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29 Nov 2013

Assange Statement on Anakata Extradition

Statement by WikiLeaks Publisher Julian Assange concerning Sweden's extradition of WikiLeaks consultant Gottfrid "Anakata" Svartholm Warg: "It is time someone says it like it is: Gottfrid Svartholm Warg is a political prisoner and Sweden has fallen off the map of decent nations in its treatment of him. Gottfrid has always been ideologically driven to inform the world; he worked tirelessly to help WikiLeaks expose the slaughter of civilians in Iraq by a US helicopter gunship and was responsible for an important part of our infrastructure."
Statement by WikiLeaks Publisher Julian Assange concerning Sweden's extradition of WikiLeaks consultant Gottfrid...

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4 Feb 2013

An endorsed WikiLeaks resource

On 3 February 2013 at a private dinner at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, attended by more than 150 guests, Julian Assange will receive the Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award for the Arts 2013 for his WikiLeaks work including, amongst other releases, Collateral Murder. This award is given to people who have displayed extraordinary courage and who through their artistry have changed the world.
On 3 February 2013 at a private dinner at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, attended by more than 150...

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30 Nov 2012

Quantico psychiatrist: Bradley Manning treated worse than death row inmates

Yesterday at Bradley Manning's Article 13 hearing, professional military psychiatrist Captain Kevin Moore testified that Bradley Manning's pretrial confinement conditions at Quantico military brig were worse than that of any other long-term pretrial prisoner he'd observed. He added that Bradley's restrictive conditions, including being held in a 6x8 foot cell, having access to only 20 minutes of sunshine and exercise per day, and being deprived of basic items such as clothing and toilet paper for periods of time, were most comparable to yet still more severe than conditions of prisoners he'd observed on death row.
Yesterday at Bradley Manning's Article 13 hearing, professional military psychiatrist Captain Kevin Moore testified that...

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28 Nov 2012

European Commission enabling blockade of WikiLeaks by US hard-right Lieberman King, contrary to European Parliament’s wishes

European Commission documents released today by WikiLeaks show that hard-right U.S. politicians were directly behind the extrajudicial banking blockade against WikiLeaks. In the heavily redacted documents, MasterCard Europe admits that Senator Joseph Lieberman and Congressman Peter T. King both "had conversations" with MasterCard in the United States. Lieberman, the chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, boasted of instigating Amazon's cutting of service to WikiLeaks - an action condemned by the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers on 7 December 2011.
European Commission documents released today by WikiLeaks show that hard-right U.S. politicians were directly behind the...

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28 Nov 2012

Assange to give keynote speech at Hanover Internet conference

The internet and the digital revolution have initiated a fundamental change in our society. The established institutions have already been struggling for a long time for their retention of power in being the opinion and interpretation leaders. So far, nobody has challenged these institutions as much as WikliLeaks and in person Julian Assange. Who else could be more suitable for speaking about our key issue of ... 'real change' far away from Twitter, Facebook, etc.? We are interested in his vision of the future society. And we believe that with his ... views he will ... make the 1,500 attendees step out of the comfort zone of their own thoughts."
The internet and the digital revolution have initiated a fundamental change in our society. The established institutions...

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9 Oct 2011

Julian Assange’s speech at Trafalgar Square

Julian Assange's speech at Trafalgar Square at approximately 15:30 on 8th October 2011. --- ". . . and that is something I want to talk about. What can we do with our values, what can we do at all in relation to this war? Because the reality is Margaret Thatcher had it right; there is no society any more. What there is is a transnational security elite that is busy carving up the world using your tax money.
Julian Assange's speech at Trafalgar Square at approximately 15:30 on 8th October 2011. --- ". . . and that is...

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22 Sep 2011

“Korean-translated version of WikiLeaks” launches as a project

Websites sharing Korean-translated versions of the U.S. embassy cables which were leaked through the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks are bursting out around the country. The most well known one is "WikiLeaks Korea". The main page of this website informs that it is "A project which accepts voluntary Korean-translation of cables related with South Korea".
Websites sharing Korean-translated versions of the U.S. embassy cables which were leaked through the whistleblowing...

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15 Sep 2011

Wikileaks statement regarding Argaw Ashene

The Ethiopian journalist, Argaw Ashine, mentioned by the CPJ in its press release today, is not detailed by WikiLeaks cables as a US embassy informant. No journalistic source is named or identified in the cable. Rather, Mr. Ashine is mentioned, in passing, in relation to events in 2005 and 2006. Neither was Mr. Ashine named by the CPJ in a list of journalistic related redactions processed by us.
The Ethiopian journalist, Argaw Ashine, mentioned by the CPJ in its press release today, is not detailed by WikiLeaks...

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11 Sep 2011

Bulgarian Ambassador in Washington – Trusted Informant of USA

A secret diplomatic cable [08SOFIA185], released by Wikileaks and dated March 27, 2008, reveals that Bulgarian Ambassador in Washington, DC, now serving a second term there, Elena Poptodorova and then Deputy Defense Minister, Sonya Yankulova, have informed American Ambassador in Sofia John Beyrle about plans to increase the Bulgarian contingent in Kandahar by fifty rangers, months before the official decision of the Bulgarian cabinet.
A secret diplomatic cable [08SOFIA185], released by Wikileaks and dated March 27, 2008, reveals that Bulgarian...

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9 Sep 2011

Caracas Cables Pt IV: Infiltrating the DEA, Expropriated Golf Course, Halliburton’s Ties to Venezuelan Oil Company

As the political relationship deteriorated between the Bush administration and Ch vez, so, too, did collaboration on the U.S.-sponsored drug war. Recently released cables document the testy and 'ambivalent' dynamic, with U.S. ambassador William Brownfield commenting that Ch vez s anti-drug czar Luis Correa appeared to be 'penalizing' a non-governmental organization called Alianza 'for having too close of a relationship with us.'
As the political relationship deteriorated between the Bush administration and Ch vez, so, too, did collaboration on the...

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9 Sep 2011

Grifters of ‘Al Saud, Inc.’ How Saudi royals get their wealth

A secret, 1996 cable -- sent from the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and released by Wikileaks -- offers a detailed account of the mechanisms of wealth distribution and waste within Saudi Arabia's royal family. Despite the considerable riches doled out to "thousands" of Saudi princes and princesses, the cable observes that Saudi royals "seem more adept at squandering than accumulating wealth."
A secret, 1996 cable -- sent from the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and released by Wikileaks -- offers a...

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4 Sep 2011

And Wikileaks tells us also why Hezbollah won’t disarm

We all know the reasons why Hezbollah is keeping its arms in Lebanon, despite the liberation of the South from Israeli occupation (except Sheba s farms). This is directly related to an Iranian decision facilitated by Syria, so it s much more than a matter of pure 'national interest'. We, in Lebanon are too nice that we serve the whole region's interests', and we have been doing so for almost centuries.
We all know the reasons why Hezbollah is keeping its arms in Lebanon, despite the liberation of the South from Israeli...

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3 Sep 2011

Extrajudicial killings in the Philippines: What we can learn from Wikileaks

From 2004-2010, the Philippines witnessed one of the worst waves of human rights violations in its history. Hundreds of activists were killed or abducted. Hundreds more were arrested and faced with trumped-up charges. The magnitude of the abuses caught the attention of the international community. The issue also further isolated the regime of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. The main suspects in the killings and disappearances were state security forces.
From 2004-2010, the Philippines witnessed one of the worst waves of human rights violations in its history. Hundreds of...

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3 Sep 2011

New York City Police Department’s secret CIA force targeted minorities

U.S. media outlets have recently been abuzz about new documents showing that, for the past decade, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) ran a secret anti-terrorism unit headed by Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officials.
U.S. media outlets have recently been abuzz about new documents showing that, for the past decade, the New York City...

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30 Aug 2011

Daniel Domscheit-Berg: a comparative analysis

In the light of the recent press statements by Openleaks spokesperson Daniel Domscheit-Berg we decided to have a look at some older coverage, in particular his Spiegel interview from the 27th of September 2010. It appeared soon after he had left Wikileaks, and it was also translated into English
In the light of the recent press statements by Openleaks spokesperson Daniel Domscheit-Berg we decided to have a look at...

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28 Aug 2011

US Embassy in Sofia Backed Pro-GMO Lobby

According to the cables, GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) supporters in Bulgaria are actively backed and financed by the American Embassy.
According to the cables, GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) supporters in Bulgaria are actively backed and financed by...
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28 Aug 2011

2011-08-28 Forbes – Bulgaria Glorifies Bulgaria’s Energy Mafia Leader Exposed By Wikileaks

This week edition of Forbes - Bulgaria features Bogomil Manchev on the cover page. Manchev who's presented by Forbes as an "energy innovator" has been exposed in a secret diplomatic cable from Sofia, revealed by Wikileaks. Bivol reminds the excerpts about Manchev from the cable named DIRTY ENERGY: CORRUPTION AND LACK OF TRANSPARENCY PLAGUE BULGARIAN ENERGY SECTOR
This week edition of Forbes - Bulgaria features Bogomil Manchev on the cover page. Manchev who's presented by Forbes as...

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15 Aug 2011

Computer Club expels Daniel Domscheit-Berg

Openleaks founder Daniel Domscheit-Berg has been expelled from the Chaos Computer Club on grounds of damaging the reputation of the club. Following a meeting of the board members, he was handed a written notice at the Chaos Communication Camp in Finowfurt. According 5 of the club statutes, this decision is not final, as he can now request to be heard by the board of the club; its members can also ask for the topic to be discussed in a plenary meeting.
Openleaks founder Daniel Domscheit-Berg has been expelled from the Chaos Computer Club on grounds of damaging the...

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7 Aug 2011

U.S. Diplomats May See Opportunity in Chavez’s Illness

With a big question mark hanging over the health of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, many in Washington may see opportunity. Though Chavez initially claimed that he was merely suffering from a "pelvic abscess," the firebrand leader subsequently conceded that he had cancer. In a shock to the nation, Chavez announced that he had a tumor removed during a sojourn in Cuba, and that he would "continue battling."
With a big question mark hanging over the health of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, many in Washington may see...
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5 Aug 2011

How WikiLeaks Is Helping Change Malaysia

Late last year, Malaysian Opposition Leader Dr Anwar Ibrahim was being labelled "WikiLeaks' first Malaysian victim" after the Sydney Morning Herald released a US cable suggesting he had knowingly "walked into" a sex trap. But the purported evidence quickly dissolved into hearsay when Singapore's intelligences services could not substantiate their allegations of "technical intelligence". A cable released later showed US officials pressuring the Malaysian government to drop the sex charges against Dr Anwar because they had no credibility, either at home or abroad.
Late last year, Malaysian Opposition Leader Dr Anwar Ibrahim was being labelled "WikiLeaks' first Malaysian victim"...
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1 Aug 2011

Alleged Lulzsec hacker Jake Davis charged

18 year old Jake Davis was charged with five offenses under the Computer Misuse Act, the Serious Crime Act and the Criminal Law Act. He was released on bail. Davis' lawyer admitted that his client was linked to Anonymous, but said that there was no evidence he took part in hacks.
18 year old Jake Davis was charged with five offenses under the Computer Misuse Act, the Serious Crime Act and the...

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31 Jul 2011

Investigation into Polish CIA prison extended

The investigation into an alleged CIA black site in the Masovian village of Stare Kiejkuty has been extended by six months, a spokesperson for the Warsaw prosecutor's office confirms to Polish press agency PAP.
The investigation into an alleged CIA black site in the Masovian village of Stare Kiejkuty has been extended by six...

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30 Jul 2011

Lulzsec’s Topiary and the Shetland Islands

On Wednesday the 27th of July the Metropolitan Police issued a press release stating that an 18 year old man had been arrested at a residential address on the Shetland Islands. The reason for his arrest is described as follows: "He is believed to be linked to a continuing international investigation into the criminal activity of the so-called "hacktivist" groups Anonymous and LulzSec, and allegedly uses the online nickname "Topiary" which is presented as the spokesperson for the groups."
On Wednesday the 27th of July the Metropolitan Police issued a press release stating that an 18 year old man had been...

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30 Jul 2011

A passionately eager Bulgaria in bed with the muscle bound duo of Gazprom and Lukoil

A diplomatic cable of the US embassy in Sofia, dated October 2, 2008, has been revealed on WikiLeaks, focusing on Bulgaria's energy dependence from Russia. The report titled "BULGARIA AND THE ENERGY KNOT: SCENESETTER FOR OCT 7 VISIT OF SPE GRAY," has been sent by then US Ambassador in Sofia, Nancy McEldowney to Boyden Grey, at the time Special Envoy for European Affairs and Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy at the Mission of the United States to the European Union, ahead of his visit to Bulgaria.
A diplomatic cable of the US embassy in Sofia, dated October 2, 2008, has been revealed on WikiLeaks, focusing on...
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30 Jul 2011

Can the Venezuelan Opposition Benefit from Chavez’s Illness

U.S. diplomatic cables recently declassified by whistle-blowing outfit WikiLeaks underscore the complete ineptitude of the Ch vez opposition. In the run up to the 2006 presidential election, for example, U.S. diplomats noted that Venezuela s largest opposition party, Acci n Democr tica or AD, was "going nowhere fast." Mincing no words, the American embassy noted that the party s secretary general Henry Ramos Allup was "unimaginative, overconfident, and even repellent" as well as "crude, abrasive and arrogant."
U.S. diplomatic cables recently declassified by whistle-blowing outfit WikiLeaks underscore the complete ineptitude of...
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30 Jul 2011

Canadian government determined to send Abdullah Khadr to the US

In a completely predictable move, the Canadian government has appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada to fight their earlier two losses in a bid to extradite Abdullah Khadr to the US. Abdullah Khadr was captured and tortured by Pakistani forces who were paid $500,000 by the US for their efforts.
In a completely predictable move, the Canadian government has appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada to fight their...

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28 Jul 2011

Hacktivists Launch New, Legal Attack on PayPal

A second wave of online protests has been launched againt PayPal, the Internet payment company whose December 2010 blocking of WikiLeaks donations provoked angry Denial Of Service (DDOS) attacks on their site. The latest protest, code-named #OpPayPal, was launched by AntiSec hacktivists, headed by Anonymous and Lulzsec, in response to recent FBI arrests of people allegedly involved in the earlier protest.
A second wave of online protests has been launched againt PayPal, the Internet payment company whose December 2010...

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27 Jul 2011

Twitter Archive

Wikileaks' Twitter account was opened in early 2009. The first tweet dates from Feb 11 2009. Since then, Wikileaks has used its Twitter account as one of the primary tools of its public relations: announcing leaks, informing its supporters, and issuing statements to various authorities. The Wikileaks timeline, as written in its tweets, charts the development of the organization since early 2009.
Wikileaks' Twitter account was opened in early 2009. The first tweet dates from Feb 11 2009. Since then, Wikileaks has...
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24 Jul 2011

Interview: WkiiLeaks Cambodian Cables and Politics

Prior to the war on terror there was the war on drugs...and you can see this in the cables, which reference the exchange of training between the US government, or the DEA, and the Cambodia task forces around the war on drug...similarly also with the war on terror...is their a similarity between these two approaches on the part of the US in terms of foreign policy?
Prior to the war on terror there was the war on drugs...and you can see this in the cables, which reference the exchange...

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12 Jul 2011

Assange to appeal extradition to Sweden

WikiLeaks front-man Julian Assange will front the high court in London on July 12 for his appeal against extradition to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sexual misconduct. Assange has been under house arrest in England for over six months, following a ruling in February at a London district court that the extradition of Assange to Sweden was valid and would not breach any of his human rights.
WikiLeaks front-man Julian Assange will front the high court in London on July 12 for his appeal against extradition to...

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11 Jul 2011

Democracy Now interviews David House

On the eve of the extradition hearing for WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange in London, Democracy Now! spent an exclusive hour with David House, who co-founded the Bradley Manning Support Network after U.S. Army Private Manning was arrested for allegedly releasing classified U.S. military documents to WikiLeaks.
On the eve of the extradition hearing for WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange in London, Democracy Now! spent an...

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11 Jul 2011

Look Who’s Whacking WikiLeaks

Next time you see a negative media report on Julian Assange or Wikileaks, have a think about who is writing it, and why. Behind every character-assassinating "newsy" hit-piece you will discover a writer or a publisher (usually both) with an agenda. And you don't have to look too far to find it.
Next time you see a negative media report on Julian Assange or Wikileaks, have a think about who is writing it, and why....
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9 Jul 2011

Why is WikiLeaks using part of its current funds to sue MasterCard and Visa (legal activism)

For six months, without explanation or legal justification, MasterCard and Visa have illegally blocked all public donations made through their systems from reaching WikiLeaks. So WikiLeaks is suing them for access to these donations. Some people ask why WikiLeaks is doing this, instead of only using its present means to continue to publish the US Embassy Cables, of which more than 234,000 remain to be published.
For six months, without explanation or legal justification, MasterCard and Visa have illegally blocked all public...

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6 Jul 2011

The Big Laundry or the Bad Apples in Bulgaria’s Banking Sector

On October 26, 2005, on the so-called government route on Bulgaria boulevard in Sofia, banker Emil Kuylev was gunned down. Immediately after the murder, the top people in the country Interior Minister, Rumen Petkov, Chief Prosecutor, Nikola Filchev, and President Parvanov publically declared that Kyulev s business was clean.
On October 26, 2005, on the so-called government route on Bulgaria boulevard in Sofia, banker Emil Kuylev was gunned...

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5 Jul 2011

LocalLeaks and HackerLeaks Press Release

Press Release - First we would like to thank the global media for being so attentive to the launch of our two new disclosure platforms. We would also like to thank the several dozen people who already trusted us with their sensitive leaks. It has been a remarkable week for those of us who staff these two important projects. None of us ever expected in our wildest dreams the enormity of the reaction to these two ideas.
Press Release - First we would like to thank the global media for being so attentive to the launch of our two new...

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5 Jul 2011

Sex, lies and no videotape: Göran Rudling dismantles the case against Julian Assange

G ran Rudling is a highly concerned Swedish citizen in respect of that nation's sexual offences legislation and its operation. He has particular views, some of which are most interesting ie the story of one complainant (for the moment we might refer to her as 'AA') of whom he says: it's a matter of "Revenge by Proxy."
G ran Rudling is a highly concerned Swedish citizen in respect of that nation's sexual offences legislation and its...

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1 Jul 2011

Big bank censorship of Wikileaks

Since December 2010, five major US financial institutions: VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, Western Union, and the Bank of America have been trying to economically strangle WikiLeaks as a result of political pressure from Washington.
Since December 2010, five major US financial institutions: VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, Western Union, and the Bank of...
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1 Jul 2011

Cables reveal hidden sides of Nicaragua’s ‘Zero Hunger’ budget deficit from the very beginning due to lack of transparency

The reported number of people living below the poverty line is 2,300,000 individuals in Nicaragua, and the zero hunger program was designed to lift people out of poverty. However, recently released cables detail how the progression of planning the program and defining standards had been opaque since the first step.
The reported number of people living below the poverty line is 2,300,000 individuals in Nicaragua, and the zero...

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28 Jun 2011

Most in the American LGBT Community Do Not Know of Bradley Manning

In San Francisco, New York and Chicago, support contingents for Pfc. Bradley Manning, the accused WikiLeaks whistleblower, participated in Sunday s gay pride parades. Those who marched in contingents aimed to make the LGBT community more aware of Bradley Manning.
In San Francisco, New York and Chicago, support contingents for Pfc. Bradley Manning, the accused WikiLeaks...

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26 Jun 2011

@Lulzsec’s Last Press Release

In a pastebin press release, @lulzsec says good bye, thank you, and carry on without us - We are Lulz Security, and this is our final release, as today marks something meaningful to us. 50 days ago, we set sail with our humble ship on an uneasy and brutal ocean: the Internet. The hate machine, the love machine, the machine powered by many machines. We are all part of it, helping it grow, and helping it grow on us.
In a pastebin press release, @lulzsec says good bye, thank you, and carry on without us - We are Lulz Security, and this...

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22 Jun 2011

Introducing the Monthly International WikiLeaks Central Essay Competition. Brilliance equals payola.

WikiLeaks is a disruptive innovation in the field of publishing. Both a new kind of institution and an idea, Wikileaks and 'scientific journalism' have emerged from, and are created for, the information age.
WikiLeaks is a disruptive innovation in the field of publishing. Both a new kind of institution and an idea, Wikileaks...

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22 Jun 2011

Interview with Tangerine Bolen: ‘WikiLeaks kicked open the door…our responsibility to make sure that door never shuts again.’

According to Tangerine Bolen, her efforts are a deliberate attempt to show the US government that there are people across the world who publicly stand and support WikiLeaks. "WikiLeaks kicked open the door," Bolen says, "It is our responsibility make sure that door never shuts again."
According to Tangerine Bolen, her efforts are a deliberate attempt to show the US government that there are people...

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15 Jun 2011

Grand Jury Meets to Question WikiLeaks Supporters ‘Do You or Have You Ever Worked for WikiLeaks ‘

A federal grand jury empanelled to investigate WikiLeaks meets again in Alexandria, Virginia today. David House, co-founder of the Bradley Manning Support Network, is expected to appear before the grand jury. He and others in the Greater Boston area have been subjected to this process, which seeks to embroil them in espionage charges for being linked to WikiLeaks
A federal grand jury empanelled to investigate WikiLeaks meets again in Alexandria, Virginia today. David House,...

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14 Jun 2011

Torture Accountability After All

Those of us who opposed the Bush administration torture program have been demoralized by the lack of accountability for the numerous abuses committed as part of that program. President Obama decried torture, and said he would end it, but he also said he wanted to "look forward, not back," apparently precluding investigations of the abuses committed by the previous administration.
Those of us who opposed the Bush administration torture program have been demoralized by the lack of accountability for...

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13 Jun 2011

CNN’s ‘WikiWars’ Documentary Exploits Character of Julian Assange to Cast Doubt on WikiLeaks

Closely following the character of Julian Assange, founder of the pro-transparency media organization WikiLeaks, the recently aired CNN documentary, 'WikiWars,' provides a presentation of the story of the organization with a prime focus on Assange's character. It is another opportunity, like PBS' Frontline documentary "WikiSecrets," for a wide audience in the United States to get a better grasp of the nature of the organization
Closely following the character of Julian Assange, founder of the pro-transparency media organization WikiLeaks, the...

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11 Jun 2011

The extradition appeal of Julian Assange EU melting pots, ambiguities and human rights on trial.

Julian Assange s defence made substantial arguments at the extradition hearing that the EAW was not for the purposes of prosecution, that the use of the word lagforing in the warrant, meaning judicial process, was not sufficient to qualify as meaning a prosecution for the required purposes of an EAW.
Julian Assange s defence made substantial arguments at the extradition hearing that the EAW was not for the purposes of...

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9 Jun 2011

New Subpoenas Issued in WikiLeaks Grand Jury Investigation: Time for a Political Support Committee

The grand jury investigation into WikiLeaks has widened. A subpoena has been issued to David House, co-founder of the Bradley Manning Support Network. Manning s ex-boyfriend, Tyler Watkins, who recently appeared in PBS Frontline s 'WikiSecrets' documentary, and Nadia Heninger, who has done work with WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum (someone whose Twitter user data has been subpoenaed by the government), have each been served with a subpoena
The grand jury investigation into WikiLeaks has widened. A subpoena has been issued to David House, co-founder of the...

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7 Jun 2011

Interview with Omar Deghayes

Omar Deghayes was born the son of a prominent Libyan lawyer, an "opponent of the increasingly totalitarian Gaddafi" later taken away by the Libyan authorities and killed.
Omar Deghayes was born the son of a prominent Libyan lawyer, an "opponent of the increasingly totalitarian Gaddafi"...
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6 Jun 2011

Omar Deghayes on Omar Khadr

Omar Khadr is a Canadian citizen who was arrested at fifteen after the compound he was living in in Afghanistan was bombed by US military. He was tortured at Bagram prison and Guant namo, and has spent the last nine years of his life imprisoned by the US. WL Central coverage on Omar Khadr is here.
Omar Khadr is a Canadian citizen who was arrested at fifteen after the compound he was living in in Afghanistan was...
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5 Jun 2011

The Revenge of Aaron Barr: Firing the Social Engineering Cannon at Anon

The efforts of Aaron Barr of HB Gary to create a modern big brother surveillance state met with disaster when Anonymous retaliated against him. Many thought that after all the fury and sting by Anonymous, Aaron Barr might have learned a lesson.
The efforts of Aaron Barr of HB Gary to create a modern big brother surveillance state met with disaster when Anonymous...

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31 May 2011

Memorial Day in America: What the US Government Wants Americans to Remember vs. What WikiLeaks Thinks Should Be Remembered

WikiLeaks has released military reports from both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. What those sets of documents reveal along with the contents of the few thousand US State Embassy cables released indicates there is a reality that society and government would like to suppress.
WikiLeaks has released military reports from both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. What those sets of documents reveal...

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26 May 2011

PBS Chat Raises More Questions About Production of ‘WikiSecrets’

Whether Manning could have a fair trial now that the Commander-in-Chief has told his subordinates he thinks Manning is guilty is doubtful. A military officer would be risking his career if he or she handed down a decision that did not meet the approval of the Obama Administration. Gaviria/Smith are seemingly oblivious to this when they type their answer.
Whether Manning could have a fair trial now that the Commander-in-Chief has told his subordinates he thinks Manning is...

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25 May 2011

PBS FRONTLINE’s ‘WikiSecrets’ Wants to Be Objective and Fair and That’s Why It’s Weak

Anyone familiar with the stories of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, the organization s founder and Pfc. Bradley Manning, the alleged whistleblower to WikiLeaks, would be forgiven for wondering whether PBS Frontline s documentary 'WikiSecrets' presents anything new or not. The documentary attempts to make a sensational connection between Manning and Assange and suggest that Assange might know Manning is the source of the information.
Anyone familiar with the stories of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, the organization s founder and Pfc. Bradley Manning, the...
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25 May 2011

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov: Major Methamphetamines Traffic and Dependency on Lukoil

"We must continue to walk a fine line between being used by Borisov's publicity machine and alienating an exceptionally popular and seemingly pro-American politician who may emerge as Bulgaria's next leader. In other words, we should continue to push him in the right direction, but never forget who we're dealing with."
"We must continue to walk a fine line between being used by Borisov's publicity machine and alienating an exceptionally...

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19 May 2011

Bulgarian Nationalist under US Diplomatic Fire

Diplomatic cables of the US embassy in Sofia have been revealed on WikiLeaks and provided to the project for investigative journalism www.bivol.bg, bringing out new details about the way Bulgaria's far-right, nationalist Ataka party and its leader, Volen Siderov, are viewed by American diplomats.
Diplomatic cables of the US embassy in Sofia have been revealed on WikiLeaks and provided to the project for...
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19 May 2011

Henry Rollins on Wikileaks and government reform

In America's search for transparency, new organizations have been formed, such as Wikileaks. America is torn on that specific issue. Some view it as treason. Others view it as patriotism. What is your take on the subject?
In America's search for transparency, new organizations have been formed, such as Wikileaks. America is torn on that...

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16 May 2011

Former Bulgarian Interior Minister Rumen Petkov Busted for Peeing in a City Fountain

Former Interior Minister of Bulgaria (2005-2008), Rumen Petkov is presented as a "hard working, hard drinking", controversial figure, related to political corruption and russian intelligence in a WikiLeaks diplomatic cable released by the Wikileaks partner Bivol.bg also published on balkanleaks.eu
Former Interior Minister of Bulgaria (2005-2008), Rumen Petkov is presented as a "hard working, hard drinking",...
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16 May 2011

Debating Whether the Organization is Hypocritical or Not

For the past four or five days, a copy of a leaked confidentiality agreement from WikiLeaks has been a hot topic among those who follow news and politics. Those that have regularly scrutinized WikiLeaks, who have typically gone along with any meme in the media that shines a light on the organization s imperfections, took the posting of this agreement as an opportunity to focus on how this showed complete hypocrisy.
For the past four or five days, a copy of a leaked confidentiality agreement from WikiLeaks has been a hot topic among...

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16 May 2011

Behind the Blogger Who Made the WikiLeaks Confidentiality Agreement a Top Story

David Allen Green, legal correspondent for the New Statesman out of the UK, has spent the last few days calling attention to a leaked confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement (NDA), which he revealed in a blog post on May 11.
David Allen Green, legal correspondent for the New Statesman out of the UK, has spent the last few days calling...

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13 May 2011

Leaked WikiLeaks Confidentiality Agreement Neither ‘Draconian’ Nor ‘Extraordinary’

A leaked confidentiality agreement that those doing business with WikiLeaks are expected to sign was obtained and published by the New Statesman. The New Statesman and other news organizations believe they have uncovered another aspect of the WikiLeaks organization that indicates it is unfit to be trusted by whistleblowers. But, for anyone who understands confidentiality agreements there may be nothing extraordinary or even draconian about the agreement
A leaked confidentiality agreement that those doing business with WikiLeaks are expected to sign was obtained and...

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8 May 2011

Gitmo Guards’ Rewards System for Detainees Backfires

The story of Yasser Talal Al Zahrani offers one of the most mysterious, and ultimately tragic, narratives in the Gitmo Files published by WikiLeaks this past week. The son of 'a senior official in the Saudi Interior Ministry, reportedly holding the rank of abid, or brigadier,' the seventeen-year-old al Zahrani reportedly left home, having just completed the eleventh grade, 'after hearing that sheiks from neighboring [sic throughout] towns were saying jihad in Afghanistan (AF) was a religious duty.'
The story of Yasser Talal Al Zahrani offers one of the most mysterious, and ultimately tragic, narratives in the Gitmo...

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6 May 2011

Decision to Not Release bin Laden Death Photos Rests on Same Dubious Logic Used Against WikiLeaks

I view everything surrounding the killing of bin Laden to be necessary to deciding whether to release the photos or not. In that sense, President Obama s good decision to not give a speech at Ground Zero in New York yesterday should help inform the debate. What he did by not giving a speech was what someone like former President George W. Bush would not have had the courage to do: he chose, in that moment, to not exploit 9/11 and use it to further advance the national security agenda of America.
I view everything surrounding the killing of bin Laden to be necessary to deciding whether to release the photos or not....

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2 May 2011

IrishLeaks Launches Submission Platform

Today marks the launch of IrishLeaks, an implementation of the Wikileaks model for anonymous leaking platforms in the Republic of Ireland. The platform has received some coverage in domestic Irish news in recent days. IrishLeaks is apparently unaffiliated with Wikileaks in any way. The site now claims to be operational, and open to submissions
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29 Apr 2011

White House Punishing Press for Reporting on Bradley Manning

Reports have emerged over efforts by the Obama administration to chastise the San Francisco Chronicle, and in particular its reporter, Carla Marinucci, for reporting on a protest staged during an Obama fundraiser in support of incarcerated whistleblower, Bradley Manning
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29 Apr 2011

Putin to bulgarian PM: Bulgarians risk being cold this winter if they don’t advance russian energy projects

A set of cables about Bulgarian energy business, published by the Wikileaks media partner Bivol.bg, discloses a realm of "energy mafia", murky intermediaries, connected with organized crime, and Russian financial interests.
A set of cables about Bulgarian energy business, published by the Wikileaks media partner Bivol.bg, discloses a realm of...

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28 Apr 2011

Is there evidence of secret CIA prisons on Polish territory

Polish public broadcaster TVP reports that an investigation into alleged secret CIA prisons on Polish territory may have yielded first results. According to a source, Polish investigators have evidence on the exact date prisoner Abu Zubaida was transferred to and from Szymany airport. He is said to have arrived in December 2002 and departed in September 2003.
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27 Apr 2011

The Guantanamo Children: These Aren’t What You’d Call ‘Little League’ Terrorists

Pakistani national Naqib Ullah (also Naqibullah) was 14 years old and out doing an errand for his father when he was kidnapped from his village in Khan, Afghanistan by 11 men that called themselves, "Samoud's people." The men, according to Ullah, "forcibly raped him at gunpoint". He was taken back to the men's village encampment and "forced to do manual work."
Pakistani national Naqib Ullah (also Naqibullah) was 14 years old and out doing an errand for his father when he was...

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25 Apr 2011

New York Times, NPR Collude with US Government on Gitmo Files Coverage

A statement from the Pentagon was published just after 9 pm ET on April 24th, no more than an hour or two after the New York Times had posted their package covering the Gitmo Files they had not obtained from WikiLeaks. The statement was posted on NPR and the Times website. Yet, again, it seems this is an instance of complete collusion between the press and government.
A statement from the Pentagon was published just after 9 pm ET on April 24th, no more than an hour or two after the New...

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25 Apr 2011

Will WikiLeaks vs. NYT, The Guardian and Daniel Domscheit-Berg Drama Overshadow Contents of Gitmo Files

The release of the files should draw attention to the reality that, despite US President Barack Obama's promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, the prison is still open. In fact, El Pais has posted analysis to complement coverage of the Guantanamo Files, which details how "legal and political setbacks" prevented Obama from closing the military prison:
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25 Apr 2011

What Can Be Found in Each File

McClatchy Newspapers writes "the US military set up a human intelligence laboratory at Guantanamo," the Washington Post details new classified military documents obtained by the "anti-secrecy organization" present "new details" of detainees whereabouts on Sept 11, 2001 and afterward and the Daily Telegraph reports that it has exposed "America's own analysis of almost ten years of controversial interrogations on the world's most dangerous terrorists."
McClatchy Newspapers writes "the US military set up a human intelligence laboratory at Guantanamo," the Washington Post...

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24 Apr 2011

Ethan McCord and Kevin Zeese on Bradley Manning and Soldiers in War

McCord suggests the army goes after these 17, 18 or 19 year old kids because they don t have empathy yet and they can easily be molded into killers. They want people who aren t going to think about if what they are doing is wrong. Also, it s very hard for soldiers to 'take off that hero hat.'
McCord suggests the army goes after these 17, 18 or 19 year old kids because they don t have empathy yet and they can...

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23 Apr 2011

Director of New Film on ‘Collateral Murder’: It’s a ‘Perfect Microcosm of Iraq War

A new short documentary called, 'Incident in New Baghdad,' premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on Sunday. The film tells the story of Iraq war veteran Ethan McCord, a soldier who appears in the 'Collateral Murder' video rescuing two wounded children.
A new short documentary called, 'Incident in New Baghdad,' premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on...

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19 Apr 2011

State Dept Spokesman’s Newspeak on Whether the US is Undermining the Syria Government

The Washington Post s coverage of US State Embassy cables that suggest the US has been secretly backing Syrian opposition groups snowballed into a big story today. With the regime gunning down more protesters, senior Obama Administration officials took the opportunity to rehash the talking point that the disclosure of information obtained by WikiLeaks could endanger lives.
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19 Apr 2011

Second appeal to the American Medical Association concerning Bradley Manning

President Obama recently stated that Private Manning s conditions comply with the Pentagon s basic standards. Given that those standards apparently permit Private Manning to be subjected to plainly unconstitutional conditions, it is clear that the Department of Defense must adapt its standards to meet the demands of the constitution.
President Obama recently stated that Private Manning s conditions comply with the Pentagon s basic standards. Given that...

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18 Apr 2011

Shadowy figures play with real lives in

We are extremely concerned that lives are endangered as a result of this article based on WikiLeaks," a senior Obama administration official told Fox News Monday morning. "The concern regards what (the) Syrians might do to those that work for (Barada), given that (Assad and his security forces) are prone to crack down and could well use this as an excuse -- blaming it on foreigners."
We are extremely concerned that lives are endangered as a result of this article based on WikiLeaks," a senior Obama...
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18 Apr 2011

Nigerian Elections: Candidates, as Previously Revealed in WikiLeaks Cables, Still Register to Vote Multiple Times

Nigerian elections that had been postponed until Monday, April 4th, have been postponed yet again by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which is headed by Professor Attahiru Jega. From the INEC headquarters, the rescheduling was announced by Jega, who said since announcing the rescheduling several requests made to the Commission have urged it to consult more widely and ensure the two-day postponement addresses all logistical issues.
Nigerian elections that had been postponed until Monday, April 4th, have been postponed yet again by the Independent...

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11 Apr 2011

WikiLeaks Demonstrates Where Citizens Must Apply Pressure to Advance Media Reform and Justice

A National Conference for Media Reform (NCMR) put on by Free Press took place over the weekend. Thousands of attendees gathered to discuss the state of media and democracy in the US and how best to fight for better media.
A National Conference for Media Reform (NCMR) put on by Free Press took place over the weekend. Thousands of attendees...

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9 Apr 2011

Avaaz petition for Bradley Manning

To President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates: We call on you to immediately end the torture, isolation and public humiliation of Bradley Manning. This treatment is a violation of his constitutionally guaranteed human rights, and a chilling deterrent to other potential whistleblowers committed to public integrity.
To President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates: We call on you to...

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7 Apr 2011

This Week in WikiLeaks Presents Danny Schechter Talking About US Media

At the Left Forum in NYC, I spoke on a panel called "What Has WikiLeaks Revealed." I presented with Danny Schechter, founder of MediaChannel, and someone who is a broadcast/print journalist and an internationally recognized speaker and writer on media issues
At the Left Forum in NYC, I spoke on a panel called "What Has WikiLeaks Revealed." I presented with Danny Schechter,...

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7 Apr 2011

UK Commons debate on Bradley Manning

The opening argument of MP Ann Clwyd (Labour - Cynon Valley) is notable for emphasizing that Bradley Manning's citizenship is not the sole reason a government of laws should be concerned about his treatment. She had earlier raised the interpretation of the British Nationality Act with the foreign minister in committee and in the Commons, but in this address, she reminds the government of its commitment to speak out against human-rights abuses everywhere, regardless of the victim's nationality.
The opening argument of MP Ann Clwyd (Labour - Cynon Valley) is notable for emphasizing that Bradley Manning's...
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