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Tunisia: no longer a surveillance state?

Tunisia’s new constitution has brought back hope for democracy in January, as the principles that had originally driven the Arab Spring – transparency, political accountability, secular values, gender equality and privacy – finally appear triumphant. Although privacy is now guaranteed under article 23 of the new constitution, an “NSA-like” agency – the Technical Agency for Telecommunications (ATT) – was also created back in November. Fears remain that Tunisia may not...

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld (right) meets with Paraguayan Minister of Defense Roberto Gonzalez Segovia and other Paraguayan officials Aug. 17. Rumsfeld is touring parts of Latin America to discuss bilateral military cooperation in the region. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald, USAF. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

Paraguay: Washington’s War against Growing Marxist Insurgency

Most likely, very few Americans are aware of the small, land-locked South American nation of Paraguay. A politically volatile country displaying immense levels of economic inequality, Paraguay has recently been wracked by a wave of mysterious violence. Experts say an obscure Marxist rebel group called the Paraguayan People’s Army (known in Spanish by the acronym E.P.P.) is responsible for the escalating attacks…

NSA: The True Power Of One Of The Worlds Largest Intelligence Agencies

NSA: The True Power Of One Of The Worlds Largest Intelligence Agencies

  February 27, 2012, Wikileaks began publishing the Global Intelligence Files (GIFiles). These files consist of over five million emails from the “Global Intelligence” company named Stratfor, headquartered in Texas. April 22, 2011, Brian Genchur sent an email to Stratfor’s analysts detailing future expansion plans of the NSA. According to the email, the installations slated for upgrade/expansion are Buckley AFB, Fort Gordon, Fort Meade, Camp Williams, and UK RAF Menwith...

Former NSA station in Teufelsberg, Germany.

NSA Signals Intelligence – industrial and diplomatic espionage

In a recent keynote speech at the annual Blackhat Security conference aiming to address concerns over recently revealed NSA surveillance programs, NSA director General Alexander assured his audience that the NSA’s main mission is protect the US and save lives. “What we’re doing is for foreign intelligence purposes,” he said, and that included counter-terrorism, counter-proliferation, and cyber attacks.

Snowden revelations: EU launches inquiry on surveillance

Snowden revelations: EU launches inquiry on surveillance

The European Parliament has commissioned an inquiry on surveillance by both the United States and European countries. Led by the Civil Liberties Committee, the inquiry will begin on September 5th. German MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht, a member of the committee,  has already made a noteworthy move by suggesting the name of Edward Snowden, as one of the experts to testify.   “Obviously this is only the beginning of the process,”...

 

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Tunisia: no longer a surveillance state?

Photo by Nasser Nouri/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Photo by Nasser Nouri/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Tunisia’s new constitution has brought back hope for democracy in January, as the principles that had originally driven the Arab Spring – transparency, political accountability, secular values,...

 

WikiLeaks in Argentina: interview with Santiago O’Donnell

Santiago O’Donnell is editor of the International section of the Argentine newspaper Página/12 and has reported extensively on WikiLeaks material in Argentina. He is author of ArgenLeaks: Los cables de Wikileaks sobre la Argentina, de...

 

UK Ministry of Defence rejects FOIA request for leaked 2001 security manual

UK Ministry of Defence rejects FOIA request for leaked 2001 security manual

On October 9th, 2009 Wikileaks published the UK MoD Manual of Security Volumes 1, 2 and 3 – Issue 2, a 2389-page UK military protocol for all security and counter-intelligence operations, classified “RESTRICTED.” The document...

 

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WikiLeaks documents used in Courts: The case of the Chagos Islands (Short Update)

WikiLeaks documents used in Courts: The case of the Chagos Islands (Short Update)

This post is an update of previous posts about the long-standing legal fight of Chagossians over their exile from the Chagos Islands and the creation of a marine park on their lands. See our previous posts: WikiLeaks documents used in Courts:...

 

Rudaw: Closure of Roj TV to be Challenged at European Court.

The following post is on an article published by Deniz Serinci on Rudaw on March 20, 2014. The article explains that  a Kurdish TV Channel, Roj TV, was shut down in 2012 because it was convicted of supporting the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party)...

 

Techdirt: Senator Schumer About His ‘Media Shield’ Law

The following post is part of our news aggregation category; it is an update to our previous post on the “media shield” law in the US. A 24 March 2014 article by Techdirt explains how the US media shield law project won’t protect...

 
 

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Paraguay: Washington’s War against Growing Marxist Insurgency

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld (right) meets with Paraguayan Minister of Defense Roberto Gonzalez Segovia and other Paraguayan officials Aug. 17. Rumsfeld is touring parts of Latin America to discuss bilateral military cooperation in the region. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald, USAF. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

The following article was originally published at The Associated Whistleblowing Press. It is crossposted here with permission from the author. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld (right) meets with Paraguayan Minister of Defense Roberto Gonzalez...

 

Settlements, cell phones, and red tape: challenges to Palestine’s mobile market

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Palestinians have restricted access to inter-settlement roads, shown here in red. Roads inaccessible to Palestinians are shown in yellow. Settlements and cell phone coverage in the West Bank Israeli settlements within the West Bank are connected...

 

Stratfor: Algerian Secret Services’ grip on power

Demonstrations in Algiers and Oran as protesters call for government to resign. source: Al Jazeera

Demonstrations in Algiers and Oran as protesters call for government to resign. source: Al Jazeera On 27 February 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing 5 million emails – called the Global Intelligence Files – from the American global...

 

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This Week in the Press: 5 – 18 April, 2012

This Week in the Press: 5 – 18 April, 2012

Cables describe Pakistan’s lack of evidence for convicting Lashkar-e-Taiba leaders for involvement in the Mumbai 2008 attacks. ‘Invisible Children’ confirms a report from a leaked cable on the organization’s information...

 

This Week in the Press: 29 March – 4 April, 2012

Graffiti calling for a raise in the minimum wage. The letters 'UN' are crossed out, ostensibly in protest of the UN MINUSTAH peacekeeping force. [Photo by Ansel Herz]

Cable analysis reveals the US’ struggle to maintain its influence around the globe, particularly in Russia, China, and Iran. In Africa, politicians criticize each other in private and an Ethiopian journalist translates and analyzes the...

 

This Week in the Press: 22 – 28 March, 2012

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Independent journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye is still incarcerated for his story on how a US drone strike in Yemen killed civilians, backed up by WikiLeaks cables. Stratfor emails contain extensive discussion of a potential attack on Iran....

 
 

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