Posts Tagged ‘ Wikileaks ’

How the Swedes set up Julian Assange

March 7, 2011
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Wikileaks CounterPunch
by Israel Shamir  

"The British magistrate court has decided to surrender Julian Assange to the Nordic Amazons who were hunting for his head -- pending appeal. Thus the long Saga of the Broken Condom, or whatever name by which it will become known to posterity, took a definite turn for the worse. The judge decided to honor the European Arrest Warrant issued by man-eating Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny. Julian has appealed to the High Court, ensuring that the saga will go on as a side divertissement to the main story, Cablegate." (03/07/11)

http://counterpunch.org/shamir03072011.html  

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Army files 22 new charges versus American hero Manning

March 2, 2011
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Chelsea Manning Antiwar.com    

"The US Army has brought an additional 22 charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning related to the WikiLeaks releases, including allegations of transmitting classified documents for release to 'the enemy.' The charge of 'aiding the enemy,' which interestingly enough provides no indication of who 'the enemy' actually is, could theoretically net Manning the death penalty, satisfying a number of Congressmen demanding his execution. Army prosecutors, however, say they don’t intend to seek the death penalty in this case." [editor's note: Of course it doesn't say who "the enemy" is. It would be embarrassing for the US government to admit that their enemy is AMERICA - TLK] (03/0211)

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Wikileaks vs the world: You couldn’t make it up!

February 27, 2011
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Wikileaks Spiked
by Brendan O'Neill  

"Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy presents itself as a serious book penned by real Guardian journalists ... but it is surely the greatest spoof ever written about the self-obsessed media." (02/25/11)

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HBGary pulls out of RSA conference after Anonymous attack

February 17, 2011
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Wikileaks ITProPortal    

"HBGary, the computer security firm whose systems were hacked by Anonymous, has gone underground after cancelling all public appearances and meetings. ... documents released by Anonymous indicated that the company had offered to launch a smear campaign against Wikileaks supporters. Anonymous had hacked HBGary's systems after its CEO claimed to know the identities of top ranking Anonymous members." (02/17/11)

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Wikileaks backers fight data demand in Assange probe

February 15, 2011
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Wikileaks Bloomberg    

"Three WikiLeaks backers asked a federal judge in Virginia to block the U.S. from reviewing their Twitter account data, arguing that the government’s demands violate their constitutional rights. U.S. Magistrate Judge Theresa Buchanan in Alexandria, during an hour-long hearing today, considered a challenge to her order requiring Twitter to give investigators data on subscribers 'associated with WikiLeaks,' including its leader, Julian Assange, and Bradley Manning, a U.S. soldier charged with leaking classified information." (02/15/11)

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The trials of working with Julian Assange

February 15, 2011
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New Scientist
by Jamie Condliffe  

Review of WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's war on secrecy by David Leigh and Luke Harding. (02/14/11)

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Opening Statement for the Defense of Bradley Manning

February 10, 2011
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Chelsea Manning CounterPunch
by Chase Madar  

"Politicians have called for Manning's head, sometimes literally. And yet a strong legal defense for Pfc. Manning is not difficult to envision. Despite many remaining questions of fact, a legal defense can already be sketched out. What follows is an 'opening statement' for the defense. It does not attempt to argue individual points of law in any exhaustive way. Rather, like any opening statement, it is an overview of the vital legal (and political) issues at stake, intended for an audience of ordinary citizens, not Judge Advocate General lawyers." (02/10/11)

http://counterpunch.org/madar02102011.html  

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The editor who kissed ass

February 10, 2011
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Wikileaks In These Times
by Joel Bleifuss  

"On January 30, New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller published a self-serving essay in The New York Times Magazine on his dealings with Julian Assange, the beleaguered WikiLeaks founder whom he portrays as a person with dubious hygiene and an unsound mind. In 'The Boy Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,' Keller uses the gloss of insider gossip as a cover to rewrite the Times’ editorial history. In his takedown of Assange, Keller 'admits' that the Times 'sometimes get things wrong.'" (02/10/11)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/6927/the_editor_who_kissed_ass/  

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WikiLeaks crippled by ex-associates, sources say

February 10, 2011
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Wikileaks Reuters    

"WikiLeaks' ability to receive new leaks has been crippled after a disaffected programer unplugged a component which guaranteed anonymity to would-be leakers, activists and journalists who have worked with the site say. ... a WikiLeaks spokesman confirmed the website's submission system was being overhauled." (02/10/11)

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Feeding friends to foes

February 9, 2011
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The Orange County Register
by Thomas Sowell  

"While everyone's attention seems to be focused on the crisis in Egypt, a bombshell revelation about the administration's foreign policy in Europe has largely gone unnoticed. The British newspaper The Telegraph has reported that part of the price which President Obama paid to get Russia to sign the START treaty, limiting nuclear arms, was revealing to the Russians the hitherto secret size of the British nuclear arsenal. This information came from the latest WikiLeaks documents." (02/08/11)

http://tinyurl.com/6cvuycc  

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Our first heresy campaign: End the war on Wikileaks

February 9, 2011
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Downsize DC Downsize DC
by Jim Babka  

"There's been a lot of hysteria about Wikileaks. Negative propaganda has made many people hostile to the organization and its leader, Julian Assange. Sadly, national security is like a religion for many Americans. When the Political Priests of the National Security State rattle their sabers it becomes heretical to take the contrary view." (02/09/11)

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Assange’s lawyer: Sweden acted improperly in probe

February 8, 2011
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Wikileaks Yuma Sun    

"The man famous for leaking thousands of secret U.S. military and diplomatic documents just spent two days in court fighting extradition to Sweden and criticizing prosecutors there for allegedly leaking his name to the media in a sex crimes inquiry. No one in court acknowledged any irony in Julian Assange's efforts to seek the protection of confidentiality." (02/08/11)

 

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UK: Assange extradition hearing resumes

February 8, 2011
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PoliJam    

"Swedish police should have arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as soon as prosecutors wanted to question him on rape allegations, a witness said Tuesday. Sven-Erik Alhem, a former Swedish prosecutor called by Assange's defense team, said during the second day of an extradition hearing in London that Assange should have been permitted to offer his version once two women alleged he raped them, The Guardian reported. Prosecuting and defense attorneys are arguing whether Assange, 39, should be extradited to Sweden to face sex-crime accusations for which he has yet to be charged." (02/08/11)

 

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Assange lawyers warn of secret trial threat

February 7, 2011
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Financial Times [UK]    

"Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, faces being tried 'secretly behind closed doors' in a Swedish court on alleged sex crimes if he is extradited to Sweden, his lawyers told a British court on Monday. Mr Assange appeared in the dock at Belmarsh magistrates' court in London at the start of a hearing to determine whether he should be extradited from the UK to Sweden." (02/07/11)

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a0bf79ec-32b1-11e0-b323-00144feabdc0.html  

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UK: Assange faces extradition hearing

February 6, 2011
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Wikileaks Boston Herald    

"WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his entourage of lawyers, supporters, protesters and journalists are headed back to a London court for a showdown between the secret-spilling computer hacker and Swedish authorities who want him extradited to face sex crimes allegations. A two-day hearing that begins Monday will decide Assange’s legal fate. It will also keep the spotlight away from WikiLeaks’ revelations and on its opinion-dividing frontman." (02/06/11)

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Kucinich requests meeting with Manning

February 6, 2011
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Chelsea Manning Fox News    

"Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, is hoping for a face-to-face with Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of leaking classified military documents that were later posted on whistleblower website Wikileaks. Kucinich, who sits on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates asking for a chance to meet with Manning at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Va. 'As you know, I am concerned about reports of his treatment while in custody that describe alarming abuses of his constitutional rights and his physical health,' Kucinich writes." (02/05/11)

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Interview: Julian Assange

January 12, 2011
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Wikileaks New Statesman
by John Pilger  

Assange: "There is no 'fall.' We have never published as much as we are now. WikiLeaks is now mirrored on more than 2,000 websites. I can't keep track of the spin-off sites -- those who are doing their own WikiLeaks ... If something happens to me or to WikiLeaks, 'insurance' files will be released." (01/12/11)

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Let a thousand leaks bloom

January 10, 2011
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Wikileaks WendyMcElroy.com
by Wendy McElroy  

"The ongoing torrent of released documents by WikiLeaks is an e-nightmare for the United States. WikiLeaks is the international document-leaking organization run by Julian Assange on the principle that the purpose of political secrecy is to protect the guilty. As authorities scramble frantically to silence the flow of information, technology is poised to make that task closer to impossible." (01/09/11)

http://www.wendymcelroy.com/news.php?extend.3720  

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Bradley Manning and the rule of law

January 10, 2011
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Chelsea Manning Antiwar.com
by Kevin B. Zeese  

"The case of Pfc. Bradley Manning raises legal issues about his pre-trial detention, freedom of speech and the press, and proving his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Putting aside Manning’s guilt or innocence, if Bradley Manning saw the Afghan and Iraq war diaries as well as the diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks, what should he have done? And what should be the proper response of government to their publication?" (01/11/11)

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Obama should read WikiLeaks on Afghanistan

January 4, 2011
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Information Clearinghouse
by Ray McGovern  

"Perhaps President Barack Obama should give himself a waiver on the ban prohibiting U.S. government employees from downloading classified cables released by WikiLeaks, so he can better understand the futility of his Afghan War strategy." (01/04/11)

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27195.htm  

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After Wikileaks, there’s no way to go but forward

January 3, 2011
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C4SS Center for a Stateless Society
by Thomas L. Knapp  

"2010 saw the utter destruction of a mainstay of state power: Secrecy. It’s not coming back. And that means that in 2011, we shall necessarily see the state leaning ever more heavily on its remaining crutch: Terror." (01/03/11)

http://c4ss.org/content/5658  

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Judith Miller scolds Assange for not “verifying” sources

January 3, 2011
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Wikileaks The American Conservative
by Kelley Vlahos  

"Rarely do we see hypocrisy with such sparkle! Judith Miller, queen of the Curveball, matron of the missing WMD, maiden of the cakewalk, told her fellow media analysts on FOX News Watch this weekend that Julian Assange is a 'bad journalist.' Why? '[B]ecause he didn’t care at all about attempting to verify the information that he was putting out, or determine whether or not it hurt anyone.'" (01/02/11)

http://tinyurl.com/36mhs5u  

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Bradley Manning: One soldier who really did “defend our freedom”

January 2, 2011
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C4SS Center for a Stateless Society
by Kevin Carson  

"When I hear someone say that soldiers 'defend our freedom,' my immediate response is to gag. I think the last time American soldiers actually fought for the freedom of Americans was probably the Revolutionary War — or maybe the War of 1812, if you want to be generous. Every war since then has been for nothing but to uphold a system of power, and to make the rich folks even richer. But I can think of one exception. If there’s a soldier anywhere in the world who’s fought and suffered for my freedom, it’s Pfc. Bradley Manning." (12/30/10)

http://c4ss.org/content/5587  

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Intimidation and the tyranny of silence

January 2, 2011
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San Francisco Chronicle
by Debra J. Saunders  

"While WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is celebrating his $1 million-plus book deal on a 600-acre estate and enjoying his status as a lefty fringe hero, former cartoonist Molly Norris is in hiding. The moral of this column is that in today's world, cartoons, if they target Islam, can be more hazardous to your health than crossing the mighty U.S. government and its allies." (01/02/11)

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WikiLeaks, ideological legitimacy and the crisis of empire

January 2, 2011
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Wikileaks Truthout
by Frances Shor  

'While empires try to maintain their hegemony through economic and military prowess, they must also rely on a form of ideological legitimacy to guarantee their rule. Such legitimacy is often embedded in the geopolitical reputation of the empire among its allies and reluctant admirers. Once that reputation begins to unravel, the empire appears illegitimate." (01/02/11)

http://tinyurl.com/39rd2st  

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