Whistleblowers perform a vital public service exposing government complicity in torture, terrorism, corruption, war and other human rights abuses.
A major thread running through the story of the Libyan conflict has been the information war – propaganda spread by intelligence agencies, military, media and political groups designed to encourage hatred, conflict, war, foreign intervention, death and destruction. One sad aspect of the propaganda war has been the role played by Amnesty International and – as […]
“Real power begins where secrecy begins” – Hannah Arendt, The Origin of Totalitarianism A new report states that Bradley Manning, who is currently in military custody in the United States awaiting trial for passing information to Wikileaks, “acted as a whistleblower and should be treated as such.”
Russia Today on today’s Julian Assange extradition hearing: The European Commission has criticised the way the European Arrest Warrant is being abused by some states and demanded that the procedure is only used “when a surrender request is proportionate in all the circumstances of the case.”