UK Watchdog Warns Country’s Terrorism Laws Could Be Used to Criminalize Newspapers as Terrorists

By: Tuesday July 22, 2014 1:01 pm

The official in the United Kingdom, who is tasked with reviewing terrorism legislation, has released a report warning about the breadth of terrorism laws and how they could be used to criminalize journalism. Citing the case of David Miranda, journalist Glenn Greenwald’s husband who was detained at Heathrow Airport under the UK’s Terrorism Act of [...]

Julian Assange Hopes New Information Filed in Swedish Court Next Week Will Remove Arrest Warrant

By: Wednesday June 18, 2014 5:25 pm

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange has been living in the Ecuador Embassy in the United Kingdom for two years. To mark the anniversary, his legal defense team is making a push to have the United Nations Human Rights Commission intervene in the case. His legal defense team is also planning to make a filing in Swedish [...]

Podcast: Why Is British Government Stripping Individuals of Their Citizenship & How Is US Responsible?

By: Sunday March 23, 2014 11:07 am

In the United Kingdom, dual citizens are having their citizenship revoked. They typically are not being notified about it, and some times they are outside of the UK when this happens. There are also a few cases where individuals who have had their citizenship revoked were subsequently targeted in United States drone strikes or they [...]

‘Do You Love This Country?’—British MPs Question Guardian Editor-in-Chief on NSA Files

By: Tuesday December 3, 2013 1:03 pm

Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger appeared before a British parliamentary committee to answer questions on how the media organization had handled the publication of National Security Agency documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden. The invitation to appear before the committee seemed to be part of an escalation in attacks on the Guardian since [...]

David Miranda & the Policing of Journalism

By: Thursday November 7, 2013 7:49 pm

Lawyers for David Miranda, the husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has been reporting on documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, was in Britain’s High Court for the second day of a hearing. Miranda was detained at Heathrow airport on August 18 when he was on his way to Rio de Janeiro from Berlin. [...]

In David Miranda’s Case, UK Security Services Argue Traveling with Secret Documents Is ‘Terrorism’

By: Saturday November 2, 2013 11:35 am

Security services in the United Kingdom have accused David Miranda, the husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald, of being “involved in espionage activity” when he traveled from Berlin to Heathrow Airport on his way back to Brazil, where he lives with Greenwald. The security services, Scotland Yard and MI5, decided this “espionage activity” could have potentially [...]

MI5 Chief’s Condemnation of Snowden’s Leaks Is an Unabashed Attack on Journalism

By: Tuesday October 8, 2013 11:57 pm

The director of MI5 delivered a speech in the United Kingdom, which emphasized the threat of terrorism to the UK and also focused upon the “damage” the publication of material from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden had caused the intelligence agency’s ability to protect the country. The Guardian was never named in the speech at [...]

US, UK Seek to Neutralize Drone Opponents Whom They Perceive as Threats

By: Wednesday September 25, 2013 4:52 pm

A human rights activist in Yemen who testified in May at a United States congressional hearing on the US drone program was detained under the same United Kingdom terrorism law used to justify detaining Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner, David Miranda, in August. Simultaneously, Pakistani lawyer Shahzad Akbar, who has represented drone victims, says he [...]

Revelations Around NSA, GCHQ Operations to Crack Encryption & the Need for More Whistleblowers

By: Friday September 6, 2013 11:13 am

Major revelations on the National Security Agency and British intelligence agency, GCHQ’s capabilities to crack encryption were revealed yesterday by The Guardian, New York Times and ProPublica. The revelations were from documents provided by former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden. The stories were the first to appear from a partnership that formed in response to actions by the [...]

Police Granted Authority to Investigate Whether Material Seized from Miranda Violates Official Secrets Act

By: Friday August 30, 2013 9:42 am

A high court in the United Kingdom has given the Metropolitan police the expanded power to investigate whether David Miranda committed “crimes related to terrorism and breaches of the Official Secrets Act,” according to Robert Booth of The Guardian. Miranda, who is Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner, was detained by British authorities at Heathrow Airport under [...]

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