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Glenn Greenwald has just published extensive documentation laying out the coordinated efforts of NSA and the British GCHQ to capture Julian Assange and shut down Wikileaks.

Snowden Documents Reveal Covert Surveillance and Pressure Tactics Aimed at WikiLeaks and Its Supporters

Top-secret documents from the National Security Agency and its British counterpart reveal for the first time how the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom targeted WikiLeaks and other activist groups with tactics ranging from covert surveillance to prosecution.

The efforts – detailed in documents provided previously by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden – included a broad campaign of international pressure aimed not only at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, but at what the U.S. government calls “the human network that supports WikiLeaks.” The documents also contain internal discussions about targeting the file-sharing site Pirate Bay and hacktivist collectives such as Anonymous.

There is a document dated August 2010 in which the Obama administration urged allied governments to file criminal charges against Assange and Wikileaks in retaliation for their publication of the Afghanistan war logs. The documentation points to the tactics that NSA has used to sweep up US citizens into its dragnet in violation of US law.

There is a document detailing the efforts to get other governments to find means of prosecuting Assange that has the charming title of "Manhunting Timeline" J. Edgar would just love it.

The article contains images of all the documents.  

Originally posted to Richard Lyon on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 07:42 AM PST.

Also republished by Anonymous Dkos, Wikileaks Informationthread, and Whistleblowers Round Table.

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