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John Pilger: A day in the death of British justice — RT Op-ed. The veteran journalist has covered Julian Assange’s case from the beginning, and he was in the High Court in London this week to witness the latest shameful episode.

John Pilger: A day in the death of British justice — RT Op-ed

Here is his dispatch. I sat in Court 4 in the Royal Courts of Justice in London yesterday with Stella Moris, Julian Assange’s partner. MSM Defends CIA’s “Whistleblower”, Ignores Actual Whistleblowers. My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror. The Shameful Persecution of Julian Assange. Julian Assange has been vindicated because the Swedish case against him was corrupt.

The Shameful Persecution of Julian Assange

The prosecutor, Marianne Ny, obstructed justice and should be prosecuted. Her obsession with Assange not only embarrassed her colleagues and the judiciary but exposed the Swedish state's collusion with the United States in its crimes of war and "rendition" Had Assange not sought refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, he would have been on his way to the kind of American torture pit Chelsea Manning had to endure. This prospect was obscured by the grim farce played out in Sweden. "It's a laughing stock," said James Catlin, one of Assange's Australian lawyers. It may have seemed that way, but there was always serious purpose. The "mission" was to destroy the "trust" that was WikiLeaks' "centre of gravity".

Huffingtonpost. Former Baltimore Police Officer Comes Clean About Corruption On Force. A former Baltimore police sergeant took to Twitter Wednesday to air a stunning list of acts he said he participated in and witnessed during his 11 years on the city's force.

Former Baltimore Police Officer Comes Clean About Corruption On Force

Michael Wood gave a no-holds barred look at his career in a previous radio interview, but his tweets gained traction for their brazen admissions that officers lied to get overtime, illegally searched "thousands of people" and committed gross acts during raids, like urinating and defecating on suspects' beds. A spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department confirmed that Wood left the force in 2014. In subsequent tweets, Wood promised to reveal more and expressed surprise at the attention paid to his commentary. After Freddie Gray died in April from a spinal cord injury he sustained while in police custody, thousands in Baltimore protested against police brutality. Watch the Short Documentary “The Invisible Man: CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling” Released May 12, 2015 * Directed by Judith Ehrlich * Produced by Background: CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling Sentenced to Prison: The Latest Blow in the Government’s War on Journalism By Norman Solomon * The Nation * May 12, 2015.

Watch the Short Documentary “The Invisible Man: CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling”

Analysis. Memo to Potential Whistleblowers: If You See Something, Say Something. Blowing the whistle on wrongdoing creates a moral frequency that vast numbers of people are eager to hear.

Memo to Potential Whistleblowers: If You See Something, Say Something

We don’t want our lives, communities, country and world continually damaged by the deadening silences of fear and conformity. I’ve met many whistleblowers over the years, and they’ve been extraordinarily ordinary. None were applying for halos or sainthood. All experienced anguish before deciding that continuous inaction had a price that was too high. All suffered negative consequences as well as relief after they spoke up and took action. Whistleblowers don’t sign up to be whistleblowers. “It took years of involvement with a mendacious war policy, evidence of which was apparent to me as early as 2003, before I found the courage to follow my conscience,” Matthew Hoh recalled this week.

Whistleblowers as Modern Tricksters. Every generation occupies itself with interpreting Trickster anew.

Whistleblowers as Modern Tricksters

-Paul Radin America 2013 is a far cry from the days of Patrick Henry (“Give me liberty or give me death!”) And even the days of Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. It’s a brave new world 30 years beyond Orwell’s imagined 1984 dystopia. While we may have had the cathode ray tube then, the technology of the 1960s and 1970s had more in common with the slowness of media in the 18th century than it does with today’s media/surveillance reality. Within this mind-boggling, ever-growing maze, it’s interesting to inject the time-honored archetype of the trickster, famous as edgy and playful figures in Norse and Native American myth. We’re now told any technology operating with a computer chip can be hacked into and controlled from a remote spot — including cars. Math Behind Leak Crackdown - 153 Cases, 4 Years, 0 Indictments. Michael Reynolds/European Pressphoto Agency James E.

Math Behind Leak Crackdown - 153 Cases, 4 Years, 0 Indictments

Cartwright is the focus of an investigation into the disclosure of information about cyberattacks against Iran’s nuclear program. In the previous four years, the record showed, 153 cases had been referred to the Justice Department. Not one had led to an indictment. That scorecard “was pretty shocking to all of us,” Mr. “My background is in the Navy, and it is good to hang an admiral once in a while as an example to the others,” said Mr. The Obama administration has done its best to define those consequences, with an aggressive focus on leaks and leakers that has led to more than twice as many prosecutions as there were in all previous administrations combined.

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