The Excuse is Wikileaks. The Object is Freedom of Speech. The Subject is Authoritarianism.

If you were asked which regime is described by the following actions and characteristics, what would you answer? A regime that produces a death list of citizens abroad to be executed by its secret intelligence service, without arrest, without trial by a jury. A regime that conducts surveillance at home and then uses that information… Read More The Excuse is Wikileaks. The Object is Freedom of Speech. The Subject is Authoritarianism.

Professor Tom Flanagan: Glib about Murdering Julian Assange

Last night, on CBC News, University of Calgary political scientist Tom Flanagan, a former key adviser to Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper,¬†said that he wished Julian Assange would be assassinated and “disappeared,” joining a growing list of North American, right wing, commentators and politicians calling for the same, and doing so at the same time… Read More Professor Tom Flanagan: Glib about Murdering Julian Assange

The Motion is Passed: The AAA on SOUTHCOM and Florida International University

In our recent alert, “Further Militarization of the Academy: Florida International University, SOUTHCOM, and Strategic Culture,” we directed attention to the important work of Adrienne Pine in uncovering, analyzing, and criticizing the relationship between the Pentagon’s Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and Florida International University (FIU). Adrienne’s extensive coverage has continued (see for example her very recent… Read More The Motion is Passed: The AAA on SOUTHCOM and Florida International University

Wikileaks: Defend Julian Assange

On Thursday 18th November 2010,¬†@wikileaks said: Why our editor-in-chief is busy and needs to be defended Thursday, November 18, 2010 WIKILEAKS STAFF EDITORIAL In October 2010 Julian Assange won the Sam Adams Award for Integrity. He has also been awarded the 2009 Amnesty International Media Award and the Economist Index on Censorship Award in 2008.… Read More Wikileaks: Defend Julian Assange