I Support WikiLeaks- How about You? (updated) WikiLeaks' Brilliant MasterCard Commercial Parody WikiLeaks Asks For Anonymous Bitcoin Donations - Andy Greenberg - The Firewall. WikiLeaks Asks For Anonymous Bitcoin Donations - Andy Greenberg - The Firewall. Peter Scheer: Can Mainstream Media Match WikiLeaks? Not Likely. Ever since WikiLeaks became a household word, traditional news media have had every reason to try to replicate its technology for receiving leaked documents, via the Internet, on an anonymous and secure basis.
Traditional media may be at war with Julian Assange and disagree fundamentally with his methods in vetting and disseminating classified documents, but they can still see the appeal of a technical mechanism to frustrate eavesdropping on journalists and sources. If you're in the investigative journalism business, anything that protects confidential sources, enhancing the security of their communications with reporters, is an obvious benefit.
Peter Scheer: Can Mainstream Media Match WikiLeaks? Not Likely. Wikileaks: Sri Lanka 'rejected rebel surrender offer' 05-11 What to Expect in the WikiLeaks Grand Jury Investigation. A federal grand jury is meeting at 11 am EST in Alexandria, Virginia.
The grand jury is being employed to “build” a case against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who just won a gold medal for peace and justice from the Sydney Peace Foundation. Abandoned in Guantanamo: WikiLeaks Reveals the Yemenis Cleared for Release for Up to Seven Years. In all of the mainstream media analysis of WikiLeaks' recent release of Detainee Assessment Briefs (DABs) from Guantanamo, relating to almost all of the 779 prisoners who have been held at the prison over the last nine years and four months, one group of prisoners has so far been overlooked: the Yemenis.
The most unfortunate group of men in Guantanamo, the Yemenis - 89 in total - make up over half of the 172 prisoners still held. In 2006 and 2007, when the majority of the Saudi prisoners were released, as part of a political settlement between the Bush administration and the Saudi government, which introduced an expensive rehabilitation program to secure the return of its nationals, no such deal took place between the US and President Saleh of Yemen. Just 23 Yemenis have been released from Guantanamo throughout its history and those who remain have found themselves used as political pawns. Transcript of interview with Julian Assange. Did WikiLeaks Almost Blow the bin Laden Operation? Two weeks ago, WikiLeaks released its so-called “Gitmo Files”—hundreds of pages of classified documents detailing intelligence that captured terrorists provided the United States.
As I point out in this morning’s Washington Post, the documents WikiLeaks made public included a file on Abu Faraj al-Libi, one of several CIA detainees who helped lead the agency to Osama bin Laden’s courier. While it garnered little attention at the time, the Abu Faraj document WikiLeaks exposed contained explosive information that could very well have tipped off al Qaeda that the CIA was closing in on bin Laden. The document says that Abu Faraj “reported on al-Qai’da’s methods for choosing and employing couriers, as well as preferred communications means” and described him as the “communications gateway” between bin Laden and his operatives in Pakistan. If al Qaeda leaders had read this classified document before Navy SEALs reached bin Laden’s compound, the results could have been disastrous. Case Against WikiLeaks Part Of Broader Campaign. Hide captionA federal grand jury is scheduled to hear testimony Wednesday in the government's criminal investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images A federal grand jury is scheduled to hear testimony Wednesday in the government's criminal investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. A federal grand jury in Virginia is scheduled to hear testimony Wednesday from witnesses in one of the government's biggest criminal investigations of a national security leak. Prosecutors are trying to build a case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose website has embarrassed the U.S. government by disclosing sensitive diplomatic and military information. The WikiLeaks Grand Jury and the still escalating War on Whistleblowing - Glenn Greenwald. The contrast between these two headlines from this morning tells a significant story: From The Guardian (click image to enlarge): As Julian Assange wins the Sydney Peace Prize for “exceptional courage in pursuit of human rights,” NPR reports that “a federal grand jury in Virginia is scheduled to hear testimony on Wednesday from witnesses” in the criminal investigation of his whistle-blowing group, as “prosecutors are trying to build a case against [the] WikiLeaks founder  whose website has embarrassed the U.S. government by disclosing sensitive diplomatic and military information.”
The NPR story — based in part on my reporting of a Grand Jury Subpoena served two weeks ago in Cambridge — explains what has long been clear: that “the WikiLeaks case is part of a much broader campaign by the Obama administration to crack down on leakers.” And that does not count the impact of these revelations on the people most touched by them. WikiLeaks: Al Qaeda Tried To Recruit Rogue Scientist To Build Dirty Bombs. WikiLeaks: the latest developments. FBI Raids Pro-Wikileaks Hackers. The FBI conducted 40 raids yesterday and seized computers from members of the loosely organized group of hackers called Anonymous, and several members have posted their stories in online forums.
Ars Technica uncovered the tales on a private online forum. Several people posted pictures of kicked-in doors. One person claimed that the FBI busted down his door and pointed *REAL GUNS* at him. Damage Control By Pentagon On PFC Bradley Manning Reeks Of Outright Deception" David House. WikiLeaks And Tunisia. I've got secret files on Murdoch as 'insurance', claims Assange - Press, Media. Mr Assange told John Pilger in the New Statesman he had withheld a cache of confidential US government cables and files relating to Mr Murdoch's business as "insurance".
He has claimed that his life is in danger if he is extradited to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault. He said to Pilger, a fellow Australian and one of his prominent British-based supporters: "If something happens to me or to WikiLeaks, 'insurance' files will be released. " WikiLeaks is thought to be in possession of 250,000 confidential US government cables, and those already published have exposed embarrassing diplomatic secrets. Mr Assange indicated that he had paperwork which could be hurtful to News Corp. "There are 504 US embassy cables on one broadcasting organisation and there are cables on Murdoch and News Corp. " In a further broadside yesterday, one of Mr Murdoch's former henchmen, Andrew Neil, publicly questioned whether the world's most powerful media figure retained his grip over his organisation.
US subpoenas Wikileaks tweets, and why this could affect you. The US government has subpoenaed Twitter in a bid to support an ongoing criminal investigation into whether Wikileaks and people involved or connected to Wikileaks, including an Icelandic member of parliament, broke the law.
According to Wikileaks lawyer Mark Stephens live on the BBC News a short time ago, it is believed Facebook and Google (see here) have also been contacted regarding Wikileaks members and potential whistleblowers. Update (12:20am GMT): Mark Stephens on the BBC News also makes clear that the court order will also cover the "600,000 odd followers that Wikileaks has on Twitter". The order asks specifically for names of those attached to selected accounts, user and screen names, and any registered mailing or postal addresses. It also asks for email addresses, credit card details where possible, and even content relating to connected mobile phones. According to CNN: Icelandic MP fights US demand for her Twitter account details. Birgitta Jonsdottir, the Icelandic MP and former WikiLeaks volunteer, who is now fighting a US justice department attempt to get hold of her private messages on Twitter Photograph: Halldor Kolbeins/AFP/Getty Images A member of parliament in Iceland who is also a former WikiLeaks volunteer says the US justice department has ordered Twitter to hand over her private messages.
Birgitta Jonsdottir, an MP for the Movement in Iceland, said last night on Twitter that the "USA government wants to know about all my tweets and more since november 1st 2009. Do they realize I am a member of parliament in Iceland? " She said she was starting a legal fight to stop the US getting hold of her messages, after being told by Twitter that a subpoena had been issued. She wrote: "department of justice are requesting twitter to provide the info – I got 10 days to stop it via legal process before twitter hands it over. " Jonsdottir said she was demanding a meeting with the US ambassador to Iceland. Pentagon Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg: Julian Assange is Not a Terrorist. Julian Assange on WikiLeaks, War and Resisting Government Crackdown. This is a rush transcript.
Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: 2010 can be defined as the year of WikiLeaks. The whistleblowing website first made headlines around the world in April when it released a video of a U.S. helicopter gunship indiscriminately firing on Iraqi civilians, killing 12 people, including two Reuters news staff. In July, WikiLeaks created a bigger firestorm when it published more than 90,000 classified U.S. military war logs of the war in Afghanistan. Then in October, WikiLeaks published some 390,000 classified U.S. documents on the war in Iraq, the largest intelligence leak in U.S. history and the greatest internal account of any war on public record. Throughout it all, WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange were targeted by the U.S. and other governments around the world. AMY GOODMAN: Julian Assange, speaking in London in December. Reporter behind WMD claims calls Assange ‘bad journalist’
By Daniel TencerSunday, January 2, 2011 16:31 EDT A former New York Times reporter assailed for her incorrect reports about Iraq’s purported weapons of mass destruction is criticizing Julian Assange for being a “bad journalist.” Judith Miller took on the WikiLeaks founder during an appearance on Fox News Watch Saturday, arguing that Assange was a bad journalist “because 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.”
For many critics of the war in Iraq, that claim is likely to set off irony alarms. Miller has become famous for being the author of a 2002 New York Times article — now debunked — suggesting that Saddam Hussein had an active nuclear weapons program. “Mr. Senior Bush administration officials would soon use the article to argue for an invasion of Iraq. Energy.gov to move to Drupal. Rack up another win for open source in government. According to Cammie Croft (@cammiecroft), the director of new media at the Department of Energy, Energy.gov and many of the websites from the department’s program offices will relaunch using Drupal next spring.
For those who track such things, the U.S. Why Assange and Wikileaks Have Won this Round.
11.28.10 -- Wikileaks US Embassy Cables: 251, 287 documents. WikiLeaks' Assange to tweet banksters down' Wikileaks cable reveals U.S. conspired to retaliate against European nations if they resisted GMOs. Mike AdamsNaturalNewsDecember 24, 2010 Wikileaks continues to rock the political world by shedding light on conspiracies, corruption and cover-ups. The latest batch of diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks reveals what can only be characterized as a U.S. -led conspiracy to force GMOs onto European countries by making those countries pay a steep price if they resist.
Wikileaks cable reveals U.S. conspired to retaliate against European nations if they resisted GMOs. (NaturalNews) Wikileaks continues to rock the political world by shedding light on conspiracies, corruption and cover-ups. The latest batch of diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks reveals what can only be characterized as a U.S. Frost over the World - Julian Assange. The Wikileaks Documentary.
A sad day for the US if the Espionage Act is used against WikiLeaks. Amazon take down of Wikileaks - Is the free internet dead?