Whistle-blower issues

Snowden’s Asylum: ‘It’s the law, stupid’ [Aljazeera]

This article by Richard Falk has been published on Aljazeera on Agust 5, 2013, under the category “opinion”. Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights. In this article he explains why “Russia has no legal,...

 
 

Kristinn Hrafnsson about Manning’s verdict and Snowden’s asylum (links)

Kristinn Hrafnsson about Manning’s verdict and Snowden’s asylum (links)

On July 30, 2013, Manning verdict has been ruled by the military judge presiding his court martial: Bradley Manning is not guilty on the most serious charge of “aiding the enemy”, but still faces maximum 136-year sentence for the other charges against him. Two days after, Russia granted temporary asylum to Edward Snowden. We put here the links about the statements made by Kristinn Hrafnsson, WikiLeaks spokesperson, on both issues....

 
 

An Open Letter to the Media on the ‘Irony’ of Snowden’s Request for Asylum in Venezuela and Ecuador

An open letter was published on Commondreams on July 18, 2013,  co-authored by academics specialists of Latin America. The letter was in response to numerous media outlets in the US that have repeatedly stressed the “irony” of Snowden’s asylum request to Venezuela and Ecuador, which supposedly do not respect freedom of the press. The letter presents an alternate view, with strong arguments pointing to the structure of Latin American media,...

 
 

Kristinn Hrafnsson: Several interviews given about the Snowden’s disclosure (links):

Kristinn Hrafnsson: Several interviews given about the Snowden’s disclosure (links):

In the context of the Snowden’s case, WikiLeaks spokesperson, Mr Kristinn Hrafnsson gave several interviews. We link and summarize them here:   WikiLeaks, Assange, Snowden and all of us are winning: This interview was given from Ecuador on Jun 23, 2013 to John Robles of RUVR (Voice of Russia). Quote: “We have seen a continuous trend of leaks and whistleblowers stepping forth. And now of course Snowden is informing of...

 
 

The NSA Spying Scandal: Verizon, Prism, Cyber-attacks

The NSA Spying Scandal: Verizon, Prism, Cyber-attacks

    We report here the latest disclosure by Glenn Greenwald, published in The Guardian, about a whole system of citizens surveillance made by US (NSA) administration. Here are excerpts  of Guardian articles with their links: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily June 6, 2013. The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largest...

 
 

Freedom of the Press Foundation Publishes Leaked Audio of Bradley Manning’s Statement

Published on March, 11, 2013: Today, Freedom of the Press Foundation is publishing the full, previously unreleased audio recording of Private First Class Bradley Manning’s speech to the military court in Ft. Meade about his motivations for leaking over 700,000 government documents to WikiLeaks. In addition, we have published highlights from Manning’s statement to the court. While unofficial transcripts of this statement are available, this marks the first time the...