Glenn Greenwald is a former constitutional law and civil rights litigation in New York. He is the authore of two New York Times Bestselling books On his blog, he writes on politics and the legal issues affecting the government.
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The New Republic, Matt Lauer, Dianne Feinstein, others lead a demonization campaign against the whistle-blowers (updated below - Update II) (1) In The New Republic today, Todd Gitlin writes an entire anti-WikiLeaks column that is based on an absolute factual falsehood. ...
That the whistle-blowing site has been charged with no crime is no barrier to severely punishing it (updated below) WikiLeaks has never been charged with a crime, let alone indicted for one or convicted of one. A consensus of legal experts agree that prosecuting the organization or...
Examining WikiLeaks with a transparency advocate and harsh critic of the whistle-blowing siteI was on Democracy Now this morning debating WikiLeaks with Steven Aftergood, the long-time transparency advocate with Federation for American Scientists and Secrecy News, and a vociferous critic...
Does anyone care that the Connecticut Senator is single-handedly suppressing political content from the Internet?Following up on my post from earlier today about Joe Lieberman's Chinese-replicating Internet censorship efforts, I wanted this to be highlighted separately: The New York Times...
The Connecticut Senator pressures Amazon to block Americans from viewing WikiLeaks documentsThe comparison of these two passages is so telling in so many ways: The Washington Post, today: Revelations by the organization WikiLeaks have received blanket coverage this week on television,...
Applying the principles used to condemn Julian Assange would sweep up many political and media figures (updated below - Update II) Time's Joe Klein writes this about the WikiLeaks disclosures: I am tremendously concernced [sic] about the puerile eruptions of Julian Assange. . . . If...
The strident reactions to the whistleblower site highlight some important attributes of our political cultureThe WikiLeaks disclosure has revealed not only numerous government secrets, but also the driving mentality of major factions in our political and media class. Simply put, there are few...
Whoever is responsible for assassinating civilian scientists is guilty of Terrorism in the purest formSeveral noteworthy items until later today: (1) Back in January, I wrote about an Iranian nuclear scientist who was killed when "when a bomb strapped to a motorcycle was triggered by...
The latest government success story is met with virtually no skepticism -- despite plenty of reason for itThe FBI is obviously quite pleased with itself over its arrest of a 19-year-old Somali-American, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, who -- with months of encouragement, support and money from the FBI's own...
As of tomorrow, the American occupation of Afghanistan will have lasted longer than the suicidal Soviet one (updated below) Even for the humble among us who try to avoid jingoistic outbursts, some national achievements are so grand that they merit a moment of pride and celebration: ...