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Daily Video 2.18.14

Snowden’s Lawyer Harassed At Heathrow Airport

 

 

 

Published on Feb 17, 2014

” “Who is Edward Snowden?” “Do you know him?” “Where is Bradley Manning?” Those are just some of the questions that Jesselyn Radack, a human rights advocate, whistleblower group member and lawyer to former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, was asked while being detained and questioned by customs staff at London’s Heathrow Airport. As she was going through customs, Radack was led to a separate room by a Heathrow Border Force agent who showed no interest in her documents, but seemed intent on asking her a series of questions that appeared aimed at emotional intimidation. She tweeted about the incident, then came out with a public statement denouncing the whole practice and the harassment it often entails: “The government, whether in the US, UK or elsewhere does not have the authority to monitor, harass or intimidate lawyers for representing unpopular clients.” RT’s Ameera David speaks with Radack about her experience and why she was singled out by British authorities.

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Dozens Of ‘Hacktivists’ Plan To Protest Dozens Of Causes

 

 

” Demonstrators involved with Anonymous, a loose collective of online “hacktivists,” will gather on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 5 to march for a vast, nearly innumerable number of causes and issues.

Flyers began appearing around downtown D.C. over the weekend advertising the “Million Mask March,” which will take place on Guy Fawkes Day.

Anonymous members, when they appear in public, are known for donning masks of Guy Fawkes, who unsuccessfully tried to blow up the England’s House of Lords on Nov. 5, 1605, and restore Catholicism to England.

Hundreds of other Anonymous events are scheduled the same day as part of the “Million Mask March.” However, the organizers of the D.C. event say it is not affiliated with the other marches.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bradley Manning: I Want To Live As A Woman Named Chelsea

 

 

” Bradley Manning, sentenced for leaking classified U.S. documents, said he is female and wants to live as a woman named Chelsea.

“As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning, I am a female,” Manning, 25, said in the statement read on NBC News’ “Today” show.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linchpin For Obama’s Plan To Predict FutureLeakers Unproven, Isn’t Likely To Work, Experts Say

 

” In an initiative aimed at rooting out future leakers and other security violators, President Barack Obama has ordered federal employees to report suspicious actions of their colleagues based on behavioral profiling techniques that are not scientifically proven to work, according to experts and government documents.

Federal employees and contractors are asked to pay particular attention to the lifestyles, attitudes and behaviors – like financial troubles, odd working hours or unexplained travel – of co-workers as a way to predict whether they might do “harm to the United States.” Managers of special insider threat offices will have “regular, timely, and, if possible, electronic, access” to employees’ personnel, payroll, disciplinary and “personal contact” files, as well as records of their use of classified and unclassified computer networks, polygraph results, travel reports and financial disclosure forms.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Snowden Released This Statement Via WIKILEAKS:

 

 

” One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for revealing the truth. My continued liberty has been owed to the efforts of friends new and old, family, and others who I have never met and probably never will. I trusted them with my life and they returned that trust with a faith in me for which I will always be thankful.

On Thursday, President Obama declared before the world that he would not permit any diplomatic “wheeling and dealing” over my case. Yet now it is being reported that after promising not to do so, the President ordered his Vice President to pressure the leaders of nations from which I have requested protection to deny my asylum petitions.

This kind of deception from a world leader is not justice, and neither is the extralegal penalty of exile. These are the old, bad tools of political aggression. Their purpose is to frighten, not me, but those who would come after me.”

 

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‘I am Bradley Manning’: High-profile Americans take to YouTube

 

 

” A group of influential Americans, including celebrities, journalists and international activists who oppose the American wars in the Middle East and beyond are putting together a video.

The video trailer above is for the “I am Bradley Manning” campaign, and it features several American celebrities along with public thinkers, all pledging and voicing support for Manning.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bradley Manning Trial ‘Dangerous’ For Civil Liberties – Experts

 

 

 

” The trial of Bradley Manning, the US soldier who leaked a trove of state secrets to WikiLeaks, could set an ominous precedent that will chill freedom of speech and turn the internet into a danger zone, legal experts have warned.

Of the 21 counts faced by the army private on Monday, at his trial at Fort Meade in Maryland, by far the most serious is that he knowingly gave intelligence information to al-Qaida by transmitting hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the open information website WikiLeaks. The leaked disclosures were first published by the Guardian and allied international newspapers.”

 

 

 

 

” Laurence Tribe, a Harvard professor who is considered to be the foremost liberal authority on constitutional law in the US and who taught the subject to President Barack Obama, told the Guardian that the charge could set a worrying precedent. He said: “Charging any individual with the extremely grave offense of ‘aiding the enemy’ on the basis of nothing beyond the fact that the individual posted leaked information on the web and thereby ‘knowingly gave intelligence information’ to whoever could gain access to it there, does indeed seem to break dangerous new ground.”

 

 

Whistle-Blower Defense League Fights Government Oppression To Protect 1st Amendment

 

 

 

” When the media, big business and big government are working in collusion to further their respective agendas, the general populace — putting faith in the information, policy and business practices of the aforementioned entities — usually gets shafted. But in a free society, whistle-blowers serve as a great equalizer in the battle between everyman and elitist; unfortunately, the U.S. legal system as it currently stands dissuades or, worse, destroys those who bring to light abuse, incompetence and corruption.

Over the course of the past year, the plight of the American whistle-blower has been highly publicized with the military trial of military leaker Bradley Manning under way, Stratfor hacker Jeremy Hammond in jail awaiting a trial, Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer’s imprisonment for pointing out an AT&T security flaw and the late Aaron Swartz’s Federal harassment and subsequent suicide after he downloaded academic journals and made them free to the public.”