The Russian president has declared that all military deaths -- in peacetime as well as wartime -- will be classified as state secrets, with violations punishable by up to seven years in prison.
For almost a decade the U.S. government refused to let Stanford Ph.D. student Rahinah Ibrahim back in the country after putting her on a no-fly list and not telling her why. Invoking the state secrets privilege, Attorney General Eric Holder claimed the information she wanted “could reasonably be expected to cause significant harm to national security.”
The biggest secrets at famed Area 51 had less to do with rumored UFOs and extraterrestrials than with the poisoning of government workers.
His trial is not simply the persecution of a courageous whistle-blower, but a state mechanism to destroy the independence of the press and its ability to expose the power elite's criminal activity. His trial is a state mechanism to destroy the ability of the press to expose the power elite's criminal activity.
Pfc. Bradley Manning pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that he illegally acquired a cache of U.S. state secrets and later provided it to WikiLeaks, but not guilty to the most serious charge against him -- that he “aided the enemy.”
Ecuador has granted asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, but Britain has issued a letter claiming the legal right to forcibly remove him from the embassy if the Ecuadoreans fail to hand him over.
Sources within the Ecuadorean government report that President Rafael Correa has agreed to grant asylum to Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is wanted by Sweden for alleged sexual misconduct, and by the United States for publishing state secrets.
This one sounds like something from a supermarket tabloid, but apparently it's of a slightly more substantiated nature: On Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's no doubt long list of action items is the rather peculiar request to figure out whether a regional leader gave state secrets to (continued).