U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania

Tyler Durden ZeroHedge 2/16/2014

…As you might expect, the economic decline of a nation into rule by a handful of corrupt oligarchs will have many other negative repercussions. One of these is a loss of civil rights and freedoms that many of us have taken for granted. Reporters Without Borders puts out their Press Freedom […]

Obama's efforts to control leaks 'most aggressive since Nixon', report finds

Administration’s tactics, which include using Espionage Act to pursue leakers, have had chilling effect on accountability – study

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Karen McVeigh The Guardian [UK] 10 October 2013

Barack Obama has pursued the most aggressive “war on leaks” since the Nixon administration, according to a report published on Thursday that says the administration’s […]

WikiLeaks Launches Criminal Investigation ahead of Wednesday’s Obama Visit to Sweden

WikiLeaks 2 September 2013

Tomorrow morning, 3 September 2013, WikiLeaks will file a criminal complaint in Sweden, ahead of the arrival of the US delegation. The complaint concerns the likely unlawful seizure of WikiLeaks property on 27 September 2010, following its publication of thousands of classified US intelligence documents on the war in Afghanistan. WikiLeaks’ […]

Manning Is Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy

Charlie Savage The New York Times 7/30/2013

A military judge on Tuesday found Pfc. Bradley Manning not guilty of “aiding the enemy” for his release of hundreds of thousands of military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks for publication on the Internet, rejecting the government’s unprecedented effort to bring such a charge in a leak case.

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A Snowden Job

Scott Johnson Power Line 6/9/2013

If you’ve been queasy about the ongoing disclosures of anti-terror national security programs by lefty Glenn Greenwald in the Guardian (UK), as I have, I doubt the Guardian’s profile of Greenwald’s source — one Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old self-described former technical assistant for the CIA who says he has has […]

Occupiers storm Obama campaign headquarters in Oakland and Portland, scuffle with staffers

Citizen Journalist 8/17/2012

In a coordinated effort (and we leave how coordinated and with whom to your imagination), Occupy Oakland and Occupy Portland stormed Obama campaign headquarters in their respective cities in Oakland, California and Portland, Oregon. The Occupy group in Oakland was comprised of the far left organizations including Iraq Vets against the War […]