One year ago, 17 people locked themselves on to a deportation charter flight at London Stansted Airport, grounding a plan that would have sent 59 people back to face reprisal – and possibly death – in Ghana and Nigeria. Now, those activists could face life imprisonment.
On Wednesday, a judge will decide whether or not the U.S. government is allowed to prohibit investigative journalist Barrett L. Brown and his defense team from speaking to the press.
We have begun the third and final round of our battle to get the courts to strike down a section of the NDAA that permits the military to seize U.S. citizens, strip them of due process and hold them indefinitely in military facilities.
The global assault on Wikileaks is part of the terrifying metamorphosis of the “war on terror” into a wider war on civil liberties — a hunt not for actual terrorists, but for all those with the ability to expose the mounting crimes of the power elite.
The federal trial against alleged computer hacker Barrett Brown, 31, has been delayed by six months, meaning he'll wait in prison one full year before being tried.