“Disgrace and doublespeak” on Guanatanamo, Manning
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BTC- Thanks to JP @NCard for sending this one in. You can support his work here.
Big WHOOPS to the Dept. of Defense.
Members of a credit union that serves active-duty military personnel and others connected to the Pentagon are at risk for identity theft after a laptop was hacked, exposing the personal and financial records of an undisclosed number of troops and their families.
Here’s second life for news that matters.
Late last week privacy law heavyweights released their positions, to “clarify”public interest towards NSTIC.
- A historic analysis of where NSTIC might come from = The evolution of the identity credential.
- Obama Administration Aims to Enhance Online Security Through Internet IDs -The mainstream “right” news angle on NSTIC, includes quotes from some of our Privacy heroes Jim Dempsey and EFF’s Lee Tien.
- The ACLU’s Official lawyer-ey reasons why they have to politely condemn the NSTIC program here.
- Idaho, running competetive as the “reddest” state in the US says “no thanks” to NSTIC.
BAD CODE! c/o WIRED
FAST FOR JUSTICE UPDATE
imagine that we are fasting (and on day 8 at that)!
Or perhaps we are in a funny window of the fast, a practice that does open up to unforeseen extremes, where we seem to have an abundance of energy. As you will see in our open letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and the press release (attached below), we have planned an extended demonstration for Wednesday into Thursday to remind the DoJ that work day hours do not exist for the men detained at Guantánamo.
Our strength most certainly comes from our resolve as a community to open this dialogue with the DoJ, and that such a dialogue will be productive if it is done in the good faith. Fully aware that another risk of arrest and an overnight vigil is a relatively small gesture of effort, we hope that it is adequate and that our modest plea for a meeting will be granted. We will certainly keep you all informed. We ask that you keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
In peace and solidarity,
Witness Against Torture
BTC – We deserve better. The armed service members in this country deserve better. However- the sad truth is that Pvt. Bradley Manning is experiencing the US institution of torture and rendition consistent with being classified as a “terrorist”.
This is what the United States military has been reduced to: extorting us towards crushing debt to pay for torture and incarceration of our own citizens when THEY TELL THE TRUTH.
Be reminded, we may demand a different standard than, “shut up, lay down and take it without making any noise”.
Daniel Ellsberg, a pioneer in the art of the leak led a revolution in public awareness. This was before news organizations were infiltrated by cold war era military plants.
It’s all we can do to to just stay dedicated to blowing the whistle; until The People come down like rain on the worst form of governance in our name in US history.
Without further ado, Mr. Daniel Ellsberg, says it again.
Try to stay sane. DO SOMETHING!
It’s best during times of moral insanity to be politically ambidextrious, if you can. It’s challenging, but you need to use both hands to get the hardest work done.
In light of recent events, the exposure of torture memos released and CIA exonerations; we spoke with David Swanson of AfterDowningStreet.org. He informed us of why NOW is the best time to impeach Bush and Cheney for their war crimes and how a prosecution would come about.
From the respective right, an outburst worth a re-run. We need to see that again… Keep your chin up.