Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond’s Message to the World

The Sparrow Project In These Times http://inthesetimes.com/uprising/entry/15888/hacktivist_jeremy_hammonds_message_to_the_world/ Jeremy Hammond, a 28-year-old political activist, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to participating in the Anonymous hack into the computers of the private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting … Continue reading

Oiling the War Machinery, From Oslo to Heathrow to Washington

Norman Solomon Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/08/19-0 In Oslo, the world’s most important peace prize has been hijacked for war. In London, government authority has just fired a new shot at freedom of the press. And in Washington, the Obama administration continues … Continue reading

America’s Upside-Down Morality

Robert Parry Consortiumnews http://consortiumnews.com/2013/08/15/americas-upside-down-morality/ Pvt. Bradley Manning has prostrated himself before his court-martial judge, apologizing for leaking documents on U.S. government wrongdoing and referencing his psychological problems as reasons for mercy. The sad spectacle underscores how upside-down American morality now … Continue reading

The Courage of Bradley Manning Will Inspire Others to Seize Their Moment of Truth

John Pilger Truthout http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/18046-the-courage-of-bradley-manning-will-inspire-others-to-seize-their-moment-of-truth The critical moment in the political trial of the century was on February 28, 2013, when Bradley Manning stood and explained why he had risked his life to leak tens of thousands of official files. It … Continue reading