My Post Cyberpunk Indentured Servitude – The Daily Beast
The dozen or so Americans who still have faith in the essential decency of the D.O.J., despite the assorted scandals of the last 15 years, might find it hard to believe that the charges against me were actually prompted by my efforts to bring attention to the agency’s own wrong-doing. It’s a fine thing, then, that the late journalist Michael Hastings saw fit to publish a copy of the original search warrants in my case, which list Themis firms HBGary Federal and Endgame Systems as subjects to be searched among my files, along with echelon2.org, the website on which my colleagues and I posted our research on the matter. Stratfor, the firm I allegedly cost almost a million dollars via a single phone call, is left unmentioned.
Please do remember who Michael Hastings was and how he died, and consider fighting for Barrett Brown by signing any petitions that come your way – like this one.
It’s as reasonable to believe we’ll have fewer dead journalists when we have fewer jailed journalists as it is to believe that we’ll have fewer jailed whistleblowers when we have fewer jailed or dead journalists.