Chelsea Manning’s release: Life beyond whistle-blowing
Speaking to Al Jazeera, Manning's lawyer and anti-secrecy activists lauded the detainee's early release, but warned that returning to civilian life and coming to terms with her treatment at the hands of Pentagon lawyers will be a struggle.Ann Wright, a retired US Army Reserve colonel and former state department staffer, who controversially resigned in protest against the invasion of Iraq in 2003, spoke of unyielding pressure on those who oppose the US government.
Snowden Documentarian, Laura Poitras, Endured Years Of Government Surveillance, Harassment
Snowden Documentarian Laura Poitras Has Endured Years Of Government Surveillance, Harassment, And She Doesn't Now If There's More To Come. Between July 2006 and April 2012, Poitras was “subjected to ‘Secondary Security Screening Selection,” detained and questioned at the United States border on every international flight she took.” When traveling from the U.S., when she was outside the U.S. traveling internationally, and even when she was traveling within the U.S., Poitras was “occasionally subjected to secondary security screening.” More than 50 times she was given this designation, which allowed Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents to subject her to extra scrutiny.
WikiLeaks reveals Saudi intrigue and unpaid limo bills
The diplomatic documents published by WikiLeaks Friday are only the first batch of what the group says will be a much larger release, but they've already provided an unusual level of insight into the day-to-day of Saudi diplomacy - giving a snapshot of the lavish spending habits of senior royals and the political intrigue percolating across the Middle East. Many of the scores of documents reviewed by AP appear aimed at keeping track of Iranian activity across the region or undermining Tehran's interests.
Medicines to cost more and healthcare will suffer, according to Wikileaks documents
Secret trade negotiations, new details of which have been released by WikiLeaks, will undermine Australia's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, and push up the cost of medicines for the Australian public. In the latest of a series of high profile leaks, WikiLeaks has published more draft treaty text from the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations which the Abbott government claims will boost trade and investment across 40 per cent of the world economy.
Spy Cables: Greenpeace among intelligence targets
Secret documents leaked to Al Jazeera reveal a routine practice among intelligence agencies to seek the cooperation of their peers in other countries to curb political dissent. The Spy Cables reveal a torrent of politicised requests to South Africa's State Security Agency (SSA) for information on "rogue NGOs", politicians and exiled groups from intelligence agencies around the world - many of them declined as inappropriate by the South Africans.
WikiLeaks Banker Convicted of Breaching Swiss Financial Secrecy
A Swiss banker who revealed details of client accounts via WikiLeaks was convicted Monday of violating the country s financial secrecy laws but won t have to serve time. Rudolf Elmer, a former employee of Julius Baer Group Ltd., was given a suspended fine of 16,800 Swiss francs ($19,397) under a system that allows Swiss courts to convert prison time into a financial penalty. The Zurich district court said that if Elmer commits a crime in the next three years, he may have to pay the fine.
Argentine prosecutor investigating bombing of Jewish community center has ties to state department
Special prosecutor Alberto Nisman's accusation that President Cristina Fern ndez de Kirchner secretly negotiated with Iran to avoid punishing those responsible for the devastating 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community centre is consistent with the way in which his probe has long squarely looked at Iran while ignoring Syrian and local connections. US Embassy cables leaked in 2011 showed Nisman had a close relationship with Washington. Nisman's close ties to the United States - which also favours the position that Iranian agents were behind the attack - was revealed in the aftermath of the Wikileaks data dump of State Department cables in 2011, in which Embassy officials briefed official US government offices about the content of the meetings held with Nisman.
Wikileaks” ‘Jewish pro-censorship lobby’ legitimized attacks on Charlie Hebdo
Wikileaks accused the Jewish lobby of legitimizing attacks on the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo, which was assaulted Wednesday by Islamist terrorists in one of the worst such attacks on French soil. The organization, which serves as an online clearinghouse for leaked documents, tweeted on Thursday about "How the Jewish pro-censorship lobby legitimized attacks on Charlie Hebdo for 'offensive' speech," linking to a 2009 article in the magazine perceived by some to be anti-Semitic.
WikiLeaks Strikes Again with CIA “How To Guide” on Sneaking Past Ben Gurion Security
WikiLeaks strikes again: a CIA document dated September 2011 has been leaked, detailing how to get past security at a number of international airports, including Israel s Ben Gurion Airport. The document, entitled "CIA Assessment on Surviving Secondary Screening at Airports While Maintaining Cover", is aimed at CIA agents and undercover operatives travelling abroad on the job. The report points out, Hostile and probably even allied services seek to identify US and other foreign intelligence officers. It therefore details a number of irregularities to avoid to prevent being flagged for secondary screening and strategies to employ if earmarked anyway.
Snowden and Poitras sued for making ‘Citizenfour’ doc on NSA leaks
A recently released documentary about former government contractor Edward Snowden is being considered a potential candidate for the Academy Awards next year, but all isn t well for the team behind the flick Citizenfour. Attorneys representing a Kansas man filed a civil suit in District Court on Friday last week in which they allege that Snowden, movie director Laura Poitras and others involved in making "Citizenfour" intentionally violated federal law by profiting off of the disclosure of state secrets.
Sweden vs. Assange
A distinguished European human rights advocate is relentlessly exposing abuses by mainstream Swedish news organizations covering the prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Dr. Marcello Ferrada de Noli is a medical school professor who splits his time between Sweden and Italy after surviving politically motivated torture decades ago in Chile. He was imprisoned in Quiriquina Island Camp, after resisting Pinochet s Military Junta, and he was himself a whistleblower upon the Russel Tribunal in Rome in 1974, on the crimes perpetrated by the Junta
Visa, MasterCard sued for blocking donations to WikiLeaks
Lawyers representing the credit card processor used by WikiLeaks are suing Visa and MasterCard in the United States over the 2010 banking blockade that kept the anti-secrecy group from receiving funds. On Monday this week, American attorneys for Icelandic hosting provider DataCell ehf filed suit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in hopes of having a federal judge award the company upwards of $5 million for what it claims was a coordinated attempt between Visa and MasterCard to restrict funding to WikiLeaks after the secret-spilling organization started publishing classified US State Department cables over four years ago.
‘They’ll try to shut you down’: Meeting Assange & the non-stop ‘War on RT’
The executive editor of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty writes that "young journalists are already finding that a spell at RT is a handicap in getting jobs elsewhere." And he is not alone in his opinion
WikiLeaks shows US push behind Australia-India nuke deal
In September, Prime Minister Tony Abbott signed an agreement which will allow sales of Australian uranium to India for the first time. India has consistently refused to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and has manufactured up to 110 nuclear warheads, but has been given a free pass to take part in international nuclear trade by virtue of its new strategic relationship with the United States.
Wikileaks founder claims Google in bed with US Government
Google has effectively become an extension of the US State and Defense Departments, promoting Washington s policies under the guise of being a harmless and hip tech company, according to Assange s upcoming work, When Google Met Wikileaks . If true, then this nexus represents the next frontier of foreign policy and would have profound implications for the world and the context in which people consume information.
Ecuador Ratifies Julian Assange Asylum Status, Offers Sweden Access To WikiLeaks Founder
Ecuador ratified Friday its diplomatic asylum status for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living in the country s London embassy since June 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where he faces sexual assault charges. The move makes official Assange s protected status and means he can remain under the country s protection indefinitely.
List of Black Money holders in Swiss Bank accounts leaked by WikiLeaks?
Wikileaks has leaked secret information which contains names of 20 politicians who have amassed black money, hidden in Swiss banks among other places. We at India.com cannot vouch for the authenticity of the list.
Wikileaks reveals Bangladesh’s spyware purchase
Wikileaks has blown the whistle on the purchase of a German surveillance software by a Bangladesh law-enforcing agency to monitor the country's digital traffic. This revelation has exposed the lack of privacy. Though the Constitution and Right to Information Act 2009 address the privacy issue of a citizen; there seems to be enough holes yet to be plugged.
Sweden Considers Questioning Julian Assange at Ecuadorian Embassy
Swedish officials are thinking over the option to question Julian Assange before a ruling is made by an appeal court on rescinding his arrest warrant. Sweden s chief prosecutor Marianne Ny said on Tuesday that she is considering an invitation by the British government to question Julian Assange in London before a court ruling is made in Sweden on whether or not to lift the warrant for his arrest.
GCHQ more dangerous to privacy than NSA: Snowden
Edward Snowden has warned that Britain s GCHQ spy agency is a bigger threat to privacy than the NSA, as it uses illegally collected information in criminal prosecutions and, unlike in the US, has relatively few constitutional checks on its activities.
Wikileaks: HK Protests Linked to US Government
The United States funded groups linked to the ongoing Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong, according to whistleblowing website Wikileaks. The website tweeted that key figures behind the demonstrations are linked to the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a U.S. foundation "dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world," according to its website, but which has been linked with coup attempts and "regime change" plans in Venezuela and elsewhere
Ukraine’s Choreographed Civil War, Revealed by WikiLeaks
This wikileaks memo clearly shopws that US was aware of Russia's reaction to Ukraine and Georgia's NATO aspirations and suggests that the latest civil war is caused by US medling in the region.
Wikileaks: Ban Ki-Moon Worked with Israel to Undermine UN Report
The General Secretary of United Nations (UN) Ban Ki-Moon collaborated in secret with Israel and the United States to weaken the effects of a Board of Inquiry's report accusing Israel of human rights violations in Gaza in Dec. 2008 - Jan. 2009.
Wikileaks founder Assange claims US supports ‘vulture funds’ in dispute with Argentina
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has alleged that the United States is supporting holdout investors in their dispute with Argentina over debt defaulted in 2001, as a way of punishing the country for the memorandum of understanding signed with Iran to advance investigations into the AMIA bombing.
Ecuador: WikiLeaks cables show how US used ‘democracy promotion’ to push corporate interests
The government of Rafael Correa, first elected in 2006, has broken from the neoliberal doctrines Washington has imposed on Latin America. It has embraced regional integration, moving closer to its neighbours and further away from the US. Diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks show how hard the US fought to control Ecuador's future post-Gutierrez. They show a key element of US efforts to control Ecuador s political and economic direction in the post-Gutierrez years was the US Embassy s "democracy promotion" activity.
WikiLeaks inspires ‘SwaziLeaks’
As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prepares to end a two-year forced stay at Ecuador's London embassy, he may take comfort in knowing he inspired resistance to secrecy in places as far away as Swaziland. In the small kingdom a group of citizens have started a social media movement called "SwaziLeaks", which aims to expose the lavish lifestyles of the country's ruling royals. SwaziLeaks members - who refuse to say who or where in Swaziland they are, for fear of being targeted - started a Twitter feed a year ago.
Obama’s ‘helplessness’ an act: Snowden reveals scale of US aid to Israel
The new Snowden documents illustrate a crucial fact: "Israeli aggression would be impossible without the constant, lavish support and protection of the US government, which is anything but a neutral, peace-brokering party in these attacks. And the relationship between the NSA and its partners on the one hand, and the Israeli spying agency on the other, is at the center of that enabling," Greenwald writes.
Wikileaks Reveals Super Injunction Blocking Reporting On Massive Australian Corruption Case Involving Leaders Of Malaysia, Indonesia & Vietnam
We've written about the problems of so-called super injunctions in the past (though mainly in the UK). This legal process not only keeps certain details under wraps concerning a lawsuit, but actually forbids the media from reporting on anything related to the case at all. Such a thing would be clear prior restraint and not allowed in the US, but apparently is considered legal in other parts of the world. However, Wikileaks has now revealed what appears to be a super injunction against reporting on a massive corruption case in Australia, involving the leaders of Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, along with people at Australia's central bank, the Reserve Bank of Australia:
Thanks to Wikileaks, public can debate alarming new trade deal
Big Business and national governments wanted to conceal the terms of the proposed Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) while keeping consumers, unions, environmentalists and the vast majority of businesses in the dark. Thanks to Wikileaks, they failed. The draft agreement Wikileaks released on June 19 is fresh, written in May. It is a model of secret law, blatant in its disregard for transparency, democratic process and history. Its opening page says the terms are to remain secret for five years after negotiations formally end or the proposed new rules take effect. Talks to refine that agreement were to resume Monday in Geneva.
WikiLeaks cables shed light on US massacre role
WikiLeaks cables released on June 9 shed new light on the United States' role in the Bagua Massacre in Peru on June 5, 2009. The cables suggest then-US ambassador Michael McKinley may have encouraged the Peruvian government to use force against protesters in an operation that cost 10 protesters and 24 police officers their lives.
Wikileaks exposes dark sides of Ukraine’s Poroshenko, Tymoshenko
Two diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks Public Library on US Diplomacy reveal that Ukraine s president-elect Petr Poroshenko served as an informant for US State Department. A confidential message from the US Embassy in Kiev dating back to April 29, 2006 mentions the now widely-known confectionary tycoon twice.
China fumes over cyber theft charges, accuses US of hypocrisy
Beijing: Miffed with the US over indictment of five People's Liberation Army officers over commercial cyber espionage charges, China accused the US of hypocrisy and double standards. Chinese Defence Ministry posted a statement on its website, saying, "From 'WikiLeaks' to the 'Snowden' case, US hypocrisy and double standards regarding the issue of cyber-security have long been abundantly clear".
WikiLeaks Threatens To Reveal Information That Glenn Greenwald Says Could Lead To ‘Deaths’
On Monday The Intercept reported, based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, that the NSA is able "to vacuum up and store the actual content of every conversation" in the Bahamas and an unnamed country. Editor Glenn Greenwald said The Intercept didn't reveal the country because they were "very convinced" that doing so would lead to "deaths."
The terrifying surveillance case of Brandon Mayfield
But there s another danger that Snowden didn't mention that's inherent in the government s having easy access to the voluminous data we produce every day: It can imply guilt where there is none. When investigators have mountains of data on a particular target, it's easy to see only the data points that confirm their theories - especially in counterterrorism investigations when the stakes are so high - while ignoring or downplaying the rest.
Hammond tyranny and the failure of the rule of law
On November 15, 2013, Loretta A. Preska (born January 7, 1949 in Albany, New York) a Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and a former nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed down an extremely harsh sentence to Mr. Jeremy Hammond for being entrapped by a an FBI informant into hacking the Stratfor Global Intelligence e-mails servers, in a case she should have removed herself from due to the fact that her husband works with Stratfor and had some minor personal information revealed (reportedly his e-mail address) in the Stratfor hack.
Chelsea Manning seeks pardon
Lawyers for Chelsea Manning filed a request for a pardon from President Barack Obama Tuesday, following the soldier's 35-year jail sentence for one of the biggest military intelligence leak in U.S. history. "Private Manning's pardon request was filed today by our office," attorney David Coombs said on Twitter.
Snowden journalist to publish UK spy secrets
The reporter who revealed mass surveillance by the US authorities has said he will not be deterred from further reporting after the British government detained his partner and confiscated electronic data. Glenn Greenwald said on Monday that the UK would regret the detention of David Miranda, who was held for nine hours under an anti-terrorism law at London's Heathrow Airport. His electronic devices were confiscated and he was questioned about his private life.
Snowden fallout claims second email service
A second United States email service has shut down amid reports that the US government was attempting to gain access to encrypted messages sent by whistleblower Edward Snowden. A company named Silent Circle on Friday said it would close its secure email service, hours after Lavabit said it would shut down rather than "become complicit in crimes against the American people".
Snowden, Greenwald and Wikileaks are winning
The Russians did a big favour for the freedom-loving peoples of the world, including those in the US who can still think with our own brains - The US Unable to win their case in the court of public opinion, the self-styled leaders of the free world resort to threats and bullying to get their way - which kind of sums up American foreign policy in the second decade of the 21st century. And the spectacle of US attorney general Eric Holder trying to offer Russia assurances that his government would not torture or execute Snowden speaks volumes about how far the US government's reputation on human rights - even within the United States - has plummeted over the past decade.
Manning acquitted of aiding the enemy
Manning pleaded guilty earlier this year to lesser offences that could have brought him 20 years behind bars, yet the government continued to pursue the original, more serious charges. Manning has said he leaked the material to expose the U.S military's "bloodlust" and disregard for human life, and what he considered American diplomatic deceit. He said he chose information he believed would not the harm the US, and he wanted to start a debate on military and foreign policy. He did not testify at his trial.
Snowden healthy and safe, says Assange
Edward Snowden has been reported to be "healthy and safe" by Julian Assange but his whereabouts remain a mystery as the US hunted the architect of one of the biggest intelligence leaks in history. The WikiLeaks founder on Monday said Snowden and a WikiLeaks staff member travelling with him, Sarah Harrison, were "healthy and safe and in contact with their legal team".
Bradley Manning: Truth on trial? Interview with Julian Assange
This trial is worth watching because of the implications for whistleblowers and the US journalistic organisations that rely on government insiders, so that Americans know what the government is doing in their name. The case also has ramifications for Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor and source of the recent Guardian stories on US intelligence agencies and their surveillance capabilities, that may well extend to the phone records of just about every American, as well as their online correspondence. Snowden is already undergoing the same kind of trial by media that Manning received before getting to court.
Manning pleads guilty to minor charges
The US Army soldier accused of providing diplomatic cables and other secret documents to the whistle-blower WikiLeaks website, has pleaded guilty to misusing classified material, but denied the most serious charge in the case - aiding the enemy.
Assange senses freedom if he wins senate seat in Australia
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange believes winning a seat in Australia s upper house would extricate him from his prolonged asylum inside Ecuador s London embassy, a report said yesterday. In an interview published on Australian website The Conversation, Assange outlined a scenario that would set him free to return to home.
How does the US treat its whistleblowers
Bradley Manning's trial is once again postponed. A US military judge says more time is needed to determine whether the US soldier's treatment while in custody was too harsh. We examine Manning's case and how the US treats its whistleblowers.
Assange defends WikiLeaks two years on
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has vowed to keep exposing secret documents and defended his controversial website, two years after it published a massive trove of sensitive US diplomatic cables.
Manning takes the stand
In much anticipated testimony to illustrate his treatment while in custody at Marine Corps Base Quantico, US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning took the stand in a military courtroom in Maryland. Manning provided details of his confinement from the time he was taken into custody in Iraq in May 2010 to his arraignment in December 2011 on charges he was the source of the leaks of hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.
WikiLeaks Leaked documents reveal U.S.’s post-9 11 detention policies
The statement quoted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as saying: "The 'Detainee Policies' show the anatomy of the beast that is post-9/11 detention, the carving out of a dark space where law and rights do not apply, where persons can be detained without a trace at the convenience of the U.S. Department of Defense."
Assange threatens to sue Australia’s PM
There's nothing new about asylum seekers dominating Australian media; those attempting to reach Australian shores by boat regularly make headlines. But on Monday it was an asylum seeker who already has an Australian passport who led the news: Julian Assange. Giving an interview to the pressure-group GetUp!, from his bolt-hole in Ecuador's London embassy - in which he's stuck - Assange tried to pull at the heart-strings. "I can't go and visit my family. I can't do things that are important to many people. I can't view the skyline. I can't visit my homeland."
WikiLeaks releases emails about Stratfor’s investigation into Ethiopian airlines flight 409 crash
On 1 February, 2010, Stratfor analyst Reva Bhalla sent an "Insight" to Stratfor analysts regarding the plane crash, which included accounts from several sources of the peculiar circumstances surrounding the flight. Bhalla says that a Lebanese military source (with level B reliability) claimed there were 20 Hezbollah operatives on the plane transporting explosives to deliver to Hezbollah sleeper cells in Uganda and Kenya. Another source, called a "Hezbollah media source," (who Bhalla later comments is of course highly prone to disinfo and his information should be regarded as suspect)
Assange case Sweden’s shame in violating human rights
The UK's threat to invade the Ecuador embassy also made it clear that this case was not about questioning Julian Assange regarding a possible criminal case in Sweden. Few could believe that the UK government would have resorted to such extreme and illegal measures if this were just a matter of extraditing a foreign citizen to a foreign country where he is not even charged with a crime.
Sex, lies and Wikileaks
Sex, lies and Wikileaks: Has the media lost the plot? Plus, an interview with one of Egypt's most influential voices, Yosri Fouda. This July marked two years since the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks released the Afghan War Logs. Since then, the path for its founder Julian Assange has not been a smooth one, and it has led to an extradition battle between the UK and Ecuador.
US withheld email evidence in WikiLeaks case
The defense team for Private Bradley Manning, who could be jailed for life for aiding the enemy over the massive security breach, alleged that more than 1,300 messages were ignored by prosecutors for at least six months. The emails relate to the conditions that the 24-year-old trooper was held in military detention at Quantico, Virginia, where he was sent after a spell in a US Army jail in Kuwait following his arrest when on duty in Iraq in 2010.
Ecuadorians rally behind Assange asylum bid
Hundreds of Ecuadorians have marched in support of their government's decision to grant WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange political asylum. Ecuador has expressed outrage at the British government's suggestion, later withdrawn, that police could enter the country's London embassy, where Assange has taken refuge, to seize him
Assange thanks Ecuador in embassy speech
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has appeared in public for the first time since he took refuge inside Ecuador's embassy in London two months ago, addressing supporters from a balcony. Assange, who sought shelter inside the nation's mission on June 19, was on Thursday granted asylum by Ecuador as he seeks to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over sexual misconduct allegations.
Ecuador to decide on Assange plea ‘this week’
Rafael Correa, Ecuador s president, has said he expects to respond to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's application for political asylum some time this week. "We expect to have a meeting on Wednesday [with Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino] and I hope to make an announcement before the end of the week," the leftist leader said in an interview with public broadcaster ECTV late on Monday.
WikiLeaks soldier claims orders for harsh prison treatment came from the top
A US Army private charged in a massive leak of government secrets claims his harsh pre-trial treatment during nine months in a military prison was directed from high up the chain of command and warrants dismissal of the entire case, according to documents his civilian lawyer has released.
Australian government can only do so much to help Julian Assange
WHILE WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is living overseas, there's only so much the Australian government can do to fight any extradition to the US, Attorney-General Nicola Roxon said today.
UK ‘cannot halt Assange flight to Ecuador’
A top Spanish lawyer acting for the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says Britain would have to allow Assange safe passage to Ecuador, should the South American country offer him asylum. Assange, who faces extradition to Sweden to face rape allegations, has been in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for six weeks now.
Obama prejudiced WikiLeaks accused lawyer
COMMENTS by President Barack Obama about the soldier accused of the biggest intelligence leak in US history were prejudicial and sought to harm the suspect's defence, a court has heard. Other top figures, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and retired admiral Mike Mullen, the former head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, also made ill-advised remarks about Private Bradley Manning, it was alleged in court on Tuesday by civilian lawyer David Coombs.
WikiLeaks case focuses on intent to aid enemy
PROSECUTORS must prove that US Army private Bradley Manning intended to help al-Qaeda by passing secret government documents to the WikiLeaks website, defence lawyers argued on Monday. Manning s civilian attorney questioned the heart of the government s case at a pretrial hearing, contending that prosecutors had to show more than mere "negligence" to win a conviction for the serious offence of "aiding the enemy". The government had to prove Manning "intended to engage the enemy" by allegedly leaking sensitive files to a website, David Coombs said. Otherwise the trial would ignore the realities of the internet era and anyone who passed classified information to a newspaper could be accused of treason because adversaries have access to the web.
Julian Assange and Ecuador mutually toxic
Ecuador s president, Rafael Correa, appears to be leaning toward granting asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Due to be extradited from the UK to Sweden for questioning over alleged sexual offenses, last month Assange breached his bail conditions to seek refuge in Ecuador s London embassy. Since then he has refused to leave and has requested asylum and even Ecuadorean citizenship from Correa s left-wing administration, which, like Assange, has an antagonistic relationship with Washington.
Assange refuses to report to UK police
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has refused to present himself at a UK police station to start the process of extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning on sexual assault charges. Assange has been hiding at the Ecuadorean embassy in London since last week, when he made a surprise application for political asylum there. He had been ordered to present himself at a police station on Friday morning
No US hint of extraditing Assange says Carr
The US government has given no hint it wants to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over the release of secret diplomatic cables, Foreign Minister Bob Carr says. Senator Carr says two discussions with American officials have not indicated any plan to extradite Mr Assange to the US.
Defense scores partial victory in WikiLeaks pretrial
Authorities still gunning for Assange, cables show
WIKILEAKS publisher Julian Assange remains the target of a major US government criminal investigation and the subject of continuing US-Australian intelligence exchanges, Australian diplomatic cables obtained by The Age reveal. Australian diplomats have closely monitored the US Department of Justice investigation into WikiLeaks over the past 18 months with the embassy in Washington reporting that "a broad range of possible charges are under consideration, including espionage and conspiracy".
WikiLeaks founder set for UK extradition verdict
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will find out on Wednesday whether he can be extradited from Britain to Sweden, as the Supreme Court hands down its judgment at the end of a marathon legal battle. Britain s highest court is Assange s final avenue of appeal under UK law, having been detained in December 2010 on a European arrest warrant. He is wanted in Sweden for questioning over allegations of rape and sexual assault.
The passion of Bradley Manning
Quoting extensively from segments of the chatlogsascribed to Manning - which, in the words of Madar, reveal the young man's "intent is conscious, coherent, historically informed and above all it is political" - the author notes that the information contained therein has "for the most part been studiously ignored by a mass media determined not to comprehend Bradley Manning's motives".
Former Assange lawyer Jennifer Robinson speaks with the WSWS
Jennifer Robinson spoke with the World Socialist Web Site last Friday in Sydney. The human rights lawyer and Australian citizen, who had assisted Julian Assange in his British legal challenges to being extradited to Sweden on concocted sexual assault allegations, was delayed at Heathrow airport the previous day. She was told she was on an "inhibited" travel list and could not travel without a clearance by the Australian High Commission in London
Nasrallah, Assange and injustice in Syria
Which devotee of the anti-globalization left, enlivened by anti-Americanism, could resist a frisson of pleasure when watching Julian Assange interview Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah s secretary-general? And on the Kremlin-backed Russia Today channel, no less. Getting Nasrallah to chat earlier this week was a coup for the founder of WikiLeaks, but not an unexpected one. The Hezbollah leader, when he grants interviews to Westerners at all, generally does so with those who share his passion for sticking it to Washington.
Pak does not want Taliban to seize Afghan control
Pakistan does not want the Taliban to seize control of Afghanistan when international forces pull out, according to a leaked account of a meeting with the recently retired head of its intelligence service. The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency has long been accused of siding with the Taliban as part of a strategy to ensure a friendly government in Kabul and to ensure arch-rival India cannot gain a foothold.
Problems of Stratfor
Now that WikiLeaks has started publishing email conversations between Stratfor employees, a private company dedicated to collecting intelligence, Turks have come face-to-face with the reality of how Westerners in the country collect information.
Wikileaks Reveals that NATO Troops Operate inside Syria
Recent revelations by Wikileaks on the presence of NATO troops in Syria coincide with rumors in journalistic and academic circles here about the alleged arrests of British and French agents in the city of Homs. An information in the newspaper Islam Times and quoted by Cham Press assured that U.S. and NATO secret troops operate within Syria against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, according to Wikileaks, which made headlines for having revealed private matters of U.S. politics.
Israel sets up Georgia
According to the source of WikiLeaks, four years ago a deal between Moscow and Tel Aviv took place. In exchange for the codes of Iranian Tor-M1 missiles, the Israelis reportedly handed over to the Russian military the codes for the Georgian UAV. In 2005-2007, Georgia bought Israeli drones, multiple rocket launchers and other military vehicles and equipment that were then used in South Ossetia.
Russia tried to prevent Kaczynski landing in Smolensk
According to a Wikileaks email, Russia refused landing permission to the doomed plane carrying President Kaczynski in April 2010, "to force him to miss a Katyn massacre memorial service."
WikiLeaks and other reformers has Machiavelli met his match
It's most instructive to read carefully the Stratfor emails WikiLeaks released recently. Their language and tone are alarming: both brutal and ruthless, in my view they reflect all that is wrong with a world now programmed to a rampant neo-liberal economic model that is underpinned by Machiavelli's philosophy of power.
WikiLeaks, whistleblowers and wars – Hypocricy of Obama Administration
On February 24, the Washington Post ran a prominent story on a "top-secret" State Department cable that warned of Pakistani safe-havens for militants that were allegedly putting the "US strategy in Afghanistan in jeopardy". The cable was so secret, the Post reported, the US Ambassador to Afghanistan "sent it through CIA channels rather than the usual State Department ones". Yet somehow, it still ended up on the pages of one of the biggest newspapers in the United States of America. While many might have assumed this was the work of WikiLeaks and their alleged source Bradley Manning, it wasn't.
Russia urges US to respect rights of Bradley Manning
Moscow: Russia wants the US to respect the human rights of a soldier accused of leaking American classified information through whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, a Russian foreign ministry official said. Army Private Bradley Manning, 24, was arrested in May 2010 for allegedly leaking thousands of classified US diplomatic cables and battlefield reports from Iraq and Afghanistan to WikiLeaks.
A diversified media can tell humanity’s myriad stories
Take WikiLeaks, for example: its significance lies in the innovation it has developed, the capacity for whistleblowers to upload material anonymously. The Obama administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all previous administrations combined, so the organisation is in its firing line. But WikiLeaks' critical place in the new media landscape has been acknowledged with multiple journalism awards and increasingly citizens around the world are seeing themselves as the stakeholders. Long live diversity. Seize it and flourish
El Espectador Stratfor’s only media informant in Colombia Wikileaks
Newspaper El Espectador was U.S. intelligence company Stratfor's only media informant in Colombia, files released by Wikileaks showed. According to the leaked files, the newspaper signed an intelligence-sharing deal in 2009. Statfor's contacts within the newspaper were director Fidel Cano and journalist Juan Camilo Maldonado Tovar, whose email addresses were made public .
Wikileaks reveals US analyst’s cynicism toward NZ
A release by WikiLeaks of emails from an American intelligence think-tank reveals a view of New Zealand that is at odds with the US's diplomatic position. The website has published a series of internal emails of security company Stratfor, in which analysts express their true feelings about New Zealand's role in global affairs.
WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning subject to cruel and degrading treatment, says UN official
Bulgarian ICANN Staffer Linked to Hacked Intelligence Firm
Former ICANN director Veni Markovski, who currently heads Eastern European relations at the organization, has been fingered by Wikileaks as a Stratfor source. Stratfor is the "global intelligence" outfit, once described by Barron's as "The Shadow CIA", which had its email server pwned by the hacker group Anonymous last year.
ikileaks has begun publishing millions of emails from global espionage and intelligence contractor Stratfor, dating between 2004 and 2011. "You have to take control of him. Control means financial, sexual or psychological control... This is intended to start our conversation on your next phase," CEO George Friedman told Stratfor analyst Reva Bhalla on 6 December 2011 in an email on how to exploit an Israeli intelligence informant providing information on the medical condition of the President of Venezuala Hugo Chavez.
Bill O’Chee Named As Source For US In WikiLeaks
Former National Party senator and businessman Bill O'Chee has been revealed as the most prolific Australian informant of a controversial private global intelligence company that is the target of a new campaign by WikiLeaks.
Russia gave Israel Iranian codes
Russia provided Israel security codes to access Iran s Tor- M1 air-defense systems in exchange for an Israeli handover of codes to hack drones sold to Georgia, according to a leaked email from a private American intelligence company.
US secret plan targets Assange
US prosecutors have drawn up secret charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a confidential email cited by media today said, as his lawyer demanded Australia start protecting him. The email is one of a huge number from the US-based global intelligence company Stratfor that the whistleblowing organization began publishing on Monday.
Doubts on Wikileaks Source Naming Chaika a Mole
Defense experts on Tuesday cast doubt on the credibility of a Texas-based company whose leaked e-mails allegedly contain inside information about Kremlin infighting from high-ranked sources including Prosecutor General Yury Chaika.
Hamid Gul a complimentary member of Stratfor, says report
A report published in the Indian daily Times of India says that approximately five million emails of the Texas-based think tank were revealed by WikiLeaks. "Whereas seemingly large numbers of Stratfor s subscribers and clients work in the US military and intelligence agencies, Stratfor gave complimentary membership to General Hamid Gul, the controversial former head of Pakistan s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), who, according to US diplomatic cables, planned an IED attack on international forces in Afghanistan in 2006," he report said.
Wikileaks blows lid on corporate spooks
In any financial center, war zone or mineral-rich backwater, private intelligence staff are easy to stumble across. Conspicuously inconspicuous, they can be found mingling at barbecues or muckraking at parties, trying to glean scraps information that could help or harm their clients in business and government. Few of the sector s biggest players - Aegis, Control Risks, Diligence, Kroll - are household names, but their clients certainly are.