Lawrence Lessig indica que existe um i-Patriot equivalente ao Patriot Act

O professor Lawrence Lessig, da Universidade de Stanford, um dos fundadores da licença Creative Commons, membro da direcção da EFF e da Software Freedom Law Center e «um dos maiores defensores da Internet livre, do direito à distribuição de bens culturais, à produção de trabalhos derivados (criminalizadas pelas leis actuais), e do fair use.» [1], veio a terreiro afirmar que após uma conversa com o antigo czar do terrorismo, Richard Clarke, este lhe terá dito que iria haver um acontecimento parecido com os atentados de 11 de Setembro de 2001, mas desta vez a nível informático, e que após este, entraria em vigor o i-Patriot Act, a versão electrónica do Patriot Act.


USA PATRIOT Act – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The USA PATRIOT Act, commonly known as the Patriot Act, is a controversial Act of Congress that U.S. President George W. Bush signed into law on October 26, 2001. The acronym stands for “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001” (Public Law Pub.L. 107-56).

The act expands the authority of U.S. law enforcement agencies for the stated purpose of fighting terrorism in the United States and abroad. Among its provisions, the Act increases the ability of law enforcement agencies to search telephone, e-mail communications, medical, financial and other records; eases restrictions on foreign intelligence gathering within the United States;

O mais estranho é ele ter afirmado que esta nova lei já se encontra preparada, estando só à espera que ocorra um atentado deste tipo.

Como é que já têm um projecto lei preparado para ser aprovado após algo que ainda não aconteceu?
As administrações norte-americanas agora adivinham quando se vão dar atentados? O tipo de atentado?

Na minha modesta opinião mais uma vez estes senhores preparam-se para repetir os atentados de 9/11, ou melhor, preparam-se para nova operação False Flag de forma a mais uma vez aprovarem leis que atentam contra as liberdades e garantias do povo norte-americano e que infelizmente têm a péssima tendência de se propagar pelo resto do planeta, especialmente para a UE.

Law Professor: Counter Terrorism Czar Told Me There Is Going To Be An i-9/11 And An i-Patriot Act : Information Clearing House – ICH

During a group panel segment titled “2018: Life on the Net”, Lessig stated:

There’s going to be an i-9/11 event. Which doesn’t necessarily mean an Al Qaeda attack, it means an event where the instability or the insecurity of the internet becomes manifest during a malicious event which then inspires the government into a response. You’ve got to remember that after 9/11 the government drew up the Patriot Act within 20 days and it was passed.

The Patriot Act is huge and I remember someone asking a Justice Department official how did they write such a large statute so quickly, and of course the answer was that it has been sitting in the drawers of the Justice Department for the last 20 years waiting for the event where they would pull it out.

Of course, the Patriot Act is filled with all sorts of insanity about changing the way civil rights are protected, or not protected in this instance. So I was having dinner with Richard Clarke and I asked him if there is an equivalent, is there an i-Patriot Act just sitting waiting for some substantial event as an excuse to radically change the way the internet works. He said “of course there is”.

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A Guarda Pretoriana da oligarquia dos EUA – BLACKWATER

Esta entrada é só um pequeno “teaser”, sobre a muito pouco recomendada, BLACKWATER, a empresa de mercenários que a actual administração dos EUA usa para o trabalho sujo, seja no Iraque, ou mesmo em casa, como ocorreu após o furacão Katrina.

A BLACKWATER é a Guarda Pretoriana da oligarquia dos EUA, consideram-se acima da lei, são apenas e só, mercenários que não respondem nem seguem um código militar, apenas obedecem às regras impostas pelos seus donos.

Empresa criada por um ex-SEAL, Erik Prince, filho de pais abastados, começou por entitulá-la de BLACKWATER USA, mas neste momento já se entitula de BLACKWATER WORLDWIDE.

Um site a ter em conta para mais info sobre estes mercenários.

Erik PrinceErik PrinceAKA Erik D. Prince

Born: 6-Jun1969
Birthplace: Holland, MI

Gender: Male
Religion: Born-Again Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Military
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder of Blackwater Worldwide

Military service: Navy SEAL Team Officer (1993-96, Bosnia, Haiti)

Erik Prince is a multi-millionaire fundamentalist Christian from a powerful Michigan Republican family. His wealth came from his father, Edgar Prince, who headed Prince Automotive, an auto parts and machinery manufacturer.

A major Republican campaign contributor, he interned in the White House of President George H.W. Bush and campaigned for Pat Buchanan in 1992, finding time to intern for conservative congressman Dana Rohrabacher as well. Prince founded the security and mercenary firm Blackwater Worldwide in 1997 with Gary Jackson, another former Navy SEAL.

Prince’s sister Betsy DeVos is a powerful conservative in her own right. Married to the son of Richard DeVos (Republican bankroller and co-founder of Amway), she served as chair of Michigan Republican Party in the 1990s.

Father: Edgar Prince (d. 1995, billionaire, started Family Research Council with Gary Bauer)
Mother: Elsa Prince Broekhuizen (Republican Party funder, remarried)
Sister: Betsy DeVos (former chair, Michigan Republican Party, m. Dick DeVos, Amway scion)
Sister: Emilie Prince
Sister: Eileen Prince
Wife: Joan (four children, d. 2003, cancer)
Daughter: Sophia

High School: Holland Christian High School, Holland, MI
University: Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI

continua….

Conversas no Skype podem ser interceptadas

Segundo o artigo “Austrian official fuels Skype backdoor rumours” do The Register, fontes oficiais não divulgadas do governo da Austria, afirmaram que interceptar conversas do skype não constituia qualquer problema.

Essa opinião no entanto contrasta com a de Joerg Ziercke, presidente do departamento da polícia federal o qual afirmou que a inabilidade de ultrapassar a encriptação usada no skype, estaria a dificultar as investigações de contra-terrorismo.

No entanto as autoridades alemãs já estão a desenvolver software que permite ultrapassar essa encriptação bem como comunicações SSL, e assim poderem vigiar os cidadãos, tal como é referido nos documentos que foram publicados no site Wikileaks.

O Skype usa um protocolo fechado e proprietário ao contrário de Software Livre, como o Openwengo, Ekiga e outros, tal como o Zfone de Phil Zimmermann, o criador do PGP, que usam protocolos abertos, dando assim uma maior segurança e privacidade aos seus utilizadores.

O Zfone não se tratando de software de VoIP, é um software que usado conjuntamente com software de VoIP protege as comunicações, encriptando-as.
Com a enorme vantagem de ser Software Livre, não tendo as chamadas backdoors, que são usadas para decifrar as comunicações, supostamente seguras.

Por exemplo, os especialistas em segurança, Philippe Biondi e Fabrice Desclaux, na BlackHat, mostraram-se preocupados com a possibilidade do Skype possuir Chaves que desencriptem as sessões e que estas possam ser usadas para violar a privacidade das comunicações.

Outro software Livre que se pode usar para proteger-mos a nossa privacidade e segurança é o GnuPG, uma versão livre do PGP.

Uma imagem do Openwengo para abrir o apetite por Software Livre 🙂

WengoPhone 2.1 - Contact-List Screenshot
retirada daqui

The Zfone Project – Getting Started with Zfone

Zfone has been tested with these VoIP clients: X-Lite, Gizmo, XMeeting, Google Talk VoIP client (but only when Google Talk is using RTP), Yahoo Messenger’s VoIP client (for audio), and SJphone. Zfone will encrypt audio and video for Apple iChat calls on Mac OS X (Tiger and Leopard). Zfone has been tested with these VoIP service providers: Free World Dialup, iptel.org, and SIPphone. It does not work with Skype.

Austrian official fuels Skype backdoor rumours | The Register

Access to such keys would provide backdoor access to conversations but it’s worth remembering, as is the case with warrants for regular phone conversations, that law enforcement agencies are more often interested in knowing who an investigative target is talking to than what they are saying. Skype offers confidentiality, but it makes no claims of offering anonymity.

Após o Big Brother dos EUA, através da FISA chega-nos agora o da UE

O blog do Marcos Marado, menciona a directiva da UE que hoje foi transposta para Portugal, tornando-nos no segundo estado a fazer uso dela, contrariando quer as opiniões da indústria (ISP’s nomeadamente), e especialmente as opiniões extremamente críticas, como se compreenderá, por parte da sociedade civil.

A The Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII), indica na sua página que “O parlamento europeu aprovou hoje uma directiva que criará a maior base de dados de vigilância a nível mundial, monitorizando todas as comunicações dentro da UE “

DataRetPr051214En – FFII

The Data Retention Directive was passed by 378 votes to 197, following deals between the Council and the leaders of the two largest parties in Parliament, the EPP-ED (Conservatives) and the PSE (Socialists). The Rapporteur for the directive, Alexander Alvaro (Liberals) had his name removed from the report in protest.

Jonas Maebe of the FFII says: “Among other harsh measures, the directive mandates recording of the source and destination of all emails you send and every call you make, and your location and movement during mobile phone calls. Additionally, the directive says nothing about who has to pay for all this logging, which will significantly distort the internal telecommunications market.”

A directiva obriga que sejam guardados todos os dados relativos à origem e destino de todos os e-mails e chamadas telefónicas, bem como a localização e movimentação durante essas mesmas chamadas.

Diário da República, 1.ª série — N.º 137 — 17  de  Julho  de  2008
Lei n.º 32/2008 de 17 de Julho

Transpõe para a ordem jurídica interna a Directiva n.º 2006/24/CE, do Parlamento Europeu e do Conselho, de 15 de Março, relativa à conservação de dados gerados ou tratados no contexto da oferta de serviços de comunicações electrónicas publicamente disponíveis ou de redes públicas de comunicações.

Tal como já havia referido numa entrada à dias sobre o Big Brother dos EUA através da recentemente aprovada FISA, com a introdução desta directiva europeia, estamos a caminhar a passos largos para a tal Nova (Des)Ordem Mundial, o tal Governo Único Mundial, que muitos mencionam e que a cada dia se torna mais presente e mais sufocante.

Committee of 300 Quotes – Quotes About Committee of 300

Committee of 300 Quotes

“The sheer magnitude and complex web of deceit surrounding the individuals and organizations involved in this conspiracy is mind boggling, even for the most astute among us. Most people react with disbelief and skepticism towards the topic, unaware that they have been conditioned (brainwashed) to react with skepticism by institutional and media influences that were created by the mother of all mind control organizations: The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London. Author and
de-programmer Fritz Springmeier (The Top 13 Illuminati Bloodlines) says that most people have built in ‘slides’ that short-circuit the mind’s critical examination process when it comes to certain sensitive topics. ‘Slides’, Springmeier reports, is a CIA term for a conditioned type of response which dead-ends a person’s thinking and terminates debate or examination of the topic at hand’…”
– The New World Order (NWO): An Overview

Committee of 300 Quotes

“To bring about the end to all industrialization and the production of nuclear generated electric power in what they call ‘the post-industrial zero-growth society’. Excepted are the computer- and service industries. U.S. industries that remain will be exported to countries such as Mexico where abundant slave labor is available. As we saw in 1993, this has become a fact through the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA. Unemployables in the U.S., in the wake of industrial destruction, will either become opium-, heroin-, and/or cocaine addicts, or become statistics in the elimination of the ‘excess population’ process we know of today as Global 2000.”
– Targets of the Illuminati and Committee of 300

Ausencia de registos que indiquem que os aviões dos atentados de 11Set2001 sejam mesmo os das companhias

A NTSB, entidade que investiga os acidentes de transportes nos EUA, não possui qualquer registo que indique como foram identificados os destroços dos aviões ou se estes foram mesmo identificados positivamente.

Ou seja, a entidade competente para investigar qualquer acidente de transportes nos EUA, não possui qualquer registo que comprove que os destroços encontrados nos escombros a quando dos atentados, sejam ou não dos aviões que supostamente a UAirlines e a AAirlines perderam.

Mas nesta história toda alguém anda a mentir uma vez que o mesmo pedido através da FOIA ao FBI teve como resposta, “The identity of the three hijacked aircraft has never been in question by the FBI, NTSB or FAA”.

NTSB: No Records Pertaining To Process Of Positive Identification Of 9/11 Aircraft Wreckage | 911blogger.com

Within a July 18, 2008 Freedom of Information Act response from the National Transportation Safety Board, the NTSB indicates that it possesses no records indicating how wreckage recovered from the 4 aircraft used during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 was positively identified as belonging to the 4 planes reportedly hijacked that day or even if such wreckage was positively identified at all.

Os dois ÚNICOS candidatos de MUDANÇA às presidenciais dos EUA

Não. Não são nem Mcain nem Obama, mas sim a congressista Democrata, Cynthia McKinney e o congressista Republicano, Ron Paul.

Como escreveu Edward Dowling, Os dois maiores obstáculos para a democracia nos Estados Unidos são: primeiro, a ilusão generalizada entre os pobres de que temos uma democracia, e segundo, o terror crónico entre os ricos de que tenhamos uma”.

Infelizmente as hipóteses de chegarem à presidência são baixíssimas, muito por causa não das ideias que defendem, mas por elas não chegarem aos votantes, como Michael Parenti afirma In a capitalist “democracy” like the United States, the corporate news media faithfully reflect the dominant class ideology both in their reportage and commentary. At the same time, these media leave the impression that they are free and independent,
capable of balanced coverage and objective commentary. How they achieve these seemingly contradictory but legitimating goals is a matter worthy of study.

(…)Some critics complain that the press is sensationalistic and invasive. In fact, it is more often muted and evasive. More insidious than the sensationalistic hype is the artful avoidance. Truly sensational stories (as opposed to sensationalistic) are downplayed or avoided outright. Sometimes the suppression includes not just vital details but the entire story itself, even ones of major import.

Algumas informações sobre os candidatos:

Cynthia McKinney

Cynthia McKinney – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cynthia Ann McKinney (born March 17, 1955) is a former United States Congresswoman and the 2008 Green Party nominee for President of the United States. McKinney served as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 2003, and from 2005 to 2007, representing Georgia’s 4th Congressional District.

Um documentário sobre a candidata Cynthia McKinney, bem como o seu site de campanha:

American Blackout – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

American Blackout (2006) is a documentary film directed by Ian Inaba. It premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The film chronicles the 2002 defeat, and 2004 reelection, of Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney to the U.S. House of Representatives; it also discusses issues surrounding alleged voter disenfranchisement and the use of voting machines in both the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections.

The Green Party’s McKinney on the ‘Spoiler’ Question | Newsweek Project Green | Newsweek.com

If you were to be elected, what would be item number one on the McKinney agenda?
Is it OK if I do several things simultaneously [laughs]? First of all, we have to instruct the Joint Chiefs of Staff to draw up an orderly withdrawal process for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. We would also begin work immediately on a budget to submit to Congress that satisfies human needs and doesn’t reflect corporate greed as the current budget does. I would also remind the members of Congress swept into office with me as the New Broom Coalition that we could initiate impeachment proceedings. Also, I would make public the papers pertaining to certain tragedies in the life of our country, like the JKF assassination, Martin Luther King Jr., and the 9/11 Truth Movement-I would release everything the Bush administration knew about September 11. One more thing I would do is begin the process of putting into place a Department of Peace. It would be wonderful to rename the Department of State as the Department of Peace and have our ambassadors go around the world with a mission…to begin their engagement in the world based on human rights and peace.

Ron Paul

Site da campanha

Ron Paul – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ronald Ernest Paul (born August 20, 1935) is a Republican United States Congressman from Lake Jackson, Texas, a physician, a bestselling author, and a former 2008 U.S. presidential candidate.

Ron Paul – Presidential Election of 2008 – Elections – Candidates – Republicans – New York Times

The Antiwar, Anti-Abortion, Anti-Drug-Enforcement-Administration, Anti-Medicare Candidacy of Dr. Ron Paul

Ron Paul – Presidential Election of 2008 – Elections – Candidates – Republicans – New York Times

Alone among Republican candidates for the presidency, Paul has always opposed the Iraq war. He blames “a dozen or two neocons who got control of our foreign policy,” chief among them Vice President Dick Cheney and the former Bush advisers Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle, for the debacle. On the assumption that a bad situation could get worse if the war spreads into Iran, he has a simple plan. It is: “Just leave.” During a May debate in South Carolina, he suggested the 9/11 attacks could be attributed to United States policy. “Have you ever read about the reasons they attacked us?” he asked, referring to one of Osama bin Laden’s communiqués. “They attack us because we’ve been over there. We’ve been bombing Iraq for 10 years.” Rudolph Giuliani reacted by demanding a retraction, drawing gales of applause from the audience. But the incident helped Paul too. Overnight, he became the country’s most conspicuous antiwar Republican.

Ron Paul – Presidential Election of 2008 – Elections – Candidates – Republicans – New York Times

Paul’s opposition to the war in Iraq did not come out of nowhere. He was against the first gulf war, the war in Kosovo and the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, which he called a “declaration of virtual war.” Although he voted after Sept. 11 to approve the use of force in Afghanistan and spend $40 billion in emergency appropriations, he has sounded less thrilled with those votes as time has passed. “I voted for the authority and the money,” he now says. “I thought it was misused.”

Ron Paul – Presidential Election of 2008 – Elections – Candidates – Republicans – New York Times

“I was annoyed by the evangelicals’ being so supportive of pre-emptive war, which seems to contradict everything that I was taught as a Christian,” he recalls. “The religion is based on somebody who’s referred to as the Prince of Peace.”

Ron Paul – Presidential Election of 2008 – Elections – Candidates – Republicans – New York Times

For Paul, everything comes back to money, including Iraq. “No matter how much you love the empire,” he says, “it’s unaffordable.” Wars are expensive, and there has been a tendency throughout history to pay for them by borrowing. A day of reckoning always comes, says Paul, and one will come for us. Speaking this spring before the libertarian Future of Freedom Foundation in Reston, Va., he warned of a dollar crisis. “That’s usually the way empires end,” he said. “It wasn’t us forcing the Soviets to build missiles that brought them down. It was the fact that socialism doesn’t work. Our system doesn’t work much better.”


The History Commons, ou Cooperative Research – uma excelente ferramenta online para jornalistas de investigação

O site History Commons, antes denominado Cooperative Research, foi criado por Paul Thompson após os atentados nos EUA de 11 de Setembro de 2001, contém mais de 11269 artigos sobre diversos temas, e está divido por projectos, tais como:

O site foi criado com o objectivo de recriar através de notícias de diversas fontes e cruzando esses dados para obter informação o mais credível e isenta possível, os passos dados pelos diversos intervenientes nos acontecimentos, desde os supostos terroristas, passando pelos serviços secretos, politicas e politicos.

O History Commons define-se ele prórpio como “(…)an experiment in open-content civic journalism. It provides a space for people to conduct grassroots-level investigations on any issue, providing the public with a useful tool to conduct oversight of government and private sector entities. It is collaborative and thus allows individuals to build upon the work of others.”

Relativamente às suas origens o site deu origem ao livro The Terror Timeline: Year by Year, Day by Day, Minute by Minute: A Comprehensive Chronicle of the Road to 9/11 — and America’s Response.
Este é uma compilação de mais de 5000 artigos e relatórios que estão online no site acima referido, relativos aos atentados e que vão sendo actualizadas à medida que se obtém mais informação sobre os mesmos.

No dia 20 de Abril de 2008 o New York Times, publicou um artigo revelador, que depois disso foi largamente ignorado, detalhando a sitemática campanha de propaganda levada a cabo pelo Pentágono para promover a guerra no Iraque e manipular a opinião pública, usando para tal oficiais militares retirados e apresentando-os como analistas independentes e comentadores.

Após esse artigo revelador, o History Commons através dos jornalistas e investigadores que o compôem começaram desde logo a agregar todas as peças que eles encontrassem e que tivessem a ver com o tema, tendo-os reunido no projecto Domestic Propaganda, Military Analysts, and the US Media.

Deixo ainda aqui o artigo que me levou a escrever esta entrada e do qual “bebi” grande parte desta informação, embora já o conhecesse muito bem, uma vez que até adquiri o livro que menciono acima.

A Comprehensive Chronicle of the Road to 9/11--and America's Response

The Terror
Timeline: Year by Year, Day by Day, Minute by Minute: A Comprehensive
Chronicle of the Road to 9/11–and America’s Response (Paperback)

by Paul Thompson (Author)


“U.S. officials, especially those in the Bush administration, have
repeatedly insisted that they had no evidence that Osama bin Laden was
planning an attack inside…”

Nieman Watchdog > Showcase > The History Commons — an online tool for journalists

The Pentagon Military Analysts Program: What We Know

The profile of the Pentagon propaganda operation is incomplete. It has been reported that a former Pentagon public relations official, Torie Clarke, originated both the military analysts program and the “embedded journalists” program, and envisioned them as “bookends” for the same overall propaganda operation. We know that many of the media’s military analysts have ties to defense contractors, and that many of these contractors have financial interests in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have learned of connections between the propaganda campaign and White House political guru Karl Rove. We have been deeply disappointed (but not particularly surprised) to see the virtual shunning of the story by the broadcast media, and the backhanded attention paid it by the print and Internet media, but we continue to dig for information.