Posts tagged WikiLeaks
Posts tagged WikiLeaks
Big Business and national governments wanted to conceal the terms of the proposed Trade in Services Agreement #TISA while keeping consumers, unions, environmentalists and the vast majority of businesses in the dark. Thanks to WikiLeaks, they failed.
The Trade in Services Agreement would make it easier for corporations to make profits and operate with impunity.
Roughly seven hours past its original 72-hour deadline, WikiLeaks revealed the name of the country whose telephone calls were allegedly recorded by the NSA en masse.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks)May 23, 2014
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
The leader of CANVAS is going to be coming with his DC operative to Austin. These guys are hard core revolutionaries who brought down Milosevic and then made it their day-job to setup and create revolutions around the world. They are behind a number of “color revolutions” and have heavy ties to the U.S. intelligence community.
They are at the forefront of a lot of revolutionary activity today, including Venezuela. Their visit here is purely educational.
STRATFOR is NOT in the business of starting revolutions. That is obvious but must be reiterated. This is also why this visit is not to be discussed outside of the company (not that you should discuss any visits or anything else any other time). But we are in the business of staying ahead of the news cycle and building intelligence networks with people who make the news.
We are also in the business of understanding the tactics and the mechanisms by which revolutions are put together and executed. CANVAS will be valuable to both the tactical and strategic teams