Posts Tagged ‘bradley manning’

Land of the free?

Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, March 17th, 2011 - 14 comments

With so much going on in terms of large scale disasters at the moment, it is easy to lose track of the stories of a mere individuals.  But there are two individuals who’s stories should not be forgotten.  They are facing the full might and anger of the American establishment.  Their “crime” was to tell the truth.

Private Bradley Manning

Written By: - Date published: 10:21 am, December 25th, 2010 - 21 comments

So, it’s Christmas; the season of good will and all. But for some of our institutions,  juggernauts of bad will that they are, they just roll on regardless . For what it’s worth there is an on line letter you can sign calling on the US to end it’s inhumane treatment of Bradley Manning. Maybe signing it constitutes a Christmas message of sorts.

Leaked cables window into Superpower

Written By: - Date published: 8:45 am, November 30th, 2010 - 47 comments

Wikileaks latest coup is the release of a database of more than 250,000 diplomatic cables between American embassies, up to and including the highest security level “Top Secret”.  The cables provide a full, detailed and explicit account of many of America’s diplomatic secrets and the attitudes behind them.  It is a good long look through a window in to the mind of a Superpower.

Whistleblowers

Written By: - Date published: 3:02 pm, June 17th, 2010 - 37 comments

Currently the “hunt” is on for whistleblowers in cases both within NZ, and internationally. When a whistleblower takes on a big organisation over a matter of genuine public significance they are taking a risk, in some cases a huge risk. Let’s hope that there will always be people who are brave enough to make sure that we the people know the truth.

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