Chelsea Manning rewrites the Espionage Act

Manning believes the government should have to prove ‘intent to harm the nation or some person’ in order to convict someone of ‘espionage’. Should they?

Snowden vindicated – Boing Boing


When the courts ruled NSA domestic spying illegal last week, it was the plain fact of that surveillance that was most important. But it also means that whistleblower Ed Snowden, cast as a traitor and spy by his critics, is vindicated.

PressTV-Ex-CIA officer sentenced over Iran leaks


Former #CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison over leaking classified information about Washington’s efforts to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program to a reporter.

9 May is Europe Day – Centuries of European wars ended and a new era of prosperity began!

From 1337 until 1945 the various European powers were pretty much in a constant state of war.  During that time millions over many generations struggled and planned and supported the antiwar movement among them Emmanuel Kant in his famous essay “Perpetual Peace“.  On 9 May 1950 French statesman Robert Schuman proposed the European Coal and Steel Community It would place the French-German production of coal and steel under a common High Authority, within an organization open to the participation of the other European countries. The Schuman Plan led to the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), which is at the origin of the current European Union.  The EU has brought Europe not calm but cash too!

Since 9 May 1951 the European nations that had fought each other for so long have not fired so much as a spitball at each other.  They now attack each other with brutal memos and vicious committee meetings.