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DOCUMENT RELEASE: 26 Pages of Docs Related to Chicago Police Dept’s Cell Phone Spying Operations

We are pleased to publish a marvelous 26-page document trove which was released 6 February 2017 by “The Atlantic” magazine’s “CityLab” website.  CityLab published a collection of documents from 27 US police departments detailing the extent to which US big-city police agencies have acquired and are using cell phone spying hardware and software.  With this … Continue reading

US Government: Interfering in European Elections Since At Least the End of World War Two

During the 2016 US Presidential Election, the candidates of the twin parties owned and operated by the US capitalist class – the Republicans and the Democrats – began a campaign of lies and disinformation about what they charged was intolerable Russian intervention in the US electoral process.  The Russians, they alleged, were responsible for the … Continue reading

Tor Project Salesmen Appelbaum and Gibson Continue to Flog Useless Tor “Anonymity Software” Around the World. Why?

On 28 December 2014, the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel released a huge tranche of documents from the Snowden archives to the public.  Some of these had been released by the Guardian, the New York Times and the website ProPublica earlier but in redacted or incomplete forms. The Der Spiegel article accompanying the release – “Prying … Continue reading

Movie Review – CITIZENFOUR: “Speaking Truth to Power” is not What Needs to Be Done (* out of 5)

[Note: this review is being simultaneously published by the Independent Workers Party of Chicago and the Friends of WikiLeaks – Chicago on the respective websites of both groups.] CITIZENFOUR – a film by Laura Poitras  https://citizenfourfilm.com/ We expected a lot from Laura Poitras’ new film CITIZENFOUR; we were massively disappointed.  With ex- CIA/NSA contract worker … Continue reading

Get Your Full Set of NSA “SENTRY EAGLE” Documents Released by The Intercept

We are pleased to present to you, our readers, for your more easy browsing and redistribution pleasure the complete set of the NSA’s “SENTRY EAGLE” documents disclosed by heroic whistleblower Edward Snowden and released today by “The Intercept” in their article “Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany” by Peter Maass and Laura Poitras. … Continue reading

Text of Edward Snowden’s “Alternative Christmas Message” Broadcast in the UK on 25 December 2013

We are very pleased to publish the “Alternative Christmas Message” of heroic NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden broadcast on the UK’s Channel 4 on Christmas Day 2013. Every year, apparently, the Queen of England gives a Christmas message to the nation; this year Edward Snowden was asked by Britain’s Channel 4 to deliver an “Alternative” message.  … Continue reading

“Don’t Worry, It’s Only Metadata”: US Government Lies About Effectiveness of Metadata Collection by FBI/NSA

We’ve been doing a lot of websurfing today, and we found a couple of excellent bits of research related to the NSA’s telephone metadata collection – a mass surveillance program that the Gestapo or KGB would have died for – that is being run by the US versions of those fine organizations: the NSA and … Continue reading

Get your copy of the Lavabit Case Files Right Here!

We are pleased to offer our readers a complete copy of the full 162-page just-released set of case files on the National Security Agency [NSA]/Lavabit scandal. Lavabit, as our readers must be aware, was a small company in the United States, founded by Ladar Levison, which provided secure, encrypted email services to the public; their … Continue reading

WikiLeaks Statement on Russia Granting Edward Snowden Temporary Asylum

[Note: we publish here a full copy of the WikiLeaks statement released today (1 August 2013) in regard to the temporary asylum status granted to heroic National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. Though this is, indeed welcome news, we at FoWL Chicago recognize that the brutal and cynical government of Vladimir Putin is no friend … Continue reading

Update on Friends of WikiLeaks – Chicago’s Membership Numbers

It seems like just yesterday we were complaining about the vast sea of apathy that exists in the working class intellectual wasteland that exists here in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.  The utter lack of any serious working-class opposition to the continuing massive assaults on the trade union movement in Chicago continues unabated.  The unionized … Continue reading

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