Posts filed under ‘WikiLeaks’
The NSA spied on — get this — UNICEF.
Back in the 60s, on Halloween, I trick or treated for UNICEF. A penny here, a dime there and once in a while a quarter or wow, a dollar. I was helping to end the suffering of kids on the other side of the world.
H/t to my parents for getting me involved in that.
Now I’ve come to learn that the NSA sees UNICEF as a threat. Really? According to the NSA, everything and everyone’s a freakin’ threat.
What happened to the once-confident, proud United States of America? Now we’re a paranoid bunch of law-breaking scardey cats:
British and American intelligence agencies had a comprehensive list of surveillance targets that included the EU’s competition commissioner, German government buildings in Berlin and overseas, and the heads of institutions that provide humanitarian and financial help to Africa, top-secret documents reveal.
The papers show GCHQ, in collaboration with America’s National Security Agency (NSA), was targeting organisations such as the United Nations development programme, the UN’s children’s charity Unicef.
FORT MEADE, Md. — A military judge has sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving a trove of military and diplomatic secrets to the website WikiLeaks.
And, my Tweet of the Day:
Disney — yes Disney of all outfits — released the trailer for its movie about Julian Assange and WikiLeaks (due out October 18) yesterday. It’s called “The Fifth Estate.”
Here it is:
We shall see what the end product looks like. I can’t imagine Disney producing a film that makes Assange and/or WikiLeaks look good.
Something to think about and be aware of:
Via the U.S. State Department:
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey from May 31-June 7.
On June 3, Secretary Clinton will travel to Stockholm, Sweden, for meetings with senior Swedish officials to discuss a range of issues, including green energy, Internet freedom, Afghanistan and the Middle East. In Stockholm she will also participate in a Climate and Clean Air Coalition event on short-lived climate pollutants.
Yo, Darrell, there’s absolutely no evidence to support this. Prove it.
Oh, and BTW what, for God’s sake, is a “South African Constitution?”
So we all (including me) get to say whatever the hell we want, be it true or not?
This should be interesting:
Here is their press release:Today WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files – more than five million emails from the Texas-headquartered “global intelligence” company Stratfor. The emails date from between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal’s Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defense Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment-laundering techniques and psychological methods, for example,
[Y]ou have to take control of him. Control means financial, sexual or psychological control… This is intended to start our conversation on your next phase” – CEO George Friedman to Stratfor analyst Reva Bhalla on 6 December 2011, on how to exploit an Israeli intelligence informant providing information on the medical condition of the President of Venezuala [sic], Hugo Chavez.
It will take days to cull through all the material but here’s an early reaction: Massive Leak Reveals Criminality, Paranoia Among Corporate Titans.
This would our Tweet of the Day. Can’t say things are getting better around here. (Hope? Change?) As a matter of fact, in some cases, they’re worse than ever: