Interview with the Director of the International Modern Media Initiative

Interview with the Director of the International Modern Media Initiative

The Pirate Times connected with Guðjón Idir in Iceland to ask some questions about the International Modern Media Institute that is running a crowd funding campaign. Its aim is to form Iceland and other nations into a “Switzerland of Bits.” Guðjón Idir became IMMI’s Executive Director in January 2014. His background is in philosophy, psychology and activism. He has a passion for information freedom, human rights […]

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German Journalists Charged With Treason For Post-Snowden Documents

German Journalists Charged With Treason For Post-Snowden Documents

The last time journalists were charged for treason in Germany was the Spiegel affair in 1962. Yesterday the German news site netzpolitik.org (well known and respected for their work reporting on “net-politics”) received a letter from the Federal Attorney General of Germany about investigations of treason. The investigation concerns two of their reporters, Markus Beckedahl and Andre Meister, whom are both accused together with an […]

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Annie Machon — former MI5 agent who blew the whistle

Annie Machon — former MI5 agent who blew the whistle

Annie Machon is ex-MI5: “I was the person sitting behind a desk deciding who should be listened to.” Then she blew the whistle. This is a short summary of the keynote speech she held at the “Internet Days” conference. Annie Machon has a deep knowledge of how far the surveillance in MI5 can go and for her it was way too far. Machon also knows […]

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Pirates nominate Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden for Nobel peace prize

Pirates nominate Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden for Nobel peace prize

Representatives in the EU parliament from the Pirate Party of Sweden (Amelia Andersdotter and Christian Engström) as well as parliamentarians from the Pirate Party of Iceland (Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Jón Þór Ólafsson and Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson) have conjointly nominated the American whistleblowers Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. The 900.000 Euro endowed Nobel Peace Prize is awarded annually since 1901 on December […]

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Snowden offers help to Brazil and asks for asylum

Snowden offers help to Brazil and asks for asylum

Edward Snowden, former consultant for the NSA and accused of spying for leaking sensitive information detrimental to U.S. security, said in a letter published this Tuesday (17 December 2013) that he can help Brazil to defend their network against the United States surveillance agencies. In this letter, Snowden said White House will continue interfering with his “ability to speak” until he gets permanent asylum in […]

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Chelsea Manning’s First Birthday in Prison

Chelsea Manning’s First Birthday in Prison

Today, 17 December 2013, Chelsea Manning is spending her birthday in prison, the first of a remaining thirty-five. In August this year, after three years of incarceration, she was sentenced to a prison sentence for 22 different charges, including aiding the enemy. Chelsea Manning won her fair share of unwanted fame in May 2010, when she was betrayed by confidant Adrian Lamo and arrested for […]

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Prism: Who should we trust?

Prism: Who should we trust?

As odd as it may seem, I agree with the various statements that have been made over the last few days that the UK has some incredibly robust and sensible rules when it comes to intelligence gathering. Of course I would like to see some tightening up, especially in terms of who has access and who should be permitted to authorise surveillance – and that this has to be adhered to

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Ed Snowden’s bid for Asylum – Live Updates

Ed Snowden’s bid for Asylum – Live Updates

The mainstream media is buzzing with reports that Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong for an undisclosed destination. We know he is heading to Moscow and then probably on to Iceland via Norway. The Pirate Times is in contact with Pirates in Norway and Iceland and will keep you informed as much as we can. This page will be updated with more news as it comes […]

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Pirates Rally to Support Whistle-blower Edward Snowden

Pirates Rally to Support Whistle-blower Edward Snowden

In a video interview Edward simply stated that he did not want to live in a world where everything he does or says is recorded. US foes, allies and even its own citizens are now the victims of an espionage network that spans the globe and from whom no one is safe.

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