“The columnist is happy to explain; the book is a composite of columns that he wrote mostly in 2001 and 2002, followed by a great deal of previously unpublished notes from a similar time frame. ‘My hope is that this collection and diary will constitute a ‘word album’ for the September 11th experience,’ he writes. ‘There are many photo albums that people will collect to remind themselves, their children, or their grandchildren what it was like to experience 9/11. These columns and this diary are an attempt to capture and preserve in words, rather than pictures, some of those same emotions.’”
|By: DSWright Friday March 14, 2014 5:40 pm|
|By: Peter Van Buren Friday March 7, 2014 1:25 pm|
Barrett Brown is an internet guy. He may or may not have been involved with web naughty boys Anonymous and most certainly was deeply involved with broad free speech issues online. In 2011 Brown posted a link in a chatroom, pointing to data that was obtained during the late-2011 hack of Stratfor Global Intelligence. The link pointed to the Wikileaks site.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday March 5, 2014 11:10 am|
Journalist Barrett Brown has won a huge victory. The government has moved to dismiss all of the counts related to his sharing of a link to a file from the private intelligence firm, Stratfor, that was already publicly available to others.
|By: DSWright Friday February 28, 2014 9:35 am|
It seems the more the public learns about the Barrett Brown case the more confusion and anger there is at the misuse of the justice system. Which is likely why prosecutors successfully sought a gag order against Brown – the more people learn the less they support the government’s case.
|By: DSWright Monday January 13, 2014 11:28 am|
While we find out more and more about the government’s role in destroying Swartz we also learn more about the shameful conduct of MIT. Conduct recently criticized by one of MIT’s most well known and accomplished professors, Noam Chomsky.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday November 8, 2013 4:00 pm|
Karen Lancaster McCutchin “apologized Fridya in Dallas federal court for hiding the laptops from agents during a March raid at their home. Her son faces three separate federal indictments and has gotten widespread attention among groups who believe he’s being unfairly prosecuted.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday September 4, 2013 5:15 pm|
A district court judge in Dallas, Texas, has issued an order prohibiting journalist and activist Barrett Brown and his defense team from discussing the case with the media.
Brown faces multiple charges including one count of internet threats, one count of conspiracy to make publicly available restricted personal information of an employee of the United States, one count of retaliation against a federal law enforcement officer, one count of traffic in stolen authentication features, one count of access device fraud, ten counts of aiding and abetting identity theft, one count of concealment of evidence and one count of corruptly concealing evidence. Altogether, Brown could be sentenced to up to 105 years in jail if convicted of all the above offenses.
The offenses stem conduct that Brown allegedly engaged in after the private intelligence firm, Stratfor, had its emails hacked.
|By: DSWright Tuesday August 20, 2013 1:55 pm|
Many were shocked by the nastiness of the British government – with America’s approval – holding Glenn Greenwald’s partner under an anti-Terrorism law for nine hours during which time they interrogated him and stole his property.
|By: yellowsnapdragon Tuesday August 13, 2013 7:06 pm|
In case you haven’t heard, journalist Barrett Brown is is facing over 100 years in jail for alleged crimes relating to his investigation into the world of private intelligence contractors for the US government.
|By: DSWright Tuesday March 26, 2013 1:05 pm|
Barrett Brown’s epic rant that lead to his incarceration was brought on by the FBI targeting his family, specifically his mother. Now it seems government has vindictively delivered on its barbarous threat to attack families.