The Inhumane Conditions of Bradley Manning’s Detention

Glenn Greenwald’s report in Salon: Reuters/Jonathon Burch/AP/Salon (updated below – Update II) Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old U.S. Army Private accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, has never been convicted of that crime, nor of any other crime.  Despite that, he has been detained at the U.S. Marine brig in Quantico, Virginia for five months — and for two months before that in a military jail in Kuwait — … Read more The Inhumane Conditions of Bradley Manning’s Detention

Morocco mourns Political Activist Abraham Serfaty

[Reuters/Jean Blondin] Abraham Serfaty spent decades campaigning for human rights in Morocco. Via MoroccoBoard.com, here is an article by NAOUFEL CHERKAOUI on the passing of a major Moroccan figure: Moroccan Jewish political activist Abraham Serfaty died on Thursday (November 18th) in a Marrakech hospital at the age of 84. He was known to be one of the strongest dissidents against the regime of the late King Hassan II, and … Read more Morocco mourns Political Activist Abraham Serfaty

Alternate News re Israeli Acts of Piracy in International Water

The New York Times (the rag they call the “paper of record”) after 48 hours of holding its journalistic guns has come out blazing away… at the people attacked by Israeli commandos on the high seas in a blatant act of piracy, because, the NYT has “discovered” that the Turkish militants involved with the Free Gaza movement are supposedly not only horrible radical Islamic “fundamentalists” (as is of course … Read more Alternate News re Israeli Acts of Piracy in International Water

Web 2.0 versus Control 2.0

Via Reporters Without Borders, here are the opening paras of an article on growing internet censorship in a range of countries. You can read the full piece here. The fight for free access to information is being played out to an ever greater extent on the Internet. The emerging general trend is that a growing number of countries are attemptimg to tighten their control of the Net, but at … Read more Web 2.0 versus Control 2.0