Chris Hedges and Barrett Brown: The War on Journalism, WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and Others

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Aug 4, 2018

Barrett Brown, publisher and journalist talks to Chris Hedges about the US government’s war on Wikileaks, Assange and other outlets exposing the inner workings of power.

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Chris Hedges: Jeremy Hammond Leaked Criminal Activity by the Government and Corporations

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TheRealNews on Nov 18, 2013

Chicago activist to spend a decade behind bars for exposing corporate espionage. Continue reading

Jeremy Hammond Sentenced to 10 Years by Alexa O’Brien + Chris Hedges: Judge Preska Should Never Have Heard the Case + Jeremy Hammond Uses Allocution to Give Consequential Statement Highlighting Global Criminal Exploits by FBI Handlers

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Statement on Jeremy Hammond’s Sentencing Verdict

by Alexa O’Brien
alexaobrien.com
November 15, 2013

‘I did this because I believe people have a right to know what governments and corporations are doing behind closed doors. I did what I believe is right.’ – Jeremy Hammond

Today, Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to ten years in prison and three years of supervised release for hacking into the computers of the private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting (Stratfor).

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Chris Hedges: Jeremy Hammond Exposed State’s Plan to Criminalize Democratic Dissent

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TheRealNews on Nov 14, 2013

Chris Hedges, on the sentencing of Jeremy Hammond, says there will be no free press without figures like Hammond and Manning.

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Julian Assange: Stratfor Hacker Jeremy Hammond Guilty Plea Part of Crackdown on Journalism, Activism

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democracynow on May 29, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org – Jeremy Hammond of the hacktivist group Anonymous has pleaded guilty to hacking into the private intelligence firm Stratfor, the FBI and other institutions. Hammond says his goal was to shed light on how governments and corporations act behind close doors. Some five million Stratfor emails ended up on the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, shedding light on how the private intelligence firm monitors activists and spies for corporate clients. In a statement, Hammond said he accepted the plea deal in part to avoid an overzealous prosecution that could have resulted in at least 30 years in prison. He has already served 15 months, including weeks in solitary confinement. Joining us from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says Hammond’s prosecution comes as part of a wider crackdown “on effective political activists and alleged journalistic sources.”

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Julian Assange: Human Civilization Has Merged With The Internet

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"Don't Shoot the Messenger" - Julian Assange, Embassy of Ecuador, Knightsbridge, London

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Nov 29, 2012 by

In his most extended interview in months, Julian Assange speaks to Democracy Now! from inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has been holed up for nearly six months. Assange vowed WikiLeaks would persevere despite attacks against it. On Tuesday, the European Commission announced that the credit card company Visa did not break the European Union’s anti-trust rules by blocking donations to WikiLeaks.

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The Holy Triumvirate — The United States, NATO, and the European Union by William Blum

by William Blum
Featured Writer
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www.killinghope.org
April 6, 2012

Putting Syria into some perspective

The Holy Triumvirate — The United States, NATO, and the European Union — or an approved segment thereof, can usually get what they want. They wanted Saddam Hussein out, and soon he was swinging from a rope. They wanted the Taliban ousted from power, and, using overwhelming force, that was achieved rather quickly. They wanted Moammar Gaddafi’s rule to come to an end, and before very long he suffered a horrible death. Jean-Bertrand Aristide was democratically elected, but this black man who didn’t know his place was sent into distant exile by the United States and France in 2004. Iraq and Libya were the two most modern, educated and secular states in the Middle East; now all four of these countries could qualify as failed states.

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U.S. plots takeover of Syria and Iran by Joyce Chediac

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by Joyce Chediac
www.workers.org
March 20, 2012

The first heavy fighting is taking place in Syria’s capital, Damascus, between alleged “defectors” and the Syrian security forces. Four days earlier, two huge explosions ripped through intelligence and security buildings in Christian areas of Damascus on March 16, killing at least 27 people — both civilians and security personnel.

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Syria: The Western Deception Over Regime Change Unravels. NATO Prepares for All Out War by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
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8 March 2012

Stop NATO manifestation, Krakow

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The Western governments’ and mainstream media’s narrative of a one-sided humanitarian crisis in Syria is rapidly unwinding to reveal a self-serving deception to justify a re-run of Libya-style NATO conquest. In reality, it is the Western powers and their Israeli and Arab henchmen who are fuelling a humanitarian crisis and creating the conditions for all-out war. All of which, it should be said, constitutes criminality comparable to Nazi Germany’s wars of aggression.

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