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Greenwald's partner was carrying Snowden documents on confiscated thumb drives

Update:

  • Reuters Use of UK terror law to detain reporter's partner 'a disgrace'
  • Wapo: U.S. had advance notice of Britain’s plan to detain reporter Glenn Greenwald’s partner

    A defiant Greenwald said any attempt to intimidate journalists would ultimately backfire. “If the U.K. and U.S. governments believe that tactics like this are going to deter or intimidate us in any way from continuing to report aggressively on what these documents reveal, they are beyond deluded,” Greenwald said. “If anything, it will have only the opposite effect: to embolden us even further.” Read more
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    Mr. Miranda was in Berlin to deliver documents related to Mr. Greenwald’s investigation into government surveillance to Ms. Poitras, Mr. Greenwald said. Ms. Poitras, in turn, gave Mr. Miranda different documents to pass to Mr. Greenwald. Those documents, which were stored on encrypted thumb drives, were confiscated by airport security, Mr. Greenwald said. All of the documents came from the trove of materials provided to the two journalists by Mr. Snowden. The British authorities seized all of his electronic media — including video games, DVDs and data storage devices — and did not return them, Mr. Greenwald said.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/world/europe/britain-detai...

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    robot999's picture

    What about Sao Paulo?

    Not terribly far between the two...

    "Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

    “Holding and properly using intelligence gained from such stops

    “Holding and properly using intelligence gained from such stops is a key part of fighting crime, pursuing offenders and protecting the public,”

    Exactly WTF did detaining Miranda and stealing all his shit do to protect the public? Not a fcuking thing! Its the elite/political class using force and coersion to oppress the people, the truth, and the laundry list of crimes of the assholes who THINK they have some moral authority to rule over others. Fcuk them all! Spill EVERYTHING you know Glenn. Blow open 9/11!

    We don't need no education (indoctrination)
    We don't need no thought control
    Hey ASSHOLES let us individuals ALONE!

    I would guess there's no 9/11 info

    I would think that if Snowden really had that he would've released that first. I mean - he essentially gave up many aspects of his life for this.

    I won't discount the possibility that there is some though. And wow will the world ever be turned on its ear if so. Could you imagine.