There Is Much to Fear

By: Monday September 29, 2014 7:47 am

One of the exceptional things about Post-Constitutional America is how instead of using the traditional tools of an autocracy– secret police, torture, mass round ups– the majority of Americans have given up their rights willfully, voluntarily, almost gleefully. The key tool used by government to have accomplished this is fear-mongering. Fear is one of our [...]

Former NSA Chief Gives Longest Interview Yet to Australian Reporter Critical of Journalism on Snowden Documents

By: Wednesday May 7, 2014 7:56 pm

Former NSA director, Gen. Keith Alexander, has given the most “comprehensive public interview” to date since his retirement. The interview was granted to Christopher Joye of the Australia Financial Review. Before getting into some of the highlights from this more than forty-page long interview, why Joye? When the Australian Broadcasting Corporation published details from documents [...]

Julian Assange’s Fears About Extradition to the United States Affirmed

By: Friday August 17, 2012 12:14 pm

How do supporters of WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange make the leap that he is more likely to be extradited to the United States from Sweden than the United Kingdom? That is a common question and, certainly, a key question for anyone who remains skeptical of whether Assange should have been granted asylum by [...]

WikiLeaks: Australian Demonstrations by Communities, Protest Groups Closely Monitored by US Diplomats

By: Tuesday August 30, 2011 11:45 pm

Rainbow protest on Gaza massacre to Australia PM Kevin Rudd (photo: Takver) Pro-Cuba, pro-Serbian, pro-Palestinian, pro and anti-Kosovo Independence, Sri Lankan, antiwar and socialist demonstrations were closely monitored by the US Embassy in Canberra, Australia in 2008 and 2009, a secret cable posted by WikiLeaks reveals. The cable also reveals the Embassy kept tabs on [...]

On the Secret US Cable with Names of Australians Recommended for the “No Fly” List

By: Tuesday August 30, 2011 3:05 pm

Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki (photo: Pan-African News Wire) (update 1 & 2 below) A list of 23 Australian or Australia-based citizens recommended for placement on Australia‚Äôs “terror” list was recently published by WikiLeaks. The secret cable, which contains the list of 23 names, opens with a notice that the US State Embassy in Canberra, Australia, [...]

Aussie Prosecutors’ Vendetta Targets Ex-Guantanamo Detainee’s Book Proceeds

By: Wednesday July 20, 2011 8:10 pm

Australian news sources have announced that the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) have initiated legal actions to seize the royalties former Guantanamo detainee David Hicks has earned from the publication of his autobiography, Guantanamo: My Journey. The book was published last year by Random House Australia, and has reportedly sold upwards of 30,000 copies. No U.S. publisher has bought rights to the book, and it remains unavailable through U.S. booksellers.

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