Dec 032018

Rusbridger is a special person.  “Search” his name, using the upper right-hand corner search button on this blog, for postings related to him. = = = = = = = = Vrinda Sood Alan Rusbridger, former Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian, stressed the fundamental role of reporters in today’s world to a crowded Yale Law School […]

Dec 022018
2018-12-01  GMO's:  Brazil Court Rules Against Syngenta for Murder of MST Activist,  teleSUR

Valmir Mota de Oliveira, also known as ‘Keno,’ was murdered by a private security company hired by Syngenta in 2007. The Justice Court of Parana has convicted Swiss agrobusiness company Syngenta of the murder of Valmir Mota de Oliveira – also known as ‘Keno,’ a member of Via Campesino and the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST) – and ordered […]

Dec 012018

My view of Hillary Clinton says nothing about my view of Trump, or of the Russians – – just want to make that clear.   Those are totally separate conversations. – – – – – – RE:  why it  is necessary to convince people that Hillary is the enemy  in order to (protect whistleblowers)?   – – […]

Nov 302018
2018-11-29  Guardian Escalates Its Vilification of Julian Assange,  Common Dreams, Jonathan Cook

The Guardian did not make a mistake in vilifying Assange without a shred of evidence. It did what it is designed to do. by  Jonathan Cook With this story, it has done what it regularly does when supposedly vital western foreign policy interests are at stake – it simply regurgitates an elite-serving, western narrative. (Photo: […]

Nov 272018
2018-11-19  Musician Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) in Ecuador to Support Amazon Peoples Who Won Landmark Judgment Against Chevron.  (Connection to Canada)

The connection to Canada – –   see the paragraph that starts with Last year, while on tour in Canada. . . . – – – – –  – – – CSR News  (Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire) Musician Roger Waters in Ecuador to Support Amazon Peoples Who Won Landmark Judgment Against Chevron Submitted by: Amazon Defense […]

Nov 272018

UPDATES:  “WikiLeaks is going make [sic] suing fake news producers like the Guardian a central part of its business model. Since libels are the most predictable response to the power and accuracy of a WikiLeaks‘ publication, our analysis is that this is a stable, scalable income stream,” WikiLeaks said through its Twitter account. 2018-11-29  Guardian Escalates […]

Nov 272018
2018-11-27 The Guardian is caught out, I would say.  Ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort denies meeting with WikiLeaks' Assange

The Guardian is caught out, I would say.   Set in CONTEXT: (CBC story below.) The Guardian published that Manafort (one-time campaign director for Trump) and Assange met 3 times.  Manafort denies having ever met Assange. On this occasion, it’s likely Manafort is telling the truth:  there have been no meetings between him and Assange. Assange […]

Nov 272018
2018-11-26  Extinction Rebellion chapters proliferating across Canada,

Extinction Rebellion chapters proliferating across Canada Brent Patterson As “Rebellion Day 2” took place in London, U.K. on November 24, Extinction Rebellion Facebook groups are proliferating rapidly across Canada. There are now Extinction Rebellion Facebook groups for Canada, Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Alberta, and Nova Scotia, as well as groups in Peterborough, Barrie, Kitchener/Waterloo, Hamilton, Toronto, London, Ottawa, Guelph, South Okanagan, Williams Lake, and Victoria. This is undoubtedly only a partial list of […]

Nov 262018
2018-11-26   After Major Court Filing Fail, US Gov’t Refuses to Say if Julian Assange Faces Criminal Charges, from Law & Crime

by Matt Naham  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has or hasn’t been charged, the government said in a cagey Monday court filing.   The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) responded to the news that federal prosecutors had erroneously exposed Assange as a target of criminal charges by requesting that the government unseal Assange’s […]