War Crimes And War Criminals
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WikiLeaks is good for the world and it is good for the United States of America.
IN AN INTERVIEW this year with the New Yorker , WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange acknowledged that his practice of posting largely unfiltered classified information online could one day lead the Web site to have "blood on our hands."
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John Bolton. Photo: AP Former US envoy to the UN John Bolton said Monday that if Israel wants to prevent Iran from acquiring a working nuclear plant, then a military strike must be launched against the Bushehr nuclear power facility within the next eight days. The comments were made in an interview with the Fox Business Network.
After the 2008-2009 war in Gaza, Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued reports documenting Israeli “war crimes.” Amnesty’s was titled “ 22 Days of Death and Destruction .”
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Last September, an assessment of the war in Afghanistan, by the American commander General Stanley McChrystal, was leaked to the press.
Wikileaks has made new Web-hosting arrangements with the Swedish Pirate Party , which will supply bandwidth and hosting free of charge to the whistleblowing site. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange met with the group over the weekend in Stockholm. The Party, which was founded in 2006 to campaign for more freedom on the Internet, views the partnership as part of its political mission.
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Mr. Prince, a former member of the and an heir to a Michigan auto parts fortune, left the country after a series of civil lawsuits, criminal charges and Congressional investigations singled out Blackwater or its former executives and other personnel.
Simon Rogers, editor of the Guardian Datablog and Datastore, tells Journalism.co.uk about the process of making the vast WikiLeaks data archive accessible to readers Simon Rogers is editor of the Guardian Datablog and Datastore , an online data resource which publishes hundreds of raw datasets and encourages its users to visualise and analyse them.
KABUL, 15 August 2010 (IRIN) - The rising number of civilian casualties and the leaking of thousands of confidential war papers by whistleblower website Wikileaks have prompted fresh calls to bring alleged war criminals in Afghanistan to book.
By Keith Moore, Associated Press Writer STOCKHOLM — WikiLeaks will publish its remaining 15,000 Afghan war documents within a month, despite warnings from the U.S. government, the organization's founder said Saturday. The Pentagon has said that secret information will be even more damaging to security and risk more lives than WikiLeaks' initial release of some 76,000 war documents. "This organization will not be threatened by the Pentagon or any other group," Julian Assange told reporters in Stockholm. "We proceed cautiously and safely with this material." In an interview with The Associated Press, he said that if U.S. defense officials want to be seen as promoting democracy then they "must protect what the United States' founders considered to be their central value, which is freedom of the press."
Slashdot passes on news that Julian Assange, the controversial WikiLeaks chief, has just sealed a hosting deal with Sweden's Pirate Party that would help protect the whistleblower Web site: Assange on his turn recognized that his organization is fighting for much of the same ideals as the Pirate Party, and said that there might be more joint projects between the two outfits in the future. “We see more opportunities down the road in cooperating with the Pirate Party and look forward to exploring those options,” Assange noted. For photos of the event, which appears to have taken place in a pub, check out TorrentFreak's full coverage here . <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Wikileaks Afghanistan data: click image for the graphic. Illustration: Paul Scruton for the Guardian Well, we always wanted stories from data: now we've got it.