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Bradley Manning and Adolf Eichmann

220px-Eichmann,_AdolfElliot Sperber writes at Counterpunch:

The year 2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Hannah Arendt’s controversial critique of the trial of the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, and her work remains unambiguously pertinent. Indeed, not only do the ghosts of the past continue to haunt Eichmann in Jerusalem; another ghost – a ghost from the future – is also detectable among her words. As one reads her text, Eichmann’s polar opposite, Bradley Manning, arises from Arendt’s pages like a photographic negative. Presently on trial for charges that include “communicating national defense information to an unauthorized source,” and “aiding the enemy,” Manning succeeded in accomplishing what Eichmann was tried and executed for failing to do; Manning refused to participate in the commission of crimes against humanity.

The reader must refrain from inferring that an equivalence is being drawn between the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime and those committed by the US.

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Treason and Tyranny: Defense Attorney David Coombs Rallies Public Support at All Souls Unitarian Church

David Coombs, Army Reservist, America Hater Photo: Tyler Bass, Washington Correspondent, The Internet Chronicle

On December 3rd,, 2012, David Coombs–Bradley Manning’s Attorney and an Army Reservist–spoke to a congregation near Mt. Pleasant, District of Columbia. He spoke for almost 90 minutes, part of which included a question period in which he answered questions from the press fed to him by members of the Bradley Manning Support Network, a group that has collected legal fees for the private suspected of leaking thousands of pages of data documenting war crimes, innocuous activity, the overclassification of information. Some call the Army Private a traitor; others, including Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg, have called him a whistleblower.

“He told me that his dream would be to go to college to get a degree. And as a young man at that time he was 23. That makes sense. We all know that college degrees are pretty much the ticket to a productive future.” The Unitarian Church is notable for being one of the most educated denominations in the country, and certainly this line resonated well with attendees.… Read the rest

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Newark NJ Mayor: $1,000 to turn in your gun owning neighbors. “We Will Give You Cash!”

Today’s Orwellian infomercial is brought to you by the “honorable” mayor of New Jersey, oh, and so there is no confusion, by honorable, I mean treasonous. But hey he is waving a THOUSAND dollars!! So everyone out there on government assistance, everyone struggling to survive the latest vivisection of your inalienable rights & living standard through cyclical and deliberate economic implosions; pick up the phone, trade your liberty for the “security” of a THOUSAND dollars, that’s right a THOUSAND dollars! Just in case I didn’t emphasize this enough with my bug eyed hypnostare, I repeat a THOUSAND dollars, CASH!

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