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The Bill of Rights: use it or lose it

Source: Candorville.

The doctrine of state secrecy, which was never enacted into law, is being used to override the Constitution.  It has been used to conceal government blunders and lawlessness.  646 more words

Civil Liberties

Glenn Greenwald | Court Accepts DOJ’s ‘State Secrets’ Claim to Protect Shadowy Neocons: a New Low

Group of neocon extremists was literally just immunized by a federal court from the rule of law.

By GLENN GREENWALD   The Intercept   firstlook.org   March 26, 2015 … 2,395 more words

Militarism

China's former security chief is charged with corruption and leaking state secrets

Former Chinese security czar Zhou Yongkang has been charged with “bribery, abuse of power, and intentionally leaking of state secrets,” according to state-run news agency Xinhua (link in Chinese). 343 more words

No Secret

You’re a leaker? No, you are a traitor;
With our foes you’re a collaborator,
And the secrets you sell
Earn a ticket to Hell;
You’ll be heading there, sooner or later.

Poetry

New TV Series - Portillo's State Secrets

Michael Portillo in a new ten part TV series gets set to search the National Archives.

The first episode, on BBC 2 – Monday 23rd March – 18.30pm… 61 more words

Family History

China frees Canadian held on spying charge

WATCH: A dramatic turn of events for a Canadian couple being held in China, accused of stealing state secrets. Julia Garrett has been released from a government detention centre, but her husband has been moved to a high-security prison. 416 more words

News

New regulations in China on classifying state secrets

I have published an article in the Diplomat concerning the State Secrecy Bureau’s March, 2014 Interim Provisions on Management of State Secrets Classification(国家秘密定密管理暂行规定) (and their implications), with a longer version to follow.  29 more words

Open Government Information