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FAZ.NET-Fernsehkritik: Alles, was wir privat nannten, ist jetzt weg - FAZ.NET-Frühkritik - FAZ
„Alles, was wir einmal Bürgerrechte oder Privatsphäre nannten: Das ist alles weg.“ Ein fulminanter Satz. In historischer Perspektive bedeutet das nichts anderes als den Verlust dessen, was unsere Vorfahren seit der Aufklärung als die Essenz der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft erkämpft haben. Gerade die Bundeskanzlerin, wie auch der Bundespräsident, sollten als ehemalige DDR-Bürger wissen, was das bedeutet. [...] Ihr „Nullsprech“ mag politisch opportun sein, wäre aber nichts anderes als die Bankrotterklärung Europas vor seiner eigenen Geschichte. [....] >> https://www.facebook.com/monitor.wdr/posts/576794722359472 "eine solche Opposition hat keine Chance gegen eine Kanzlerin, die im politischen Niemandsland alleine durch Schweigen ihre Mehrheit sichert." + http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/debatten/ueberwachung/offener-brief-an-angela-merkel-deutschland-ist-ein-ueberwachungsstaat-12304732.html
Bürgerrechte  angelamerkel  XKeyScore  Constitution  julianassange  Europe  accountability  JoachimGauck  transparency  liberty  barackobama  History  individual  liberty  political  folly  career  politician  Edward  Snowden  civil  society  democracy  Julian  Assange  policy  error  policy  folly  political  theory  2013  Tempora  Orwellian  State  UK  political  error  GCHQ  PRISM  Glenn  Greenwald  liberal  democracy  election2013  civil  liberty  FBI  USA  surveillance  civil  rights  general  election  FSA  liberal  conservative  Whisteblower  Germany  BND  presidency 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Snowden 'arrives at Moscow airport from Hong Kong'
Russian state news agency RIA Novosti said a car from the Ecuadorean embassy in Moscow, bearing a national flag, was seen at the airport just as the plane arrived. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is currently sheltering in the Ecuadorean embassy in London after being granted asylum last year. Wikileaks has issued a statement saying that it has helped to find Mr Snowden "political asylum in a democratic country". --- On Saturday, the White House contacted Hong Kong to try to arrange his extradition. But the territory's administration, in a statement issued on Sunday, said the documents submitted by Washington did not "fully comply with the legal requirements under Hong Kong law".
Cuba  Hong  Kong  Wikileaks  Ecuador  julianassange  UK  foreignaffairs  PRISM  surveillance  state  USA  barackobama  Venezuela  Edward  Snowden  Russia  Whisteblower  Julian  Assange  presidency  China 
june 2013 by asterisk2a
WikiLeaks-Informant: Prozess gegen US-Soldat Bradley Manning beginnt - SPIEGEL ONLINE
United States vs. Bradley Manning: Der 25-jährige Soldat soll für das größte Datenleck in der US-Geschichte verantwortlich sein, ein Teilgeständnis hat er bereits abgelegt. An diesem Montag beginnt vor einem Kriegsgericht der Prozess gegen den WikiLeaks-Informanten.
USA  Wikileaks  barackobama  Bradley  Manning  julianassange  Whisteblower  presidency 
june 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Julian Assange row: Embassy entry 'would be suicide for UK'
The UK would be committing diplomatic suicide if it tried to enter his country's embassy in London, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has said.
Wikileaks  julianassange 
august 2012 by asterisk2a
Julian Assange: Das Vertrauen in den Rechtsstaat ist zerbrochen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Der Westen versagt im Angesicht seiner Kritiker: Assange, Anonymous, Occupy - wer sich mit dem System anlegt, wird zum Straftäter erklärt und muss um seine Sicherheit fürchten.

Das System wird durch sein Geflecht aus Herrschaft und Interessen bestimmt und gehalten wird es durch die Überzeugung der stillschweigenden Mehrheit, dass alles seine Ordnung hat. Aber die Ordnung ist zerbrochen. Das Vertrauen ist zerbrochen.

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USA isn't the greatest country on earth any more. That it is one amongst many. Barack Obama (any US President) would do good to acknowledge that and to speak it out loud - followed by a pledge to do better.

Decline is subliminal, decline happens in-front of our ears and eyes but we don't notice it till it is too late.
globalisation  generations  generational  change  decline  barackobama  presidency  whistle-blowers  accountability  transparency  government  governance  Europe  UK  USA  geopolitics  foreignaffairs  Politics  democracy  julianassange  Wikileaks  confidence  trustagent  trust 
august 2012 by asterisk2a
Britain's threat to Ecuador 'without precedent', says international law expert | The Australian
UK willing to use pseudo loop-hole, nobody knew about before, to get to Assange. Shows what they are willing to do, shows the pressure USA is putting on UK to get this done without a big fuss at length.

"If the United Kingdom revoked the Embassy's diplomatic protection and entered the Embassy to arrest Assange, Ecuador could rightly view this as a significant violation of international law which may find its way before an international court."

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UK is again the puppet of USA. Who isn't!? China, Russia ... and Ecuador.
2012  espionage  julianassange  wikileaks  presidency  barackobama  davidcameron  diplomacy  Australia  Sweden  UK  USA  foreignaffairs 
august 2012 by asterisk2a
Julian Assange: Q&A; - Why Ecuador? - Telegraph
Why has he sought asylum from Ecuador?
The South American country offered Mr Assange residency in November 2010 at the height of the scandal caused by the release of diplomatic cables but it is unclear why he has applied to Ecuador now. It has been reported the country became the only one to officially expel a US ambassador in the wake of the furore caused by the leaks. It has been speculated that Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa may offer Mr Assange asylum to try to redeem his record on free speech.
wikileaks  julianassange 
june 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Wikileaks' Julian Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador embassy
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is seeking political asylum at Ecuador's London embassy, the country's foreign minister has said.

In a statement, Ecuador's embassy said he had arrived there on Tuesday afternoon to seek asylum.

"As a signatory to the United Nations Universal Declaration for Human Rights, with an obligation to review all applications for asylum, we have immediately passed his application on to the relevant department in Quito," it said.

"While the department assesses Mr Assange's application, Mr Assange will remain at the embassy, under the protection of the Ecuadorian government.

It said the decision to consider the bid for asylum "should in no way be interpreted as the government of Ecuador interfering in the judicial processes of either the United Kingdom or Sweden."

Mr Assange said he would not be protected from being extradited to "a foreign country that applies the death penalty for the crime of espionage and sedition," Mr Patino said.
USA  julianassange  wikileaks 
june 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Julian Assange loses extradition appeal at Supreme Court
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has lost his UK Supreme Court fight against extradition to Sweden to face accusations of sex offences.

Lord Phillips, the court's president said he had lost by a majority of five justices to two.

The court ruled the extradition request had been "lawfully made".

However, Mr Assange's lawyers have been given 14 days to consider challenging the ruling, saying it could have been reached unfairly.

Dinah Rose QC, for Mr Assange, said the Supreme Court's decision could have been made on legal points not argued during the appeal - and she needed time to consider asking the court to reopen the case.

- time line of case
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11949341
julianassange  wikileaks 
may 2012 by asterisk2a
YouTube - Kucinich: Prepared To Take Legal Action Against Gates
On Friday State Department Spokesman PJ Crowley had denounced the conditions of Bradley Manning's detention. By the end of the weekend he was no longer State Department Spokesman. So is this evidence of the Obama Administration condoning terrorism? Alyona and U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich discuss.
wikileaks  2011  presidency  barackobama  julianassange  law  failed  failure 
march 2011 by asterisk2a
Prospect of WikiLeaks Dump Poses Problems for Regulators - NYTimes.com
 “high-tech terrorist.” (Such was Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s description of Mr. Assange over the weekend.)And just Monday, Mr. Assange told a reporter from The Times of London that he had enough material to make bosses of a major bank resign.
You’d think that bank executives would be quaking in their Gucci loafers.But guess who may be even more nervous about the possible data dump?Regulators in Washington.

It seems the prospect of gigabytes of e-mail and other documents from financial institutions can be viewed one of two ways: as a treasure trove for regulators to scrutinize — or as an embarrassment for the United States government, which has spent millions of dollars investigating Wall Street in the last two years without a scalp to show for it.
Inside the Securities and Exchange Commission, the organization is bracing for a public outcry,
wikileaks  SEC  2010  politics  USA  joebiden  democrats  republicans  language  julianassange 
december 2010 by asterisk2a

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