Tag Archives: Daniel Ellsberg

#Unity4J Online Vigil in support of Julian Assange

Much thanks Kim Dotcom and the tech team, and congratulations to Suzie Dawson @Suzi3D and Elizabeth Lea Vos @ElizabethleaVos from disobedientmedia.com for organising these outstanding events. HT to their knowledge of the subject matter, insight and passion. They brought out the best in their guests, as well as the best of expert opinion. Likewise cheers, to Cassandra Fairbanks and Tim Foley, who held the fort while the girls were getting a bit of shut-eye. Continue reading

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Ellsberg, Berners Lee and Assange – Friends of Democracy

The problem with Wikileaks was that it was not just a small organisation; its life’s blood was the long chains of citizens, “passing along buckets to put out the fire”, as Assange once put it. That couldn’t be stopped, but it could be perverted. The model could be used even more effectively to spread lies, with the right team of data scientists, spooks, marketing experts, creatives and ‘recruits’. Add to that a comparatively massive budget of a political party, to offer the gate-keepers of social media, and it was only too easy to poison the grass roots. Continue reading

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Daniel Ellsberg – TOXIC SECRETS

I visited Daniel Ellsberg as a citizen journalist in 2012, to talk about Wikileaks. After my second question – about his possible interest in the Milgrim Experiments (vs the empathy-inducing Internet) – we talked for a while about why people haven’t leaked in the past – neither in the government, church or private sector. Continue reading

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At last, the voice of Manning

Tuesday March 12, 2013: Today, Freedom of the Press Foundation published 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. Continue reading

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DID YOU HAVE ANY IDEA? with Daniel ELLSBERG

Daniel Ellsberg on the importance of leaking and how so few people do, even when they should, from a moral or legal standpoint. Whether bound by contract, oath, fear, loyalty, kinship or simply the herding instinct – the tendency to … Continue reading

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The Freedom of the Press Foundation

Today sees the launch of the Freedom of the Press Foundation − a new initiative inspired by the fight against the two-year-long extra-judicial financial embargo imposed on WikiLeaks by U.S. financial giants including Visa, MasterCard, PayPal and the Bank of America. Continue reading

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TALES OF A CITIZEN JOURNALIST – Part 1: Daniel Ellsberg

Cathy Vogan talks about her adventures around the world as a citizen journalist and the making of “The Wikileaks Tapes”: 24 films about the organisation that changed the world. Featuring Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Julian Morrow, Mary Kostikidis, John Pilger, … Continue reading

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