A shocking read about solitary confinement…

WikiLeaks: Locking Up Whistleblower Bradley Manning in Solitary Confinement Puts America’s Depravity on Full Display

By Lynn Parramore, New Deal 2.0
Posted on January 4, 2011, Printed on January 6, 2011
http://www.alternet.org/story/149410/

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons. ~Fyodor Dostoevsky

In the earliest days of our Republic, a group of well-meaning Philadelphia Quakers set out to reform the prison system. The idea was to remove convicts from the mayhem and corruption of overcrowded jails to solitary cells where sinners would return to mental and spiritual health through reflection. In the Walnut Street Jail, no windows would distract the prisoners with street life; no conversation would disturb their penitence. Alone with God, they would be rehabilitated. διαβάστε περισσότερα

6 Companies That Haven’t Wussed Out of Working with WikiLeaks

6 Companies That Haven’t Wussed Out of Working with WikiLeaks

As more and more companies bend under government pressure, a few are standing up for the site.

December 10, 2010

Giants like PayPal, Amazon.com, Visa and MasterCard almost instantly crumbled under government (and p.r.) pressure to drop WikiLeaks, depriving the site of vital funding sources and online platforms. But other companies, some of them small, independent start-ups, have decided to risk the wrath of Joe Lieberman, the State Department, and their European counterparts and help keep WikiLeaks afloat by providing funding sources (yeah, you can now donate to WikiLeaks even if you only have Visa or MasterCard.) and hosting the site. Here’s a list of companies that have stood by WikiLeaks: διαβάστε περισσότερα

2010-12-05: Cablegate: News from the infowar front

2010-12-05: Cablegate: News from the infowar front [Update 1]

Submitted by admin on Sun, 12/05/2010 – 16:02

«The first serious infowar is now engaged. The field of battle is WikiLeaks. You are the troops,» wrote John Perry Barlow on Twitter.