Published on Sep 3, 2013
Wikileaks fights on By Julian Assange
How is Wikileaks dealing with the assault against it and what new leaks it is making available to the world. Wikileaks founder Jullian Assange spoke over video link from the Equadorian Embassy in London.
Published on Aug 31, 2013
Whistleblower Award 2013 – Ceremony awarding Edward J. Snowden
Jacob Appelbaum, Internet activist and journalist answers for Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden receives the Whistleblower Award. For the first time Transparency International Deutschland e.V. contributes to the award, which is given every two years by the Vereinigung Deutscher Wissenschaftler (VDW e.V.) and der German Section of the International Association Of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA e.V.). With the award persons are honored, who reveal malpractices and dangerous developments for humans and society, democracy, peace, and the environment.
Tensions are high as NSA leaker Edward Snowden officially submitted application for temporary asylum in Russia on Tuesday. After Russian and international human rights advocates and lawyers met with Snowden at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Friday, the US said it was disappointed in Russia for considering the whistleblowers asylum. During a daily press briefing State Department spokeswoman, Jen Psaki was given a thorough grilling on the Snowden affair by journalists, including AP’s Matthew Lee and CNN’s Elise Labott and was left lost for words at almost every turn. Continue reading
Published on Jul 9, 2013 Abby Martin talks to Russell Tice, former intelligence analyst and original NSA whistleblower, about how the recent NSA scandal is only scratches the surface of a massive surveillance apparatus, citing specific targets the he saw … Continue reading
Jacob Appelbaum and Louise Mensch talking about David Miranda being detained in the UK. recorded August 19th, 2013
David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, says he was questioned about his entire life after being detained for nine hours under anti-terror laws at London’s Heathrow airport. Greenwald, who met David Miranda at Rio de Janeiro’s international airport, said as a journalist he would not be silenced by this police action against his partner and vowed to publish many more spying documents. Brazil’s foreign minister says the detention was ‘unjustified’ Continue reading
In this Surveillance Teach-In, award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras is joined by computer security expert and privacy advocate Jacob Appelbaum and National Security Agency whistle-blower Bill Binney to present an artistic and practical commentary on living in the contemporary Panopticon. Continue reading
Published on Aug 8, 2013
Army whistleblower Bradley Manning was acquitted of ‘Aiding the enemy,’ on July 30, 2013, while convicted of 20 other charges. On August 4 Cornel West was joined by former NYT correspondent Chris Hedges and members of the Bradley Manning Support Network for a discussion of the threat to whistleblowers and government transparency posed by Bradley Manning’s trial. Visit www.bradleymanning.org for more information. The event took place at the Friends Meeting of Washington D.C. Continue reading