he was first placed in isolation in Wandsworth prison in London in December 2010. He has never been charged with a crime.

Source: The Isolation Of Julian Assange Must Stop

John Pilger: Blocking internet access for Julian Assange is a war on freedom of speech

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Does the ACLU Any Longer Defend Civil Liberty? – PaulCraigRoberts.org

February 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

There are many signs of American collapse. One of the most scary is the fact that the American Civil Liberties Union no longer knows what are the civil liberties it purports to defend. Identity Politics has transformed civil rights into privileges for victim groups.

Yesterday (February 22, 2018) I received a 50-state survey from the ACLU. The envelop in which the questionnaire arrived said the survey was about how “to protect civil liberties during the Trump Presidency.” However, the survey (essentially a fundraiser) did not mention a single civil liberty contained in the Bill of Rights and added as amendments to the US Constitution.

Source: Does the ACLU Any Longer Defend Civil Liberty? – PaulCraigRoberts.org

Can You Protect Democracy by Destroying Free Speech? | The Daily Bell

February 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Political retribution for free speech is not a conspiracy theory. It happened. The IRS targeted people who donated to nonprofits for limited government causes.So you can understand why certain donors to non-profits want to keep their identities hidden. A non-profit sued the state of New York arguing that regulations requiring non-profits to disclose their donors create a “climate of fear” that could chill free speech. But the court rejected their argument. They ruled nonprofits must disclose their donors.

Source: Can You Protect Democracy by Destroying Free Speech? | The Daily Bell

Saint or Sinner, Government Eyes Are Watching Every Move You Make

December 22, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 


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