Posts Tagged ‘ Wikileaks ’

UK: Court rules against Assange in extradition case

November 2, 2011
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Wikileaks News Digests Wire    

"Wikileaks founder Julian Assange lost a skirmish in his legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden today, but has a two-week window in which to seek permission for an appeal to the supreme court. Assange has not been charged with any crime and alleges that the extradition request, for questioning on alleged sex crimes, is politically motivated." (11/02/11)

http://wire.news-digests.com/archives/101  

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Wikileaks suspends publishing to fight financial blockade

October 24, 2011
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Wikileaks Guardian [UK]    

"Julian Assange, co-founder of WikiLeaks, has announced that the whistleblowing website is suspending publishing operations in order to focus on fighting a financial blockade and raise new funds. Assange, speaking at a press conference in London on Monday, said a banking blockade had destroyed 95% of WikiLeaks' revenues." (10/24/11)

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Feds get secret court order for Wikileaks emails

October 10, 2011
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Wall Street Journal    

"The U.S. government obtained a controversial type of secret court order to force Google Inc. and small internet provider Sonic.net Inc. to turn over information from the email accounts of a WikiLeaks volunteer. Sonic said it fought the government's order and lost, and was forced to turn over information. Challenging the order was 'rather expensive, but we felt it was the right thing to do,' said Sonic's chief executive, Dane Jasper." (10/10/11)

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Publisher releases “unauthorized autobiography” of Assange

September 21, 2011
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CBS News    

"WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lashed out at a British publisher for releasing drafts of a memoir without his approval Thursday, saying he did not author the book or get the opportunity to check it. British publisher Canongate announced that the book, billed as an 'unauthorized autobiography,' will go on sale in stores and online Thursday." (09/21/11)

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/21/501364/main20109867.shtml  

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Zimbabwe: Regime threatens to shut down newspapers over WikiLeaks

September 13, 2011
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Christian Science Monitor    

"The Zimbabwe government is threatening to shut down 'private and foreign' news media organizations that it says are 'abusing their journalistic privileges by denouncing the country and its leadership.' The threat comes just days after the release of new US diplomatic cables by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks revealed widening rifts within the country’s dominant party, ZANU-PF." (09/13/11)

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Assange: Why WikiLeaks was right to release raw cables

September 6, 2011
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New Scientist    

"WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has defended the organisation's release of all 251,000 secret US diplomatic cables that it held without the redaction of the names of informants mentioned in them. In an interview with New Scientist, Assange said the leak publishing outfit's usual editorial 'harm minimisation' procedures had become irrelevant after other websites published the full text of the unredacted cables." (09/06/11)

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WikiLeaks blames reporter for release of unredacted cables

August 31, 2011
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Richmond Times-Dispatch    

"Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks says that its massive archive of unredacted U.S. State Department cables has been exposed in a security breach. The files now appear to be circulating freely around the Web, and WikiLeaks is blaming a British newspaper. In a 1,600-word-long editorial posted to the Internet early Friday morning, WikiLeaks accused the Guardian newspaper's investigative reporter David Leigh of divulging the password needed to decrypt the files in a book published earlier this year." (08/31/11)

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Wikileaks crashes in alleged cyber-attack

August 31, 2011
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Wikileaks Sky News [UK]    

"The WikiLeaks website has crashed in an apparent cyber attack after the accelerated publication of tens of thousands of secret US State Department documents. WikiLeaks updated its Twitter account to say it was 'still under a cyber attack' and directed its followers to search for cables on a mirror site or a separate search system." (08/31/11)

http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16059879  

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Patriot Act deployed against Wikileaks

August 31, 2011
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Downsize DC Downsize DC
by Jim Babka  

"Federal agents want to do an un-Constitutional search on Dynadot because Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, who is a non-citizen living outside the U.S., supposedly violated the U.S. Espionage Act. But these attacks on anyone associated with Assange and Wikileaks are a travesty of justice ..." (08/30/11)

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PayPal boycott chops $1 billion off eBay stock

July 27, 2011
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Wikileaks The Raw Story    

"Following the announcement of a boycott by hacktivist groups 'Anonymous' and 'LulzSec,' shares in PayPal parent company eBay plunged by over $1 billion in value before perking back up as opportunistic investors bought into the company in hopes of a deal. ... It was launched in response to the company's refusal to send donations to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. PayPal suspended all transactions headed toward WikiLeaks last year, in the weeks following their groundbreaking publication of secret U.S. diplomatic cables." (07/27/11)

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The trials of Julian Assange: A view from Sweden

July 7, 2011
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Wikileaks The Nation
by Tom Hayden  

"On July 12 Julian Assange’s new legal team is scheduled to appeal before a London court his extradition to Sweden, where he faces questioning in a sexual assault case brought by two Swedish women. Solicitor Gareth Peirce and barrister Ben Emmerson are respected human rights attorneys replacing a previous team described by Guardian investigations executive editor David Leigh as 'high-priced Fleet Street lawyers.' If Assange loses his July appeal, he can continue protesting his extradition to Sweden, ordered by a London court last February, by appealing to the United Kingdom’s supreme court and the European Court of Human Rights." (07/07/11)

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Spying on Wikileaks

June 20, 2011
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Wikileaks Adam Smith Institute
by Anna Moore  

"Britain is notorious for its use of CCTV cameras; figures from 2009 suggest that the UK has 65% more cameras than China in absolute terms, with one per 14 people compared to one per 472,000. One might understand placing movement restrictions and ankle bracelets on those out on bail. Filming everyone around that person, from Wikileaks fellow travellers to passersby, seems incredibly — and perhaps unnecessarily — invasive." (06/20/11)

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WikiLeaks grand jury witness refuses to testify, accuses US government of using fear tactics

June 15, 2011
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Wikileaks Washington Post    

"A supporter of the Army private suspected of supplying classified documents to the WikiLeaks website on Wednesday refused to testify to a federal grand jury, accusing the U.S. justice department of using Nixon-like fear tactics to intimidate advocates of transparency in government. David House, a founding member of the Bradley Manning Support Network, said he invoked his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination after being subpoenaed to the federal courthouse in Alexandria. Prosecutors have convened a grand jury there to investigate the WikiLeaks disclosures." (06/15/11)

 

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WikiLeaks Haiti: Cable depicts fraudulent election

June 9, 2011
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The Nation
by Dan Coughlin & Kim Ives  

"The United States, the European Union and the United Nations decided to support Haiti’s recent presidential and parliamentary elections despite believing that the country’s electoral body, 'almost certainly in conjunction with President Preval,' had 'emasculated the opposition' by unwisely and unjustly excluding the country’s largest party, according to a secret US Embassy cable. The cable was obtained by WikilLeaks and made available to the Haitian newspaper Haiti Liberte, which is collaborating with The Nation on a series of reports on US and UN policy toward the country." (06/08/11)

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The real significance of Wikileaks

May 30, 2011
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Wikileaks The American Prospect
by Yochai Benkler  

"The WikiLeaks disclosures of 2010 gave us the 21st-century equivalent of Upton Sinclair's muckraking in The Jungle and The New York Times' publication of the Pentagon Papers. Like those iconic markers in the history of American journalism, WikiLeaks is emblematic of a new era." (05/30/11)

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Assange: Facebook is “most appalling spying machine” ever

May 2, 2011
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PC Magazine    

"WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange has made a lot of enemies, and you can now add Facebook to that list. In a recent interview with Russia Today, Assange said 'Facebook in particular is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented.' ... 'Facebook, Google, Yahoo, all these major U.S. organizations have built-in interfaces for U.S. intelligence,' Assange said. 'It's not a matter of serving a subpoena. They have an interface that they have developed for us intelligence to use.'" (05/02/11)

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2384783,00.asp  

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Newly leaked documents show the ongoing travesty of Guantanamo

April 25, 2011
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Wikileaks Salon
by Glenn Greenwald  

"Numerous media outlets -- The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, and NPR, among others -- last night published classified files on more than 700 past and present Guantanamo detainees. ... The documents reveal vast new information about these detainees and, in particular, the shoddy and unreliable nature of the 'evidence' used (both before and now) to justify their due-process-free detentions." (04/25/11)

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Gitmo: Files show shaky evidence

April 25, 2011
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Wikileaks New York Times    

"A trove of more than 700 classified military documents provides new and detailed accounts of the men who have done time at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba .... What began as a makeshift experiment after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks now seems like an enduring American institution, and the leaked files show why, by laying bare the patchwork and contradictory evidence that in many cases would never have stood up in criminal court or a military tribunal." (04/25/11)

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WikiLeaks discloses new details on whereabouts of al Qaeda leaders on 9/11

April 24, 2011
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Wikileaks Washington Post    

"On Sept. 11, 2001, the core of al-Qaeda was concentrated in a single city: Karachi, Pakistan. ... A cache of classified military documents obtained by the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks presents new details of their whereabouts on Sept. 11, 2001, and their movements afterward." (04/24/11)

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Obama regime will move Manning to another prison

April 19, 2011
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Chelsea Manning Agence France-Presse    

"Bradley Manning, a US serviceman behind held for allegedly passing classified documents to WikiLeaks, will be transferred to a military facility in Kansas, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday. The move comes after intense criticism of Manning's detention conditions in Quantico, Virginia." (04/19/11)

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US expels Ecuador’s ambassador

April 7, 2011
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Financial Times [UK]    

"The US is expelling Ecuador’s ambassador in retaliation for the Andean nation’s decision to eject US diplomat Heather Hodges over a leaked cable about police corruption. The tit-for-tat move was accompanied by the cancellation of June talks that could impact trade between the two nations. ... The diplomatic cable at the heart of the spat, made public by WikiLeaks, alleges that Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s president, knowingly hired a corrupt police chief." (04/07/11)

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UK to press US over abuse, torture of Wikileaks suspect

April 5, 2011
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Chelsea Manning Albany Democrat Herald    

"British diplomats will press the United States anew over concerns about the military's treatment of a U.S. Army private suspected of supplying thousands of sensitive files to WikiLeaks. The Foreign Office said Tuesday it first contacted the U.S. last month about the conditions under which 23-year-old Bradley Manning was being held at a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Virginia, but officials would make a new approach after Manning's plight was discussed by British lawmakers." (04/05/11)

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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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