Tag Archives: whistleblowers

Hawkins: Assange Case Is A Political Show Trial

By Howie Hawkins

Sweden decided this week to drop the investigation into sexual assault allegations against Julian Assange for insufficient evidence. It was the third time Sweden has ended its investigation. That Sweden is ending the investigation now when they are not needed to keep Assange detained in the UK is more indication that the Assange case has been a political show trial all along.… Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party: WikiLeaks and the Prosecution of the Whistle-blowers

Resolution adopted by the State Executive Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party on January 9, 2011:

There are many alarming disclosures within the WikiLeaks documents which deserve scrutiny and further investigation. It is therefore all the more outrageous that instead of investigating what has been uncovered, the U.S. Government has, instead, focused its vast resources on an attempt to silence the alleged “whistle-blowers”.… Read more ...

Nader names names concerning pharmaceutical industry fraud

Ralph Nader has run for President of the United States as a Green Party candidate, and more recently as an independent. The message below was sent out as an e-mail announcement to Nader lists, and also appears on his nonpartisan website, www.nader.org.

Pharmaceutical Industry Fraud
By Ralph Nader / Monday, December 27.… Read more ...

Nader comments: Wikimania and the First Amendment

Posted at votenader.org

In The Public Interest
Wikimania and the First Amendment

By Ralph Nader 12/20/2010

Thomas Blanton, the esteemed director of the National Security Archive at George Washington University described Washington’s hyper-reaction to Wikileaks’ transmission of information to some major media in various countries as “Wikimania.”

In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee last Thursday, Blanton urged the Justice Department to cool it.… Read more ...

Green Party: Attacks on Wikileaks threaten freedom of the press, enable government officials to commit crimes with impunity

Thank you to my co-blogger at onthewilderside for the story:

From a Green Party press release:

Green Party leaders called the attacks on Wikileaks by the US government a direct and deliberate assault on the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of the press.

“The war on Wikileaks may set a precedent for the treatment of journalists who expose government wrong-doing,” said Carl Romanelli of the Pennsylvania Green Party.… Read more ...