An Army private charged with sending reams of U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks claims lengthy delays have violated his right to a speedy trial. Pfc. Bradley Manning is seeking dismissal of all charges in a motion his lawyer posted on his website Thursday. It's been two years and four months since Manning was detained in Iraq and accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified war logs and diplomatic cables to the anti-secrecy website. His trial is set to begin in February.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague says talks with Ecuador over the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remain deadlocked. Assange, who is seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over sex crimes allegations, has been sheltering inside Ecuador's embassy in London - beyond the reach of British police - since June 19.
In the wake of Paraguay's suspicious impeachment of President Fernando Lugo, which observers have likened to a kind of "quasi-coup," some may wonder whether underhanded corporate forces may have played a role in the political crisis. Such suspicions were heightened recently when the new de facto regime led by Federico Franco, Lugo's former conservative vice president, inked a deal with Texas-based PetroVictory/Crescent Global Oil to open up the remote Chaco region to petroleum exploration.
The Wall Street Journal wasn't on the receiving end of major WikiLeaks document dumps on Iraq, Afghanistan, the State Dept. and Guantanamo Bay. But the Journal may have found a way to cut out the middleman and convince leakers to go straight to the paper's editors.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange recently said in an interview that Facebook is "the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented." Alleging that the social network is vulnerable to "pressure" from U.S. Intelligence, Assange said that the government could potentially exploit user data stored on the network.
"Impotence-promoting" drugs. The threat of a "nuclear hellstorm." Prisoners leashed like dogs and forced to urinate on themselves. These are just a few of the shocking revelations found among the cache of over 700 classified military documents detailing the 779 people who have been detained at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.
Newly revealed WikiLeaks documents quote a Jewish settler leader as saying some residents of West Bank settlements would be willing to relocate in exchange for compensation, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported Friday.
Indian politicians are in a stew over cables released by WikiLeaks suggesting that Indian lawmakers were paid millions of dollars to vote in favor of a civil nuclear deal with the U.S.
The U.S. ambassador in Cairo warned Washington to be less confrontational in its dealings with Egypt, toning down human rights pressure to avoid jeopardizing relations with the Middle East ally, dozens of U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks Friday showed.
A U.S. diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks on Thursday quoted American officials as saying a key Israeli cargo crossing for goods entering the Gaza Strip was rife with corruption. The June 14, 2006, cable, published Thursday by Norway's Aftenposten daily, says major American companies told U.S. diplomats they were forced to pay hefty bribes to get goods into Gaza. It was unclear whether the practice still continues.
The U.S. Justice Department has served Twitter with a subpoena seeking information on an Icelandic lawmaker who has worked with WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, the lawmaker told Threat Level on Friday.
Julian Assange threatened to sue The Guardian unless the paper ceased its plans to published the State Department cables the WikiLeaks chief had given it, a Vanity Fair piece released Thursday reveals. The article, written by Sarah Ellison, details, the tense, volatile relationship between Assange and various media organizations after he decided to collaborate with them to publish WikiLeaks material.
An upcoming data dump by WikiLeaks will be damaging enough that an executive at a major American bank will resign, the organization s founder Julian Assange told the U.K. s Times in a recent interview.
Wikileaks has revealed government and diplomatic violations of the truth while paradoxically keeping their own sources secret. In the process, editor in chief and whistleblower Julian Assange has become a hero for human rights defenders. Sadly, the intense publicity surrounding Wikileaks diverts attention from serious injustice and continuing human rights violations, some already on the back burner and badly neglected. A good example is the state-sponsored persecution of Baha'is in Iran.
HuffPost's Sam Stein reports that the Obama administration is not ruling out taking legal action against WikiLeaks after the online site's latest leak. In July, WikiLeaks released more than 90,000 Afghan war logs. Iraq war logs were released last month. WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange says the next dump will target a U.S. megabank.
The New York Times is reporting on cables that describe the scale of corruption in Afghanistan as "overwhelming" and quotes Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry as saying one of the U.S.'s biggest challenges in Afghanistan was "how to fight corruption and connect the people to their government, when the key government officials are themselves corrupt."