New articles in Human Rights: freedoms of speech, assembly, religion, redress

Former whistleblowers send joint letter to others to “follow conscience.” read

NSA official would support amnesty for Snowden IF he would stop divulging. read

Federal Judge Richard Leon vindicates (?) Snowden in denouncing NSA snooping. read

Edward Snowden’s letter to people of Brazil. I would rather be without a state than without a voice.” read

David Sirota shows that easy availability reduces piracy. read

The press avoidance of the Cuba-ANC history. read

Open Data Institute, founded in UK, now global. frad read

First Look, new source of news. read

Edward Snowden names “Whistleblower of the year” by David Sirota. read

Active public pensioners now using their power in Silicon Valley to fight NSA. read

Snowden declares “mission accomplished.” read

New articles in Human Rights: freedoms of speech, assembly, religion, redress

Glenn Greenwald on how the US intends to end privacy. He also discusses how Edward Snowden sought him as a journalist. watch

Glenn Greenwald responds at grat length to his critics, on the charges of privatizing, monopolizing, dumping information. read

Peter Van Buren compares treatment of Edward Snowden as another form of “disappearing.” read

Snowden’s life in Russia. read

Guardian says it has published only 1 percent of Snowden leaks. read

How Snowden and Greenwald began to work together. read

Guardian editor describes pressures after Snowden publication. read

Snowden will give evidence to EU. read

Chris Hedges deplores the differential treatment of Snowden and the previous “leakers.” read

New articles in Human Rights: freedoms of speech, assembly, religion, redress

Jeffrey Hammond’s statement before his sentencing. read

Chris Hedges reports on the Hammond trial. read

Six giants now own media. read

SCOTUS rejects challenge to NSA surveillance. read

Eric Holder says Glenn Greenwald would not be prosecuted if he returned to US. read

Noam Chomsky on expanded edition of his Occupy book (with excerpt). He reflects on changes in the 25 years since Manufacturing Consent. We are now an “indoctrinated” nation, with successive concocted fears read

New articles in Human Rights: freedoms of speech, assembly, religion, redress

Chris Hedges sees attacks on David Miranda, Glenn Greenwald’s partner, as attempt to criminalize journalism. read

Jeremy Hammond. Read Chris Hedges’ long story on this prisoner, then decide if he now is, or ever could become, your hero in the fight against a corporate totalitarianism. Hammond became, and remains, a revolutionary. read

New articles in Human Rights: freedoms of speech, assembly, religion, redress

Australian watch group reports that 30 million humans now living in slavery. read

Edward Snowden on how Russians have no access to secret information and how NSA is dangerous. read

Justin Elliott and Theodore Meyer dispute claims that NSA has thwarted plots. read

Glenn Greenwald on US “intuitional obsession” with surveillance. watch

Edward Snowden: “Speaking the truth is not a crime. read Read

Army to disclose evidence against Bradley Manning. Who will assess if he blew whistle on war crimes and crimes against humanity? . read

Joe Nocera notes changes at Time indicating that “wall” between business and editorial sides has now been breached. read

Bill Keller argues with Glenn Greenwald about the internet, freedom, and journalism. read

NSA used 9/11 as “talking point” to justify its surveillance practices. read

As he leaves The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald comments on the sad state of US journalism. read

New articles in Human Rights: freedoms of speech, assembly, religion, redress

Eric Alterman sees NY Times pundits as spokespersons for plutocrats. read

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger on the background of the Snowden leaks. watch

Julian Assange on the Bradley Manning verdict. read

MIT report says university not responsible for Aaron Swartz prosecution and suicide. read

Michael Lerner wants stop to presecution of whistle-blowers. read

New articles in Human Rights: freedoms of speech, assembly, religion, redress

David House. Read about his treatment after he met Chelsea Manning. read

Julian Assange defeated as an Australian candidate. read

Lincoln Kaplan’s excellent article on the ways that attacks on whistleblowers also threatens journalism. read

The Real News is a reliable network founded in 2007 by Paul Jay. read

Chris Hedges is interviewed by Paul Jay, founder of The Real News network. Important observations on journalism, MSM, and corporatization. First clip is Hedges’ endorsement of this valuable source of news. Second clip is 1 or 7 stressing the career roles of his religious and moral backgrounds. watch . watch

Robert Scheer urges that Snowden be pardoned. read

Peter Ludlow praises a younger generation, 70 percent of whom feel Snowden did a good thing. read

Ahmed Akkari, who spearheaded attacks after Danish cartoons, is now sorry. Michael Moynihan says he has converted from Salafist to humanist.. read

New articles in Human Rights: freedoms of speech, assembly, religion, redress

David Miranda forced to give up his passwords. read

The Guardian forced to destroy some Snowden materials. read

RootsAction is supported by many trusted journalists and is a good source of suppressed information. read

Dennis Kucinich on NSA and Snowden. read

Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years. read

John Cassidy on what Snowden had given America. read

Glenn Greenwald on the thuggish message the Miranda detention sends to journalism. read

“Aaron’s Law” seeks to remove the law sections that provoked Aaron Swartz’s suicide. read

Mark Weisbrot on Brazil’s independent reaction to the UK Miranda detention.. read

truthout’s The Daily Take clarifies historic US rights of journalists. read

Chris Hedges shocked by Bradley Manning sentencing. “Wednesday’s sentencing marks one of the most important watersheds in U.S. history. Wednesday’s sentencing marks one of the most important watersheds in U.S. history.” US is now a “gangster state”, a “corporate totalitarianism”. Strong and important statement by this experienced journalist. read

David Coombs, Manning’s attorney, interviewed after the sentence. watch

FEMA camps. Future uses? read

UK asked NY Times to destroy Snowden materials. read

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New articles in Human Rights: freedoms of speech, assembly, religion, redress

Bradley Manning apologies for acts that “hurt people.” This account also notes that he also exposed excessive military killings. And responsible journalists react. read . read . read read . read . read

Robert Parry reminds us of how much we owe to Bradley Manning for forcing more government transparency – and of the lack of evidence of any harm to persons. read

Senate committee could have revealed/controlled NSA excesses all along. read

Robert Scheer calls for pardon of Snowden. read

Partition. The Bhalla project seeks oral histories of the 1947 division of British India. This slaughter was fed by religious divisions, a contrast to the Gandhian satyagraha lack of slaughter that had expelled the British. read

Peter Maass describes the situations and roles of Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald as they became involved with Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing. “In the wake of this year’s disclosure, it should be clear that unencrypted journalist-source communication is unforgivably reckless…. the most dangerous assignment any journalist can be given — reporting on the secret misdeeds of the most powerful government in the world…..they share their secrets not with the largest media outlets or reporters but with the ones who share their political outlook and have the know-how to receive the leaks undetected.” read

Jeffrey Toobin argues that Snowden wrongly defended his actions with the Nuremberg precedent, and that he caused great damage. read

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Chris Hedges contends that journalism should be about telling the truth (2 parts) . watch watch

Diane Ravitch on reasons NY test scores have fallen. read

Snowden recognized with transparency prize. read

Omid Safi sees Bradley Manning as hero against a “secretive empire”. read