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Bradley Manning Verdict- The view from Overseas Newspapers


 

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Bradley Manning Convicted: US Shows No Mercy for Whistleblower

A US military court acquitted Bradley Manning of the worst charge against him, but he isn’t out of the forest yet. read full article

spiegel.de

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Assange attacks Manning verdict

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has described Bradley Manning as “the most important journalistic source that the world has ever seen”. read full article

news.smh.com.au

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Whistleblower Manning guilty of espionage now facing 136 years in jail

BRADLEY MANNING, the US soldier who handed thousands of classified government files to WikiLeaks, faces spending the rest of his life in prison despite being acquitted yesterday of help read full article

independent.ie

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Barack Obama propose un marchandage fiscal aux entreprises américaines

Le président offre une réduction de l’impôt sur les sociétés en échange d’une taxe sur les profits logés à l’étranger. read full article

lefigaro.fr

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Manning guilty of espionage – Times LIVE

US military judge Colonel Denise Lind yesterday found soldier Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy – the most serious charge he faced for handing documents to WikiLeaks.         read full article

timeslive.co.za

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WikiLeaks case: Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding enemy, faces espionage charges

Former Army analyst has already accepted responsibility for providing classified info to WikiLeaks. read full article

indianexpress.com

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Military judge rules Manning of Wikileaks case not guilty of aiding enemy – WORLD

A US military judge on Tuesday ruled Bradley Manning, the Army private who is accused of leaking classified information to whistleblower site Wikileaks, not guilty of aiding the enemy, the most serious of the charges he faced, but guilty of most other charges. read full article

globaltimes.cn

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Bradley Manning lynched by the US government

The verdict for Manning was predetermined, and the show trial in a kangaroo court – a post-modern American remix of China in the 1960s during the Cultural Revolution – just signed, sealed and… read full article

rt.com

Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding enemy in WikiLeaks case

Jerusalem Post-9 hours agoShare
Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding enemy in WikiLeaks case … information that included battlefieldreports from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. … a professor of international relations at Boston University and former officer in …

Whistleblowing – Is the national security state trumping the rule of law?


Is the national security state trumping the rule of law? Does each society need people like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden? Is going to the media the only way to expose government lies? And is the national security state sustainable? CrossTalking with Charles Wolf, Elizabeth Goitein and Michael Kohn.

via CrossTalk: Whistleblowing 2.0 – YouTube.

Proletarian Review of Information in Social Media – PRISM


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Dear Comrades,

The Federal Bureau of Investigation of the Department of Social Justice, in cooperation with the National Security Agency, is proud to announce its new program, the Proletarian Review of Information in Social Media (PRISM).

Developed by the State in its efforts to centralize the management of citizen data and collectivize all individual information into an easy-to-access and record format, PRISM now downloads and sorts all citizen electronic communication from a variety of sources, including (but not limited to) Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple iCloud.

On behalf of the workers and peasants of the USSA, PRISM collects data on potential counter-revolutionary activities while the reactionaries are still typing! This information can then be used by State security officials to not only identify potential saboteurs and terrorists, but also identify their nefarious plans and prevent them from undermining the safety and security of USSA citizens.

As we all know, suspicion of non-conformism and potential unauthorized activity is sufficient grounds for the searching of electronic devices in our Socialist Democracy.

However, PRISM allows the State to move beyond such primitive concepts as ‘probable cause’ or ‘hunches,’ and removes all doubt about what each citizen is thinking and doing.

Comrades, imagine what good the State can do for the Masses with such intimate and detailed information! Let us ponder how our social services can be better tailored to suit the needs of each citizen, so that social programs will fit each person like a hand in a glove!

PRISM is an efficient means of data collection, developed by the diligent work of Socialist labor. Under the visionary leadership of Comrade Party Chairman and Future President Barack Barackovich Obama, the loyal Party members in the State’s internet industries have produced for us not only wonderful gifts such as Facebook and the iPhone, but also the means by which everything we share with our friends through these platforms is also shared with our Motherland.

PRISM helps us share with the Motherland! Agitate for universal data sharing, and open your heart to the world!

Faithfully submitted to the Collective of the People’s Cube,

Comrade Nomenklatura-climber

Dialectical Progressivism Translator

via Proletarian Review of Information in Social Media – PRISM.

Jean-Claude Duvalier Rule of Law and Reason of State?


Nothing but bluff! Attendance at the Court of Appeal of the former despot of Haiti, Jean-Claude Duvalier, is nothing but a staged frightening after he was cleared, January 30, 2012, the examining magistrate Jean Carvès for crimes against humanity. There is a mounting scandal from Mr. Martelly desperate to rehabilitate politically Jean-Claude Duvalier who ruled the country with an iron fist from 1971 to 1986.

Hundreds of thousands of opponents of the deposed dictator of the time were killed or missing, according to international human rights organizations. Volunteers for National Security (VSN), commonly called the “Tonton Macoutes” became the real backbone of the grinding machine of bloodthirsty regime, had many innocent victims languishing in the jails of Fort Dimanche, the National Penitentiary, Dessalines Barracks and Police Port-au-Prince, etc ….

It is a scandal to the world nationally and internationally about the attitude of a judicial system too biased in a country plagued by systematic violence where the law of the strongest prevails. The passivity with which society reacts to file Duvalier is like a “Oscar” which was presented as a sign of excellence for the harm and damage to the whole of society some of which are far beyond repair. For every crime unpunished already opened the way for another.

via Jean-Claude Duvalier file: Rule of Law and Reason of State? «Rapadoo Observateur.

via Jean-Claude Duvalier file: Rule of Law and Reason of State? «Rapadoo Observateur.

‘Antimatter IRA’ new threat to national security, the structure of reality


Security forces in Northern Ireland have issued a stark warning about a sinister new paramilitary organisation ‘The Antimatter IRA’.

The group is reported to have seized control of an inter-dimensional portal and is now intent on hurling random antimatter artefacts at ‘symbols of Unionist oppression’ in our reality. Due to the catastrophic relationship between matter and antimatter, these could be anything from sachets of McDonalds’ discontinued ‘Mild Mustard Sauce’ to pre-remastering Phil Collins CD reissues, to destroy most of Belfast.

‘This group is totally misguided’ declared Assistant Chief Constable Drew Harris. ‘not only in their retrograde nationalistic ideologies, but in their conflating of multi-dimensional quantum particle theory and the polarity between matter and antimatter.’

‘Even the likes of Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness now acknowledge that the latest breakthroughs in string theory preclude any kind of trans-dimensional threat without a nearby black hole. And we are policing Swansea very thoroughly at the moment…’

via ‘Antimatter IRA’ new threat to national security, the structure of reality | NewsBiscuit.

via ‘Antimatter IRA’ new threat to national security, the structure of reality | NewsBiscuit.

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