Implements an image recognition captcha.

"; break; case 'admin/modules#description': case 'admin/modules/textimage': case 'admin/textimage': $output = t('Implements an image recognition captcha.'); break; } return $output; } function textimage_captchachallenge(&$form) { $form['captcha_response'] = array ( '#type' => 'textfield', '#title' => t('Captcha Validation'), '#default_value' => '', '#required' => TRUE, '#validate' => array('_captcha_validate' => array()), '#description' => t('Please type in the letters/numbers that are shown in the image above.'), '#prefix' => 'Captcha Image: you will need to recognize the text in it.', ); return $form; } function textimage_captchavalidate(&$captcha_word, &$correct) { $captcha_word = drupal_strtolower($captcha_word); if (($_SESSION['captcha'] != '') && $captcha_word == $_SESSION['captcha']) { $correct = true; } else { $correct = false; form_set_error('captcha_response', t('The image verification code you entered is incorrect.')); } } /** * Implementation of hook_menu(). */ function textimage_menu($may_cache) { $items = array(); $suffix = ''; if (arg(2)!=null) $suffix='/'.arg(2); $items[] = array( 'path' => '_textimage/image'.$suffix, 'title' => t('textimage'), 'callback' => '_textimage_image', 'access' => user_access('access textimages'), 'type' => MENU_CALLBACK ); return $items; } function textimage_perm() { return array('access textimages'); } function textimage_settings() { $fonts_path = variable_get("textimage_fonts_path", ""); $images_path = variable_get("textimage_images_path", ""); //check for GD if (!function_exists(imagecreate)) drupal_set_message(t('Image library not available. Textimage needs the GD library extension to be installed. Please install GD.')); //check for TTF support elseif (!function_exists(imagettftext)) drupal_set_message(t('Your image library does not seem to have TrueType font support. Textimage will work, but will use the default inbuilt font.'),'status'); //check for valid font path elseif ($fonts_path!="" && !is_dir($fonts_path)) drupal_set_message(t('The current font path is invalid. The default font will be used.')); //check for valid image path if ($images_path!="" && !is_dir($images_path)) drupal_set_message(t('The current images path is invalid. No images will be used.')); //Fonts settings $form['fonts'] = array( '#type' => 'fieldset', '#title' => t('Fonts settings'), '#collapsible' => TRUE, '#collapsed' => FALSE ); $form['fonts']['textimage_use_only_upper'] = array( '#type' => 'checkbox', '#title' => t('Use only Uppercase'), '#default_value' => variable_get('textimage_use_only_upper',0) ); $form['fonts']['textimage_fonts_path'] = array( '#type' => 'textfield', '#title' => t('TrueType Fonts Path'), '#default_value' => $fonts_path, '#size' => 30, '#maxlength' => 255, '#description' => t('Location of the directory where the Truetype (.ttf) fonts are stored. If you do not provide any fonts, the module will use the default font for text. Relative paths will be resolved relative to the Drupal installation directory.'), ); $form['fonts']['textimage_font_size'] = array( '#type' => 'textfield', '#title' => t('Font Size'), '#default_value' => variable_get('textimage_font_size',24), '#size' => 5, '#maxlength' => 2, '#description' => t('Font size of Captcha text (in pixels).'), '#validate' => array("_textimage_number_validate" => array("textimage_font_size")), ); $form['fonts']['textimage_char_spacing_max'] = array( '#type' => 'textfield', '#title' => t('Character Spacing'), '#default_value' => variable_get('textimage_char_spacing_max',10), '#size' => 5, '#maxlength' => 4, '#description' => t('Sets the kerning between letters in Captcha. Higher numbers indicate more spacing.'), '#validate' => array("_textimage_number_validate" => array("textimage_char_spacing_max")), ); $form['fonts']['textimage_char_jiggle_amount'] = array( '#type' => 'textfield', '#title' => t('Character Jiggle'), '#default_value' => variable_get('textimage_char_jiggle_amount',5), '#size' => 5, '#maxlength' => 2, '#description' => t('Sets the amount of up and down movement in the Captcha letters. Higher numbers indicate more jiggling.'), '#validate' => array("_textimage_number_validate" => array("textimage_char_jiggle_amount")), ); $form['fonts']['textimage_char_rotate_amount'] = array( '#type' => 'textfield', '#title' => t('Character Rotation'), '#default_value' => variable_get('textimage_char_rotate_amount',5), '#size' => 5, '#maxlength' => 2, '#description' => t('Sets the amount of rotation in the Captcha letters (in degrees, only works with non-default fonts).'), '#validate' => array("_textimage_number_validate" => array("textimage_char_rotate_amount")), ); $form['fonts']['textimage_char_size_amount'] = array( '#type' => 'textfield', '#title' => t('Character Size Adjustment'), '#default_value' => variable_get('textimage_char_size_amount',2), '#size' => 5, '#maxlength' => 2, '#description' => t('Sets the amount of variation in size between the different letters in the Captcha (in pixels).'), '#validate' => array("_textimage_number_validate" => array("textimage_char_size_amount")), ); //Image settings $form['images'] = array( '#type' => 'fieldset', '#title' => t('Image settings'), '#collapsible' => TRUE, '#collapsed' => FALSE ); $form['images']['textimage_images_path'] = array( '#type' => 'textfield', '#title' => t('Background Images Path'), '#default_value' => $images_path, '#size' => 30, '#maxlength' => 255, '#description' => t('Location of the directory where the background images are stored. If you do not provide a directory, solid colors will be used. Relative paths will be resolved relative to the Drupal installation directory.'), ); $form['images']['textimage_image_noise'] = array( '#type' => 'textfield', '#title' => t('Image Noise (pixels)'), '#default_value' => variable_get('textimage_image_noise',4), '#size' => 5, '#maxlength' => 4, '#description' => t('Sets the amount of noise (random pixels) in the Captcha image. Higher numbers indicate more noise.'), '#validate' => array("_textimage_number_validate" => array("textimage_image_noise")), ); $form['images']['textimage_image_lines'] = array( '#type' => 'textfield', '#title' => t('Image Noise (lines)'), '#default_value' => variable_get('textimage_image_lines',4), '#size' => 5, '#maxlength' => 4, '#description' => t('Sets the amount of noise (random lines) in the Captcha image. Higher numbers indicate more noise.'), '#validate' => array("_textimage_number_validate" => array("textimage_image_lines")), ); $form['images']['textimage_image_margin'] = array( '#type' => 'textfield', '#title' => t('Image Margin'), '#default_value' => variable_get('textimage_image_margin',10), '#size' => 5, '#maxlength' => 4, '#description' => t('Set a distance between the Captcha letters and the edges of the image.'), '#validate' => array("_textimage_number_validate" => array("textimage_image_margin")), ); $form['info'] = array( '#type' => 'fieldset', '#title' => t('Image and font information'), '#collapsible' => TRUE, '#collapsed' => FALSE ); if (isset($fonts_path)) { $imagefontinfo .= t('Number of fonts found: ').count(_textimage_font_list()); } if (isset($images_path)) { $imagefontinfo .= '
'.t('Number of background images found: ').count(_textimage_image_list()); } $gdinfo = gd_info(); $imagefontinfo .= '
'.t('GD Version: ').$gdinfo["GD Version"]; $imagefontinfo .= '
'.t(' FreeType Support: '); $imagefontinfo .= ($gdinfo["FreeType Support"]==true) ? 'True' : 'False'; $imagefontinfo .= '
'; $form['info']['captcha_info'] = array ( '#type' => 'item', '#value' => $imagefontinfo, ); return $form; } function textimage_settings_form_validate ($form_id,$form) { //check for valid font path if ($form['textimage_fonts_path'] !="" && !is_dir($form['textimage_fonts_path'])) form_set_error('textimage_fonts_path', t('The entered font path is invalid')); //check for valid image path if ($form['textimage_images_path'] !="" && !is_dir($form['textimage_images_path'])) form_set_error('textimage_images_path', t('The entered image path is invalid')); } function _textimage_number_validate ($field,$fieldName) { if (!is_numeric($field['#value'])) { form_set_error($fieldName,t("The value for")." ".t($field['#title'])." ".t("must be a number")); } } /** * Prints an image containing a textimage code. */ function _textimage_image() { //if we don't have GD2 functions, we can't generate the image if (!function_exists('imagecreatetruecolor')) return; // Set headers header('Expires: Mon, 01 Jan 1997 05:00:00 GMT'); header('Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate'); header('Cache-Control: post-check=0, pre-check=0', false); header('Pragma: no-cache'); header('Content-type: image/png'); $string = _textimage_code(); // Get truetype font list $fonts = _textimage_font_list(); // Get the background images list $images = _textimage_image_list(); // Randomization amounts: $charSpacingMax = variable_get('textimage_char_spacing_max',10); // Letter spacing max (pixels) $charSpacingMin = max($charSpacingMax*.5,0); // Letter spacing minimum (pixels) $charJiggleAmount = variable_get('textimage_char_jiggle_amount',5); // Up and down randomization (pixels) $charRotateAmount = variable_get('textimage_char_rotate_amount',5); // Character rotation amount (degrees) $charSizeAmount = variable_get('textimage_char_size_amount',2); // Character size amount (pixels) $imageRotateAmount = variable_get('captcha_image_rotate_amount',12); // Image rotation amount (degrees) // Static amounts: $charInitialSize = variable_get('textimage_font_size',24); // Initial Font $imageNoise = variable_get('textimage_image_noise',4); // Amount of noise added to image $imageLines = variable_get('textimage_image_lines',4); // Amount of noise added to image $imageMargin = variable_get('textimage_image_margin',10); // Margin around image (pixels) // write text using a truetype font if (function_exists(imagettftext) && count($fonts) > 0) { // Initialize variables for the loop $characterDetails = array(); // contains the final info about each character // Build a list of character settings for the captcha string for ($i=0;$i $charSize, "angle" => $charAngle, "x" => $x, "y" => $y, "color" => $foreground, "font" => $font, "char" => $char ); // Increment the image size $imageWidth = $x + $charWidth; $imageHeight = max($imageHeight,$y+$charJiggleAmount); } // Create the image based off the string length and margin if (count($images) > 0) { // We're going to be using an image, and need a tranparent background to start with $im = _textimage_create_transparent_image($imageWidth+2*$imageMargin, $imageHeight+2*$imageMargin); $noisecolor = imagecolorallocatealpha($im, 0, 0, 0, 127); } else { // Just make a plain-jane color brackground $im = imagecreatetruecolor($imageWidth+2*$imageMargin, $imageHeight+2*$imageMargin); $background = imagecolorallocate($im, rand(180, 250), rand(180, 250), rand(180, 250)); $noisecolor = $background; imagefill($im, 0, 0, $background); } // Specify colors to be used in the image $foreground = imagecolorallocate($im, rand(0, 80), rand(0, 80), rand(0, 80)); foreach($characterDetails as $char) { // draw character imagettftext($im,$char['size'],$char['angle'],$char['x']+$imageMargin,$char['y']+$imageMargin,$foreground,$char['font'],$char['char']); } } else { // write text using a built-in font $x = 0; $y = 0; $imageWidth = 60 + drupal_strlen($string)*$charSpacingMax*.35; $imageHeight = 30 + $charJiggleAmount; // Create the image if (count($images) > 0 && function_exists(imagecolorallocatealpha)) { // We're going to be using an image, and need a tranparent background to start with $im = _textimage_create_transparent_image($imageWidth, $imageHeight); $noisecolor = imagecolorallocatealpha($im, 0, 0, 0, 127); } else { // Just make a plain-jane color brackground $im = imagecreatetruecolor($imageWidth, $imageHeight); $background = imagecolorallocate($im, rand(180, 250), rand(180, 250), rand(180, 250)); $noisecolor = $background; imagefill($im, 0, 0, $background); } // Add the text for ($i=0;$i 0) { // Prepare a larger image with a background image $im2 = _textimage_create_transparent_image($imageWidth, $imageHeight); } else { // Prepare a larger image with a solid color $im2 = imagecreatetruecolor($imageWidth, $imageHeight); imagefill($im2, 0, 0, $background); } $result = imagecopyresampled ($im2, $im, $imageMargin, $imageMargin, 0, 0, $imageWidth, $imageHeight, imagesx($im), imagesy($im)); $im = $im2; } // strikethrough imageline($im, rand(0, 120), rand(0, 120), rand(0, 120), rand(0, 120), $foreground); // Add Noise for ($x=0; $x<$imageWidth; $x++) { for ($row=0; $row<$imageNoise;$row++) { $y = rand(0,$imageHeight); imagesetpixel($im, $x, $y, $noisecolor); } } // Add Lines and Ellipses for ($x=0; $x<$imageLines;$x++) { imageline($im, rand(0, $imageWidth), rand(0, $imageHeight), rand(0, $imageWidth), rand(0, $imageHeight), $noisecolor); imageellipse($im, rand(0, $imageWidth), rand(0, $imageHeight), rand(0, $imageWidth), rand(0, $imageHeight), $noisecolor); } // Fill image with a random background image if available if (count($images) > 0) { $image = $images[rand(0,count($images)-1)]; _textimage_apply_background_image($im,$image); } //output to browser imagepng($im); imagedestroy($im); } /** * Returns a random string for use in a captcha */ function _textimage_code() { $consts='bcdgjxvmnprst'; $vowels='aeiou'; for ($x=0; $x < 6; $x++) { mt_srand ((double) microtime() * 1000000); $const[$x] = drupal_substr($consts,mt_rand(0,drupal_strlen($consts)-1),1); $vow[$x] = drupal_substr($vowels,mt_rand(0,drupal_strlen($vowels)-1),1); } $string = $const[0] . $vow[0] .$const[2] . $const[1] . $vow[1] . $const[3] . $vow[3] . $const[4]; $string = drupal_substr($string,0,rand(4,6)); //everytime we create a new code, we write it to session $_SESSION['captcha'] = drupal_strtolower($string); if(variable_get('textimage_use_only_upper',0)) $string = drupal_strtoupper($string); return $string; } /** * Returns an array of files with TTF extensions in the specified directory. */ function _textimage_font_list() { $fontdir = variable_get("textimage_fonts_path", ""); $filelist = array(); if (is_dir($fontdir) && $handle = opendir($fontdir)) { while ($file = readdir($handle)) { if (preg_match("/\.ttf$/i",$file) == 1) $filelist[] = $fontdir.'/'.$file; } closedir($handle); } return $filelist; } /** * Returns an array of files with jpg, png, and gif extensions in the specified directory. */ function _textimage_image_list() { $imagesdir = variable_get("textimage_images_path", ""); $filelist = array(); if (is_dir($imagesdir) && $handle = opendir($imagesdir)) { while ($file = readdir($handle)) { if (preg_match("/\.gif|\.png|\.jpg$/i",$file) == 1) $filelist[] = $imagesdir.'/'.$file; } closedir($handle); } return $filelist; } /** * Overlays an image to the supplied image resource */ function _textimage_apply_background_image (&$imageResource,$imageFile) { $backgroundResource = image_gd_open($imageFile,substr($imageFile,-3)); // Copy the text onto the background $backX = imagesx($backgroundResource); $backY = imagesy($backgroundResource); $textX = imagesx($imageResource); $textY = imagesy($imageResource); $randomBackX = rand(0,$backX-$textX); $randomBackY = rand(0,$backY-$textY); // Place the text onto a random location of the background image imagecopyresampled($backgroundResource,$imageResource,$randomBackX,$randomBackY,0,0,$textX,$textY,$textX,$textY); // Crop the background image to the original image size imagecopyresampled($imageResource,$backgroundResource,0,0,$randomBackX,$randomBackY,$textX,$textY,$textX,$textY); } /** * Creates transparent image resources for images with graphic backgrounds */ function _textimage_create_transparent_image($x, $y) { $i = imagecreatetruecolor($x, $y); $b = imagecreatefromstring(base64_decode(_text_image_blankpng())); imagealphablending($i, false); imagesavealpha($i, true); imagecopyresized($i, $b ,0 ,0 ,0 ,0 ,$x, $y, imagesx($b), imagesy($b)); return $i; } function _text_image_blankpng() { $c = "iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACgAAAAoCAYAAACM/rhtAAAABGdBTUEAAK/INwWK6QAAABl0RVh0U29m"; $c .= "dHdhcmUAQWRvYmUgSW1hZ2VSZWFkeXHJZTwAAADqSURBVHjaYvz//z/DYAYAAcTEMMgBQAANegcCBNCg"; $c .= "dyBAAA16BwIE0KB3IEAADXoHAgTQoHcgQAANegcCBNCgdyBAAA16BwIE0KB3IEAADXoHAgTQoHcgQAAN"; $c .= "egcCBNCgdyBAAA16BwIE0KB3IEAADXoHAgTQoHcgQAANegcCBNCgdyBAAA16BwIE0KB3IEAADXoHAgTQ"; $c .= "oHcgQAANegcCBNCgdyBAAA16BwIE0KB3IEAADXoHAgTQoHcgQAANegcCBNCgdyBAAA16BwIE0KB3IEAA"; $c .= "DXoHAgTQoHcgQAANegcCBNCgdyBAgAEAMpcDTTQWJVEAAAAASUVORK5CYII="; return $c; } ?> Tallahassee Network for Justice & Peace - Video http://tnjp.org/taxonomy/term/6/0 Video en People's Hearing on the Lasting Impacts of the Iraq War http://tnjp.org/Peoples-Hearing-on-Lasting-Impacts-of-Iraq-War <p><A HREF="http://righttoheal.org/peoples-hearing-on-the-lasting-impact-of-the-iraq-war-full-video/" TARGET="_blank">Watch the hearing</A> - Right to Heal Initiative for a People's Hearing on the Lasting Impacts of the Iraq War, Phil Donahue moderating Speakers: Yanar Mohammed is president and co-founder of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI). Falah Alwan is President of the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions in Iraq (FWCUI), one of Iraq’s largest labor unions. Iraq Veterans Against the War.</p> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/H5hagtT_zWU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://tnjp.org/Peoples-Hearing-on-Lasting-Impacts-of-Iraq-War">read more</a></p> http://tnjp.org/Peoples-Hearing-on-Lasting-Impacts-of-Iraq-War#comment Activism Environment Human Rights Iraq Militarism Politics Veterans Video Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:15:05 -0400 tnjp 459 at http://tnjp.org The NSA Video http://tnjp.org/The-NSA-Video <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/2YsZoqwRnKE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> Don't just watch it, DO SOMETHING: <a href="http://TheNSAvideo.com" title="http://TheNSAvideo.com">http://TheNSAvideo.com</a></p> <p>The U.S. Government has turned the Internet into something it was never intended to be: a system for spying on us in our most private moments. Out of control government surveillance is a dangerous form of censorship. Don't be intimidated. Share this video.</p> <p>Narrated by Evangeline Lilly</p> <p>Brought to you by <A HREF="http://www.fightforthefuture.org/" TARGET="_blank">Fight for the Future</A> and <A HREF="http://www.demandprogress.org/" TARGET="_blank">Demand Progress</A>.</p> <p><a href="http://tnjp.org/The-NSA-Video">read more</a></p> http://tnjp.org/The-NSA-Video#comment Activism Civil Liberties Fascism USA National Protests Police State Politics Spying Video Sun, 20 Oct 2013 01:19:08 -0400 tnjp 458 at http://tnjp.org Bradley Manning Statement - Sometimes You Have To Pay A Heavy Price To Live In A Free Society http://tnjp.org/Bradley-Manning-Statement-Sometimes-You-Have-To-Pay-A-Heavy-Price-To-Live-In-A-Free-Society <p>"...I will serve my time knowing that sometimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society. I will gladly pay that price if it means we could have country that is truly conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all women and men are created equal."</p> <p><iframe width="640" height="480" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/TCwsa9yoPnQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The decisions that I made in 2010 were made out of a concern for my country and the world that we live in. Since the tragic events of 9/11, our country has been at war. We've been at war with an enemy that chooses not to meet us on any traditional battlefield, and due to this fact we've had to alter our methods of combating the risks posed to us and our way of life.</p> <p>I initially agreed with these methods and chose to volunteer to help defend my country. It was not until I was in Iraq and reading secret military reports on a daily basis that I started to question the morality of what we were doing. It was at this time I realized in our efforts to meet this risk posed to us by the enemy, we have forgotten our humanity. We consciously elected to devalue human life both in Iraq and Afghanistan. When we engaged those that we perceived were the enemy, we sometimes killed innocent civilians. Whenever we killed innocent civilians, instead of accepting responsibility for our conduct, we elected to hide behind the veil of national security and classified information in order to avoid any public accountability.</p> <p>In our zeal to kill the enemy, we internally debated the definition of torture. We held individuals at Guantanamo for years without due process. We inexplicably turned a blind eye to torture and executions by the Iraqi government. And we stomached countless other acts in the name of our war on terror...</p> <p><a href="http://tnjp.org/Bradley-Manning-Statement-Sometimes-You-Have-To-Pay-A-Heavy-Price-To-Live-In-A-Free-Society">read more</a></p> http://tnjp.org/Bradley-Manning-Statement-Sometimes-You-Have-To-Pay-A-Heavy-Price-To-Live-In-A-Free-Society#comment Activism Civil Liberties Fascism USA Human Rights Militarism Police State Politics Video Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:39:00 -0400 tnjp 457 at http://tnjp.org PJ Harvey releases Guantánamo song for Shaker Aamer http://tnjp.org/PJ-Harvey-Releases-Guantanamo-Song-for-Shaker-Aamer <p><A HREF="http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/aug/03/pj-harvey-shaker-aamer-song" TARGET="_blank">PJ Harvey releases Guantánamo song for Shaker Aamer</A></p> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/Y4jQWtoEG_A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> Shaker Aamer</p> <p>No water for three days.<br /> I cannot sleep, or stay awake.</p> <p>Four months hunger strike.<br /> Am I dead, or am I alive?</p> <p>With metal tubes we are force fed.<br /> I honestly wish I was dead.</p> <p>Strapped in the restraining chair.<br /> Shaker Aamer, your friend.</p> <p>In camp 5, eleven years.<br /> Never Charged. Six years cleared.</p> <p>They took away my one note pad,<br /> and then refused to give it back.</p> <p>I can't think straight, I write, then stop.<br /> Your friend, Shaker Aamer. Lost.</p> <p>The guards just do what they're told,<br /> the doctors just do what they're told.</p> <p>Like an old car I'm rusting away.<br /> Your friend, Shaker, Guantanamo Bay.</p> <p>Don't forget.</p> <p><a href="http://tnjp.org/PJ-Harvey-Releases-Guantanamo-Song-for-Shaker-Aamer">read more</a></p> http://tnjp.org/PJ-Harvey-Releases-Guantanamo-Song-for-Shaker-Aamer#comment Activism Fascism USA Human Rights Peace &amp; Justice Police State Politics Torture Video Sun, 04 Aug 2013 20:38:36 -0400 tnjp 455 at http://tnjp.org Oliver Stone Asks Do We Control Government Or Does Government Control Us http://tnjp.org/Oliver-Stone-Asks-Do-We-Control-Government-Or-Does-Government-Control-Us <p><B><A HREF="http://youtu.be/0U37hl0n9mY" TARGET="_blank">Oliver Stone on NSA Spying</A></B><br /> <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/0U37hl0n9mY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> Some have claimed that Americans don't care about the revelations that the NSA is conducting massive surveillance on our private communications. But Oliver Stone isn't buying it.</p> <p>In a video produced with the ACLU, Director Oliver Stone shares some of his reflections on the NSA spying program and the disastrous legacy of unchecked government abuse of power. All Americans should stand up for our civil liberties at this critical moment in history, he says-- by asking our representatives in Congress to roll back the surveillance state.</p> <p><A HREF="https://www.aclu.org/secure/stopnsa" TARGET="_blank"><B>Sign the petition to Congress</B></A></p> <p><a href="http://tnjp.org/Oliver-Stone-Asks-Do-We-Control-Government-Or-Does-Government-Control-Us">read more</a></p> http://tnjp.org/Oliver-Stone-Asks-Do-We-Control-Government-Or-Does-Government-Control-Us#comment ACLU Activism Civil Liberties Fascism USA National Protests Peace &amp; Justice Police State Politics Spying Video Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:37:00 -0400 tnjp 454 at http://tnjp.org MosDef Force Fed Under Standard Gitmo Procedure http://tnjp.org/MosDef-Force-Fed-Under-Standard-Gitmo-Procedure <p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/mv3XzxZk3yg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> Yasiin Bey appears in a video launched today demonstrating the <A HREF="http://www.reprieve.org.uk/press/2013_07_08_guantanamo_force_feeding_yasiin_bey/" TARGET="_blank">Standard Operating Procedure for force-feeding prisoners on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay</A>. </p> <p>Made by human rights charity Reprieve and Bafta-award winning director Asif Kapadia, the film shows US actor and rapper formerly known as Mos Def experiencing the procedure. You can watch it above, or online,<A HREF="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jul/08/mos-def-force-fed-guantanemo-bay-video" TARGET="_blank"> here</A>.</p> <p>The video launches a campaign to rally support for Guantanamo prisoners who are on hunger-strike in protest against their detention without charge or trial. The campaign asks members of the public to undertake their own short-term hunger-strikes in solidarity with the prisoners, and donate the time to support them, while also raising the issue with their political representatives. The website [http://www.standfastforjustice.org/] consolidates the total number of hours of hunger-striking undertaken in this way.</p> <p>Prisoners in Guantanamo have been hunger-striking since February this year, with the total number involved now well over 100. The strike is in protest against their ongoing detention, despite the vast majority of prisoners never having been charged or tried, and over half the remaining population having even been cleared for release by the US Government. However, their peaceful protest has met with an increasingly aggressive response from camp authorities, including force-feeding and violent procedures known as 'forcible cell extractions’ (FCEs).</p> <p>Commenting, Reprieve's Director and attorney for Guantanamo prisoners Clive Stafford Smith, said: "President Obama could take the steps needed to release cleared prisoners from Guantanamo any time he likes, but so far has lacked the political courage to do so. We hope that public solidarity with the hunger-strikers in Guantanamo will persuade him to change his mind." </p> <p><a href="http://tnjp.org/MosDef-Force-Fed-Under-Standard-Gitmo-Procedure">read more</a></p> http://tnjp.org/MosDef-Force-Fed-Under-Standard-Gitmo-Procedure#comment Activism Fascism USA Human Rights Peace &amp; Justice Police State Politics Torture Video Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:07:10 -0400 tnjp 453 at http://tnjp.org Candidate Obama Debates President Obama on NSA Spying http://tnjp.org/Candidate-Obama-Debates-President-Obama-on-NSA-Spying <p><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BmdovYztH8" TARGET="_blank">Candidate Obama debates President Obama on Government Surveillance</A> - YouTube - </p> <p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/7BmdovYztH8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://tnjp.org/Candidate-Obama-Debates-President-Obama-on-NSA-Spying">read more</a></p> http://tnjp.org/Candidate-Obama-Debates-President-Obama-on-NSA-Spying#comment Civil Liberties Fascism USA Police State Politics Spying Video Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:46:00 -0400 tnjp 452 at http://tnjp.org NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden in His Own Words http://tnjp.org/NSA-Whistleblower-Edward-Snowden-in-His-Own-Words <p><iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/9XlRcX6MuD4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <A HREF="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/09/edward-snowden-nsa-whistleblower-surveillance" TARGET="_blank">Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations</A></p> <p>The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA's history explains his motives, his uncertain future and why he never intended on hiding in the shadows</p> <p>• <A HREF="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/09/nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden-why" TARGET="_blank">Q&amp;A with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I do not expect to see home again'</A></p> <p>Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras in Hong Kong<br /> The Guardian, Saturday 8 June 2013</p> <p>The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. Snowden has been working at the National Security Agency for the last four years as an employee of various outside contractors, including Booz Allen and Dell.</p> <p>The Guardian, after several days of interviews, is revealing his identity at his request. From the moment he decided to disclose numerous top-secret documents to the public, he was determined not to opt for the protection of anonymity. "I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have done nothing wrong," he said.</p> <p>Snowden will go down in history as one of America's most consequential whistleblowers, alongside Daniel Ellsberg and Bradley Manning. He is responsible for handing over material from one of the world's most secretive organisations – the NSA.</p> <p>In a note accompanying the first set of documents he provided, he wrote: "I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions," but "I will be satisfied if the federation of secret law, unequal pardon and irresistible executive powers that rule the world that I love are revealed even for an instant."...</p> <p><a href="http://tnjp.org/NSA-Whistleblower-Edward-Snowden-in-His-Own-Words">read more</a></p> http://tnjp.org/NSA-Whistleblower-Edward-Snowden-in-His-Own-Words#comment Civil Liberties Fascism USA Peace &amp; Justice Police State Politics Spying Video Mon, 10 Jun 2013 20:08:16 -0400 tnjp 448 at http://tnjp.org You Gotta Love Medea Benjamin http://tnjp.org/You-Gotta-Love-Medea-Benjamin <p>You Gotta Love Medea Benjamin</p> <p>If you're an advocate for Peace and Justice you just gotta love Medea Benjamin. She consistently speaks out when the rest of us only wish we could. As co-founder of <A HREF="http://www.codepinkalert.org/index.php" TARGET="_blank">CodePink</A> she's been at it for over a decade, repeatedly speaking truth to power at the risk of losing personal freedom and physical harm. She may be diminutive in size but posses a gargantuan spirit.</p> <p>Her latest exploit? Speaking out against President Obama's policies <A HREF="https://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/24/us/politics/pivoting-from-a-war-footing-obama-acts-to-curtail-drones.html?pagewanted=all" TARGET="_blank">during his counter-terrorism policy speech</A> at the National Defense University. As Obama said himself - "The voice of that woman is worth paying attention to..."</p> <p>Witness it yourself in the below videos, reports, and interviews...</p> <p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKM14WQZL4k">President Obama Heckled By Code Pink Leader Madea Benjamin. Guantanamo Gitmo Speech</a></p> <p><iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/zKM14WQZL4k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/24/medea_benjamin_v_president_obama_codepink">Medea Benjamin v. President Obama: CodePink Founder Disrupts Speech, Criticizing Drone, Gitmo Policy</a></p> <p><iframe width="600" height="335" src="http://www.democracynow.org/embed/story/2013/5/24/medea_benjamin_v_president_obama_codepink" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://tnjp.org/You-Gotta-Love-Medea-Benjamin">read more</a></p> http://tnjp.org/You-Gotta-Love-Medea-Benjamin#comment Activism Drones Human Rights Militarism Peace &amp; Justice Politics Video Sat, 25 May 2013 14:39:46 -0400 tnjp 436 at http://tnjp.org Jeremy Scahill Asks How Do You Surrender To A Drone? http://tnjp.org/Jeremy-Scahill-Asks-How-Do-You-Surrender-To-A-Drone <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/4F2nPh-6Hxk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Scahill spoke at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on May 22, 2013 on the eve of President Obama's <A HREF="http://www.tnjp.org/You-Gotta-Love-Medea-Benjamin">address on drone policy</A>, just after Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. wrote a letter to members of Congress <A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/23/us/us-acknowledges-killing-4-americans-in-drone-strikes.html" TARGET="_blank">acknowledging the deaths of four Americans</A>, including Anwar al-Awlaki, in counterterrorism strikes "outside of areas of active hostilities." Though these strikes had long been the subject of press reports about the administration's use of drones, the letter marks the first time the classified operations have been publicly acknowledged.</p> <p><a href="http://tnjp.org/Jeremy-Scahill-Asks-How-Do-You-Surrender-To-A-Drone">read more</a></p> http://tnjp.org/Jeremy-Scahill-Asks-How-Do-You-Surrender-To-A-Drone#comment Drones Fascism USA Human Rights Militarism Politics Video Thu, 23 May 2013 16:21:00 -0400 tnjp 440 at http://tnjp.org