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  • Free Julian Assange: An Exclusive Interview with the Wikileaks Founder

    10/16/2014 6:14:39 PM PDT · by free_life · 6 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 10/16/14 | Jacques Hyzagi
    Mr. Assange painstakingly and with a multitude of footnotes usually reserved for peer-reviewed studies on string theory, exposes the revolving doors between Google and Hillary Clinton’s Department of State. In their idiotic book, The New Digital Age, Mr. Schmidt and Jared Cohen propose that the majority of young people are not inherently good and that an unmediated Internet would bring nothing positive. They argue that U.S. foreign policy is in fact a boon to the world, probably code for “more countries flattened equals more spaces digitalized under Google’s panoptical, militarized eye.” These platitudes are pervasive nowadays but they are not...
  • George Clooney set to follow in Arnold Schwarzenegger's footsteps and run for Governor of California

    06/17/2014 11:47:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Mirror ^ | 06/17/2014 | Christopher Bucktin
    Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney is set to follow in the footsteps of fellow actor Arnold Schwarzenegger by running for Governor of California. Friends of the Gravity star say the 53-year-old is being courted by Barack Obama’s Democrat party who want him to run for office in the 2018 race. As the Mirror exclusively revealed last month George is planning to launch his new career after he ties the knot with British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, 36, in September, following an eight-month romance. Friends say the stunning human rights barrister, who represented WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, initially wants to continue her career in...
  • Julian Assange: Is President Obama wearing pants?

    03/07/2014 5:37:54 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Julian Assange: Is President Obama wearing pants? By: Tal Kopan March 7, 2014 05:40 PM EST WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Friday questioned whether President Barack Obama is in control of the nation’s intelligence operation, saying based on the response to the leaks from Edward Snowden, it doesn’t look that way. “There is a real question about who is wearing the pants,” Assange said on MSNBC’s “Now With Alex Wagner” when asked about reforms to the National Security Agency announced by Obama in response to revelations brought forward by Snowden. Speaking via satellite presumably from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where...
  • Time Magazine's Michael Grunwald Wants to "Take Out" Julian Assange With Drone Strike

    08/18/2013 11:24:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | August 18, 2013 | James Holcomb
    Michael Grunwald, Senior National Correspondent for TIME Magazine, spent much of last night trying to find the mythical delete from internet button that many before him have sought out so desperately. At 7:25 P.M. on Saturday, Grunwald offered his opinion on how the United States should solve the problem of Julian Assange and his antagonizing position toward the U.S. Here's the tweet:Looking beyond the fact that Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks and Australian citizen, has never been convicted (or charged) with a crime under United States law, Grunwald's use of the phrase "take out" more appropriately describes a Mafia-style hit...
  • WikiLeaks founder: Obama surveillance changes vindicate Edward Snowden

    08/10/2013 8:00:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    WikiLeaks founder: Obama surveillance changes vindicate Edward Snowden By Keith Laing - 08/10/13 10:40 AM ET The founder of the WikiLeaks website said on Saturday that President Obama’s announcement of changes to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program this week vindicated Edward Snowden’s release of information about the program. “Today the President of the United States validated Edward Snowden’s role as a whistleblower by announcing plans to reform America’s global surveillance program,” WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange said in a statement. “But rather than thank Edward Snowden, the president laughably attempted to criticize him while claiming that there was a...
  • Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize After ‘Disrepute Incurred’ for Picking Obama

    07/15/2013 9:15:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 91 replies
    Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize After ‘Disrepute Incurred’ for Picking Obama By Andrew Johnson July 15, 2013 11:49 AM A Swedish professor has nominated NSA leaker Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize for his revelations of the surveillance program, but also to redeem the award’s prestige after it was awarded to President Obama in 2009. In his letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Umea University’s Stefan Svallfors argues that Snowden, who would be the award’s youngest winner at 30, exemplified that “individuals can stand up for fundamental rights and freedoms.” Svallfors lauded Snowden’s “heroic effort at great personal...
  • Snowden and Wikileaks: The Terrorists' Best Friends

    07/03/2013 2:25:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2013 | Donald Lambro,
    Fugitive Edward Snowden, wanted on charges of espionage against his own country, is caught in a trap of his own making. He finds himself stranded at an airport in Moscow where he's been promised political asylum by Russian President Vladimir Putin who says he will never turn Snowden over to the United States to stand trial on criminal charges of exposing national security secrets to our enemies. "Russia has never given up anyone to anybody and does not plan to," Putin said this week. But the former Soviet KGB agent's offer of a safe haven comes with one condition. "If...
  • N.S.A. Leaker Leaves Hong Kong on Flight to Moscow(surname Harrison?)

    06/23/2013 5:44:24 AM PDT · by astratt7 · 116 replies
    New York Time ^ | 06/23/2013 | By KEITH BRADSHER and ELLEN BARRY
    HONG KONG — The Hong Kong government announced on Sunday afternoon that it had allowed the departure from its territory of Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who has acknowledged disclosing classified documents about United States government surveillance of Internet and telephone communications around the world. snip The Aeroflot agent said that Mr. Snowden is traveling with one other person, with the surname Harrison, but the agent declined to release the other traveler’s first name, saying that she did not have the authorization to do so. The closest adviser to Julian Assange, who orchestrated the release of...
  • WikiLeaks: Hastings contacted us just before his death

    06/20/2013 6:32:59 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    The Telegraph blogs ^ | June 19, 2013 | By Tim Stanley
    WikiLeaks just threw some gasoline onto the conspiracy fire. On Wednesday night, they Tweeted: “Michael Hastings contacted WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson just a few hours before he died, saying that the FBI was investigating him.” What exactly are they trying to say? Michael Hastings was a much admired freelance journalist who covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and helped to bring down General Stanley McChrystal. He was tragically killed this week in a car crash in Los Angeles, after his car hit a tree. Hastings is believed to have been alone in the vehicle. Hastings has certainly been in...
  • Swedish Email Subject to US Surveillance: Report

    06/09/2013 11:57:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Local ^ | 9 Jun 13
    Emails sent to the Swedish state and government authorities can be accessed by the US security services, according to a report by the Computer Sweden daily. "If you do not want to send information that could end up in US government hands, well then you should not communicate with these authorities," Stefan Thelberg, CEO of IT security firm Stay Secure, said to the newspaper. Several Swedish state agencies have their email systems linked to companies allegedly connected to the recently revealed Prism surveillance system used by the US National Security Agency (NSA). According to Thelberg these include weather agency SMHI,...
  • Edward Snowden: I mistakenly believed in Obama’s promises

    06/09/2013 2:04:20 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 208 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sunday June 9, 2013
    Edward Snowden, the self-revealed whistle-blower at the National Security Agency, explains that part of the reason he decided to come forward was because President Obama did not roll back the surveillance measures put into place by the Bush Administration. “A lot of people in 2008 voted for Obama. I did not vote for him. I voted for a third party,” Snowden said in an i nterview with the Guardian. “But I believed in Obama’s promises. I was going to disclose it [but waited because of his election]. He continued with the policies of his predecessor.” Snowden acknowledged that he watched...
  • Julian Assange: Media failure to defend me and Manning led to AP, Rosen abuses

    06/04/2013 11:30:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange feels vindicated at the moment that his source, Bradley Manning, goes on trial for handing over hundreds of thousands of pages of sensitive material. The US government eschewed a plea bargain (and Manning’s guilty plea to lesser charges) in order to try Manning for “aiding the enemy.” The prosecution made its opening argument yesterday: In an hour-long opening statement for the prosecution on Monday, Captain Joe Morrow told the court martial that the US army private had been motivated by a craving for “notoriety” that had led him to disregard his extensive training and to...
  • WikiLeaks to release more US documents -- 1.7 MILLION U.S. INTELLIGENCE docs

    04/07/2013 7:49:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    theaustralian.com ^ | April 08, 2013 11:45AM | From: AAP
    WikiLeaks is to publish more than 1.7 million US diplomatic documents, Julian Assange says. Source: AAP WHISTLEBLOWING website WikiLeaks is to publish more than 1.7 million US diplomatic and intelligence documents from the 1970s, founder Julian Assange says. The website has collated a variety of records including cables, intelligence reports and congressional correspondence and is releasing them in a searchable form on Monday.Assange has carried out much of the work from his refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London and told the Press Association that the records highlighted the "vast range and scope" of US influence around the world.The Australian...
  • GI pleads guilty in WikiLeaks case, faces 20 years (Bradley Manning)

    02/28/2013 5:15:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 28, 2013 7:34 PM EST | Ben Nuckols
    Bradley Manning, the Army private arrested in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that could send him to prison for 20 years, saying he was trying to expose the American military’s “bloodlust” and disregard for human life in Iraq and Afghanistan. Military prosecutors said they plan to move forward with a court-martial on 12 remaining charges against him, including aiding the enemy, which carries a potential life sentence. … It was the first time Manning directly admitted leaking the material to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks and detailed the frustrations that led him...
  • Julian Assange 101

    01/17/2013 1:09:49 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 17, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been called many things but he may soon become a business ethics course. Kathleen V. Willis of Indiana University-Purdue University, Columbus, is exploring the possibility of doing so. “Assange launched WikiLeaks in 2006 to challenge world hegemony,” Willis said at the 2013 annual meeting in Boston of the Modern Language Association. In order to do so, he “leaked military and diplomatic correspondence,” Willis noted. Willis admits that Assange’s own background makes him problematic but focuses her inquiry upon his enterprise. “Where is Assange’s ethical slippage?” Willis asked. “According to his own business ethics?” “Who is...
  • WikiLeaks: Bradley Manning’s motives are no defense, judge rules

    01/16/2013 8:49:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:03AM GMT 17 Jan 2013
    A US military judge ruled Wednesday that Bradley Manning’s motive for allegedly leaking a huge cache of secret files to WikiLeaks is no defense against the long list of charges he faces. Manning, an army private who was arrested in May 2010 while serving as an intelligence analyst in Iraq, faces trial in June for passing diplomatic cables and war logs to the anti-secrecy website run by Julian Assange. Manning’s lawyers had argued that evidence should be heard at trial about why the soldier chose to illicitly transmit the confidential documents to WikiLeaks, but the request was largely thrown out....
  • Media Oddly Silent on WikiLeaks Proceedings

    Some thoughts about Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's pretrial hearing, which concluded this week. Manning, of course, is charged with leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the website WikiLeaks and, at his trial in March, will be pleading guilty to certain charges while rejecting the military's contention that he "aided the enemy" in doing so. Manning was in court this month seeking dismissal on the grounds that since his arrest in May 2010, he has been subjected to unlawful pretrial punishment. Certainly the conditions Manning and his civilian lawyer David E. Coombs described in often dramatic testimony were...
  • Assange: Reelected Obama a 'wolf in sheep's clothing'

    11/09/2012 5:54:02 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    rt.com ^ | 11/8/2012
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sees no reason to celebrate the reelection of US President Barack Obama. The US aggressively pursued and “persecuted” the whistleblower site under a Democratic administration, he explained. “Obama seems to be a nice man, and that is precisely the problem,” the 41-year-old told AFP, speaking from his room in London’s Ecuadorian embassy. “It's better to have a sheep in wolf's clothing than a wolf in sheep's clothing,” he said. “All of the activities against WikiLeaks by the United States have occurred under an Obama administration.” Assange was equally critical of the Republican, saying it “has not...
  • Anonymous withdraws support for WikiLeaks - Assange teases "Romney" info for $$$ - Gaga goes for tea

    10/14/2012 10:42:52 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Financial Times ^ | October 12, 2012 | Tim Bradshaw in San Francisco
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lost another high-profile supporter as Anonymous, the hacking collective, said the whistleblowing site had been “ruined by egos”. Anonymous, a loose group of internet “hacktivists”, has been one of WikiLeaks’ closest allies during the past two years, launching cyber attacks against the site’s opponents and, some claim, becoming a source of its material. ...But leading Anonymous accounts on Twitter, which rallied behind WikiLeaks and Mr Assange despite his legal and financial woes, have now withdrawn their support, decrying the freedom-of-information project as a “One Man Julian Assange show”. Calling the split “the end of an...
  • WikiLeaks' Julian Assange says US gave 'tacit approval' to embassy attacks

    09/13/2012 6:56:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | September 13, 2012
    Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks declared that the United States had effectively given groups an opening to attack its embassies by supporting the siege of its founder Julian Assange. Assange, an Australian activist who founded WikiLeaks to fight official secrecy by distributing leaked documents, is holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he has been accused of sex crimes. On Tuesday, the US embassy compound in Cairo was invaded by protesters angered by an online film they saw as offensive to Islam, while the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked by armed militants. Four US...
  • George Galloway wades into Julian Assange row – and creates a storm

    08/21/2012 6:52:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/21/2012 | Robert Booth
    Anti-rape campaigners have accused George Galloway of a "deeply disturbing and disappointing" attitude towards sexual violence after he claimed a rape allegation levelled at the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had no basis because having sex with a woman when she is asleep is not rape. In an extraordinary and graphic speech made through a weekly online video broadcast called Good Night with George Galloway, the Respect party MP for Bradford West addressed allegations of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion made by two women – known as woman A and woman B – Assange met on a visit to Stockholm...
  • British MP Says Sex With Sleeping Women Isn't Rape But 'Bad Manners' (Socialist George Galloway)

    08/20/2012 5:11:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 49 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Adam Taylor | August 20, 2012
    British MP George Galloway has created controversy in the UK for comments made about rape during a British radio broadcast. Galloway was discussing the sexual allegations against WikiLeaks mastermind Julian Assange in an episode of his "Good Night" podcast published on August 18th. The New Statesman has transcribed the controversial comments: Let's take woman A. Woman A met Julian Assange, invited him back to her flat [apartment], gave him dinner, went to bed with him, had consensual sex with him. Claims that she woke up to him having sex with her again. This is something which can happen, you know....
  • Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Calls on President Obama to End 'Witch Hunt'

    08/19/2012 10:49:04 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    wisradio.com ^ | August. 19, 2012
    (LONDON) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared Sunday for the first time since he took refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, calling for the release of Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking documents to the whistlebowling website, and urging President Obama to "do the right thing" and end the "witch-hunt" against WikiLeaks. For the past two years, Assange, 41, has fought extradition efforts to send him to Sweden, where he faces questioning over alleged sexual assaults against two women. The Australian has said he fears Swedish authorities will hand him over to U.S. officials. Ecuador granted Assange political...
  • VANITY: How can Julian Assange get himself out of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London?

    08/16/2012 12:06:45 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 52 replies
    self ^ | 8/16/12
    Hot Air Balloon? Crane? Balloon Boy-style saucer/balloon? Thoughts?
  • Julian Assange: celebrities could lose thousands from WikiLeaks founder's bail breach

    06/20/2012 12:38:27 PM PDT · by Parmenio · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 20, 2012 | NA
    Film directors, authors, journalists and socialites who raised Ł200,000 to secure Julian Assange bail face losing thousands after the WikiLeaks founder breached his bail.
  • Ecuador says Wikileaks founder seeking asylum

    06/19/2012 12:09:53 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/19/12 | AP
    QUITO, Ecuador – Ecuador's foreign minister says Wilikeaks chief Julian Assange has taken refuge in the South American nation's embassy in London and is seeking political asylum. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino says Ecuador is weighing the request.
  • Wikileaks' Assange plans to run for Australian parliament—report

    03/17/2012 6:06:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:31am EDT | (Writing by Morag MacKinnon; Editing by Jonathan Thatcher)
    The founder and leader of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, plans to run for a seat in Australia's upper house of parliament, the anti-secrecy group announced on Twitter on Saturday. The comments could not be immediately confirmed. Australian-born Assange, 40, is currently under house arrest in Britain and fighting extradition to Sweden for questioning over alleged sex crimes. "We have discovered that it is possible for Julian Assange to run for the Australian Senate while detained. Julian has decided to run," WikiLeaks tweeted on Saturday. The earliest Senate election would not be until late 2013. …
  • Russia Today Hires WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange – Will the Kremlin Be Pleased?

    01/26/2012 9:24:22 PM PST · by Islander7 · 6 replies · 2+ views
    New Zeal ^ | Jan 25, 2012 | Trevor Loudon
    Is WikiLeaks biased against the West and the US in particular? This news item would tend to indicate so. According to Christian Science monitor Moscow correspondent Fred Weir, Kremlin funded media outlet Russia Today, is to hire WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This despite the fact that Assange remains under house arrest in Britain, awaiting a Supreme Court decision on his extradition to Sweden to face sexual assault allegations
  • Has the Manning-Asange connection been established? [Wikileaks]

    12/20/2011 1:46:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 20, 2011 | Jazz Shaw
    After a long period with very little activity, it’s certainly been a busy week in the media for accused traitor Bradley Manning. But today’s news takes the unfolding story in a different direction, namely heading back to our old friend Julian Assange. For those who may have forgotten, there were a lot of questions flying when Manning’s allegedly ill gotten documentation began showing up at Wikileaks, with a particular focus on whether or not the United States could go after Assange himself. Unfortunately, up until the beginning of this year, United States investigators had been saying that they had never...
  • 10 Questions for Kevin Mitnick (the über hacker)

    10/31/2011 9:41:51 AM PDT · by dennisw · 1 replies
    time ^ | Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 | Belinda Luscombe
    Has social networking changed hacking? Made it easier. I can go into LinkedIn and search for network engineers and come up with a list of great spear-phishing targets because they usually have administrator rights over the network. Then I go onto Twitter or Facebook and trick them into doing something, and I have privileged access. If I know you love Angry Birds, maybe I would send you an e-mail purporting to be from Angry Birds with a new pro version. Once you download it, I could have complete access to everything on your phone. How easy was it for those...
  • Julian Assange Joins Protestors as Occupy Wall Street Goes Global

    10/15/2011 12:21:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Black Book Magazine ^ | October 15, 2011. | Mara Siegler
    The Occupy Wall Street protests have gone global today, reaching from Canada to Asia to Europe. People are denouncing centralized wealth in Hong Kong, marching under the banner of "Indignants" in Spain, asking for an end to nuclear power in Tokyo, rioting in Rome, and bringing a host of other concerns to the forefront on the streets of hundreds of other cities with thousand of stories and images trickling out. The questions of what this means and what it will lead to are huge and overwhelming so instead, we bring news of a highly recognizable name in attendance. Wikileaks founder...
  • 'I May Be a Chauvinist Pig But I Am No Rapist' (Wikileaks' Julian Assange)

    09/25/2011 2:04:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Local ^ | 22 Sep 11
    The controversial autobiography of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange hits the shops on Thursday, in which he repudiates the claims that he is guilty of raping two Swedish women. ”I may be a chauvinist pig of some sort but I am no rapist, and only a distorted version of sexual politics could attempt to turn me into one,” says Assange in the book. In the book, Assange refutes the claims by the two Swedish women that he raped them, saying instead that he had temporary sexual liasions with both spanning several days while in Stockholm. Assange describes staying at the home...
  • Ex-Wikileaks man 'deleted files'

    08/22/2011 6:35:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/22/11
    A former Wikileaks spokesman claims to have deleted thousands of unpublished files that had been passed to the whistleblowing site. Daniel Domscheit-Berg told the German Newspaper Der Spiegel that the documents included a copy of the complete US no-fly list. He said he had "shredded" them to avoid their sources being compromised. Mr Domscheit-Berg previously worked alongside Julian Assange until the pair had a high profile falling-out. It is understood that he took the files off Wikileaks' servers at the time of his departure. Wikileaks confirmed the claims on its Twitter feed, saying: "We can confirm that the DDB claimed...
  • State Department's P.J. Crowley stepping down [under the bus....]

    03/13/2011 10:11:38 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    State Department's P.J. Crowley stepping down By: CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry (CNN) – P.J. Crowley is abruptly stepping down as State Department spokesman under pressure from White House officials because of controversial comments he made last week about the Bradley Manning case......
  • The Cypherpunk Revolutionary Julian Assange

    03/09/2011 8:56:18 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 2 replies
    Cryptome ^ | Robert Manne
    FEWER THAN 20 YEARS AGO JULIAN ASSANGE WAS SLEEPING ROUGH. EVEN A YEAR AGO HARDLY ANYONE KNEW HIS NAME. TODAY HE IS ONE OF THE BEST-KNOWN AND MOST-RESPECTED HUMAN BEINGS ON EARTH. Assange was the overwhelming winner of the popular vote for Time magazine's "Person of the Year" and Le Monde's less politically correct "Man of the Year". If Rupert Murdoch, who turns 80 this month, is the most influential Australian of the postwar era, Julian Assange, who will soon turn 40, is undoubtedly the most consequential Australian of the present time. Murdoch's importance rests in his responsibility for injecting,...
  • George W. Bush cancels appearance over Julian Assange's presence

    02/25/2011 12:01:29 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 25, 2010 | Stephanie Condon
    Former President George W. Bush has canceled a scheduled speaking appearance at the YPO Global Leadership Summit after learning that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was invited to address the same summit, his spokesperson said today. Mr. Bush's spokesman David Sherzer said in a statement that Mr. Bush accepted an invitation to speak at the Denver summit six months ago. The former president was slated to speak at the event tomorrow.
  • Palin's Calls for Execution Drive Julian Assange into Hiding (Barf Alert)

    02/08/2011 3:50:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Bennington Vale Evening Transcript ^ | February 8, 2011 | B.C. Bass
    LONDON, U.K. -- Julian Assange, the elusive and enigmatic figure behind WikiLeaks, has once again gone into hiding from the Swedish authorities who are pursing him for alleged sex crimes. Assange’s attorney Bjorn Hurtig said his client had removed himself from public gatherings over fears of being killed by U.S. forces. “There were a lot of threatening statements made by politicians in the U.S., particularly Sarah Palin. You should keep in mind that during this period I’ve known Julian, he has actually received death threats in the media...that he should be given the death sentence,” Hurtig said via an interpreter...
  • Lawyers Say WikiLeaks' Assange Could End up in Guantanamo

    02/05/2011 8:51:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    PC World ^ | February 5, 2011 | Jeremy Kirk, IDG News
    The extradition hearing for WikiLeak's founder Julian Assange is set to begin Monday in London, with his lawyers prepared to make arguments he could eventually end up in Guantanamo Bay if first extradited to Sweden. Assange, of Australia, is wanted for questioning by Swedish prosecutors for incidents with two women in August and faces possible charges of rape, unlawful coercion and sexual molestation. He maintains the encounters were consensual. After Swedish authorities requested that a European Arrest Warrant be issued, Assange turned himself in to U.K. police on Dec. 7. After a week in custody, he was granted bail on...
  • “WikiLeaks: The Movie(s),” Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You

    02/04/2011 10:05:39 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 1 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | February 4, 2011 | Calivn Freiburger
    The enemies of liberty may be gaining steam in Egypt right now, but Hollywood doesn’t seem to notice. No, to them we’re still our own worst enemy. Mike Fleming at Deadline reports that no less than seven potential film projects based on cyber-anarchist Julian Assange and his whistle-blowing organization WikiLeaks are under consideration: The Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal and Management 360 have partnered with financier/producer Megan Ellison to option The Boy Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, an article about WikiLeaks' Julian Assange in The New York Times Magazine written by the newspaper's executive editor Bill Keller. Ellison, an exec...
  • WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

    02/02/2011 2:38:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 2, 2011 | Wojciech Moskwa
    Anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks has been nominated for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian politician behind the proposal said on Wednesday, a day after the deadline for nominations expired. The Norwegian Nobel Committee accepts nominations for what many consider as the world's top accolade until February 1, although the five panel members have until the end of the month to make their own proposals. Norwegian parliamentarian Snorre Valen said WikiLeaks was "one of the most important contributors to freedom of speech and transparency" in the 21st century. "By disclosing information about corruption, human rights abuses and war crimes, WikiLeaks is...
  • Julian Assange Believes Bradley Manning Being Held A Prisoner Of Conscience

    01/31/2011 7:07:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 1+ views
    AOMID News ^ | January 31, 2011 | Sandy Phillips
    Sources say that while evidence proves “that Manning had allegedly unlawfully downloaded tens of thousands of documents onto his own computer and passed them to an unauthorized person,” there’s no record of any interactions with WikiLeaks or Assange. Similarly, Assange, who is under house arrest at a British mansion and facing possible extradition to Sweden, maintains that he doesn’t know who was the source of the leak. “That’s not how our technology works, that’s not how our organization works,” Assange said. “I never heard of the name of Bradley Manning before it appeared in the media.” High Tech Terrorists “The...
  • NBC: U.S. can't link accused Army private to Assange

    01/25/2011 8:20:09 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/24/2011 | Jim Miklaszewski
    U.S. military officials tell NBC News that investigators have been unable to make any direct connection between a jailed army private suspected with leaking secret documents and Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. The officials say that while investigators have determined that Manning had allegedly unlawfully downloaded tens of thousands of documents onto his own computer and passed them to an unauthorized person, there is apparently no evidence he passed the files directly to Assange, or had any direct contact with the controversial WikiLeaks figure.
  • WikiLeaks reportedly gets info on ‘pillars of society’

    01/17/2011 11:58:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 1/17/11 | Kate Gibson
    Former Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer on Monday gave WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange data on about 2,000 clients that he contends may have evaded taxes, published reports said. At a press conference in London, Elmer told reporters about 40 politicians and “pillars of society” were among the individuals he gave Assange information on, the reports said. Elmer told The Observer newspaper during the weekend that the individuals named in the data include “business people, politicians, people who have made their living in the arts and multinational conglomerates — from both sides of the Atlantic.” Elmer once headed the Cayman Islands office...
  • Swiss whistleblower Rudolf Elmer plans to hand over offshore banking secrets...to WikiLeaks

    01/16/2011 5:03:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    The (Red) Guardian ^ | 1/16/11 | Ed Vulliamy
    The offshore bank account details of 2,000 "high net worth individuals" and corporations – detailing massive potential tax evasion – will be handed over to the WikiLeaks organisation in London tomorrow by the most important and boldest whistleblower in Swiss banking history, Rudolf Elmer, two days before he goes on trial in his native Switzerland. British and American individuals and companies are among the offshore clients whose details will be contained on CDs presented to WikiLeaks at the Frontline Club in London. Those involved include, Elmer tells the Observer, "approximately 40 politicians". Elmer, who after his press conference will return...
  • The Final Word on Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, the 1st Amendment, and Journalism

    01/14/2011 7:39:38 AM PST · by jim byrd
    WWW.jimbyrd.com ^ | 01/12/20011 | Jim Byrd
    Ever since Julian Assange consummated his pathological compulsion for recognition and notoriety by releasing stolen classified documents via WikiLeaks, and his subsequent arrest, journalists have mobilized en masse to defend Assange and his conduit to pandemonium and criminality, WikiLeaks. Statistically speaking, the modes, or the four most prevalent of the various defenses used to defend Assange and WikiLeaks, are as follows:
  • Wanted: A Lover I Can "Leak" With (Assange want-ad on Craigslist)

    01/01/2011 2:05:04 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Human Events ^ | December 30, 2010 | Jason Mattera
    Well, well. I was scouring the Internet and came across something worthy of mention – none other than a Craigslist posting from Mr. Creeper himself, Julian Assange. Wikileaks dude! Seems like the type of chick he’s looking for is a woman who’s not afraid to get night-sticked on the street of Athens and who’s an avowed vegan. Now who would’ve guessed that, eh? Snort. See below! H/T goes to Brett Winterble of Covert Radio.
  • Wikileaks is backed by lizards: David Ickes' forum has the truth

    12/27/2010 12:53:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 3+ views
    Tech Eye ^ | December 16, 2010 | Nick Farrell
    While Julian Assange is famous for his conspiracy theories about the CIA, it seems his current plight has not affected his fellow tin foil hat wearers who follow British messiah David Icke. You would think that Icke's followers, who believe that the world is ruled by a secret cult of alien masonic lizards, would be supportive of Assange's stand against the Man, or in this case reptile. But a look into the Ike forums reveals that they believe that Assange is all part of the Lizard plot. Icke's cult works on the basis of connections which are sometimes pretty dubious,...
  • Julian Assange Attacks Sarah Palin, Fox News, And Mike Huckabee On MSNBC

    12/22/2010 2:57:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Mediaite ^ | December 22, 2010 | Mark Joyella
    In an exclusive interview with Cenk Uygur on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show, Julian Assange described criticism in Washington and elsewhere of WikiLeaks as nothing short of attacks on journalism and the first amendment. Pressed by Uygur on comments made recently by Mike Huckabee and others who consider Assange a terrorist, the WikiLeaks founder dismissed Huckabee as “another idiot trying to make a name for himself.” Assange called people like Sarah Palin and Huckabee “shock jock politicians.” Assange called attempts to shut down WikiLeaks and arrest its leader “digital McCarthyism” and issued what he described as a “warning to journalists” that...
  • What is really behind WikiLeaks?

    12/20/2010 9:12:49 AM PST · by juliosevero · 9 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    What is really behind WikiLeaks? If WikiLeaks equals free speech, then why do those defending it want UN to impose censorship on the internet? By Julio Severo Out of curiosity, it was great to learn about the US embassies' cables, and it would also be very interesting to see the Brazilian ambassies cables. Sadly, there was still no a leak from such secret communications of Brazil. Excepting some exotic facts, did WikiLeaks reveal really sensitive information? In one of the leaks on critical installations for the US security, there is a mention of an Australian factory that produces antivenom. Can...
  • Leaked War Files Expose Identities of Afghan Informants

    07/27/2010 8:34:39 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 65 replies · 1+ views
    UK Times via Fox News ^ | July 27, 2010 | Not Stated
    Hundreds of Afghan lives have been put at risk by the leaking of 90,000 intelligence documents to WikiLeaks because the files identify informants working with NATO forces. In just two hours of searching the WikiLeaks archive, The Times of London found the names of dozens of Afghans credited with providing detailed intelligence to U.S. forces. Their villages are given for identification and also, in many cases, their fathers' names.