Watch Democracy Now! via Tor Onion

Similar to ProPublica’s Onionsite for reading the news with integrity and privacy, I’ve created a repository of recent DN! episodes. I am tired of waiting for DN! to deploy HTTPS and I have doubts they’ll ever go further with an Onion.

If I could obtain a copy of DN! archives, I would explore hosting all of them. My current Onion host is limited in space but I could expand it. I also welcome feedback on ways that I could improve this setup. You can safely access this Onionsite with Tor Browser‘s ‘High’ Privacy and Security Setting.

http://at25itpf2cbg3asm.onion/

Below is the simple shell script that I use to grab the daily files, if they exist. It checks every 15 minutes via root’s crontab -e.

#!/bin/bash

cd /var/www/html/

daystamp=$(date +%Y-%m%d)

wget -m -p -E -k -K -np -nd -e robots=off -H -r http://publish.dvlabs.com/democracynow/360/dn$daystamp.mp4

wget -m -p -E -k -K -np -nd -e robots=off -H -r https://traffic.libsyn.com/democracynow/dn$daystamp-1.mp3

wget -m -p -E -k -K -np -nd -e robots=off -H -r http://ewheel.democracynow.org/dn$daystamp.mp4.torrent

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/

Reginald Holmes on Police Brutality

“This is a situation that is happening, Amy, here in Denver; but as you well know, it’s happening all over this country. Police officers are the only people that we give a free pass when they exercise a lapse in judgement. And I don’t think we can continue to do that. We must hold them accountable. Yes, it’s a dangerous job, but you know it’s a dangerous job when you take the job. We don’t give the mechanic a free pass for a lapse in judgement. We don’t give the surgeon a free pass when there’s a lapse in judgement. But we continue, throughout this country– District Attorneys–continue to give police officers these free passes for their lapse in judgement.”

As seen on Democracy Now!

We Created the Very Threat We Claim to be Fighting

the United States, through its policies, created the very threat that it claims to be fighting now, and in continuing this policy, what President Obama is doing is embracing the very lies that made the Cheney-Bush Iraq War possible. And in the process, he’s creating yet another generation of people in the Islamic world who are going to grow up in a society where they believe that their religion is being targeted, where they believe that the United States is a gratuitous enemy.

As stated by Jeremy Scahill on Democracy Now!

Sharif Abdel Kouddous on #GazaUnderAttack and Drones

“Well the buzzing is an ever-present sound in Gaza. It’s the sound of drones overhead; surveillance drones, some of them are attack drones that are always there. Even when the shelling stops and the bombardment stops, you always hear the drones. It’s very hard psychologically, because it’s an ever-present noise and you kind of feel that you’re being watched all the time. Also today, our driver and journalist working with us–Palestinians–said they received robocalls–automated calls–today with threats from the Israeli military. One of them saying “You terrorist, you know that plane overhead, you’re the target.” And other one at a house that said “Oh terrorist, you hear the sound of this tank” and then the sound of a loud boom. So there’s also an element of psychological warfare that is being played on Palestinians in Gaza that is ongoing.”

As seen on Democracy Now!