Wikileaks released this video with transcripts and a package of supporting documents on April 5th 2010 on http://collateralmurder.com
— Birgitta Jónsdóttir (@birgittaj)April 1, 2014
An Icelandic Parliamentarian with the Pirate Party, Birgitta co-produced the famous Wikileaks video, Collateral Murder, with Julian Assange in 2009 during her first term as an MP with The Movement party.
Her rEvolution is not a call for a swift uprising or revolution, because “usually in those sorts of crisis populists use the momentum and rise to power.”
In conversation with Occupy.com, Birgitta, who is also an artist and poet, explained her aims to engender a rEvolution from within. After five years of working from inside the system, Birgitta quipped, “If I was to write poetry in as bad code as law, I would never have had my poems published.”
The structure of political parties and the duration that politicians stay in one party are both crucial issues for Birgitta in her analysis of democracy’s failure. After her first experience in parliament as an MP for The Movement, she joined the Pirate Party and was elected in 2013.
related: Though the WikiLeaks founder and critics like Edward Snowden were forced into exile, they took advantage of the previously-silent NSA’s lack of experience at spinning public opinion, Assange told SXSW. — http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57620081-83/assange-critics-got-lucky-because-nsa-had-no-pr-strategy/
and [video interview]: Julian Assange: ‘We’re heading towards a dystopian surveillance society’ — http://www.msnbc.com/now-with-alex-wagner/watch/julian-assange-history-is-on-our-side-186236483873
NSA and GCHQ spying on WikiLeaks — https://wikileaks.org/nsa-gchq-spying
Julian Assange calls for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to investigate the NSA, after documents show US spying on WikiLeaks and its supporters.
related: Snowden Documents Reveal Covert Surveillance and Pressure Tactics Aimed at WikiLeaks and Its Supporters — http://interc.pt/1kQ221K
Julian Assange on Being Placed on NSA “Manhunting” List & Secret Targeting of WikiLeaks Supporters — http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/18/julian_assange_on_being_placed_on
Top-secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden have revealed new details about how the United States and Britain targeted the whistle blowing website WikiLeaks after it published leaked documents about the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan.
According to a new article by The Intercept, Britain’s top spy agency, the Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, secretly monitored visitors to a WikiLeaks website by collecting their IP addresses in real time, as well as the search terms used to reach the site.
One document from 2010 shows that the National Security Agency added WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to a “manhunting” target list, together with suspected members of al-Qaeda.
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