Wikileaks scandal exposes anti-American agenda of the police state
By Charles Douglas
This is Charles Douglas from HumboldtSentinel.com with a special commentary for Access Humboldt viewers on Freedom of Information Day.
This day, of course, was chosen to coincide with the birthday of James Madison, widely regarded as the father of the Constitution. While
So when we talk about freedom of information, just like when we talk about freedom of the press, we must realize that this freedom is exercised primarily by those who own the means of production. In other words, your access to information is very dependent on your government watchdogs and your media institutions doing their job, not just to act independent but to be independent.
But have you heard of the Copley decision? Not if you rely on the local establishment media for your news. It was right here in
How about Fusion Centers, have you ever heard of them? Again, not if you rely on the local establishment media for your news. Just so you know, we have one in this state, down in
The Internet revolution is breaking down the walls of censorship and bias built up by the establishment media, and toppling the domination of our information systems by what again our founding father James Madison called the “minority of the opulent.” So I’m sure many of you have heard of Wikileaks, which has disclosed countless secret government documents from many local, state and national governments. Well, the
In a recent report, ironically leaked on Wikileaks.org, they characterize Wikileaks as “a potential force protection, counterintelligence, operational security and information security threat to the US Army….such information could be of value to foreign insurgents and foreign terrorist groups for collecting information or for planning attacks against US forces.” The US Army report goes on to call for wiping out the rights of individual citizens (you and me) to provide information to Wikileaks, and to go further, to hunt us down and to prosecute us for revealing state secrets.
The Pentagon considers the Internet as being equivalent to an enemy weapons system. That’s not my opinion, that’s from another declassified document released to the National Security Archive at
On this Freedom of Information Day, I urge you to support your alternative media locally and globally and to support Access Humboldt in its mission of empowering this community with the means to create its own authentic and local culture of honesty and free expression.