4th Media: Escalation of Attacks on News-gathering Process and Journalism by US-UK Gov’t

07 Other Atrocities, Corruption, Government, Idiocy, IO Deeds of War, Law Enforcement

4th media croppedEscalation of Attacks on News-gathering Process and Journalism by US-UK Gov’t

Detaining My Partner: A Failed Attempt At Intimidation At 6:30 am this morning my time – 5:30 am on the East Coast of the US – I received a telephone call from someone who identified himself as a “security official at Heathrow airport.” He told me that my partner, David Miranda, had been “detained” at the London airport “under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act of 2000.” David had spent the last week in Berlin, where he stayed with Laura Poitras, the US filmmaker who has worked with me extensively on the NSA stories. A Brazilian citizen, he was returning to our home in Rio de Janeiro this morning on British Airways, flying first to London and then on to Rio. When he arrived in London this morning, he was detained.