Blogger Marcy Wheeler discusses Ecuador’s decision to grant diplomatic asylum to Wikileaks’ Julian Assange; consequent British threats to revoke embassy sovereignty and detain Assange by force; the broad assumption that US pressure is forcing the British overreaction; Sweden’s previous cooperation with CIA torture rendition requests; and why this is probably all about extraditing Assange to the US, where he’ll be put in Guantanamo or prosecuted under the Espionage Act.
Marcy Wheeler discusses her article “Failed Overseers Prepare to Legislate Away Successful Oversight;” the US government’s double standard on which leaks are prosecuted and which ignored; why cyberwarfare is a bad idea, especially when Israel’s involved; and the lies about Obama’s “kill list” for drone strike targets.
Blogger Marcy Wheeler discusses the laws governing assassination-by-drone; re-using
Blogger Marcy Wheeler discusses the DC Circuit court
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Blogger Marcy Wheeler discusses how Obama
Blogger Marcy Wheeler discusses her article
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Dr. David Krieger will be on to discuss just how many nukes still threaten humanity. Read his piece here.
Bio: David Krieger is a founder of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and has served as President of the Foundation since 1982. Under his leadership the Foundation has initiated many innovative and important projects for building peace, strengthening international law, abolishing nuclear weapons and empowering a new generation of peace
Dr. Krieger has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia on issues of peace, security, international law, and the abolition of nuclear weapons. He has received many awards for his work for a more peaceful and nuclear weapons-free world.
He has been interviewed on CNN Hotline, MSNBC, NPR and many other television and radio shows nationally and internationally.
Marcy Wheeler will be on to discuss the Thomas Drake affair. Read her coverage of the case here.
Bio: Marcy Wheeler is an American blogger who wrote in The Next Hurrah prior to contributing primarily to Jane Hamsher’s FireDogLake (FDL), since early December 2007. She also contributes occasionally to Markos Moulitsas Zúniga’s aggregated blog Daily Kos, Arianna Huffington’s aggregated news site and blog The Huffington Post, Michigan Liberal, as well as other online sites, and to the “Comment Is Free” section of the Guardian Online. She goes by the name of EmptyWheel.
Andy Worthington will be on to talk about the latest from the Gitmo Files. Read his work here.
Bio: Andy Worthington is a British freelance investigative journalist, author and filmmaker, specializing in Guantánamo and the “War on Terror,” but also covering revolutionary movements in the Middle East, and UK politics. He writes regularly for newspapers and websites including the Guardian, Truthout, Cageprisoners, and the Future of Freedom Foundation. He also write occasionally for the Daily Star, Lebanon, the Huffington Post, Antiwar.com, CounterPunch, AlterNet, and ZNet. His website – http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/ – is one of the top 100 world politics blogs, was archived by the British Library in January 2011, and receives around 250,000 page views every month.
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