THESIS ONE: The leaks are not about “whistle-blowing”, but about a nonviolent, civil disobedient fight against huge social evils.
Spy equipment from the Surveillance Group Limited, a British private detective agency based in Worcester, England, has been found in the Ecuadorean embassy in …Read This Article
In this column, Johan Galtung, rector of the TRANSCEND Peace University and author of “The Fall of the US Empire–And Then What?”, writes that the essence of fascism – the pursuit of political goals using violence – lies in the monopoly of power, including nonviolent power. Fascism also makes itself compatible with democracy through the use of such bridging words as “security” and “freedom”, which enable unbridled surveillance, and place control of key institutions like the judiciary, the police and the military in the hands of the executive.Read This Article
In this column, Mandeep Tiwana, policy and advocacy manager of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, writes that civil society organisations around the globe face grave threats to their efficacy and existence. In violation of international commitments to foster increased participation of the NGO sector, governments everywhere continue to crack down on civil society actvists in harsh and deadly ways.Read This Article
Two months after he sought refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy, WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange was formally granted asylum by Quito on Thursday.Read This Article