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 Friday February 28, 2014 9:35 am|
|By: Kit OConnell Tuesday February 25, 2014 12:15 pm|
One important tool which defines modern activism is the use of social media for organizing and building solidarity. While social media does little unless paired with “meatspace” direct action, it can be a powerful tool for motivating people, reporting on live events, and building intersectionality. When arrests first occurred at Occupy Austin, we heard from activists in Egypt who had staged an impromptu protest at the US Embassy.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday February 24, 2014 11:58 am|
Director for National Intelligence James Clapper, who has had to respond to criticisms and concerns about the activities of the US intelligence community as a result of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, fashions himself a victim. He believes the world should know that he does not deserve the trials and tribulations he has been put through.
|By: DSWright Friday February 21, 2014 9:13 am|
After losing another free and fair election the far right forces of Venezuela repeated what they did in 2002, 2003, and 2004 – they rioted in hopes of destabilizing the democratically elected government.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday February 19, 2014 3:25 pm|
Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who won a prestigious award for reporting on National Security Agency documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, says he will return to the United States to accept the award in April. (Washington Post journalist Barton Gellman, who received documents from Snowden, won an award as well.)
|By: DSWright Wednesday February 12, 2014 2:00 pm|
According to Gawker, a piece that included a critique of Buzzfeed’s notoriously sketchy business model at Business Insider written by Nicholas Carlson was changed, without notice, to reflect a more favorable view after Buzzfeed’s CEO contacted BI to complain
|By: spocko Saturday February 1, 2014 7:52 am|
If I were the new communications director for Chris Christie I would NOT advise him to “come clean” further and apologize, I would go on the attack. Attack. Attack. Attack. He needs to attack Wildstein, his character, motivations and his backers or else he will alienate his base who LIKE that Christie is a fighter.
|By: DSWright Thursday January 30, 2014 6:40 am|
In testimony before congress General James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, labeled the journalists whom Edward Snowden worked with to blow the whistle on the NSA as “accomplices.” A term that makes those journalists legitimate targets for surveillance, if not worse.
|By: DSWright Tuesday January 21, 2014 12:18 pm|
Grantland, a blog dedicated to in-depth sports reporting, has been having a reportedly introspective last few days. Last Wednesday the blog published a story wherein a reporter had investigated a golf club inventor and upon learning that she was born a man, outed her to an investor and may have threatened to out her publicly. [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday January 20, 2014 7:55 am|
Few personify the death of the liberal class in the United States like writer and historian Sean Wilentz, which is why it is baffling to read an entire polemical essay from him in The New Republic on why liberals should recognize that Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden “despise the liberal state” and aim to “wound” it through leaks.