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Correa on Assange:

'You don't grant asylum to someone because he's nice'


FRANCE 24 English

Published on Apr 12, 2019


Rafael Correa the former president of Ecuador





Julian Paul Assange

Rafael Correa the former president of Ecuador states that ..." during a meeting  Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort ..... had with Lenin Moreno the new president of Ecuador  after a week of taking office of the president of Ecuador ...

Lenin Moreno offered to hand over Julian Assange to the United States, in exchange for financial support from the United States .. “ that was something incredable ..” Rafael Correa the former president of Ecuador went onto state … “ last year Mike Pence the vice president of the United States visited m country and again Lenin Moreno the new president of Ecuador offered to give Julian Assange to the United States in exchange of receiving financial support from the United States…


"I don't agree with all the things Jullian Assange used to do, but the main point is that his human rights were being violated," Ecuador's former president Rafael Correa tells François Picard after the arrest of the WikiLeaks founder in London. Correa spoke to us from Brussels. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN 

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http://f24.my/YTliveEN François Picard interviews Rafael Correa, the President of Ecuador at the time that Assange was granted asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy, about the recent arrest of Assange after Ecuador's president withdrew his asylum.

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Rafael Correa the former president of Ecuador states that during a meeting  Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort ..... had with Lenin Moreno the new president of Ecuador  after a week of taking office of the president of Ecuador ... offered to hand over Julian Assange to the United States, in exchange for financial support from the United States .. “ that was something incredable ..” Rafael Correa the former president of Ecuador went onto state … “ last year Mike Pence the vice president of the United States visited m country and again Lenin Moreno the new president of Ecuador offered to give Julian Assange to the United States in exchange of receiving financial support from the United States…  by you want the main factor .. the final factor as behind the expelling of Julian Assange from the Ecuador Embassy .. is that during the election WikiLeaks published a very serious .. a very huge corruption scandal involving the Moreno Family the new Ecuador president’s family of a secret bank account in in a bank in Panama .. a secret account of the Moreno Family …WikiLeaks published this .. and because of these things …. Moreno took the decision to expel Julian Assange from the Ecuador Foreign Embassy …

Rafael Correa the former president of Ecuador was then asked … “…if it had been in your tenure as president of Ecuador … that this kind of allegation had been published … while your hosting Julian Assange .. would have you reacted the same way …

Rafael Correa the former president of Ecuador then replied… “not at all .. we had problems with Julian Assange .., during the last presidential election in the United States I was president of Ecuador …”

The reporter then asked… “you cut off his internet access in October 2016 for a short while …?”

Rafael Correa the former president of Ecuador then replied … “.. yes … yes … we cut of Julian Assange’s Internet Access for as short time we believed Julian Assange was interfering with the US Presidential Election … we didn’t agree with that … but after that Julian Assange still continued living in the Ecuador Embassy … you can punish .. you can limit the activities of the refugee … but you can not expel Julian Assange, the refugee from the embassy … “..

The reporter then asked… “… from the reports provided Julian Assange was not the easiest guest to deal with and have living in the Ecuador Embassy for many stated reasons ..”.

 Rafael Correa the former president of Ecuador then replied … “.. well we have to see .. these seem to be lies … but this is irrelevant … you do not grant asylum to someone who is a human being … he’s nice… or he’s disgusting …. because he’s handsome … he’s fat … no … we granted asylum to Julian Assange’s because his human rights were in danger …  and these conditions continue until now … and the fundamental basement principle of the institution of Asylum …. is not to return the refugee to people requiring his … yet … that is exactly what the Ecuadorian Government has now done …. so … it is something incredable .. it is not possible to justify something lake this …”

The reporter then asked… “ the Foreign Policy Magazine in 2016 stated that WikiLeaks had sat on documents published in relation to Russia’s role in the Ukraine …. do you think that WikiLeaks is one sided?..”

Rafael Correa the former president of Ecuador then replied … “.. perhaps .. I do not care about that … we did not grant Asylum to Julian Assange because WikiLeaks and Julian Assange is doing a good job … he is doing a bad job … or because we like Julian Assange … I don’t know Assange … I have never met Assange … we decided to grant political asylum to Julian Assange inside the international legal framework … because we observed and we realised that Julian Assange’s human rights were in danger … because Julian Assange did not have the opportunity for a fair process in the United States … some people in the United States wanted to pursuit him … to judge him with a law including a penalty … that penalty is against human rights … its against the international convention of human rights …it is for these reasons that we decided to grant Julian Assange political asylum … not because he liked Julian Assange .. not because we agree with him … there are a lot of things that I do not agree with Julian Assange over what Julian Assange used to do … but the main point … the important point was that the Julian Assange’s human rights were in danger …  Julian Assange was condemed from the beginning of the government of Lenin Moreno ….”..

The reporter then asked… “ … WikiLeaks data dumps helped sway an American Election on way ….is it something that you think about …?”

Rafael Correa the former president of Ecuador then replied … “.. yes… yes … of course … for that reason we warned Julian Assange … and he didn’t pay attention and we cut the Internet Service until the US Election had already taken place … and after that we returned the Internet Service to Julian Assange …. you want to punish Julian Assange for that … no no … Julian Assange was under the protection of the Ecuador State …. it was our duty to protect Julian Assange’s basic rights … if you want to punish WikiLeaks … you can sue Wikileaks … you can start some type of legal process against Wikileaks … but I do not know how to relate that to the political asylum of Julian Assange …. what do you mean? …. because of the actions of WikiLeaks you have to expel Julian Assange from the Ecuador Embassy … that doesn’t make sense …”

The reporter then asked… “ .. you don’t think that you were being manipulated by Russia in this case…?”

Rafael Correa the former president of Ecuador then replied … “..I don’t know … if you know something let me know please ….”..

The reporter then asked… “ … what is your reaction to what Donald Trump said about WikiLeaks and the arrest of Julian Assange….?!”

Rafael Correa the former president of Ecuador then replied … “… I did not listed to what Donald Trump said about WikiLeaks and the arrest of Julian Assange..”

The reporter then said … “..Donald Trump said WikiLeaks and Julian Assange are not really his thing…”

Rafael Correa the former president of Ecuador then replied … “.. what reaction can I have … I do not care what Donald Trump  says of what he doesn’t say ....”

The reporter then asked … “… where is going to go in Ecuador now with this investigation …. the INA Papers Leak ..?”

Rafael Correa the former president of Ecuador then replied … “..this is a huge scandal … there is no escape for Moreno … he’s gonna be in jail soon … and because of that … and because of revenge … Moreno wanted to crush Julian Assange … Moreno wants to crush me …  he wants to crush everybody that he hates ….  but this is too big a scandal … we discovered his secret bank account … in a tax haven … where Moreno has money laundering … so you should be very worried about that … be very concerned about that … the whole planet must request to open this bank account ….” ..



Death by Medicine a film by Gary Null

The Progressive Radio Network

Published on Oct 23, 2015

Death By Medicine takes a hard examination at the dominant medical paradigm contributing to America’s health crisis. Based on Gary Null’s ground breaking book on the hundreds of thousands of injuries and deaths caused by conventional medicine, the documentary looks at the medical industrial complex, the pharmaceutical industry’s usurpation of the nation’s medical schools, research, falsified drug clinical trials, peer reviewed scientific journals, and the complicity of federal health agencies to permit this to happen. The result is a medical system unfounded on sound science. Why is there a lack of oversight by government regulatory agencies and private interest lobbyists call the shots for national healthcare? From FDA and FBI raids on cherry and dairy farmers to the halls of Congress, we witness the hostile attack on the natural health industry. We witness what happens when a mercenary healthcare system and the failures of a just and fair healthcare policy leaves the US as the 37th healthcare system in the world. The result is the American medical system is broken and corrupted by money rather than scientific fact, and the answer is to create a new medical paradigm that addresses the health of people rather than raising of stock prices, careers and reputations. Don't let anyone fool you, so tune on http://prn.fm/ Run Time 1 Hr 33 Min Written and Directed by Gary Null Co-Directed by Valerie Van Cleve Produced by Valerie Van Cleve, Richard Gale Associate Producer Rachael Spratt Editor Bill DesJardins, Richie Williamson 3-D Graphics Corey Hanson, Donald Pearsall

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RT America: Published on Oct 20, 2018

On the latest episode of On Contact, investigative journalist Helen Buyniski exposes Jimmy Wales' egalitarian Wikipedia as yet another tool of the ruling elite. More from Helen here: http://helenofdestroy.com/index.php/4...

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Two Clintons -41 years

$3 Billion

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/clinton-money/??noredirect=on

A Washington Post investigation reveals how Bill and Hillary Clinton have methodically cultivated donors over 40 years, from Little Rock to Washington and then across the globe. Their fundraising methods have created a new blueprint for politicians and their donors.

The Clintons have raised $3 billion in support of their political and philanthropic efforts over four decades. Nearly all the funds went to support six federal campaigns and their family foundation.

By Matea Gold, Tom Hamburger and Anu Narayanswamy - Published on Nov. 19, 2015

LITTLE ROCK — Over four decades of public life, Bill and Hillary Clinton have built an unrivaled global network of donors while pioneering fundraising techniques that have transformed modern politics and paved the way for them to potentially become the first husband and wife to win the White House.
The grand total raised for all of their political campaigns and their family’s charitable foundation reaches at least $3 billion, according to a Washington Post investigation.
Their fundraising haul, which began with $178,000 that Bill Clinton raised for his long-shot 1974 congressional bid, is on track to expand substantially with Hillary Clinton’s 2016 White House run, which has already drawn $110 million in support.

The Post identified donations from roughly 336,000 individuals, corporations, unions and foreign governments in support of their political or philanthropic endeavors — a list that includes top patrons such as Steven Spielberg and George Soros, as well as lesser-known backers who have given smaller amounts dozens of times. Not included in the count are an untold number of small donors whose names are not identified in campaign finance reports but together have given millions to the Clintons over the years.




Watch the moment Julian Assange is arrested


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Published on Apr 11, 2019

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    Edward Snowden:

   Assange’s Arrest and the Mueller Report Show a ‘Two-Tiered System of Justice’

In this week's CYBER podcast, we sat down with Edward Snowden to talk about his life in Russia, Julian Assange, and press freedom.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/597pvk/edward-snowden-assange-arrest-mueller-report

    

When Edward Snowden was stranded in a Russian airport, before the government of Vladimir Putin granted him asylum, he turned to WikiLeaks and their lawyers for help. Since then, Snowden has inevitably been linked to WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange.

Naturally, when Snowden sat down with CYBER host Ben Makuch, we asked him what he thought about Assange’s case. For Snowden, the story about Assange’s arrest should focus more on Ecuador’s motivations, and the fact that Assange is being held to a different standard than president Donald Trump. The former NSA analyst mentioned the fact that Ecuador got $4.2 billion in funds from the International Monetary Fund in early March as a sign the country was getting closer to the West, and in turn more inclined to give up Assange.

“Journalists who have been covering the story haven’t really been looking at that, because Julian as an individual is such a tragically flawed figure,” Snowden said.

Snowden also criticized people who changed their minds about Assange after the 2016 election.

“A lot of Americans now hate Julian,” he said. “Even though the sort of people who are on the center to the left part of the spectrum had been singing his praises during the Bush administration, now they’re on the other side because of his unfortunate political choices in the 2016 elections.”

Yet, Snowden defended Assange’s journalism work in the lead up to the 2016 elections, arguing the leaked emails, which major media companies covered, showed that the Democratic Party tried to favor Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders. That, Snowden said, “had profound public interest.”

As Motherboard reported last week, the Department of Justice says that it isn’t positive that Assange helped whistleblower Chelsea Manning crack a password hash in order to obtain cables related to the Iraq War, but that he’s being charged with that crime anyway. Snowden juxtaposed his treatment with that of Trump’s treatment in Robert Mueller’s report.

“Mueller says it didn’t actually result in obstruction because the people that Trump ordered to do this simply ignored him,” Snowden said. “The DOJ’s defense of not charging Trump is look he tried to commit a crime but he failed to actually do this. And at the same time they’re charging Julian Assange under precisely the opposite theory. Where they say ‘Look, Julian may not have actually cracked a password—we don’t have any evidence that he did, we’re not even going to try to prove that he did, we’re going to say that the agreement to try is enough.”

“So this is a real question of a two-tiered system of justice. Where if you’re the president and you try to commit a crime, you can skate,” he added. “Why is it that journalists are being held to a higher standard of behavior than the president of the United States?”

Finally, Snowden attacked the Department of Justice for charging Assange with conspiracy to crack a password, “a pretty low level infraction relative to the things Assange has been accused of in his life.”

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Michael Richard Pence

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Pence

Michael Richard Pence (born June 7, 1959) is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 48th and current vice president of the United States. He previously was the 50th governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017 and a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. He is the younger brother of U.S. Representative Greg Pence.

Born and raised in ColumbusIndiana, Pence graduated from Hanover College and earned a law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law before entering private practice. After losing two bids for a U.S. congressional seat in 1988 and 1990, he became a conservative radio and television talk show host from 1994 to 1999. Pence was elected to the United States Congress in 2000 and represented Indiana's 2nd congressional district and Indiana's 6th congressional district in the House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. He served as the chairman of the House Republican Conference from 2009 to 2011.[2] Pence described himself as a "principled conservative" and supporter of the Tea Party movement,[3] stating that he was "a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order."[4]

Upon becoming governor of Indiana in January 2013, Pence initiated the largest tax cut in Indiana's history and pushed for more funding for education initiatives. Pence signed bills intended to restrict abortions, including one that prohibited abortions if the reason for the procedure was the fetus's race, gender, or disability.[5] After Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, he encountered fierce resistance from moderate members of his party, the business community, and LGBT advocates. The backlash against the RFRA led Pence to amend the bill to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and other criteria.

Pence was inaugurated as Vice President of the United States on January 20, 2017. He had withdrawn his gubernatorial reelection campaignin July to become the running mate of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who went on to win the presidential election on November 8, 2016.


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Masters of Money

Karl Marx HD

 

DarthMarston

Published on Jan 30, 2016

Stephanie Flanders examines one of the most revolutionary and

 controversial thinkers of all. Karl Marx's ideas left an indelible stamp on the lives of billions of people and the world we live in today. As the global financial crisis continues on its destructive path, some are starting to wonder if he was right.

Marx argued that capitalism is inherently unfair and therefore doomed to collapse, so it should be got rid of altogether.

Today as the gap between rich and poor continues to cause tension,

his ideas are once again being taken seriously at the heart of global business.

Stephanie travels from Marx's birthplace to a former communist regime detention centre in Berlin and separates his economic analysis from what was carried out in his name.

She asks what answers does Marx provide to the mess we are all in today.

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Paul Manafort: Ex-Trump campaign chief jailed for fraud

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47491688

8 March 2019



Paul Manafort

US President Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort has been given a 47-month prison sentence for fraud.

He was convicted last year of hiding millions of dollars of income earned by his political consulting in Ukraine.

The charges stem from an inquiry into alleged Russian election meddling in the 2016 US elections.

None of Manafort's charges relate to allegations of collusion with Russia. Mr Trump has always denied the charge, describing the inquiry as a witch hunt.

The 47-month sentence is far shorter than what was recommended by US Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Mr Mueller is thought to be finishing up his 22-month investigation, which has dogged the Trump presidency.

Manafort, 69, is due to be sentenced in another case next week related to his illegal lobbying.

His sentencing marks a spectacular downfall for a Republican political guru who advised four US presidents, including Mr Trump, and foreign leaders.

  • Manafort: Trump's former campaign chair

What happened at the hearing?

Manafort - who will receive credit for time served - must also pay $24m (£18m) in restitution and a $50,000 fine.

He addressed the court on Thursday evening in Alexandria, Virginia, saying "the last two years have been the most difficult of my life".

"To say I am humiliated and ashamed would be a gross understatement," he added, asking the judge to be "compassionate".

He described his life as "professionally and financially in shambles".

Judge TS Ellis said he was surprised that Manafort did not "express regret for engaging in wrongful conduct".

The formerly dapper lobbyist - who entered the court wearing a green prison jumpsuit and in a wheelchair - was impassive as he learned his fate.

  • The Trump-Russia saga in 250 words
  • What does the special counsel do?
  • America's most mysterious public figure

Was the sentence too short?

Judge Ellis said sentencing guidelines cited by prosecutors calling for between 19.5 and 24 years in prison were "excessive" compared to sentences for similar crimes.

"The government cannot sweep away the history of all these previous sentences," he said. "Clearly the guidelines were way out of whack on this."

He added that Manafort had lived an "otherwise blameless" life where he "earned the admiration of a number of people".

Many Democrats have reacted to the sentence with disappointment.

US Senator Amy Klobuchar, who is running for the Democratic nomination for president, said Manafort had "led far from a 'blameless life'".

 

Meanwhile, ex-CIA Director John Brennan described it as "an extraordinarily lenient sentence... Paul Manafort has a demonstrated track record of criminal, unethical, unprincipled behaviour."

Others have contrasted Manafort's sentence with those convicted of other crimes, arguing that the US legal system is lenient on white collar crime.

 

One lawyer highlighted how his client was offered between 36 and 72 months for stealing $100 (£76).

 

He added that he was "not advocating for worse treatment for all", but wished his clients would get the "same treatment as the privileged few".

News website USA Today points out that, in the district where Manafort was sentenced, those convicted of fraud are normally jailed for an average of 36 months.

Legal experts have also pointed out that Judge Ellis has a history of criticising mandatory minimum sentences - including those for drug and gun crimes - as he believes judges should have more discretion over jail sentences.

  • What might 'Mueller report' look like?
  • Five big things Mueller is looking at

 



Manafort pictured with Donald Trump at the Republican convention in July 2016

What's the background to the case?

A jury in Alexandria, Virginia, convicted Manafort last August of five counts of tax fraud, two counts of bank fraud, and one count of failing to declare a foreign bank account.

The judge, however, declared a mistrial on 10 other fraud-related charges.

Manafort was indicted for hiding $55m in offshore bank accounts in Cyprus, money he was paid as a political consultant for pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians.

Prosecutors say Manafort failed to pay more than $6m in taxes, as he funded his opulent lifestyle, including a $15,000 ostrich-skin jacket and a luxury renovation of his mansion in the Hamptons.

Manafort served three months as Trump's campaign chairman until August 2016, when he was forced to resign over his previous work in Ukraine.

He was the first former Trump aide to be arrested in the special counsel investigation, in October 2017.

  • Who's who in the Russia-Trump inquiry?

His legal team has previously said he suffers from debilitating foot pain resulting from gout as a result of his incarceration.




Manafort's bail was revoked for alleged witness-tampering and he has been held in solitary confinement for nine months.

How was Manafort treated in prison?

When news of the solitary confinement first emerged it caused controversy, with commentators describing it as a form of "torture".

Manafort's lawyers acknowledged that the solitary confinement was put in place to guarantee Manafort's safety, but argued that he should not have been detained at all.

They said Manafort was "locked in his cell for at least 23 hours per day" and could not adequately prepare his defence.

Mr Mueller said Manafort had enjoyed privileges in solitary confinementincluding "a private, self-contained living unit, which is larger than other inmates' units, his own bathroom and shower facility, his own personal telephone, and his own workspace to prepare for trial."

According to court filings submitted by Mr Mueller's team, Mr Manafort said on monitored phone calls from jail that he was "being treated like a 'VIP'".

How does the case relate to the Russia inquiry?

Manafort has not been charged with anything related to the special counsel's investigation into an alleged Russian plot to influence the 2016 US presidential election.

Manafort's lawyers had argued that the charges were outside the special counsel's remit.

However, Democrats point out that a Washington DC judge last month backed the special counsel's contention that Manafort lied about his contacts with Konstantin Kilimnik, an aide alleged to have ties to Russian intelligence.

In February, Manafort's lawyers inadvertently revealed in a court filing that their client had shared polling data about the 2016 Trump campaign with Mr Kilimnik.

The president's critics also highlight that Manafort was present at a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between campaign staff and a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer promising "dirt" on then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

  • Trump's biggest headache might not be Mueller

During sentencing the judge noted that the charges do not relate to alleged Russian meddling, leading to Mr Trump to claim vindication in a tweet mischaracterising the judge's remarks.

 

What's the other case?

Manafort is due to be sentenced next Wednesday in another case brought by the special counsel, this time in Washington DC.

He pleaded guilty in September to two felony counts - conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice - related to his lobbying.

He also agreed to co-operate with the special counsel inquiry in a deal for a possible lighter sentence.

However, just two months later that plea deal collapsed as investigators said Manafort had repeatedly lied to the government. He faces a maximum of 10 years in the case.

President Trump, who frequently denounces the Mueller investigation, has not ruled out granting a presidential pardon to Manafort.

He said in November: "I wouldn't take it off the table."



What's happening with the Mueller inquiry?

The special counsel is expected soon to submit his report to US Attorney General William Barr.

The political world is feverishly anticipating findings on whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russia, or if Mr Trump unlawfully sought to obstruct the inquiry.

Mr Trump has denied collusion and obstruction and Russia has denied election interference.

Five other Trump aides have been charged in connection with Mr Mueller's investigation.

None have been indicted with criminally conspiring to subvert the 2016 election.

Former campaign staff Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos, former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen have all pleaded guilty.

Long-time Trump adviser Roger Stone has pleaded not guilty.


Protesters gather globally to condemn Assange arrest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETBgZEvH2uQ&feature=youtu.be

RT UK

Published on Apr 12, 2019

“This is not how democracy works”. Protesters have been mobilising around the world to condemn the arrest of Julian Assange. MORE: https://on.rt.com/9s2y Like what you see? Please subscribe http://youtube.com/RTUKnews FOLLOW ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RTUKnews FOLLOW ON FACEBOOK: http://fb.com/RTUKnews READ MORE http://rt.com/uk/ WATCH LIVE: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-uk-air/

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Money, happiness and eternal life 

 Greed (director's cut) 

 DW Documentary


DW Documentary

Published on Jun 23, 2017

Can money and power ever make us happy? How much is enough? Our constant desire for more is part of our human nature. Some call it a useful dowry of evolution, others a fault in the human genetic make-up: The old mortal sin Greed seems to be more ubiquitous than ever. Why can't people ever get enough, where is this self-indulgence leading - and are there any ways out of this vicious circle of gratification?

"People like to have a lot of stuff because it makes them the feeling of living forever,"

 says American social psychologist Sheldon Solomon, who believes today's materialism and consumerism will have disastrous consequences.

Anyone who fails to satisfy his or her desires in this age of the Ego is deemed a loser.

But with more than 7 billion people on the Earth, the ramifications of this excessive consumption of resources are already clear.

Isn’t the deplorable state of our planet proof enough that

"The Greed Program," which has made us crave possessions, status and power, is coming to an end?

Or is the frenzied search for more and more still an indispensable part of our nature? We set off to look for the essence of greed. And we tell the stories of people who - whether as perpetrators or victims or even just as willing consumers - have become accomplices in a sea change in values. Check out our web special: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/greed/s-32898 _______

Exciting, powerful and informative – DW Documentary is always close to current affairs and international events.

Our eclectic mix of award-winning films and reports take you straight to the heart of the story.

Dive into different cultures, journey across distant lands, and discover the inner workings of modern-day life. Subscribe and explore the world around you – every day, one DW Documentary at a time. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39... 

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#JulianAssange #WikiLeaks

How Julian Assange Disrupted Politics With WikiLeaks | Just The FAQs | USA TODAY

USA TODAY

Published on Apr 12, 2019

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a hero or criminal, depending on who you ask. We explain. As purveyor of secret U.S. government information, Julian Assange has few rivals. The release of a stunning trove of sensitive diplomatic cables and entire Pentagon databases nearly a decade ago made Assange and his anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks a household names and an enemy of the American government.  Six years later, WikiLeaks published thousands of private emails involving members of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign that investigators said were stolen and passed to Assange's organization working for the Russian government. That episode and others so infuriated U.S. authorities that then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo called Assange's organization a "hostile intelligence service."  But none of those things prompted the government to call Assange a criminal. #JulianAssange #WikiLeaks To read more: https://bit.ly/2KF3JDY When news breaks, we break it down for you. Just the FAQs cuts through the clutter and helps you with your daily news fix. Watch more: http://bit.ly/2Dw3Wnh Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday On Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAY How Julian Assange Disrupted Politics With WikiLeaks | Just The FAQs | USA TODAY

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Julian Assange supporters gather

at Westminster Magistrates' Court

Daily Mail

Published on Apr 12, 2019

The Wikileaks founder finally appeared in court yesterday (sketch, inset right) after he was sensationally expelled from the Ecuadorian embassy in London (left), where he has been claiming political refuge for the past seven years (his cramped dwelling, right). A judge branded Assange's defence 'laughable' and his behaviour that of a 'narcissist who cannot get beyond his own selfish interests' after he pleaded not guilty to breaching his bail conditions, claiming he did so because he could never expect a fair trial in the UK. Ecuador's decision to revoke his political asylum yesterday morning saw a diplomatic falling of dominoes, with seven British police officers entering the embassy at 10am before restraining him as he tried to flee to his private room. They then dragged the fugitive away kicking and screaming into a van as he shouted 'this is unlawful' and 'the UK must resist'. In a dramatic turn of events, he was then also charged by US government prosecutors with conspiring with American whistleblower Chelsea Manning to break the password of a classified government computer in 2010. 

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The business of pain relief 

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(Pharma documentary)

DW Documentary

Published on Nov 2, 2018

Pain relief medication is easily available over the counter in many countries. Our documentary investigates the big business of painkillers.

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Millions of consumers in Germany and France are well provided for with cheap, fast-acting, over the counter painkillers without any significant side effects -- diclofenac, ibuprofen, aspirin and paracetamol. At least, that’s how it looks. But the pharmaceutical industry influences politicians and doctors and cover up fatal risks, as this investigative documentary shows.

More than 150 million packs of over-the-counter painkillers are sold in Germany and France every year.

But patients are rarely given enough information about what they are taking.

Over the counter pain relief worth more than half a billion euros are sold annually.

The investigative journalists behind the US website "Dollars for Docs" are following the money.

In the documentary, Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Weber explains how they come by the data of US doctors who receive money from the pharmaceutical industry, in the form of lecture fees, consulting fees or vacation trips.

Some physicians earn as much as a million dollars a year in addition to their normal practice.

Questions about the independence of these physicians have now led to a new law

in the US that requires doctors to disclose the funds they receive from industry.

Featuring both critics and advocates of the practice, the documentary looks at how physicians are involved in the pharmaceutical industry. Meanwhile, Waldtraut Eicke’s case shows just how fatal faith in analgesics can be.

Years of analgesic use has made her a dialysis patient. Her kidneys no longer work - known in the jargon as "analgesic kidneys.” _______

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REFEED: Assange last video before

communications cut at Ecuadorian Embassy in London


Ruptly

Streamed live on Sep 20, 2018

MANDATORY CREDIT: World Ethical Data Forum WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange could be seen in his final video before Internet and communications were cut off at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London last March. In the video, Assange can be seen giving an interview and discussing a range of topics, including the future of cyber security, the current threat to nation-states and how he is portrayed in the media. Julian Assange has been residing in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012. Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv

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Journalist Glenn Greewald gives the inside story of Edward Snowden

CBC News: The National

Published on May 13, 2014

Glenn Greenwald gives dramatic insider details about how he stumbled on

what is perhaps the biggest leak of American intelligence in history,

information he received from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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Julian Assange's lawyer says arrest sets 'dangerous precedent'

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Daily Mail

Published on Apr 12, 2019

The Wikileaks founder finally appeared in court yesterday after he was sensationally expelled from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been claiming political refuge for the past seven years. A judge branded Assange's defence 'laughable' and his behaviour that of a 'narcissist who cannot get beyond his own selfish interests' after he pleaded not guilty to breaching his bail conditions, claiming he did so because he could never expect a fair trial in the UK. Ecuador's decision to revoke his political asylum yesterday morning saw a diplomatic falling of dominoes, with seven British police officers entering the embassy at 10am before restraining him as he tried to flee to his private room. They then dragged the fugitive away kicking and screaming into a van as he shouted 'this is unlawful' and 'the UK must resist'. In a dramatic turn of events, he was then also charged by US government prosecutors with conspiring with American whistleblower Chelsea Manning to break the password of a classified government computer in 2010.

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Julian Assange jailed but defiant as extradition battle begins


CBS This Morning

Published on Apr 12, 2019

The Justice Department may have to fight for months or even years to bring Julian Assange to the U.S. British police arrested the WikiLeaks founder at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London Thursday after his diplomatic asylum was removed. Assange faces a charge of conspiring with Chelsea Manning to hack Pentagon computers in 2010. Imtiaz Tyab reports.

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Edward Snowden Live From Russia

UChicago Institute of Politics

Published on May 12, 2016


Chris Matthews Says Julian Assange

Was Trump’s ‘Best Sidekick’ In 2016

Hardball | MSNBC

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Published on Apr 11, 2019

The U.S. Justice Department is charging Wikileaks founder Julian Assange with conspiracy. After Assange’s arrest, President Trump said he knew nothing about Wikileaks despite campaigning on material the organization leaked during the 2016 campaign. »

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How Julian Assange passed his time in the Ecuador embassy in London before his arrest

Protests broke out around the world after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested on April 11 by the London Police.

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As soon as the reports of the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assangesurfaced on April 11, protests broke out in different parts of the world. Assange had been living in the Ecuador Embassy in London since June 2012, where he had sought asylum to avoid being extradited to Sweden in connection with sexual assault allegations.

The video above shows one of the ways Assange passed his time inside the embassy – he skateboarded.

In a statement on twitter, Ecuador President Lenín Moreno said that Assange’s asylum was withdrawn because of “repeated violations to international conventions and daily-life protocols”.

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Security footage shows Julian Assange in his living quarters


Sky News

Published on Apr 14, 2019

Newly-released security footage has shown Julian Assange skateboarding in the Ecuadorian embassy and his deteriorating relations with staff in the building. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-n... Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...

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Who is Julian Assange & Why is He Being Arrested? 

 Today's Biggest News Explained


Behind the News

Published on Apr 12, 2019

Imagine spending seven years in one room. Julian Assange knows exactly what that's like. He's just done it - at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Now, he's finally out, but it's not because he wants to be. Today, Julian Assange was arrested in London and taken out of the Embassy where he'd been claiming asylum. So who exactly is Julian Assange and why is he in trouble? Assange is an Aussie, born in Townsville. He's a bit of a whiz with computer programming and founded the company WikiLeaks, an organisation that publishes secret and classified information. Almost 9 years ago he leaked top secret info about what the American military did during the war in Afghanistan. Assange said people should know what happened and that the US and its allies may have committed some crimes. Many people, including celebs & political leaders agreed with what Assange did. But the US military thought publishing the files was the wrong because it could put soldiers at risk. America wanted to arrest Assange for a crime called Espionage which means spying or using spies, to gather political and military info. At the time, the President of Ecuador decided to grant Assange asylum at their embassy in London meaning local police wouldn't be able to arrest him as long as he stayed in the embassy. Assange has spent almost seven years stuck inside the embassy but now Ecuador has a different president and its government has decided to allow the UK police to arrest Assange. They say its because of a number of reasons like how all of this is impacting its relationships with other countries. Assange has now been to court in The UK but it's not clear what his punishment will be or if he'll also be sent to the US to face trial. --- SPACECRAFT CRASHES ON THE MOON What was set to be a historical moment for Israeli Space Exploration turned out to be a bit of fizzer. Israel was going to become the smallest country ever to successfully land a spacecraft on the moon and while their spacecraft did land, it wasn't a successful landing. This is the last selfie the craft took before it crash-landed. When communications dropped out, it was travelling at more than 3 thousand kilometres per hour. As you can imagine, people in Israel were pretty devo. --- THE WORLD'S YOUNGEST DJ Meet DJ Arch Jnr! A 6 year old from South Africa who likes jamming to house music. He's been mixing since he was a toddler, after his dad who's also a DJ realised Arch liked joining him on the decks. A video of Arch went viral and he ended up winning South Africa's Got Talent when he was just 3! Since then, he's broken the world record for youngest club DJ, appeared on America's Got Talent: The Champions and played heaps of gigs around the world! --- WORLD'S OLDEST PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER Isaak Hayik has just become the oldest professional football player at 73 years old! Some of his teammates on the day were the grandkids of people he played with more than 50 years ago! His team ended up getting thrashed 5-1 but Isaak managed to make a few decent saves during the match. --- KIM KARDASHIAN STUDYING TO BECOME A LAWYER Kim Kardashian's best known as a massive reality TV and Instagram star but now she's taking her career in a new direction and studying to be a lawyer! One part of the law she seems especially interested in is how America's prison system is run. Last year she even had a meeting with the president about it! --- ROBOT PULLS OFF SOME IMPRESSIVE HALF COURT SHOTS --- OTTER PUP GETS SOME SPECIAL CARE AT BROOKFIELD ZOO __ For the past 50 years, Behind the News has been helping to break down current issues and events for young people all around the world. The program is a high-energy, fun way for people to learn about the stories we see in the news, while providing background information that isn’t usually given by other news bulletins. We have over 1000 stories on all sorts of topics - everything from politics & volcanoes, to online security & fortnite. If you're looking for help to understand something, you'll probably find it on BTN. Make sure to like & subscribe our videos if you want to stay in the know! http://www.abc.net.au/btn/ 

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Security footage shows Julian Assange in his living quarters

https://youtu.be/HFi6kJaCa5k


Sky News

Published on Apr 14, 2019

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 WikiLeaks editor, Julian Assange's lawyer speak outside UK court

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Why the arrest of Julian Assange should worry you


The Hated One

Published on Apr 14, 2019

The indictment of Julian Assange is going to change the world forever. After the arrest of the founder of WikiLeaks, the fate of journalism and free press is called into question.

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The arrest of WikiLeáks founder Julian Assánge is going to leave a mark in the history books.

Assánge has a complicated personality.

But the story of WikiLeáks throughout the years challenges the very foundations of what it means to live in a Western society.

On April 11th, Assánge was arrested by London Metropolitan Police. But what makes history is neither of these cases. It’s his subsequent arrest at a central police station in London by British authorities on behalf of the United States. The US arrest came with an indictment accusing Assange of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion with former US military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.

The federal government is now seeking to extradite Assange into the United State where

Julian Assange could face up to five years of prison time for this single charge. The indictment counts four main acts as part of the conspiracy:

1. The communication between Assange and Manning using Jabber instant messaging service where they agreed to acquire and disseminate the classified documents and crack the password on one of the DoD computers.

2. The effort Assange took to conceal Manning as the source of the leak.The indictment counts four main acts as part of the conspiracy:

3. That Assange encouraged Manning to provide more information from the government systems.

4. And the fact that Assange and Manning used a cloud drop box to transmit the leaked documents.

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  MI6 Are The Lords of the Global Drug Trade By James Casbolt – Former MI6 Agent c. 2006  

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  MI6 Are The Lords of the Global Drug Trade By James Casbolt – Former MI6 Agent c. 2006 

 It may be a revelation to many people that the global drug trade is controlled and run by the intelligence agencies. In this global drug trade British intelligence reigns supreme.

As intelligence insiders know MI5 and MI6 control many of the other intelligence agencies in the world (CIA, MOSSAD etc) in a vast web of intrigue and corruption that has its global power base in the city of London, the square mile. My name is James Casbolt and I worked for MI6 in 'black ops' cocaine trafficking with the IRA and MOSSAD in London and Brighton between 1995 and 1999. My father Peter Casbolt was also MI6 and worked with the CIA and mafia in Rome, trafficking cocaine into Britain.

 My experience was that the distinctions of all these groups became blurred until in the end we were all one international group working together for the same goals. We were puppets who had our strings pulled by global puppet masters based in the city of London.

Most levels of the intelligence agencies are not loyal to the people of the country they are based in and see themselves as 'super national'. It had been proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the CIA has been bringing in most of the drugs into America for the last fifty years (see ex LAPD officer Michael Rupert's 'From the wilderness' website for proof). The CIA operates under orders from British intelligence and was created by British intelligence in 1947.

The CIA today is still loyal to the international bankers based in the city of London and the global elite aristocratic families like the Rothchilds and the Windsor's. Since it was first started, MI6 has always brought drugs into Britain

. They do not bring 'some' of the drugs into Britain but I would estimate MI6 bring in around ninety percent of the drugs in. They do this by pulling the strings of many organised crime and terrorist groups and these groups like the IRA are full of MI6 agents. MI6 bring in heroin from the middle east, cocaine from south America and cannabis from morocco as well as other places.

 British intelligence also designed and created the drug LSD in the 1950's through places like the Tavistock Institute in London. By the 1960's MI5, MI6 and the CIA were using LSD as a weapon against the angry protestors of the sixties and turned them into 'flower children' who were too tripped out to organise a revolution.

Dr Timothy Leary the LSD guru of the sixties was a CIA puppet. Funds and drugs for Leary's research came from the CIA and Leary says that Cord Meyer, the CIA agent in charge of funding the sixties LSD counter culture has" helped me to understand my political cultural role more clearly". In 1998, I was sent 3000 LSD doses on blotting paper by MI5 with pictures of the European union flag on them. The MI5 man who sent them told my father this was a government 'signature' and this LSD was called 'Europa'.

This global drugs trade controlled by British intelligence is worth at least £500 billion a year. This is more than the global oil trade and the economy in Britain and America is totally dependent on this drug money. Mafia crime boss John Gotti exposed the situation when asked in court if he was involved in drug trafficking. He replied "No we can't compete with the government". I believe this was only a half truth because the mafia and the CIA are the same group at the upper levels. In Britain, the MI6 drug money is laundered through the Bank of England, Barclays Bank and other household name companies. The drug money is passed from account to account until its origins are lost in a huge web of transactions. The drug money comes out 'cleaner' but not totally clean.

Diamonds are then bought with this money from the corrupt diamond business families like the Oppenheimers. These diamonds are then sold and the drug money is clean. MI6 and the CIA are also responsible for the crack cocaine epidemic in Britain and America. In 1978, MI6 and the CIA were in south America researching the effects of the natives smoking 'basuco' cocaine paste. This has the same effect as crack cocaine. They saw that the strength and addiction potential was far greater than ordinary cocaine and created crack cocaine from the basuco formula.

 MI6 and the CIA then flooded Britain and America with crack. Two years later, in 1980, Britain and America were starting to see the first signs of the crack cocaine epidemic on the streets. On august 23, 1987, in a rural community south of Little Rock in America, two teenage boys named Kevin Ives and Don Henry were murdered and dismembered after witnessing a CIA cocaine drop that was part of a CIA drug trafficking operation based at a small airport in Mena, Arkansas. Bill Clinton was the governor of Arkansas at the time. Bill Clinton was involved with the CIA at this time and $100 million worth of cocaine was coming through the Mena, Arkansas airport each month. For proof see the books 'Compromise' and 'Dope Inc'.

On my father's international MI6 drug runs, whatever fell off the back of the lorry so to speak he would keep and we would sell it in Britain. As long as my father was meeting the speedboats from Morocco in the Costa del Sol and then moving the lorry loads of cannabis through their MI6, IRA lorry business into Britain every month, British intelligence were happy. As long as my father was moving shipments of cocaine out of Rome every month, MI5 and MI6 were happy. If my father kept a bit to sell himself no one cared because there was enough drugs and money to go round in this £500 billion a year global drugs trade. The ones who were really paying were the people addicted. Who were paying with suffering.

But karma always catches up and both myself and my father became addicted to heroin in later years and my father died addicted, and poor in prison under very strange circumstances.

Today, I am clean and drug-free and wish to help stop the untold suffering this global drugs trade causes. The intelligence agencies have always used addictive drugs as a weapon against the masses to bring in their long term plan for a one world government, a one world police force designed to be NATO and a micro chipped population known as the New World Order. As the population is in a drug or alcohol-induced trance watching 'Coronation Street', the new world order is being crept in behind them. T

o properly expose this global intelligence run drugs trade we need to expose the key players in this area: 1- Tibor Rosenbaum, a MOSSAD agent and head of the Geneva based Banque du Credit international.

This bank was the forerunner to the notorious Bank of Credit and Commerce international (BCCI) which is a major intelligence drug money laundering bank. 'Life' magazine exposed Rosenbaum's bank as a money launderer for the Meyer Lansky American organised crime family and Tibor Rosenbaum funded and supported 'Permindex' the MI6 assassination unit which was at the heart of the John F. Kennedy assassination.

 2- Robert Vesco, sponsored by the Swiss branch of the Rothchilds and part of the American connection to the Medellin drug cartel in Columbia. 

3- Sir Francis de Guingand, former head of British intelligence, now living in south Africa (and every head of MI5 and MI6 has been involved in the drug world before and after him). 

4- Henry Keswick, chairman of Jardine Matheson which is one of the biggest drug trafficking operations in the world. His brother John Keswick is chairman of the bank of England. 

5- Sir Martin Wakefield Jacomb, Bank of England director from 1987 to 1995, Barclays Bank Deputy Chairman in 1985, Telegraph newspapers director in 1986 ( This is the reason why this can of worms doesn't get out in the mainstream media. 

The people who are perpetrating these crimes control most of the mainstream media. In America former director of the CIA William Casey was, before his death in 1987, head of the council of the media network ABC. Many insiders refer to ABC as 'The CIA network.) 6- George Bush, Snr, former President and former head of the CIA and America's leading drug baron who has fronted more wars on drugs than any other president. Which in reality is just a method to eliminate competition.

 A whole book could be written on George Bush's involvement in the global drug trade but it is well-covered in the book 'Dark Alliance' by investigative journalist Gary Webb. Gary Webb was found dead with two gunshot wounds to the back of his head with a revolver.

The case was declared a 'suicide'. You figure that out. Gary Webb as well as myself and other investigators, found that much of this 'black ops' drug money is being used to fund projects classified above top secret.

These projects include the building and maintaining of deep level underground bases in Dulce in New Mexico, Pine gap in Australia, Snowy mountains in Australia, The Nyala range in Africa, west of Kindu in Africa, next to the Libyan border in Egypt, Mount Blanc in Switzerland, Narvik in Scandinavia, Gottland island in Sweden and many other places around the world (more about these underground bases in my next issue).

The information on this global drugs trade run by the intelligence agencies desperately needs to get out on a large scale. Any information, comments or feedback to help me with my work would be greatly welcomed.   

 

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The Torture Of Assange: A Blight On The US Justice System

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZybBAfB66rM 

RonPaulLibertyReport

Streamed live on Aug 30, 2018 

Wikileaks founder and chief editor Julian Assange has been in solitary confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy for more than six years. Though the original charges have been dropped against him, he remains in the Embassy for fear of being extradited to the US for prosecution. His "crime"? Publishing things the government does not want us to know. It is past time for Assange to be freed.

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Chomsky: 

CIA Targeting of Julian Assange of WikiLeaks

is "Disgraceful Act"


Democracy Now!

Published on Apr 26, 2017

http://democracynow.org - Last week, the Trump administration reportedly prepared an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department was seeking to put Assange in jail. Amy Goodman asked world-renowned linguist and dissident Noam Chomsky about the U.S. targeting of Julian Assange, during a wide-ranging conversation at the First Parish Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Monday night. Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: http://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: http://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow 

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Edward Snowden Emerges as

 Source Behind Explosive Revelations of NSA Spying

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http://www.democracynow.org - Former CIA employee Edward Snowden has come forward as the whistleblower behind the explosive revelations about the National Security Agency and the U.S. surveillance state. Three weeks ago the 29-year-old left his job inside the NSA's office in Hawaii where he worked for the private intelligence firm Booz Allen Hamilton. Today he is in Hong Kong--not sure if he will ever see his home again. In a video interview with the Guardian of London, Snowden says he exposed top secret NSA surveillance programs to alert Americans of expansive government spying on innocents. "Even if you're not doing anything wrong, you're being watched and recorded," Snowden says. "And the storage capability of these systems increases every year, consistently, by orders of magnitude, to where it's getting to the point you don't have to have done anything wrong, you simply have to eventually fall under suspicion from somebody, even by a wrong call, and then they can use this system to go back in time and scrutinize every decision you've ever made, every friend you've ever discussed something with, and attack you on that basis, to sort of derive suspicion from an innocent life and paint anyone in the context of a wrongdoer... The public needs to decide whether these programs and policies are right or wrong." Watch Democracy Now!'s ongoing coverage of the NSA leak at http://www.democracynow.org/topics/nsa. Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,100+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Listen on SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT

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Assange on 'US Empire', 

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 'The WikiLeaks Files' (EXCLUSIVE)

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Edward Snowden on Donald Trump,

Obama's Presidency,

Activism & Liberty & his life in Exile

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MI5 provides immunity for agents' criminal acts, tribunal told

Secret Service policy is so secret that judicial oversight was not initially acknowledged

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/04/mi5-sought-immunity-for-agents-criminal-acts-tribunal-told



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MI5 Building - Thames House, London

What is the difference between MI5 and MI6 (SIS)?

MI5 is responsible for protecting the UK, its citizens and interests, at home

and overseas, against threats to national security.

SIS is responsible for gathering intelligence outside the UK in support of the 

government's security, defence, foreign and economic policies.

 

MI5 is the British security service while MI6 is the British foreign intelligence service. 

Crudely, MI6 are "our" spies while MI5 is there to catch "their" spies. 

It gets a little more complicated in that MI6 has its own "counter-intelligence" section.

MI5 grants its informants legal cover to participate in crimes that may extend to murder, torture and sexual assaults, a tribunal has heard.

The policy, in existence since the early 1990s, is likely to have enabled the Security Service to conceal wide ranging illegal activity, Ben Jaffey QC, representing an alliance of human rights group, told the investigatory powers tribunal (IPT) on Thursday.

The policy was so secret that even judicial oversight of the practice, introduced in 2012, was not initially acknowledged. Sir Mark Waller, a retired judge appointed to oversee the policy, was instructed by the prime minister at the time, David Cameron, not to comment on its legality.

Known within the intelligence services as “the third direction”, a letter from Cameron to Waller dated 27 November 2012 said his “oversight would not provide endorsement of the legality of the policy”.

Cameron continued: “You would not be asked to provide a view on whether any particular case should be referred to the prosecuting authorities; and your oversight would not relate to any future consideration given by prosecuting authorities to authorisations.”

Waller was the intelligence services commissioner at the time, charged with independent judicial oversight of the conduct of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ.

Cameron’s letter explained that in protecting national security, MI5’s agent-handlers permit informants to participate in “crime, in circumstances where it is considered [that] involvement is necessary and proportionate in providing or maintaining access to intelligence” that would disrupt more serious crimes or security threats.

He added that he had considered whether his letter should be published for transparency purposes, but “concluded that it should not on the basis that doing so would be detrimental to national security and contrary to the public interest”.

Some details of the policy were also disclosed on Thursday during the hearing. A heavily redacted copy of a three-page MI5 document, entitled Guidelines on the use of agents who participate in criminality (official guidance), was released.

The document shows that MI5 sought to give its agents even greater freedom to commit criminal offences than that usually proffered to police informers. “The service has established its own procedure for authorising the use of agents participating in crime,” it states.

It says any authorisation to commit crimes “has no legal effect and does not confer on either agent or those involved in the authorisation process any immunity from prosecution. Rather, the authorisation will be the service’s explanation and justification of its decisions” should the police investigate.

The IPT case, which is potentially embarrassing for the government, has been brought by Privacy International, Reprieve, the Committee on the Administration of Justice and the Pat Finucane Centre.

MI5’s policy is illegal if it breaches fundamental human rights, such as the ban on the use of torture, Jaffey told the tribunal.

The policy appears to be the equivalent of MI6’s powers created under the Intelligence Services Act 1994. Section 7 of the act is sometimes known as the “James Bond clause” because it provides a legal amnesty for spies to commit abroad what would otherwise be crimes.

The MI5 guidelines date back to the early 1990s and, it is believed, attempted to formalise the legal gap exposed earlier during the Troubles in Northern Ireland when special branch agent-handlers sought clarity from Downing Street on how far they were permitted to go in allowing informants to participate in crimes without facing prosecution themselves.

At that stage, in the 1980s, the office of the prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, was unwilling to give clear guidance. Those exchanges were carefully documented in the De Silva report into the murder of the Belfast lawyer Pat Finucane.

Sir James Eadie QC, representing the intelligence agencies, the Home Office and the Foreign Office, told the the IPT that details of MI5’s conduct had to be kept secret and could not be aired in open court. He argued that the claim should be restricted to investigating over a “sensible time period”, at most six years.

For part of the day, the IPT went into closed session from which the press, public and lawyers for the claimants were excluded.

Reprieve’s director, Maya Foa, said: “We want to know if it’s government policy to let MI5 agents get away with serious crimes such as torture and murder.

“While our intelligence agencies have an important role in keeping this country safe it does not follow that agents can be permitted to break the law without limits. If this is indeed the government’s position it must inform MPs and the public, and open the policy to legal and parliamentary scrutiny.”


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China's covert political interference in Australia will be explored on FOUR CORNERS


https://tvblackbox.com.au/page/2019/4/5/chinas-covert-political-interference-in-australia-will-be-explored-on-four-corners

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In 2017, Four Corners, in a joint investigation with The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, 

revealed the lengths the Chinese communist party was going to, to influence Australia’s politicians.  In response, the federal government passed new laws to ban foreign interference


“We've had multiple briefings at the top-secret level from ASIO and other agencies that foreign interference is being conducted in Australia at an unprecedented level.” Federal Intelligence and Security Committee member.


“Political systems and parties just took what they could for as long as they could get away with it.”  Former prime ministerial adviser.


Now, in a new investigation, the joint reporting team can reveal fresh and compelling evidence of covert Beijing-backed political activity taking place in Australia.


“Chinese foreign policy is now following a much more assertive and, in some cases, aggressive approach.”  China analyst.


The investigation has uncovered secret information gathering operations targeting sensitive Australian intelligence analysis. #

And despite the new laws, there is evidence that Australian politicians have not listened to the warnings issued by Australia’s own intelligence agencies.

“The Chinese Communist Party has sought to use all sorts of vehicles to have non-transparent mechanisms, means of influencing the politics in Australia and elsewhere.” Former prime ministerial adviser.

Politicians are not the only ones receiving Beijing’s attention.  The investigation will reveal how Chinese authorities are stifling dissenting voices by targeting members of the Chinese-Australian community who fail to toe the party line.

“There is always a red line that everyone is actually quite afraid of crossing…because of repercussions from the Chinese consulate or the Chinese government.”

  Newspaper publisher.

Interference, reported by Nick McKenzie, goes to air on Monday 8th April at 8.30pm.

 

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In 2017, Four Corners, in a joint investigation with The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, revealed the lengths the Chinese communist party was going to, to influence Australia’s politicians.  In response, the federal government passed new laws to ban foreign interference.

“We've had multiple briefings at the top-secret level from ASIO and other agencies that foreign interference is being conducted in Australia at an unprecedented level.” Federal Intelligence and Security Committee member.

“Political systems and parties just took what they could for as long as they could get away with it.”  Former prime ministerial adviser.

Now, in a new investigation, the joint reporting team can reveal fresh and compelling evidence of covert Beijing-backed political activity taking place in Australia.

“Chinese foreign policy is now following a much more assertive and, in some cases, aggressive approach.”  China analyst.

The investigation has uncovered secret information gathering operations targeting sensitive Australian intelligence analysis. And despite the new laws, there is evidence that Australian politicians have not listened to the warnings issued by Australia’s own intelligence agencies.

“The Chinese Communist Party has sought to use all sorts of vehicles to have non-transparent mechanisms, means of influencing the politics in Australia and elsewhere.” Former prime ministerial adviser.

Politicians are not the only ones receiving Beijing’s attention.  The investigation will reveal how Chinese authorities are stifling dissenting voices by targeting members of the Chinese-Australian community who fail to toe the party line.

“There is always a red line that everyone is actually quite afraid of crossing…because of repercussions from the Chinese consulate or the Chinese government.”  Newspaper publisher.

Interference, reported by Nick McKenzie, goes to air on Monday 8th April at 8.30pm.

 

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The British government has quietly admitted it lets MI5 break the law for national security

Kieran Corcoran

 

Mar. 2, 2018, 

MI5 Building

MI5 headquarters in central London.

https://www.businessinsider.com/mi5-spies-break-the-law-for-national-security-2018-3?r=US&IR=T

The

   

Theresa May issued an obscure-sounding statement to parliament on Thursday.

It revealed the text of secret instructions she gave to Britain's MI5 domestic intelligence

agency last year.

It included rules for the oversight of agents committing criminal acts in the line of duty.

This is the first time the government has explicitly admitted that its agents commit crimes.

The government made the admission after a campaign by human rights activists.

LONDON — The British government has quietly acknowledged for the first time that it lets agents break domestic law to keep the country safe.

The admission was contained in a formal statement describing secret instructions issued by the Prime Minister to Britain's security agencies, which include MI5 (domestic intelligence), MI6 (foreign intelligence) and GCHQ (signals intelligence).

Officials delivered the written statement to the UK parliament with little fanfare. It contained an oblique reference to the civil servant who oversees MI5's rules on "agents who participate in criminality."

That reference to "criminality" is the first time that the government has said publicly that agents sometimes break the UK's own laws.

The full statement was submitted in the name of Prime Minister Theresa May, and describes an instruction she issued on August 22, 2017, designed to expand the powers of a government official, The Investigatory Powers Commissioner, to oversee MI5.

Here's a picture of the memo, signed by hand:


MI5 Memo of Investigatory Powers Commissioner's Office-MI5 Business Insider

nvestigatory Powers Act 2016

Investigatory Powers Commissioner (Additional Directed Oversight Functions)

(Security Service agent participation in criminality) Direction 2017

The Prime Minister, in exercise of the power contained by section 230 of the Investigatory Powers Act (“the Act”), directs the Investigatory Powers Commissioner as follows:

Citation and Commencement

1. This direction may be cited as the Investigatory Powers Commissioner

(Additional Directed Oversight Functions of Security Service agent participation in criminality) Direction 201?….

2. This Direction comes into force on 1st September 2017

Additional Review Functions

3. The Investigatory Powers Commissioner shall keep under review the application of the Security Service guidelines on the use of agents who participate in criminality and the authorisations issued in accordance with them.

Signed: Theresa May



Theresa May

Theresa May


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theresa_May

Date: 22/8/17

The Right Honourable Theresa May MP

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Assumed office - 13 July 2016

Theresa Mary May (/təˈriːzə/;[1] née Brasier; born 1 October 1956) is a British politician serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Partysince 2016. She served as Home Secretary from 2010 to 2016. May was first elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Maidenhead in 1997. Ideologically, she identifies herself as a one-nation conservative.[2]

May grew up in Oxfordshire and attended St Hugh's College, Oxford. After graduating in 1977, she worked for the Bank of England. She also served as a councillor for Durnsford in Merton. After unsuccessful attempts to be elected to the House of Commons she was elected as the MP for Maidenhead in the 1997 general election. From 1999 to 2010, May held a number of roles in Shadow Cabinets. She was also Chairwoman of the Conservative Party from 2002 to 2003.

When the coalition government was formed after the 2010 general election, May was appointed Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, but gave up the latter role in 2012. She continued to serve as home secretary after the Conservative victory in the 2015 general election, and became the longest-serving home secretary in over 60 years. During her tenure she pursued reform of the Police Federation, implemented a harder line on drugs policy including the banning of khat, oversaw the introduction of elected Police and Crime Commissioners, the deportation of Abu Qatada, and the creation of the National Crime Agency, and brought in additional restrictions on immigration.[3] She is to date, the only woman to hold two of the great offices of state.

In July 2016, after David Cameron resigned, May was elected as Conservative Party Leader, becoming Britain's second female Prime Minister after Margaret Thatcher. As Prime Minister, May began the process of withdrawing the UK from the European Union, triggering Article 50 in March 2017. The following month, she announced a snap general election, with the aim of strengthening her hand in Brexit negotiations.[4][5] This resulted in a hung parliament, in which the number of Conservative seats fell from 330 to 317, despite the party winning its highest vote share since 1983. The loss of an overall majority prompted her to enter a confidence and supply arrangement with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to support a minority government.

May survived a vote of no confidence from her own MPs in December 2018 and a Parliamentary vote of no confidence in January 2019. May has said that she will not lead her party in the next general election scheduled for 2022 under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act,[6] but has not ruled out leading it into a snap election. May carried out the Brexit negotiations with the European Union, adhering to the Chequers Agreement, which resulted in the draft Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU. This agreement was defeated by Parliament in January 2019, and negotiations continue to try and reach a deal.[7] May’s revised deal was defeated in Parliament by 391 votes to 242. In March 2019, May committed to stepping down as Prime Minister if Parliament passed her Brexit deal, to make way for a new leader in the second phase of Brexit.[8]

The full instruction was "to keep under review the application of the Security Service guidelines on the use of agents who participate in criminality and the authorisations issued in accordance with them."

Though it seems minor, the statement was a rare insight into the world of the UK's tightly-guarded intelligence services and how they operate.

Human rights group Reprieve claimed the publication as a victoryin their campaign to make more of the intelligence services' activities public.

It was published after Reprieve and Privacy International launched a legal action against the government the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, a special court which handles cases to do with the security agencies.

A spokesman for Reprieve told Business Insider that the government published its statement as a result of the challenge, probably to avoid the prospect of being forced to make even more disclosures.

The group has started a petition asking the government to reveal the substance of the guidelines on criminal action, rather than simply the fact that they exist.

UK legislation already explicitly allows MI6 and GCHQ to break the law in countries.

Section 7 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 mandates the Foreign Secretary (currently Boris Johnson) to approve criminal acts by either agency so long as they are "necessary" and "reasonable."

 

MI5 is the British security service while MI6 is the British foreign intelligence service. 

Crudely, MI6 are "our" spies while MI5 is there to catch "their" spies. 

It gets a little more complicated in that MI6 has its own "counter-intelligence" section.

The Security Service, also known as MI5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5),[3] is the United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agencyand is part of its intelligence machinery alongside the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and Defence Intelligence (DI). MI5 is directed by the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), and the service is bound by the Security Service Act 1989. The service is directed to protect British parliamentary democracy and economic interests, and counter terrorism and espionage within the UK.

Within the civil service community the service is colloquially known as Box 500 (after its official wartime address of PO Box 500; its current address is PO Box 3255, London SW1P 1AE).[4]

The service has had a national headquarters at Thames House on Millbank in London since 1995, drawing together personnel from a number of locations into a single HQ facility: 

Thames House also houses the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, a subordinate organisation to the Security Service; prior to March 2013, Thames House additionally housed the Northern Ireland Office (NIO). 

The service has offices across the United Kingdom including an HQ in Northern Ireland.[5]

Details of the northern operations centre in Greater Manchester were revealed by the firm who built it.[6]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MI5


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in Australia Four Corners(日本語字幕)

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A joint investigation by Four Corners, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald reveals fresh and compelling evidence of covert Beijing-backed political activity taking place in Australia. 

Four CornersThe AgeSydney Morning Herald

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Julian Assange in conversation with Slavoj Zizek 

moderated by Democracy Now's Amy Goodman

https://youtu.be/j1Xm08uTSDQ

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Published on Aug 1, 2012

02/07/2011 - Frontline Club Exclusive: Julian Assange in conversation with Slavoj Žižek moderated by Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman Last year, whistleblower website WikiLeaks released three of the biggest ever leaks of classified information in history: 

the Iraq War Logs, the Afghanistan War Logs and Cablegate. 

Since then the world has undoubtedly changed. 

Ambassadors have resigned amid scandals exposed by leaked cables; the UK government has ordered a review of computer security; and, at the same time, a huge wave of protest has swept the Middle East and North Africa --

 in part fuelled, some believe, by WikiLeaks revelations. 

Discussing the impact of WikiLeaks on the world and what it means for the future, for this very special event WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange will be in conversation with renowned Slovenian philosopher, Slavoj Žižek. Focusing on the ethics and philosophy behind WikiLeaks' work, the talk will provide a rare opportunity to hear two of the world's most prominent thinkers discuss some of the most pressing issues of our time. 

It will also mark the publication of the paperback edition of Living in the End Times, 

in which Žižek argues that new ways of using and sharing information, in particular WikiLeaks, 

are one of a number of harbingers of the end of global capitalism as we know it. 

The event will be chaired by Amy Goodman, the award-winning investigative journalist and host of Democracy Now!, 

a daily, independent news hour which airs on the internet and more than 900 public television and radio stations worldwide.

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"You're Being Watched":

Edward Snowden Emerges as

Source Behind Explosive Revelations of NSA Spying

Democracy Now!

Published on Jun 10, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org - Former CIA employee Edward Snowden has come forward as the whistleblower behind the explosive revelations about the National Security Agency and the U.S. surveillance state. Three weeks ago the 29-year-old left his job inside the NSA's office in Hawaii where he worked for the private intelligence firm Booz Allen Hamilton. Today he is in Hong Kong--not sure if he will ever see his home again. In a video interview with the Guardian of London, Snowden says he exposed top secret NSA surveillance programs to alert Americans of expansive government spying on innocents. "Even if you're not doing anything wrong, you're being watched and recorded," Snowden says. "And the storage capability of these systems increases every year, consistently, by orders of magnitude, to where it's getting to the point you don't have to have done anything wrong, you simply have to eventually fall under suspicion from somebody, even by a wrong call, and then they can use this system to go back in time and scrutinize every decision you've ever made, every friend you've ever discussed something with, and attack you on that basis, to sort of derive suspicion from an innocent life and paint anyone in the context of a wrongdoer... The public needs to decide whether these programs and policies are right or wrong." Watch Democracy Now!'s ongoing coverage of the NSA leak at http://www.democracynow.org/topics/nsa. Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,100+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Listen on SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT

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See Mueller’s Damning Criminal Obstruction Evidence Against Trump 

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Though Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not charge Trump with obstructing justice, his report reads like a roadmap to arrive at that conclusion. The report lists 10 key incidents analysed as potential obstruction by Trump- some ending with Mueller giving Trump the benefit of the doubt, and others with Mueller detailing the case against Trump. MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber discusses how you don’t have to succeed at obstruction to commit obstruction of justice. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis of the headlines, as well as informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: http://MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc See Mueller’s Damning Criminal Obstruction Evidence Against Trump | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

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Donate for Independent Media: https://goo.gl/i26Bm4 Subscribe to acTVism: https://goo.gl/ekvX1P In this exclusive interview with bestselling author, former finance minister of Greece and the co-founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025, Yanis Varoufakis, we talk about the case of Julian Assange. Furthermore we examine, amongst other issues, the socio-economic transformations taking place within the core of the European Union and how much time is left until it disintegrates. Lastly Yanis explains why he is contesting from Germany in the 2019 European elections and what his vision is for the future.

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President Trump is on the defensive after the release of Robert Mueller's report. This comes as Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren

became the first 2020 Democratic candidate to call on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings.

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Date: 22/8/17


Theresa May

The Right Honourable Theresa May MP

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Assumed office - 13 July 2016

Theresa Mary May (/təˈriːzə/;[1] née Brasier; born 1 October 1956) is a British politician serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Partysince 2016. She served as Home Secretary from 2010 to 2016. May was first elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Maidenhead in 1997. Ideologically, she identifies herself as a one-nation conservative.[2]

May grew up in Oxfordshire and attended St Hugh's College, Oxford. After graduating in 1977, she worked for the Bank of England. She also served as a councillor for Durnsford in Merton. After unsuccessful attempts to be elected to the House of Commons she was elected as the MP for Maidenhead in the 1997 general election. From 1999 to 2010, May held a number of roles in Shadow Cabinets. She was also Chairwoman of the Conservative Party from 2002 to 2003.

When the coalition government was formed after the 2010 general election, May was appointed Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, but gave up the latter role in 2012. She continued to serve as home secretary after the Conservative victory in the 2015 general election, and became the longest-serving home secretary in over 60 years. During her tenure she pursued reform of the Police Federation, implemented a harder line on drugs policy including the banning of khat, oversaw the introduction of elected Police and Crime Commissioners, the deportation of Abu Qatada, and the creation of the National Crime Agency, and brought in additional restrictions on immigration.[3] She is to date, the only woman to hold two of the great offices of state.

In July 2016, after David Cameron resigned, May was elected as Conservative Party Leader, becoming Britain's second female Prime Minister after Margaret Thatcher. As Prime Minister, May began the process of withdrawing the UK from the European Union, triggering Article 50 in March 2017. The following month, she announced a snap general election, with the aim of strengthening her hand in Brexit negotiations.[4][5] This resulted in a hung parliament, in which the number of Conservative seats fell from 330 to 317, despite the party winning its highest vote share since 1983. The loss of an overall majority prompted her to enter a confidence and supply arrangement with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to support a minority government.

May survived a vote of no confidence from her own MPs in December 2018 and a Parliamentary vote of no confidence in January 2019. May has said that she will not lead her party in the next general election scheduled for 2022 under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act,[6] but has not ruled out leading it into a snap election. May carried out the Brexit negotiations with the European Union, adhering to the Chequers Agreement, which resulted in the draft Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU. This agreement was defeated by Parliament in January 2019, and negotiations continue to try and reach a deal.[7] May’s revised deal was defeated in Parliament by 391 votes to 242. In March 2019, May committed to stepping down as Prime Minister if Parliament passed her Brexit deal, to make way for a new leader in the second phase of Brexit.[8]

The full instruction was "to keep under review the application of the Security Service guidelines on the use of agents who participate in criminality and the authorisations issued in accordance with them."

Though it seems minor, the statement was a rare insight into the world of the UK's tightly-guarded intelligence services and how they operate.

Human rights group Reprieve claimed the publication as a victoryin their campaign to make more of the intelligence services' activities public.

It was published after Reprieve and Privacy International launched a legal action against the government the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, a special court which handles cases to do with the security agencies.

A spokesman for Reprieve told Business Insider that the government published its statement as a result of the challenge, probably to avoid the prospect of being forced to make even more disclosures.

The group has started a petition asking the government to reveal the substance of the guidelines on criminal action, rather than simply the fact that they exist.

UK legislation already explicitly allows MI6 and GCHQ to break the law in countries.

Section 7 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 mandates the Foreign Secretary (currently Boris Johnson) to approve criminal acts by either agency so long as they are "necessary" and "reasonable."

 

MI5 is the British security service while MI6 is the British foreign intelligence service. 

Crudely, MI6 are "our" spies while MI5 is there to catch "their" spies. 

It gets a little more complicated in that MI6 has its own "counter-intelligence" section.

The Security Service, also known as MI5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5),[3] is the United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agencyand is part of its intelligence machinery alongside the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and Defence Intelligence (DI). MI5 is directed by the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), and the service is bound by the Security Service Act 1989. The service is directed to protect British parliamentary democracy and economic interests, and counter terrorism and espionage within the UK.

Within the civil service community the service is colloquially known as Box 500 (after its official wartime address of PO Box 500; its current address is PO Box 3255, London SW1P 1AE).[4]

The service has had a national headquarters at Thames House on Millbank in London since 1995, drawing together personnel from a number of locations into a single HQ facility: 

Thames House also houses the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, a subordinate organisation to the Security Service; prior to March 2013, Thames House additionally housed the Northern Ireland Office (NIO). 

The service has offices across the United Kingdom including an HQ in Northern Ireland.[5]

Details of the northern operations centre in Greater Manchester were revealed by the firm who built it.[6]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MI5

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A joint investigation by Four Corners, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald reveals fresh and compelling evidence of covert Beijing-backed political activity taking place in Australia. 

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In 2017, Four Corners, in a joint investigation with

The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, revealed the lengths the Chinese communist party was going to,

to influence Australia’s politicians.  In response, the federal government passed new laws to ban foreign interference.

“We've had multiple briefings at the top-secret level from ASIO and other agencies that foreign interference is being conducted in Australia at an unprecedented level.” Federal Intelligence and Security Committee member.

“Political systems and parties just took what they could for as long as they could get away with it.”  Former prime ministerial adviser.

Now, in a new investigation, the joint reporting team can reveal fresh and compelling evidence of covert Beijing-backed political activity taking place in Australia.

“Chinese foreign policy is now following a much more assertive and, in some cases, aggressive approach.”  China analyst.

The investigation has uncovered secret information gathering operations targeting sensitive Australian intelligence analysis. And despite the new laws, there is evidence that Australian politicians have not listened to the warnings issued by Australia’s own intelligence agencies.

“The Chinese Communist Party has sought to use all sorts of vehicles to have non-transparent mechanisms, means of influencing the politics in Australia and elsewhere.”

 Former prime ministerial adviser.

            Politicians are not the only ones receiving Beijing’s attention.  The investigation will reveal how Chinese authorities are stifling dissenting voices by targeting members

           of the Chinese-Australian community who fail to toe the party line.

“There is always a red line that everyone is actually quite afraid of crossing…because of repercussions from the Chinese consulate or the Chinese government.”  Newspaper publisher.

         Interference, reported by Nick McKenzie, goes to air on Monday 8th April at 8.30pm.

 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theresa_May

Date: 22/8/17

The Right Honourable Theresa May MP

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Assumed office - 13 July 2016

Theresa Mary May (/təˈriːzə/;[1] née Brasier; born 1 October 1956) is a British politician serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Partysince 2016. She served as Home Secretary from 2010 to 2016. May was first elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Maidenhead in 1997. Ideologically, she identifies herself as a one-nation conservative.[2]

May grew up in Oxfordshire and attended St Hugh's College, Oxford. After graduating in 1977, she worked for the Bank of England. She also served as a councillor for Durnsford in Merton. After unsuccessful attempts to be elected to the House of Commons she was elected as the MP for Maidenhead in the 1997 general election. From 1999 to 2010, May held a number of roles in Shadow Cabinets. She was also Chairwoman of the Conservative Party from 2002 to 2003.

When the coalition government was formed after the 2010 general election, May was appointed Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, but gave up the latter role in 2012. She continued to serve as home secretary after the Conservative victory in the 2015 general election, and became the longest-serving home secretary in over 60 years. During her tenure she pursued reform of the Police Federation, implemented a harder line on drugs policy including the banning of khat, oversaw the introduction of elected Police and Crime Commissioners, the deportation of Abu Qatada, and the creation of the National Crime Agency, and brought in additional restrictions on immigration.[3] She is to date, the only woman to hold two of the great offices of state.

In July 2016, after David Cameron resigned, May was elected as Conservative Party Leader, becoming Britain's second female Prime Minister after Margaret Thatcher. As Prime Minister, May began the process of withdrawing the UK from the European Union, triggering Article 50 in March 2017. The following month, she announced a snap general election, with the aim of strengthening her hand in Brexit negotiations.[4][5] This resulted in a hung parliament, in which the number of Conservative seats fell from 330 to 317, despite the party winning its highest vote share since 1983. The loss of an overall majority prompted her to enter a confidence and supply arrangement with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to support a minority government.

May survived a vote of no confidence from her own MPs in December 2018 and a Parliamentary vote of no confidence in January 2019. May has said that she will not lead her party in the next general election scheduled for 2022 under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act,[6] but has not ruled out leading it into a snap election. May carried out the Brexit negotiations with the European Union, adhering to the Chequers Agreement, which resulted in the draft Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU. This agreement was defeated by Parliament in January 2019, and negotiations continue to try and reach a deal.[7] May’s revised deal was defeated in Parliament by 391 votes to 242. In March 2019, May committed to stepping down as Prime Minister if Parliament passed her Brexit deal, to make way for a new leader in the second phase of Brexit.[8]

The full instruction was "to keep under review the application of the Security Service guidelines on the use of agents who participate in criminality and the authorisations issued in accordance with them."

Though it seems minor, the statement was a rare insight into the world of the UK's tightly-guarded intelligence services and how they operate.

Human rights group Reprieve claimed the publication as a victoryin their campaign to make more of the intelligence services' activities public.

It was published after Reprieve and Privacy International launched a legal action against the government the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, a special court which handles cases to do with the security agencies.

A spokesman for Reprieve told Business Insider that the government published its statement as a result of the challenge, probably to avoid the prospect of being forced to make even more disclosures.

The group has started a petition asking the government to reveal the substance of the guidelines on criminal action, rather than simply the fact that they exist.

UK legislation already explicitly allows MI6 and GCHQ to break the law in countries.

Section 7 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 mandates the Foreign Secretary (currently Boris Johnson) to approve criminal acts by either agency so long as they are "necessary" and "reasonable."

MI5 is the British security service while MI6 is the British foreign intelligence service. 

Crudely, MI6 are "our" spies while MI5 is there to catch "their" spies. 

It gets a little more complicated in that MI6 has its own "counter-intelligence" section.

The Security Service, also known as MI5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5),[3] is the United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agencyand is part of its intelligence machinery alongside the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and Defence Intelligence (DI). MI5 is directed by the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), and the service is bound by the Security Service Act 1989. The service is directed to protect British parliamentary democracy and economic interests, and counter terrorism and espionage within the UK.

Within the civil service community the service is colloquially known as Box 500 (after its official wartime address of PO Box 500; its current address is PO Box 3255, London SW1P 1AE).[4]

The service has had a national headquarters at Thames House on Millbank in London since 1995, drawing together personnel from a number of locations into a single HQ facility: 

Thames House also houses the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, a subordinate organisation to the Security Service; prior to March 2013, Thames House additionally housed the Northern Ireland Office (NIO). 

The service has offices across the United Kingdom including an HQ in Northern Ireland.[5]

Details of the northern operations centre in Greater Manchester were revealed by the firm who built it.[6]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MI5

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How is MI5 different to MI6, what do they stand for and what do the spy agencies do?

Both agencies, dating back to the World War One, are tasked with protecting the country but their remits differ

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5736946/difference-mi5-mi6-spy-agencies-about/

THE agencies widely associated with fictional super spy James Bond both serve the same purpose - gathering intelligence.

But the secretive and highly-skilled organisations have very different remits, as SunOnline explains.

MI5 and MI6 intelligence agencies are widely associated with fictional spy James Bond, played most recently by Daniel Craig

What does MI5 do and what are its limitations?

MI5 is widely understood to focus its intelligence efforts inside the UK but that isn't always the case.

With threats to Britain's security often coming from abroad, the agency says it does "work outside the UK where it’s necessary to protect the UK's national security or to counter security threats".

It describes itself as a "publicly accountable civilian intelligence organisation", not a "secret police force", as it does not have the power to arrest people.

Reporting to the Home Office, it was formed in 1909 under British army captain Vernon Kell to identify and counteract German spies in the country, according to the Britannica.

What does MI6 do?

The Secret Intelligence Service, commonly referred to as MI6, works on suppressing and countering threats from abroad.

Its roles include counter-terrorism, counter-proliferation, providing cyber security intelligence and disrupting terrorism and other criminal activities overseas.

It is known to have been active in the Balkans and Libya, where it was reported to have been instrumental in capturing Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the Libyan leader Muammar.

In November 2006, MI6 allowed two officers - a man and woman - to take part in an interview for the first time, where they alluded to the existence of a 'Q' figure on BBC Radio 1.

MI5 largely works on domestic threats while MI6, its headquarters pictured, counters danger from abroad.

What does MI5 and MI6 stand for?

The name MI5 dates back to the First World War when it was the fifth branch of the Directorate of Military Intelligence of the War Office - now the Ministry of Defence.

The other "MI" (Military Intelligence) branches were later discontinued or absorbed into other organisations, its official website states.

MI5 was renamed to the Security Service in 1931 when it merged with Scotland Yard's Special Section, which had similar responsibilities.

From 1909 and throughout the war, MI6 had several names including the "Foreign Intelligence Service", the "Secret Service" and the "Special Intelligence Service".

Its official origins go back to the start of the Second World War when it was adopted as a "flag of convenience", the MI6 website says.

It adds: "Although 'MI6' officially fell into disuse years ago, many writers and journalists continue to use it to describe SIS."

MI5 Organisation

The Security Service comes under the authority of the Home Secretary within the Cabinet.[7] The service is headed by a Director General at the grade of a Permanent Secretary of the British Civil Service who is directly supported by an internal security organisation, secretariat, legal advisory branch and information services branch. The Deputy Director General is responsible for the operational activity of the service, being responsible for four branches; international counter-terrorism, National Security Advice Centre (counter proliferation and counter espionage), Irish and domestic counter-terrorism and technical and surveillance operations.[8]

The service is directed by the Joint Intelligence Committee[9] for intelligence operational priorities. It liaises with SIS, GCHQ, DIS, and a number of other bodies within the British government and industrial base. It is overseen by the Intelligence and Security Committee of Members of Parliament, who are directly appointed by the Prime Minister, by the Interception of Communications Commissioner, and by the Intelligence Services Commissioner. Judicial oversight of the service's conduct is exercised by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.[10]

Operations of the service are required to be proportionate and compliant with British legislation including the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, the Data Protection Act 1998, and various other items of legislation. Information held by the service is exempt from disclosure under section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.[11]

All employees of the service are bound by the Official Secrets Act.[12] In certain circumstances employees can be authorised to carry out activity, which would otherwise be criminal, within the UK.[13]

The current Director General is Andrew Parker, who succeeded Jonathan Evans on 22 April 2013.[14]

The service marked its centenary in 2009 by publishing an official history, written by Christopher Andrew, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Cambridge University.[15]

MI5 History

Early years

The Security Service is derived from the Secret Service Bureau, founded in 1909 and concentrating originally on the activities of the Imperial German government as a joint initiative of the Admiraltyand the War Office. The Bureau was split into naval and army sections which, over time, specialised in foreign target espionage and internal counter-espionage activities respectively. This specialisation was a result of the Admiralty intelligence requirements related to the maritime strength of the Imperial German Navy. This specialisation was formalised prior to 1914 and the beginning of World War I, with the two sections undergoing a number of administrative changes and the home section becoming Directorate of Military Intelligence Section 5 (MI5), the name by which it is still known in popular culture.[16]

The founding head of the Army section was Vernon Kell of the South Staffordshire Regiment, who remained in that role until the early part of the Second World War. Its role was originally quite restricted; existing purely to ensure national security through counter-espionage. With a small staff and working in conjunction with the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police, the service was responsible for overall direction and the identification of foreign agents, whilst Special Branch provided the manpower for the investigation of their affairs, arrest and interrogation.[17]

On the day after the declaration of World War I, the Home Secretary, Reginald McKenna, announced that "within the last twenty-four hours no fewer than twenty-one spies, or suspected spies, have been arrested in various places all over the country, chiefly in important military or naval centres, some of them long known to the authorities to be spies",[18] a reference to arrests directed by the service. These arrests have provoked recent historical controversy. According to the official history of MI5, the actual number of agents identified was 22 and Kell had started sending out letters to local police forces on 29 July giving them advance warning of arrests to be made as soon as war was declared. Portsmouth Constabulary jumped the gun and arrested one on 3 August, and not all of the 22 were in custody by the time that McKenna made his speech, but the official history regards the incident as a devastating blow to Imperial Germany which deprived them of their entire spy ring, and specifically upset the Kaiser.[19]

This view has been challenged by Nicholas Hiley who has asserted that it is a complete fabrication. In 2006 his article "Entering the Lists" was published in the journal Intelligence and National Security outlining the products of his research into recently opened files.[20] Hiley was sent an advance copy of the official history and objected to the retelling of the story. He later wrote another article, "Re-entering the Lists", which asserted that the list of those arrested published in the official history[21] was concocted from later case histories.[22]

Inter-war period

MI5 was consistently successful throughout the rest of the 1910s and 1920s in its core counter-espionage role. Throughout World War I, Germany continued trying to infiltrate Britain but MI5 was able to identify most, if not all, of the agents dispatched. MI5 used a method that depended on strict control of entry and exit to the country and, crucially, large-scale inspection of mail. In post-war years, attention turned to attempts by the Soviet Union and the Comintern to surreptitiously support revolutionary activities within Britain. MI5's expertise, combined with the early incompetence of the Soviets, meant the bureau was successful once more in correctly identifying and closely monitoring these activities.[23]

In the meantime, MI5's role had been substantially enlarged. Due to the spy hysteria, MI5 had been formed with far more resources than it actually needed to track down German spies. As is common within governmental bureaucracies, this caused the service to expand its role, to use its spare resources. MI5 acquired many additional responsibilities during the war. Most significantly, its strict counter-espionage role blurred considerably. It became a much more political role, involving the surveillance not merely of foreign agents but also of pacifist and anti-conscription organisations, and of organised labour. This was justified through the common belief that foreign influence was at the root of these organisations. Thus, by the end of the World War I, MI5 was a fully-fledged investigating force (although it never had powers of arrest), in addition to being a counter-espionage agency. The expansion of this role continued after a brief post-war power struggle with the head of the Special Branch, Sir Basil Thomson.[24]

After World War I, Kell's department was considered unnecessary by budget-conscious politicians. In 1919, MI5's budget was slashed from £100,000 and over 800 officers to just £35,000 and 12 officers. At the same time, Sir Basil Thomson of Special Branch was appointed Director of Home Intelligence, in supreme command of all domestic counter-insurgency and counter-intelligence investigations. Consequently, as official MI5 historian Christopher Andrew has noted in his official history Defence of the Realm (2010), MI5 had no clearly defined role in the Anglo-Irish War. To further worsen the situation, several of Kell's officers defected to Thomson's new Agency, the Home Intelligence Directorate. MI5 therefore undertook no tangible intelligence operations of consequence during the Irish War of Independence. MI5 did undertake the training of British Army Case Officers from the Department of Military Intelligence (DMI) for the Army's so-called "Silent Section" otherwise known as M04(x). Quickly trained by MI5 veterans at Hounslow Barracks, outside London, these freshly minted M04(x) Army case officers were deployed to Dublin beginning in the Spring of 1919. Over time, 175 officers were trained and dispatched to Ireland. In Ireland, they came under the command of General Cecil Romer and his Deputy, Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Searle Hill-Dillon.[25]

In April 1919, Colonel Walter Wilson of DMI arrived in Dublin to take over the day-to-day management of these 175 Army intelligence officers, and the unit was designated as the "Dublin District Special Branch" (DMI/MO4(x)/DDSB) because it operated exclusively within the confines of the Army's Dublin Military District. Royal Marine Colonel Hugh Montgomery of the Department of Naval Intelligence, was also seconded to Romer's intelligence staff at this time. British Army after-action reports and contemporary accounts indicate that M04(x)/DDSB was considered a highly amateurish outfit. Serious cover constraints, coupled with alcohol abuse and social fraternization with local prostitutes would prove to be the downfall of several of these amateur sleuths.[26] Despite these failings, it was not MI5 but one of Basil Thomson's agents, John Charles Byrnes, a double agent within the IRA, who identified Michael Collins and came close to arranging his capture. Byrnes was discovered as a British spy and executed by the IRA in March 1920.[27]

The intelligence staff of Michael Collins Irish Republican Army penetrated the unit.[28] Using DMP detectives Ned Broy and David NelliganMichael Collins was able to learn the names and lodgings of the M04(x) agents, referred to by IRA operatives as "The Cairo Gang". On Bloody Sunday, Collins ordered his Counter-intelligence Unit, The Squad, to assassinate 25 M04(x) agents, several British Courts Martial Officers, at least one agent reporting to Basil Thomson, and several intelligence officers attached to the Royal Irish Constabulary Auxiliary Division, at their lodgings throughout Dublin. Although the shooting of 14 British officers had the desired effect on British morale, in many ways Bloody Sunday was a botched job. Three of Collins's men were apprehended after engaging in a shoot-out on the street, and at least two of the wounded British officers had no connection whatsoever to British Intelligence. Moreover, with MO4(x) having fielded a total of 175 agents of the DDSB, Collins's operation only temporarily slowed British momentum. Within days, the remaining 160-odd M04(x) agents were re-established in secure quarters inside solidly Loyalist hotels in Dublin, from where they continued to pursue Collins and the IRA relentlessly right up until the Truce. In December 1920 the entire DDSB was transferred from British Army Command to civil command under Deputy Police Commissioner General Ormonde Winter, and thereafter was known as "D Branch" within Dublin Castle. By January 1921, the highly experienced MI6 operative David Boyle arrived at Dublin Castle to take over the day-to-day management of D Branch. The unit's former commander, Colonel Wilson, resigned in protest for having had his command taken from him. D Branch thrived under Boyle's leadership. The net impact of Collins's strike of Bloody Sunday, November 21, 1920, was therefore quite negligible—even though the IRA had not gone up against MI5 professionals but instead only a quickly trained outfit of amateur army "D-Listers."[26]

That afternoon, a mixed force of the British Army, the Royal Irish Constabulary, and the Black and Tans retaliated by indiscriminately shooting dead 14 civilians at a Gaelic Football match at Croke Park.[29]

In 1921, Sir Warren Fisher, the Government inspector general for civil service affairs, conducted a thorough review of the operations and expenditures of Basil Thomson's Home Intelligence Directorate. He issued a scathing report, accusing Thomson of wasting both money and resources and conducting redundant as well as ineffectual operations. Shortly thereafter, in a private meeting with Prime Minister David Lloyd George, Sir Basil Thomson was sacked, and the Home Intelligence Directorate was formally abolished. With Thomson out of the way, Special Branch was returned to the command of the Commissioner of The Criminal Investigation Division at Scotland Yard. Only then was Vernon Kell able once again to rebuild MI5 and regain its former place as Britain's chief domestic spy agency.[26]

MI5 operated in Italy during inter-war period. MI5 helped Benito Mussolini get his start in politics with the £100 weekly wage.[30]

MI5's decline in counter-espionage efficiency began in the 1930s. It was, to some extent, a victim of its own success. It was unable to break the ways of thinking it had evolved in the 1910s and 1920s. In particular, it was unable to adjust to the new methods of the Soviet intelligence services the NKVD and GRU. It continued to think in terms of agents who would attempt to gather information simply through observation or bribery, or to agitate within labour organisations and the armed services, while posing as ordinary citizens. The NKVD, meanwhile, had evolved more sophisticated methods; it began to recruit agents from within the upper classes, most notably from Cambridge University, who were seen as a long-term investment. They succeeded in gaining positions within the Government (and, in Kim Philby's case, within British intelligence itself), from where they were able to provide the NKVD with sensitive information. The most successful of these agents—Harold "Kim" PhilbyDonald MacleanGuy BurgessAnthony Blunt and John Cairncross—went undetected until after the Second World War, and were known as the Cambridge Five.[31]

Second World War

MI5 experienced further failure during the Second World War. It was chronically unprepared, both organisationally and in terms of resources, for the outbreak of war, and utterly unequal to the task which it was assigned—the large-scale internment of enemy aliens in an attempt to uncover enemy agents. The operation was poorly handled and contributed to the near-collapse of the agency by 1940. One of the earliest actions of Winston Churchill on coming to power in early 1940 was to sack the agency's long-term head, Vernon Kell. He was replaced initially by the ineffective Brigadier A.W.A. Harker, as Acting Director General. Harker in turn was quickly replaced by David Petrie, an SIS man, with Harker as his deputy. With the ending of the Battle of Britain and the abandonment of invasion plans (correctly reported by both SIS and the Bletchley Park Ultra project), the spy scare eased, and the internment policy was gradually reversed. This eased pressure on MI5, and allowed it to concentrate on its major wartime success, the so-called "double-cross" system.[32]

This was a system based on an internal memo drafted by an MI5 officer in 1936, which criticised the long-standing policy of arresting and sending to trial all enemy agents discovered by MI5. Several had offered to defect to Britain when captured; before 1939, such requests were invariably turned down. The memo advocated attempting to "turn" captured agents wherever possible, and use them to mislead enemy intelligence agencies. This suggestion was turned into a massive and well-tuned system of deception during the Second World War.[32]

Beginning with the capture of an agent named Owens, codenamed Snow, MI5 began to offer enemy agents the chance to avoid prosecution (and thus the possibility of the death penalty) if they would work as British double-agents. Agents who agreed to this were supervised by MI5 in transmitting bogus "intelligence" back to the German secret service, the Abwehr. This necessitated a large-scale organisational effort, since the information had to appear valuable but actually be misleading. A high-level committee, the Wireless Board, was formed to provide this information. The day-to-day operation was delegated to a subcommittee, the Twenty Committee (so called because the Roman numerals for twenty, XX, form a double cross).[32]

The system was extraordinarily successful. A postwar analysis of German intelligence records found that of the 115 or so agents targeted against Britain during the war, all but one (who committed suicide) had been successfully identified and caught, with several "turned" to become double agents. The system played a major part in the massive campaign of deception which preceded the D-Day landings, designed to give the Germans a false impression of the location and timings of the landings (see Operation Fortitude).[32]

All foreigners entering the country were processed at the London Reception Centre (LRC) at the Royal Patriotic School which was operated by MI5 subsection B1D, 30,000 were inspected at LRC. Captured enemy agents were taken to Camp 020Latchmere House, for interrogation. This was commanded by Colonel Robin Stephens. There was a Reserve Camp, Camp 020R, at Huntercombewhich was used mainly for long term detention of prisoners.[33]

Post-war

The Prime Minister's personal responsibility for the Service was delegated to the Home Secretary Maxwell-Fyfe in 1952, with a directive issued by the Home Secretary setting out the role and objectives of the Director General. The service was subsequently placed on a statutory basis in 1989 with the introduction of the Security Service Act. This was the first government acknowledgement of the existence of the service.[34]

The post-war period was a difficult time for the Service with a significant change in the threat as the Cold War began, being challenged by an extremely active KGB and increasing incidence of the Northern Ireland conflict and international terrorism. Whilst little has yet been released regarding the successes of the service there have been a number of intelligence failures which have created embarrassment for both the service and the government. For instance in 1983 one of its officers, Michael Bettaney, was caught trying to sell information to the KGB. He was subsequently convicted of espionage.[35]

Following the Michael Bettaney case, Philip Woodfield was appointed as a staff counsellor for the security and intelligence services. His role was to be available to be consulted by any member or former member of the security and intelligence services who had "anxieties relating to the work of his or her service"[36] that it had not been possible to allay through the ordinary processes of management-staff relations, including proposals for publications.[37]

The Service was instrumental in breaking up a large Soviet spy ring at the start of the 1970s, with 105 Soviet embassy staff known or suspected to be involved in intelligence activities being expelled from the country in 1971.[35]

One episode involving MI5 and the BBC came to light in the mid-1980s. MI5 officer Ronnie Stonham had an office in the BBC and took part in vetting procedures.[38]

Controversy arose when it was alleged that the service was monitoring trade unions and left-wing politicians. A file was kept on Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson from 1945, when he became an MP, although the agency's official historian, Christopher Andrew maintains that his fears of MI5 conspiracies and bugging were unfounded.[39] As Home Secretary, the Labour MP Jack Strawdiscovered the existence of his own file dating from his days as a student radical.[40]

One of the most significant and far reaching failures was an inability to conclusively detect and apprehend the "Cambridge Five" spy ring which had formed in the inter-war years and achieved great success in penetrating the government, and the intelligence agencies themselves.[31] Related to this failure were suggestions of a high-level penetration within the service, Peter Wright (especially in his controversial book Spycatcher) and others believing that evidence implicated the former Director General, Roger Hollis or his deputy Graham Mitchell. The Trend inquiry of 1974 found the case unproven of that accusation, and that view was later supported by the former KGB officer Oleg Gordievsky.[41] Another spy ring, the Portland Spy Ring, exposed after a tip-off by Soviet defector Michael Goleniewski, led to an extensive MI5 surveillance operation.[42]

There have been strong accusations leveled against MI5 for having failed in its obligation to provide care for former police agents who had infiltrated the Provisional IRA during the Troubles. The two most notable of the agents, Martin McGartland and Raymond Gilmour, are presently residing in England using false identities and in 2012 launched test cases against the agency. Both men claimed to journalist Liam Clarke in the Belfast Telegraph that they were abandoned by MI5 and were "left high and dry despite severe health problems as a result of their work and lavish promises of life-time care from their former Intelligence bosses". Both men suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.[43]

The Security Service's role in counter-terrorism

The end of the Cold War resulted in a change in emphasis for the operations of the service, assuming responsibility for the investigation of all Irish republicanactivity within Britain [44] and increasing the effort countering other forms of terrorism, particularly in more recent years the more widespread threat of Islamic extremism.[45]

Whilst the British security forces in Northern Ireland have provided support in the countering of both republican and loyalist paramilitary groups since the early 1970s, republican sources have often accused these forces of collusion with loyalists. In 2006, an Irish government committee inquiry found that there was widespread collusion between British security forces and loyalist terrorists in the 1970s, which resulted in eighteen deaths.[46][47] In 2012, a document based review by Sir Desmond de Silva QC into the 1989 murder of Belfast solicitor Patrick Finucane found that MI5 had colluded with the Ulster Defence Association (UDA).[48] The review disclosed that MI5 assessments of UDA intelligence consistently noted that the majority came from MI5 sources with an assessment in 1985 finding 85% came from MI5.[48] Prime Minister David Cameron accepted the findings and apologised on behalf of the British government and acknowledged significant levels of collusion with Loyalists in its state agencies.[49]

On 10 October 2007, the lead responsibility for national security intelligence in Northern Ireland returned to the Security Service from the Police Service of Northern Ireland that had been devolved in 1976 to the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) during Ulsterisation.[50][51] During April 2010 the Real IRA detonated a 120 lb. car bomb outside Palace Barracks in County Down which is the headquarters of MI5 in Northern Ireland and also home to the 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment.[52]

MI5 is understood to have a close working relationship with the Republic of Ireland's Special Detective Unit (SDU), the counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence section of the Garda Síochána(national police), particularly with regards to threats from dissident republican terrorism and Islamic terrorism.[53]

Executive Liaison Groups enable MI5 to safely share secret, sensitive, and often raw intelligence with the police, on which decisions can be made about how best to gather evidence and prosecute suspects in the courts. Each organisation works in partnership throughout the investigation, but MI5 retain the lead for collecting, assessing and exploiting intelligence. The police take lead responsibility for gathering evidence, obtaining arrests and preventing risks to the public.[54]

Serious crime

In 1996, legislation formalised the extension of the Security Service's statutory remit to include supporting the law enforcement agencies in their work against serious crime.[55] Tasking was reactive, acting at the request of law enforcement bodies such as the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS), for whom MI5 agents performed electronic surveillance and eavesdropping duties during Operation Trinity.[55] This role has subsequently been passed to the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and then the National Crime Agency (NCA).[56]

Surveillance

In 2001, after the September 11 attacks in the U.S., MI5 started collecting bulk telephone communications data under a little understood general power of the Telecommunications Act 1984 (instead of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 which would have brought independent oversight and regulation). This was kept secret until announced by the Home Secretary in 2015.[57][58][59]

In July 2006, parliamentarian Norman Baker accused the British Government of "hoarding information about people who pose no danger to this country", after it emerged that MI5 holds secret files on 272,000 individuals—equivalent to one in 160 adults.[60] It had previously been revealed that a "traffic light" system operates:[61][62]

  • Green: active—about 10% of files
  • Amber: enquiries prohibited, further information may be added—about 46% of files.
  • Red: enquiries prohibited, substantial information may not be added—about 44% of files

Participation of MI5 Agents in Criminal Activity

In March 2018 the government acknowledged that MI5 agents are allowed to carry out criminal activity in the UK. Mao Foa, the director of Reprieve, said: “After a seven-month legal battle the prime minister has finally been forced to publish her secret order but we are a long way from having transparency. The public and parliament are still being denied the guidance that says when British spies can commit criminal offences and how far they can go. Authorised criminality is the most intrusive power a state can wield. Theresa May must publish this guidance without delay.”[13]

Directors General of the Security Service

Main article: Director General of MI5

1909–1940: Sir Vernon Kell (b. 1873–d. 1942)

1940–1941: Oswald Allen Harker (b. 1886–d. 1968)

1941–1946: Sir David Petrie (b. 1879–d. 1961)

1946–1953: Sir Percy Sillitoe (b. 1888–d. 1962)

1953–1956: Dick White (b. 1906–d. 1993)

1956–1965: Roger Hollis (b. 1905–d. 1973)

1965–1972: Martin Furnival Jones (b. 1912–d. 1997)

1972–1979: Michael Hanley (b. 1918–d. 2001)

1979–1981: Howard Smith (b. 1919–d. 1996)

1981–1985: John Jones (b. 1923–d. 1998)

1985–1988: Antony Duff (b. 1920–d. 2000)

1988–1992: Patrick Walker (b. 1932)

1992–1996: Stella Rimington (b. 1935)

1996–2002: Stephen Lander (b. 1947)

2002–2007: Eliza Manningham-Buller (b. 1948)

2007–2013: Jonathan Evans (b. 1958)

From April 2013: Andrew Parker (b. 1962)

Past names of the Security Service

Although commonly referred to as "MI5", this was the Service's official name for only thirteen years (1916–1929), but it is still used as a sub-title on the various pages of the official Security Service website, as well as in their web address (http://www.mi5.gov.uk).

October 1909: Founded as the Home Section of the Secret Service Bureau.

April 1914: Became a subsection of the War Office Directorate of Military Operations, section 5 (MO5)—MO5(g).

September 1916: Became Military Intelligence section 5—MI5.

1929: Renamed the Defence Security Service.

1931: Renamed the Security Service.

See also

Annie Machon – MI5 whistleblower

David Shayler – MI5 whistleblower

Club de Berne – a European intelligence sharing forum

Counter Terrorism Command – of London's Metropolitan Police Service

Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre

Spooks – a BBC television drama about the work of a group of MI5 officers (renamed MI-5 in the United States)

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Further reading

Aldrich, R. J.; Cormac, R. (2016). The Black Door: Spies, Secret Intelligence and British Prime Ministers. Collins. ISBN 978-0-00-755544-4.

Andrew, Christopher (2009). The Defence of the Realm: The Authorised History of MI5. Allen Lane. ISBN 978-1-84614-284-0. Published as Defend the Realm: The Authorised History of MI5, USA: Knopf, November 2009, ISBN 978-0-307-26363-6.

Curry, John (1999). The Security Service, 1908–1945. Public Record Office. ISBN 978-1-873162-79-8.

Hennessey, Thomas; Thomas, Claire (2009). Spooks: The Unofficial History of MI5 from the First Atom Spy to 7/7, 1945–2009. Amberley. ISBN 978-1-84868-079-1.

  • Hennessey, Thomas; Thomas, Claire (2010). Spooks: the Unofficial History of MI5 from Agent ZIGZAG to the D-Day Deception, 1939–45. Amberley Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4456-0184-7.
  • Machon, A. (2005). Spies, Lies and Whistleblowers: MI5, MI6 and the Shayler Affair. The Book Guild. ISBN 978-1-85776-952-4.
  • Milne, Seumas (2014). The Enemy Within: The Secret War Against the Miners. Verso Books. ISBN 978-1-78168-342-2.
  • Murphy, Christopher J. (2006). Security and Special Operations: SOE and MI5 during the Second World War. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-230-00241-8.
  • Pincher, Chapman (2011). Treachery Betrayals, Blunders and Cover Ups: Six Decades of Espionage. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-78057-540-7.

Quinlan, Kevin (2014). The Secret War Between the Wars: MI5 in the 1920s and the 1930s. Bowyer. ISBN 978-1-84383-938-5.

Rimington, Stella (2001). Open Secret: The Autobiography of the Former Director-General of MI5. Hutchinson. ISBN 978-0-09943-672-0.

Thomas, Martin (2008). Empires of Intelligence: Security Services and Colonial Disorder after 1914. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-52025-117-5.

Thurlow, R. (1994). The Secret State: British Internal Security in the Twentieth Century. Blackwell. ISBN 978-0-631-16066-3.

West, Nigel (1981). A British Security Service Operations, 1939–1945. Bodley Head. ISBN 978-0-370-30324-6.

 

MI6

United Kingdom

Secret Intelligence Service

Government bureau


MI6 Secret Intelligence Service For the United Kingdom

The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6, is the foreign intelligence service of the government of the United Kingdom, tasked mainly with thecovert overseas collection and analysis of human intelligence (HUMINT) in support of the UK's national security.

https://www.sis.gov.uk/our-mission.html

UK Military Intelligence Section 6

The Secret Intelligence Service, commonly known as MI6, is the foreign intelligence service of the government of the United Kingdom, tasked mainly with the covert overseas collection and analysis of human intelligence in support of the UK's national security. Wikipedia

HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom

FounderH. H. Asquith

FoundedJuly 1909

MottoSemper Occultus (Always Secret)

Number of employees2,594 (31 March 2016)

JurisdictionUnited Kingdom

Our operations



MI6 Die Et Mon Droit

The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), often referred to outside the Service as MI6, has its iconic headquarters at Vauxhall Cross. Our mission is to provide Her Majesty's Government with a global covert capability. We collect secret intelligence and mount operations overseas to prevent and detect serious crime, and promote and defend the national security and economic wellbeing of the United Kingdom. We work closely with the MI5 and GCHQ, and the secret nature of our work means we operate within a strict legal framework and report to government ministers. It takes people from a wide range of backgrounds with a variety of different skills to help counter the increasing number of threats to the UK. But they all share the same mission – to protect the country, its people and interests.

A national and global team


MI6 _UK Secret Intelligence Service (SIS)

Our people are at the heart of our mission. 

We fulfil our operations in a number of ways –

 with the information our agents provide, the technical resources at our disposal and our close relationship with foreign intelligence and security services. 

These include The Security Service (MI5) and GCHQ, as well as other UK law enforcement agencies and government departments.

The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6, is the foreign intelligence service of the government of the United Kingdom, tasked mainly with the covert overseas collection and analysis of human intelligence (HUMINT) in support of the UK's national security. SIS is a member of the country's intelligence community and its Chief is accountable to the country's Foreign Secretary.[4]

Formed in 1909 as a section of the Secret Service Bureau specialising in foreign intelligence, the section experienced dramatic growth during World War I and officially adopted its current name around 1920.[5] The name MI6(meaning Military Intelligence, Section 6) originated as a flag of convenience during World War II, when SIS was known by many names. It is still commonly used today.[5] The existence of SIS was not officially acknowledged until 1994.[6] That year the Intelligence Services Act 1994 (ISA) was introduced to Parliament, to place the organisation on a statutory footing for the first time. It provides the legal basis for its operations. Today, SIS is subject to public oversight by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal and the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee.

The stated priority roles of SIS are counter-terrorismcounter-proliferation, providing intelligence in support of cyber security, and supporting stability overseas to disrupt terrorism and other criminal activities.[7] Unlike its main sister agencies, the Security Service (MI5) and Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), SIS works exclusively in foreign intelligence gathering; the ISA allows it to carry out operations only against persons outside the British Islands.[8] Some of SIS's actions since the 2000s have attracted significant controversy, such as its alleged acts of torture and extraordinary rendition.[9][10]

Since 1995, SIS has been headquartered in the SIS Building in London, on the South Bank of the River Thames.



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Julian Assange: 'I cannot forgive terrible injustice'

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Published on May 19, 2017

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he cannot forgive or forget the "terrible injustice" he's suffered over seven years. 

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Yanis Varoufakis on China

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Published on Sep 20, 2017

Greece’s former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, discusses China’s growing role in Southern Europe and EU politics with Anatole Kaletsky, Co-Chairman of Gavekal Draganomics, David Alandete, Managing Editor of El Pais, and Torsten Riecke, Handelsblatt’s international correspondent. Keep up to date with PS films by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/project-syndi... ******************************************************************** For more PS, join the conversation on... Our website: www.prosyn.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/projectsyndicate Twitter: www.twitter.com/prosyn SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/projectsyndicate

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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters: WHOLE WORLD Must Focus on Julian Assange Arrest!

 

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Published on Apr 17, 2019 

 We speak to Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters on the arrest of Julian Assange. He calls on the UK to rise up to oppose Assange’s extradition, labels the UK a satellite state of US empire for arresting Assange and attacks the government of Lenin Moreno for revoking his asylum LIKE Going Underground http://fb.me/GoingUndergroundRT FOLLOW Going Underground http://twitter.com/Underground_RT FOLLOW Afshin Rattansi http://twitter.com/AfshinRattansi FOLLOW on Instagram http://instagram.com/officialgoingund...  


Julian Assange: 'Orwellian horror' of Google Glass, & in bed with state dept (FULL INTERVIEW)

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Published on Sep 22, 2014

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on when WikiLeaks met Google. Julian Assange discusses the meeting he had in 2011 with Eric Schmidt, then a top executive and now chairman of Google, and 3 others. He says the meeting was nominally over a book that was being written, which was published and had pre-publication endorsements from the likes of Tony Blair and Henry Kissinger, but the question he wanted to know was why was this book being written? He examines the networks behind Google, and their 'in-house state department' Google ideas, and reveals that they are pushing the position that the State should control what is and is not published, to the extent of a state body overseeing whistleblowers that they have to go through before they can release any material. He says that Google is in bed with the state department, citing as an example that the girlfriend of Eric Schmidt contacted him regarding arranging a meeting with Hilary Clinton. He also points out that the argument the US military use against WikiLeaks, that the publication of cables could theoretically cause harm, was undermined when the general charged with investigating any harm caused by WikiLeaks testified under oath at the trial of Chelsea Manning that they couldn't find a single person that had been harmed. He also talks about the mistakes he believe the Guardian made, and how HBGary tendered $2 million a month to attack WikiLeaks and Glen Greenwald. He talks about some of the more recent publications he has made, such as FinFisher, a cyberweapon which can hijack mobile phones and turn on the microphone, and can infect massive amounts of computers by putting itself in the major gateway of a country or ISP. He warns whilst people may be suspicious of the intentions of the NSA and the like regarding the internet, associations you may perceive to be working the other way are funded by the same players. He also points out that the amount of people with security clearances in the US has more than doubled since 2010, with 6 million people now part of this 'state within a state' who are subject to extra laws and requirements that are classified – 'an extremely alarming phenomenon'. LIKE Going Underground http://fb.me/GoingUndergroundRT FOLLOW Going Underground http://twitter.com/Underground_RT FOLLOW Afshin Rattansi http://twitter.com/AfshinRattansi FOLLOW on Instagram http://instagram.com/officialgoingund...

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Wikileaks editor-in-chief holds presser on new criminal case involving Julian Assange

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Streamed live on Apr 10, 2019

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Julian Assange: The 2011 60 Minutes Interview

Julian Assange: The 2011 60 Minutes Interview

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Published on Apr 11, 2019

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Snowden: Any Cell Phone Can Be Hacked | NBC News

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Published on Jun 10, 2014

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden tells Brian Williams that any country will a significantly well-funded intelligence organization can hack an individual's cell phone. »

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Edward Snowden says the US government has access to your nude photos

“The bad news is that they’re still collecting everybody’s information -including your dick pics.

https://www.thejournal.ie/edward-snowden-says-the-us-can-look-at-nude-photos-2032314-Apr2015/

Apr 6th 2015,

US INTELLIGENCE WHISTLEBLOWER says that the US government can see nude photos on your phone.

The former NSA security contractor, who is currently exiled in Russia, sat down with English comedian John Oliver to explain US intelligence security.

The controversial Patriot Act, signed into US law in the wake of the September 11 attacks, is due to be reauthorised on 1 June.

Snowden says that he did not steal and leak the information on US spying to solve a problem.#

I did this to give the American people the chance to decide for themselves the kind of government they want to have.

“The NSA has the greatest surveillance capabilities that we’ve seen in history. They will argue that they don’t use this for nefarious purposes against American citizens. In some ways, that’s true.

“The real problem is that they are using this capability to make us vulnerable to them and then saying while they have a gun to your head “I’m not going to pull the trigger, trust me”.

He says that he joined the NSA because he feels that mass surveillance can be useful.

Spies are great when they’re on our side, but when they’re off the leash, they can be very dangerous.

When challenged by Oliver whether that decision can be made by the public who are uninformed on the issue, he agrees that the US public doesn’t care about foreign surveillance.

The comedian then reframes the issue, asking if people should be worried about their “dick pics” being seen by government agencies.

“Well, the good news is that there’s no program named, ‘The Dick Pic Program’.

The bad news is that they’re still collecting everybody’s information-including your dick pics.

“I guess I never thought about putting it into the context of your junk.”

He then explains how and why the US government can take the information, but says that Americans should continue taking pictures of their privates.

“You shouldn’t change your behaviour because a government agency is doing the wrong thing.

“If we sacrifice our values because we’re afraid, we don’t care about those values very much.”

The Snowden interview starts at 14 minutes.

British and American spies hacked company that makes Irish driving licences

Edward Snowden claims the NSA and GCHQ also targeted SIM cards used by companies including Vodafone and O2

https://www.thejournal.ie/nsa-gchq-hack-gemalto-sim-cards-edward-snowden-1955972-Feb2015/

Feb 25th 2015,

CONCERNS HAVE BEEN raised over Gemalto, the Dutch company at the centre of a new Edward Snowden leak, after it emerged that the firm provides Irish motorists with their new, credit card sized driver’s licences.

According to documents released by the whistleblower, the American National Security Agency (NSA) and British GCHQ (Government Communications HQ) together broke into the internal network of Gemalto beginning in early 2010.

The Road Safety Authority has confirmed that it has contacted Gemalto about the breach, which experts have warned will have wide-spread implications.

The primary aim of the covert intelligence agencies appears to have been to steal the encryption keys on Gemalto mobile phone SIM cards – allowing spies to monitor the voice and text data of potentially many millions of customers throughout the world.

The Dutch multinational provides some 2 billion SIM cards a year to 450 companies worldwide – including Vodafone and O2/Three in Ireland – and it is not known exactly how many of these were compromised.

Inquiries by TheJournal.ie, however, have found that Gemalto is also the firm responsible for the new “Sealys” driver’s licence in operation in Ireland since October 2013.

A statement on the company’s website describes the importance of security in its roll-out of e-Passports, e-IDs, and Sealys drivers licences in countries including the UK, France, the Netherlands, India, Morocco, and many others.

Very often, it [the licence] also serves as an identity document, particularly in countries which do not have a national identity card program. This is just one more reason why