Jonsdottir Accuses U.S. Government Of Cyber Stalking

9 Apr


Birgitta_Jonsdottir Leading ProtestThe United States creates another pro-transparency martyr.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir, the Icelandic MP who was part of a small team of activists that produced the WikiLeaks dump of US state secrets, has arrived in the United States for the first time since the controversy three years ago, to protest against what she sees as a disproportionate clampdown by the US government on internet whistleblowers.

Jónsdóttir is marking the third anniversary of the “Collateral Murder” video –which put WikiLeaks on the map on 5 April 2010 by revealing footage of a US apache helicopter attack on unarmed civilians in Baghdad – by staging an exhibition of still photographs drawn from the video in New York. She hopes the display will draw attention to the plight of Bradley Manning, the US soldier currently facing court martial for being the source of the WikiLeaks material, as well as…

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