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17.05.2022 - 11:25 [ National Security Agency ]

TEMPEST: A Signal Problem

(1972)

Now, let´s go back to the beginning. During World War II, the backbone systems for Army und Navy secure teletypewriter communications were one-time tapes and the primitive crypto-equipment SIGTOT. For encrypting, the Services used a Bell-telephone mixing device, called 131-B2. When one of these mixers was being tested in a Bell laboratory, a researcher noticed, quite by accident, that each time the machine stepped, a spike appeared on an oscilloscope in a distant part of the lab. After he examined these spikes more carefully, he found that he could read the plain text of the message being enciphered by the machine.

23.04.2022 - 10:26 [ DontExtraditeAssange.com ]

3 Brussels Events – Europe Free Assange

Hacking Justice – Documentary Film Screening

The documentary “Hacking Justice: Julian Assange” has been broadcast on several European television outlets and shown at Film Festivals around the world.

The screening will follow with live discussion and Q&A with film’s director Clara Lopez, Deepa Driver and Davide Dormino.

Date & Time: Sat, April 23, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CEST

Location: Cinéma Vendôme, 18 Chaussée de Wavre, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium

Register here.

23.04.2022 - 09:51 [ CanberraTimes.com.au ]

Review: Ithaka is a deft look at Julian Assange, his family and supporters

Since WikiLeaks, the organization he founded, sensationally uploaded hundreds of thousands of files of classified information to the internet, Julian Assange has lived his life in different forms of incarceration. It’s probably safe to say he could never have imagined how long it would last. In our divisive and contested times, he has become one of the world’s most famous fugitives, a political prisoner with British and US law enforcement, in hot pursuit.

In this new documentary so deftly directed by Ben Lawrence and produced by Assange’s half-brother, Gabriel Shipton, we get the measure of the toll it is taking on the man.

11.04.2022 - 10:02 [ war.Ukraine.ua ]

The mother and daughter who appeared on the cover of Time magazine managed to get in touch with their rescuer. 19-year-old soldier Vlad had helped them evacuate from Irpin’

To be on the safe side, the family went to Rivne. Grateful for the help of an unknown soldier, they worried for his safety. After telling local journalists his story, the man contacted them himself. 19-year-old Vlad, who lives with his family in Rivne region, turned out to be a brave defender. The Pavlyuk family and their daughter went to visit the boy’s parents and sisters to meet and express their gratitude. Both families are now waiting for Vlad to return. Everyone is convinced of Ukraine’s victory.

09.04.2022 - 20:45 [ war.Ukraine.ua ]

Bucha massacre. Russians killed, raped, and tortured people in the Kyiv region

90% of people died from shootings, and they had bullet wounds. Rescuers and soldiers found residents’ bodies in private estates, parks, squares, and mass graves.

“We located three places in Bucha: the territory of an agricultural machinery enterprise, where the Russian occupiers dumped people’s bodies with their hands tied. Also, we found people with their hands tied and bullet wounds at Vokzalna and Yablunska streets and near children’s camp,” said Mayor Anatoliy Fedoruk.

09.04.2022 - 20:07 [ war.Ukraine.ua ]

Killed by two shots – The Russians shot dead an unarmed photojournalist, Maksym Levin

Law enforcement officers found Max’s body in April in the village of Guta Mezhyhirska. According to the Office of the Prosecutor General, the Russian Armed Forces killed unarmed Levin with two small arms fire.

Max Levin has worked in hotspots during the Revolution of Dignity and in Donbas since 2014.

09.04.2022 - 20:01 [ war.Ukraine.ua ]

Prisoners of War – 15 servicewomen returned from Russian captivity. The Russians tortured, mistreated them, and shaved their hair

Russians forced captured Ukrainian women to undress in front of men and do squats. Their hair was cut off and they were forced to take part in filming propaganda.

23.05.2021 - 07:42 [ docur.co ]

The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeeps is a 2012 documentary film by Israeli director Dror Moreh about the Israel Security Agency Shin Bet (שירות הביטחון הכללי).

29.01.2021 - 03:57 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

“The Coming War On China”  –  Watch John Pilger’s Powerfully Relevant Documentary

(March 23 2020)

“The aim of this film is to break a silence: the United States and China may well be on the road to war, and nuclear war is no longer unthinkable,” Pilger says in his 2016 documentary The Coming War on China, which you can watch free on Youtube here or on Vimeo here.

“In a few years China has become the world’s second-biggest economic power,” Pilger’s introduction continues. “The United States is the world’s biggest military power, with bases and missiles and ships covering every continent and every ocean. China is a threat to this dominance, says Washington. But who is the threat? This film is about shifting power, and great danger.”

28.01.2020 - 04:50 [ chronoshistory / Youtube ]

The Liberation of Auschwitz (includes 1945 original Red Army footage)

Warning – This historical documentary contains some explicit Scenes that are of a violent nature and may be disturbing to some viewers!

This Film contains footage taken by Soviet cameramen after the liberation of the Auschwitz camp in January 27, 1945.
Among other things, it depicts the camp area immediately after entry by the First Ukrainian Front of the Red Army.

Documentary pictures are interspersed with an interview with Alexander Vorontzov, the cameraman who accompanied the Red Army soldiers and did most of the filming. The whole is accompanied by commentary describing, among others, the selection and extermination process, medical experiments and everyday life in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

15.12.2019 - 04:46 [ The Intercept ]

How the Prosecution of Animal Rights Activists as Terrorists Foretold Today’s Criminalization of Dissent

The movement took aim at the notorious animal testing lab company Huntingdon Life Sciences, which did contract work for corporations. SHAC organized a potent direct-action campaign, which, at a number of points, threatened to shutter the huge testing corporation by driving investors to disaffiliate and divest. The tactics were diverse, from spreading information on animal cruelty, to holding demonstrations, to the occasional act of property damage. In response to SHAC activity, the FBI in 2005 deemed the animal liberation movement to be America’s No. 1 domestic terrorism threat. This, despite the fact that not a single human or animal was injured by SHAC activity in the country.

15.06.2019 - 11:36 [ luogocomune.net ]

September 11 – The New Pearl Habor: A film by Massimo Mazzucco

INDEX for DVD 1

INTRODUCTION

0.01:02 – 12 parallels between Pearl
Harbor and September 11
0.14:10 – The debate: main issues

PART 1 – AIR DEFENSE

0.14:55 – Where are the interceptors?
0.16:12 – The „incompetence theory“
(radars, transponders)
0.22:00 – The military drills
0.29:40 – Specific warnings
0.33:08 – The chain of command
0.38:10 – Promotions, not punishments
0.39:50 – The Mineta case
0.47:38 – Debunkers: „Mineta was mistaken“
0.53:18 – The Mineta case – A summary

PART 2 – THE HIJACKERS

0.57:15 – „Piss-poor student pilots“
0.59:38 – Marwan al-Sheikki (UA175)
1.01:52 – Ziad Jarrah (UA93)
1.03:06 – Hani Hanjour (AA77)
1.04:00 – The debunkers‘ positions
1.06:00 – 2 simulations of the Pentagon attack
1.13:10 – Someone knew?
1.16:40 – Airport security cameras
1.20.15 – The missing black boxes

PART 3 – THE AIRPLANES

1.26:50 – Passenger planes or military drones?
1.28:20 – Impossible speeds
1.37:30 – What happened to the passengers?
1.38:35 – The cellphone calls
1.48:30 – The debunkers‘ position
1.50:38 – If not from the planes, from where?

15.06.2019 - 11:32 [ luogocomune2 / Youtube ]

„September 11 – The New Pearl Harbor“ – Full version (1/3)

To see the fully indexed film in one page go to http://www.luogocomune.net/site/modul…. You can also purchase the 5-hour film in a 3 DVD set. Free duplication and distribution of all DVDs by Massimo Mazzucco is encouraged. Italian and French versions also available. Full info at luogocomune.net.

04.04.2019 - 11:48 [ Adam Curtis Documentary / Youtube ]

HyperNormalisation (2016) by Adam Curtis – A different experience of reality FULL DOCUMENTARY

Published on Dec 12, 2016
The cult documentary maker explores the falsity of modern life in his own inimitable style. Though he’s spent the best part of four decades making television, Curtis’s signature blend of hypnotic archive footage, authoritative voiceover and a seemingly inexhaustible appetite for bizarre historical tangents is better suited to the web, a place just as resistant to the narrative handholding of broadcast TV as he is. He argues that an army of technocrats, complacent radicals and Faustian internet entrepreneurs have conspired to create an unreal world; one whose familiar and often comforting details blind us to its total inauthenticity.

10.02.2019 - 15:51 [ Mail & Guardian / alphalink.com.au ]

CIA and MI5 linked to Hammarskjöld death

(28. Aug 1998) The documents, found by a truth commission researcher investigating an apparently unrelated matter, implicate then CIA chief Allen Dulles in Operation Celeste. They also claim that the explosives used for the bomb that downed the aircraft were supplied by a Belgian mining conglomerate, Union Miniere. The company had extensive interests in copper-rich Katanga, and is known to have backed to Tshombe’s use of mercenaries, including the group led by South Africa’s Colonel „Mad Mike“ Hoare.

The most damning report refers to a meeting between MI5, Special Operations Executive, the CIA and the SAIMR at which it was recorded that Dulles „agrees … Dag is becoming troublesome and … should be removed“.

10.02.2019 - 15:27 [ theGuardian.com ]

RAF veteran `admitted 1961 killing of UN secretary general`

(12.1.2019) Exclusive: Cold case documentary casts new light on mystery of Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane crash

10.02.2019 - 15:23 [ Youtube ]

Cold Case Hammarskjöld – Official Trailer (HD)

In 1961, United Nations‘ secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. It’s understood that because Hammarskjöld was, at the time, advocating for Congo’s independence (against the wishes of European mining companies and other powerful entities), the “crash” was an assassination. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger (The Red Chapel, The Ambassador) leads us down an investigative rabbit hole to unearth the truth. He, his Swedish private-investigator sidekick, and a host of co-conspirators tirelessly pursue a winding trail of clues, but they turn up more mysteries than revelations. Scores of false starts, dead ends, and elusive interviews later, they begin to sniff out something more monumental than anything they’d initially imagined.

05.07.2018 - 19:49 [ Haaretz / googleusercontent.com ]

How a Group of Jewish Terrorists Ended Up in Israel’s Halls of Power

A new documentary series about the Jewish Underground charts the movement’s terrorist activities in the 1980s and the influence its members now exert on modern politics. Director Shai Gal hopes his show serves as a wake-up call

20.07.2014 - 18:37 [ Ars Technica ]

The Internet’s Own Boy review: Remembering—and honoring—Aaron Swartz

Every element of Aaron Swartz’s brief, remarkable life exemplifies the stuff we cover all the time on Ars. His tech-filled upbringing, his teenage rise to geek royalty, his hand in reddit’s genesis, and his online political activism made him a worthy subject of Ars conversation well before he became a household name

28.06.2014 - 00:45 [ TechCrunch ]

Watch This Film About Why Aaron Swartz Matters More Than Ever

Aaron Swartz was a young, bright genius who believed in the open Internet. A self-made millionaire by the age of 19, he co-founded Reddit, was part of the creation of RSS and became a political organizer and Internet hacktivist who was instrumental in the fight against SOPA.

28.06.2014 - 00:45 [ takepart ]

The Internet’s Own Boy – The Story of Aaron Swartz

The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

22.06.2014 - 18:00 [ Boing Boing ]

Aaron Swartz documentary „The Internet’s Own Boy“ is available for CC-licensed preorder today

Starting today, „The Internet’s Own Boy,“ Brian Knappenberger’s award-winning, acclaimed documentary about Aaron Swartz, is available to pre-order as a Creative Commons-licensed (CC-BY-NC-SA) video download.

13.06.2014 - 03:36 [ ROXIE ]

DOCFEST: THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY: THE STORY OF AARON SWARTZ

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

04.05.2014 - 09:59 [ Hot Docs ]

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

As we hear from those closest to Aaron, this incredibly inspirational and moving story shows how one of the most promising minds of a generation found himself staring down a government prosecuting him under the very laws he was fighting against.

30.04.2014 - 06:42 [ Yahoo ]

‚The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz‘ Trailer

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

12.04.2014 - 01:40 [ WIRED ]

Booking Video: Aaron Swartz Jokes, Jousts With Cops After MIT Bust

Most people aren’t at their best when being booked by police. Swartz was exactly at his best: asserting his rights in a casual, shlumpy posture that disarms his opponents without insulting them. Able to defy authority one minute, and joke around with it the next, the booking video is an exhibit in miniature of the qualities that made Swartz such an effective activist, and makes his loss such an enduring shame.

“You seem like a good kid, man,” the booking officer remarks, near the end of the process.

“I think I am,” says Swartz.

22.01.2014 - 03:29 [ Reuters ]

A year after his death, film explores Aaron Swartz’s online activism

„The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz“ premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday and director Brian Knappenberger was joined by Swartz’s father Robert and two brothers, Noah and Ben, all of whom received a standing ovation.