Greek police clear former broadcaster ERT’s offices

Published on 7 Nov 2013

The Greek government is to face a vote of no-confidence in parliament following the police raid on the headquarters of the former state broadcaster.

The evacuation of dozens of journalists who had been occupying the building brought protests outside from staff laid off after the government took ERT off air in June, saying it was wasteful and mismanaged.

For five months some journalists had kept an internet news feed going – until now.

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Cameron declared war on media over NSA leaks

Published on 29 Oct 2013
The British government has warned it could resort to legal action, to silence newspapers seeking to publish Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations. It’s the latest in a string of attempts to block the release of embarrassing documents. To talk more about the NSA revelations and the UK government’s attempts to curb them, I’m joined live now from Bristol by investigative journalist Tony Gosling.

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ADL orders YouTube to disable Press TV account

Video-sharing site YouTube deactivated Press TV’s official page without explanation after the Israeli-American Anti-Defamation League (ADL) ordered it to terminate the Iranian channel’s live broadcast.

“We have not been able to upload new videos on our official YouTube page since July 25. Both YouTube and (its parent company) Google have declined to comment,” said Press TV Newsroom Director Hamid Reza Emadi.

He added that YouTube was “

in fact responding to an ADL order to stop us from revealing Israeli crimes to the world.

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Mafia tactic

‘Mafia tactic’: UK detains Greenwald’s partner under Terrorism Act for 9 hours

Published on 19 Aug 2013
The partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald was held at Heathrow airport under the UK Terrorism Act for the maximum time allowed before pressing charges. Amnesty International dubbed the move an unwarranted revenge after Greenwald revealed NSA spy programs – READ MORE http://on.rt.com/qua8kw

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UK Porn Filter and the others

UK ‘Porn’ Filter Will Also Block Violence, Alcohol, Terrorism, Smoking And ‘Esoteric Material’

The United Kingdom’s new internet filters promise to block much more than just pornography, according to a report by the digital advocacy organization Open Rights Group.

Last week, Prime Minister David Cameron announced online porn would soon become automatically blocked in order to “protect children and their innocence.” The filters will be implemented by the UK’s major internet service providers, which encompass 95% of British web users.

Based on conversations with several ISPs, Open Rights Group says the new “parental controls” will reach far beyond pornography. By default, the controls will block access to “violent material,” “extremist and terrorist related content,” “anorexia and eating disorder websites,” and “suicide related websites.”

In addition, the new settings will censor websites that mention alcohol or smoking. The filter will even block “web forums” and “esoteric material,” though Open Rights Group does not specify what these categories would include.

The Independent notes the filters implemented by the four main private internet providers will be “default-on,” meaning users must explicitly choose to turn them off. Users can decide to keep certain filters while turning others off.

Making the filters default means most people will keep them, according to Open Rights Group Executive Director Jim Killock. “We know that people stick with defaults: this is part of the idea behind ‘nudge theory’ and ‘choice architecture’ that is popular with Cameron.”

According to Cameron, the new parental control settings will be turned on for all new broadband subscribers “by the end of the year.”

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July 27th – International Day of Action for Bradley Manning

The ANSWER Coalition supports the following demonstration initiated by the Bradley Manning Support Network and stands for Manning’s immediate release.

The text of the call to action issued by the Bradley Manning Support Network is below:

Please join us in what will likely be the last internationally coordinated show of support for Bradley before military judge Col. Denise Lind reads her final verdict–which we expect some time in August. The July 27 ”International Day of Action” coincides with the anticipated sentencing phase of Bradley’s trial. The outcome of that phase of the trial will result in Bradley receiving any outcome from time served to life in prison.

With a thousand supporters marching on Fort Meade, Bradley Manning’s trial finally began on June 3rd. We’re asking supporters to organize events in communities across the globe to do whatever possible to influence the outcome of Bradley’s trial.

The end of July also marks the third anniversary of the release of the Afghan War Diary which revealed the realities of pain and abuse suffered by many thousands in Afghanistan.

Contact campaign organizer Emma Cape at emma@bradleymanning.org if you are interested in organizing a solidarity event or action in your community. Help us send a message to Judge Lind that millions stand with Bradley!

Let’s make it the largest set of actions yet! We are asking everyone to organize solidarity actions in their home cities. Hold signs, protest, shout out your support for Bradley! Also don’t miss our resources for organizers. For any questions about organizing events in support of Bradley Manning, please contact emma@bradleymanning.org.

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United Stasi of America

Published on 7 Jul 2013
(Reuters) – A German artist who beamed the words “United Stasi of America” onto the wall of the U.S. embassy in Berlin says Washington’s spy methods make the former East German secret police look like boy scouts.

A video of Oliver Bienkowski’s artwork is fast becoming a hit on the Internet in Germany, tapping into widespread outrage over U.S. surveillance programs revealed by fugitive ex-National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden.

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Icelandic Lawmaker Birgitta Jonsdottir support Bradley Manning

Published on Apr 8, 2013
Icelandic Parliamentarian Birgitta Jonsdottir played a critical role in Wikileaks’ release of the “Collateral Murder” video, which showed a U.S. military helicopter in July 2007 as it killed 12 people and wounded two children in Iraq. Jonsdottir joins us on her first trip to the United States since a secret grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, began its investigation of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. She also discusses her role at the center of another closely watched legal case — challenging of the government’s effort to obtain her Twitter records without a warrant, and why she has come to the United States to champion the cases of military whistleblower Bradley Manning and the accused hacker Jeremy Hammond.

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