Journalism is not an Attack, Wikileaks is not Warfare

By: Wednesday December 8, 2010 3:55 pm

If you support Wikileaks, if you support transparency, accountability, or even just basic free speech, you should not be playing into the government’s semantic game that presents itself as a victim, and Wikileaks as an attacker. As someone who engages in journalism, as someone who engages in activism and dissent, I don’t want these things re-defined as an attack on the state.

I am not an insurgent, and neither are you. Until we realize that, until we understand the difference between journalism and war, then the government will continue to claim it’s acting in self defense.

Stop giving the government an excuse for repression. Stop calling Wikileaks “warfare”.

 

Philip D. Murphy: Ambassador to Germany from the US or GS?

By: Monday April 19, 2010 3:55 pm

Goldman Sachs is in trouble in Europe, first over their role in helping Greece hide its true debt picture from the EU, and now for the actions that landed them in hot water with the SEC. There’s one more little wrinkle to this story, though, that could make it much more complicated for the US government, and that wrinkle’s name is Philip D. Murphy.

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