Transcript of secret meeting between Julian Assange and Google CEO Eric Schmidt. On the 23 of June, 2011 a secret five hour meeting took place between WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, who was under house arrest in rural UK at the time and Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Also in attendance was Jared Cohen, a former Secretary of State advisor to Hillary Clinton, Scott Malcomson, Director of Speechwriting for Ambassador Susan Rice at the US State Department and current Communications Director of the International Crisis Group, and Lisa Shields, Vice President of the Council on Foreign Relations. Schmidt and Cohen requested the meeting, they said, to discuss ideas for "The New Digital World", their forthcoming book to be published on April 23, 2013. We provide here a verbatim transcript of the majority of the meeting; a close reading, particularly of the latter half, is revealing. Wikileaks claims Aaron Swartz was an ally and possible source, breaking anonymity.
Aaron Swartz died a week ago.
A public memorial service in New York City will be held later today. You may have read much about Swartz's life in the interim, including his work at a young age on Reddit and the RSS specification, his political activism, and the overzealous prosecution that may have contributed to his suicide. But you probably haven't heard the story WikiLeaks just outlined on its Twitter account. WikiLeaks and Julian Paul Assange. The house on Grettisgata Street, in Reykjavik, is a century old, small and white, situated just a few streets from the North Atlantic.
The shifting northerly winds can suddenly bring ice and snow to the city, even in springtime, and when they do a certain kind of silence sets in. This was the case on the morning of March 30th, when a tall Australian man named Julian Paul Assange, with gray eyes and a mop of silver-white hair, arrived to rent the place. WikiLeaks Iraq War Logs: Muertes. Assange mocks Obama via video at U.N. event. The Future of WikiLeaks - Evgeny Morozov. DoJ admits Assange case is doomed because WikiLeaks is a journalistic entity.
Ever since WikiLeaks and its controversial leader Julian Assange first caught the eye of the U.S.
Department of Justice several years ago, we and others — including NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen — have been arguing that the organization is effectively a journalistic entity, and therefore deserving of all the protections that the First Amendment and freedom of the press entail. Now it seems as though that message has finally gotten through to the DoJ. According to a piece in the Washington Post that quotes unnamed officials close to the Obama administration, the department has decided not to pursue charges against Assange for releasing classified documents that were given to WikiLeaks because “government lawyers said they could not do so without also prosecuting U.S. news organizations and journalists.”
Sarah Palin Former US Vice Presidential Candidate Julian Assange should be targeted like the Taliban Thomas Flanagan former advisor to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper I think Assange should be assassinated, actually. (laughs) I think Obama should put out a contract or use a drone or something. I wouldn't feel happy, uh, unhappy, if Assange disappeared. Bob Beckel FOX News commentator A dead man can't leak stuff...This guy's a traitor, he's treasonous, and he has broken every law of the United States. And I'm not for the death penalty, so...there's only one way to do it: illegally shoot the son of a bitch. Why I am Convinced that Anna Ardin is a Liar. There are so many inconsistencies in Anna Ardin’s accusation of sexual assault against Julian Assange.
But the key question which leaps out at me – and which strangely I have not seen asked anywhere else – is this: Why did Anna Ardin not warn Sofia Wilen? On 16 August, Julian Assange had sex with Sofia Wilen. Sofia had become known in the Swedish group around Assange for the shocking pink cashmere sweater she had worn in the front row of Assange’s press conference.
Anna Ardin knew Assange was planning to have sex with Sofia Wilen. Baltasar Garzón. Baltasar Garzón Real (Spanish pronunciation: [baltaˈsar ɣarˈθon]; born 26 October 1955) is a Spanish jurist.
Garzón formerly served on Spain's central criminal court, the Audiencia Nacional, and was the examining magistrate of the Juzgado Central de Instrucción No. 5, which investigates the most important criminal cases in Spain, including terrorism, organised crime, and money laundering. Garzón is currently head of Julian Assange's legal team. Career Assange Lawyer: Innocent man persecuted, US war crimes unpunished (EXCLUSIVE) Julian Assange, International Intrigue and What’s Going On With Ecuador. Sage: This article was found by Jeannie, a member of The 2012 Scenario Discussion Group.
It is from an Italian-language blog called ‘Free Thought: The Home of the Italian Exiles at Home’ by Sergio Di Cori Modigliani . The original is in Italian here: Sergio describes his blog’s philosophy thus: “the purpose of this blog is to contribute to the spread of free thought without ideological ties, without party affiliations, without economic dependence on [sources] more or less hidden. La casa degli italiani esuli in patria: L'attacco alla repubblica del Ecuador. Ecco il perchè di Londra. Di Sergio Di Cori Modigliani Oggi parliamo di geo-politica e di libera informazione in rete.
Tutto ciò che sta accadendo oggi, tecnicamente (nel senso di “politicamente”) è iniziato il 12 dicembre del 2008. Secondo altri, invece, sarebbe iniziato nel settembre di quell’anno. Ma ci volevano almeno quattro anni prima che l’onda d’urto arrivasse in Europa e in Usa. Forse è meglio cominciare dall’inizio per spiegare gli accadimenti.
Analysis. Where Are The Post-WikiLeaks Digital Whistleblowers? It is hard sometimes to divide the story of Julian Assange from that of WikiLeaks.
But once upon a time, before Bradley Manning, the rape allegations, the house arrest, the TV show on RT, and then the Ecuador gambit, WikiLeaks, as an organisation and as an idea, was brimming with promise. For many, the age of the anonymous digital whistleblower was the dawn of a bright new era of radical transparency. WikiLeaks was just the beginning. Whatever you might think of Assange, it was the game-changer and it spawned a multitude of clones.
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Daniel Domscheit-Berg. Leaks. Leaked Wikileaks. Search the cables. Investigating thousands (or millions) of documents by clustering. Understand WL. WikiLeaks continues to fund itself via tech startup Flattr. WikiLeaks, which publishes anonymous leaks of secret material (most recently 250,000 previously secret US embassy cables) still has a trick up its sleeve.
In the last few days its sources of funding have been gradually cut off. MasterCard, PayPal and now Visa have all suspended payments to the organsation and founder Julian Assange has been remanded in custody in London without bail (so far). However there remains one source of funding so far untouched, and that is a small startup, Flattr, created by Peter Sunde, co-founder of torrent site Pirate Bay, who has been reminding Twitter users today via his personal Twitter account that it’s still possible to “help” Wikileaks. Now, any site at all can use or incorporate Flattr – a sort of Digg or Facebook ‘Like’, but with money attached. But it is significant that on this day, when other sources are slowly shut off, a tech startup remains a revenue source for Wikileaks. WikiLeaks Keeps Funding Secret.
Donate to WikiLeaks with Bitcoins. Tell MasterCard, Visa, and PayPal to Screw Themselves. Updates (Friday, July 8): 1. Some people may not be comfortable with using MtGox to trade bitcoins. There are two other alternatives:Both of these sites still allow transfers from Dwolla. 2. Larry Flint Hustles $50 K to Assange Defence Fund. Home » Industry Watch (» The Technological) (» Hall of Monkeys) (» Heroes Banquet) And tells the readers of HuffPo why he did it. DRUMS (Rixstep) — Larry Flint writes for the Huffington Post today, explaining succinctly why he too supports WikiLeaks and is donating to the organisation and Julian Assange's defence fund. Let's get something straight: Julian Assange is a journalist. You can argue that he is not practicing journalism the way you think it should be practiced - releasing classified US state department documents - but he's a journalist nonetheless.
And for many of us he's a hero. Open Letter. Dear friends and supporters of Wikileaks, I am a human rights and information rights lawyer working in Central America. I met both Daniel Domscheit-Berg and Julian Assange during the summer of 2008 at the Global Voices conference in Budapest. Since then Mr. Domscheit-Berg and I kept in touch via e-mail and instant messaging service. 'There was never an average day': James Ball on being WikiLeaks' in-house journalist | Online Journalism Features. Today sees the publication of a new book by Guardian journalists charting the rise of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange from anonymous Australian hacker to the man who very publicly embarrassed the US government. An extract from the book published in the Guardian this morning describes Assange's journey – literal journey – from London to Ellingham Hall, where he stayed while on bail over sex assault charges brought against him in Sweden.
The car made frequent stops in lay-bys along the route according to the book, switching the lights off and waiting in an attempt to evade possible pursuers. That wasn't all though, Assange also made the trip dressed as an old woman. Treated to the strange sight of Assange arriving at Ellingham Hall that night in drag was journalist James Ball. Mthvn | metahaven. Julian Assange and Slovenian Philosopher Slavoj Žižek -- Live From London July 2 Wikileaks - The Movie ("The social leak") THE WIKILEAKS TAPES – OUT NOW!