Jeremy Hammond: Anarchist Hero sends Message from Prison

June 11th 2019 statement

A special message from anarchist prisoner Jeremy Hammond

A raised fist to you all this June 11th! May this letter find you in revolutionary health and spirits. Although I am unable to be with you physically on this occasion due to being held in captivity by the BOP, I still feel connected with you on this day of solidarity. It was nice to run the 5K with you a few days ago for Running Down The Walls. I also sent out a few dozen origami models decorated with June 11th anarchist tattoos; you should be receiving those shortly.

Big ups to the other anarchist comrades behind bars. We have been through a lot of trials and tribulations over the years: harassment from abusive guards, solitary confinement, diesel therapy, the mind-numbing frustrations from battling the brutal bureaucracy for so many years. Never have we been alone, however. Continue reading “Jeremy Hammond: Anarchist Hero sends Message from Prison”

Suicide Attempt?? Chelsea Manning Reportedly Taken to Hospital

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE   rushed to hospital after suicide attempt.

Military whistleblower hero serving a 35-year sentence

Bradley Manning. Life in Jail for telling the terrible truth
Chelsea Manning…life in jail for telling the terrible truth

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning was reportedly taken to the hospital on Wednesday. (Photo: Alicia Neal, in cooperation with Chelsea Manning, commissioned by the Chelsea Manning Support Network)

U.S. military whistleblower Chelsea Manning was taken to the hospital on Wednesday. Though one reporter tweeted that it was a suspected suicide attempt, the reason for the medical visit is still unconfirmed.

Manning, who released a trove of government and military documents to WikiLeaks, is currently serving a 35-year sentence at the military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Continue reading “Suicide Attempt?? Chelsea Manning Reportedly Taken to Hospital”

I, SNOWBOT: Fugitive Snowden Escapes Exile via a Wi-Fi robot

 
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I,  SNOWBOT

FOR A MAN ACCUSED OF ESPIONAGE AND EFFECTIVELY EXILED IN RUSSIA, EDWARD SNOWDEN IS ALSO, STRANGELY, FREE

By .. shared with thanks    Edward Snowden lay on his back in the rear of a Ford Escape, hidden from view and momentarily unconscious, as I drove him to the Whitney museum one recent morning to meet some friends from the art world.

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Along West Street, clotted with traffic near the memorial pools of the World Trade Center, a computerized voice from my iPhone issued directions via the GPS satellites above. Snowden’s lawyer, Ben Wizner of the American Civil Liberties Union, was sitting shotgun, chattily recapping his client’s recent activities.


Snowden’s case is, in fact, a study in the boundless freedoms the internet enables. It has allowed him to become a champion of civil liberties and an adviser to the tech community — which has lately become radicalized against surveillance — and, in the process, the world’s most famous privacy advocate. After he appeared on Twitter last September — his first message was “Can you hear me now?” — he quickly amassed some two million followers.


For a fugitive wanted by the FBI for revealing classified spying programs who lives in an undisclosed location in Russia, Snowden was managing to maintain a rather busy schedule around Manhattan. Continue reading “I, SNOWBOT: Fugitive Snowden Escapes Exile via a Wi-Fi robot”