As the fate of Julian Assange appears to be hanging in the balance, Peter B. Collins and State Department veteran Peter van Buren remind us that this case is about much more than just what will happen to the WikiLeaks founder if he is evicted from the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Video: WhoWhatWhy reporter Douglas Lucas explains about leaked emails from the private intelligence firm Stratfor, and the prison sentence given to hacktivist Jeremy Hammond
In this fourth excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses propaganda, how we view our country and the world, the issues that matter, and more. You may also watch his complete talk.
In this second excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses the vilification of Edward Snowden. You may also watch his complete talk.
In this first excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses who the government considers to be troublemakers. You may also watch his complete talk.
Somehow, the leaks of NSA documents on the fragility of democracy have been turned around into public criticism of the leaker. The conservative press wants us to focus on Edward Snowden’s girlfriend. Ok, fine. Here’s that picture. Happy? Now can we move on to what’s really happening in this country—and why it’s so hard to speak the truth about it?
A magazine-length, must-read story of hackers, leakers, democracy advocates, spies, cops, banks, lobbyists, WikiLeaks, the future of the Internet…and quite possibly of our democracy.
When it comes to the truth, it turns out you can’t trust the government. But you can’t trust those who tell you you can’t trust the government, either. See the Osama bin Laden burial story, for example.