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15 May 2011

The bizarre legal world of WikiLeaks

First, the use of "we" suggests that the (presumably legal) "action" is threatened by WikiLeaks as an entity, rather than by any particular individual such as its founder Julian Assange. This suggestion is supported by the fact it was sent on the official WikiLeaks Twitter feed. If this is the case, then WikiLeaks may be following the unhappy example of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) and other organisations in making libel threats in respect of unwelcome scrutiny and comment. And, as with the BCA, such a course of action can quickly be seen as illiberal and misconceived.
First, the use of "we" suggests that the (presumably legal) "action" is threatened by WikiLeaks as an entity, rather...
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13 Jan 2011

Julian Assange on Murdoch, Manning and the threat from China

In this week's New Statesman, the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange talks to John Pilger about Bradley Manning, his "insurance" files on Rupert Murdoch and News Corp - and which country is the real enemy of WikiLeaks.
In this week's New Statesman, the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange talks to John Pilger about Bradley Manning, his...
2 Dec 2010

WikiLeaks and the liberal mind

The release by WikiLeaks of US government cables is a sheer triumph for transparency. Transparency in diplomatic and governmental matters is important, for behind the cloak of secrecy and plausible deniability can lie malice, selfishness and incompetence.
The release by WikiLeaks of US government cables is a sheer triumph for transparency. Transparency in diplomatic and...

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