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In January 2011, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange chose Scottish novelist and non-fiction author Andrew O’Hagan to ‘ghostwrite’ his autobiography/manifesto. The project failed spectacularly over the next five months. O’Hagan, an Editor at Large of Esquire, has now written a 25,000-word lambasting in the London Review of Books, in which he […]
A strange exchange occurred when members of the anti-secrecy organisation WikiLeaks were asked about the flight of Edward Snowden at a Chaos Computer Club conference last week. WikiLeaks has been credited with helping Snowden escape extradition to the U.S. after the 30-year-old left Hawaii with at least hundreds of thousands […]
Amid calls for the clemency of Edward Snowden, many questions remain about the 30-year-old’s flight from America and asylum in Russia. One major unresolved issue is the relationship between “the most dangerous leaker in American history” and WikiLeaks, an organisation with an admitted antagonism toward the U.S. and a cozy […]
Involves 40% of the world's GDP.
Some people seem to be taking seriously a proposal to crowd-source a $US2,147,483,647 donation to WikiLeaks if it can leak details on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). It’s certainly a plan with noble intentions — it would be a leak almost on the scale of Edward Snowden — but there’s […]
Disney and DreamWorks’ WikiLeaks movie ” The Fifth Estate” bombed at the box office this weekend. The film, which cost an estimated $US28 million to make, barely made the top 10 earning $US1.7 million in ticket sales opening weekend. Before the film’s release, WikiLeaks leaked a script of the film […]
The movie ‘The Fifth Estate,” about the life of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, opens Friday and is almost as controversial as its subject. Last week, Assange gave an interview to ABC News from his hideout at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he dissed Dreamworks (they’re making money from his […]
Earlier this week, WikiLeaks released a letter founder Julian Assange sent Benedict Cumberbatchback in January. The actor is playing Assange in the upcoming DreamWorks’ film “The Fifth Estate.” In the lengthy letter, Assange asked Cumberbatch to pass on the role claiming the film portrayed WikiLeaks in a false light. Friday, […]
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange begged actor Benedict Cumberbatch not to portray himin the upcoming movie, “The Fifth Estate,” which Wikileaks has called a mass propaganda attack. Some excerpts from his letter: “You will be used, as a hired gun, to assume the appearance of the truth in order to assassinate […]
Julian Assange made it clear he didn’t want Benedict Cumberbatch to play him in the upcoming WikiLeaks’ movie “The Fifth Estate.” Cumberbatch told NYMag the two had been in contact over the DreamWorks’ movie earlier this year saying the news-leaking site’s founder “hates the idea of the film.” Specifically, the […]
"People should not in any way treat this film as an historical account."
Currently facing 35 years in prison.
A fascinating string of events.
Assange attacks Eric Scmidt.
"The Fifth Estate."
With extremely high-level encryption.
Selling t-shirts and mugs.
Including 5 counts under the Espionage Act.
Here's what you need to know.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Julian Assange.
And new details of the meeting.
The original requests have largely gone silent.
Including outstanding requests to Ecuador and Iceland.
WikiLeaks has made a key edit.
WikiLeaks paid for his travel.
Julian Assange's closest advisor.
He's been confined for more than three years.
Traitor or hero?
"He hates the idea of the film."
[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=graffiti&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=3d&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1349611799&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=b996d6f1435641b2b037ec64de4e1294&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] A US State Department official on Monday “expressed concern” about what he called “a ‘climate of impunity’ over abuses by police and security forces” – in Egypt.The official, Michael Posner, warned that failure to investigate Egyptian state agents responsible for “cruel treatment of those in their […]
[credit provider=”AP”] In the seven years since he founded WikiLeaks, Julian Assange’s relationships with a number of his former collaborators and supporters have broken down, with each side variously claiming broken promises or bad faith on the part of the other.On Wednesday Jemima Khan, a former close supporter of Assange’s […]
[credit provider=”AP”] On Wednesday military prosecutors in the case of former Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning said they would introduce evidence that WikiLeaks materials Manning is accused of passing to Julian Assange were found at Osama bin Laden’s safe house, Scott Shane of the New York Times reports.The evidence is […]
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks mastermind currently holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, has his sights set on a new frontier — a career in Australian politics.In an interview with Australia’s Fairfax media, Assange said plans to register an Australian WikiLeaks party were ”significantly advanced”, and indicated […]
[credit provider=”AP”] The New York York Times “missed the boat” by not covering the first public testimony of Bradley Manning on Friday, according to the Times’ public editor Margaret Sullivan.Over the past few days, a court has heard testimony about harsh treatment endured by the 24-year-old Army private-turned-whistleblower after he allegedly […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Shares of Macau-based casinos got slammed in the last day amid reports of the mainland cracking down on the junket operators that ferry rich players into high-roller rooms.Junket operators are widely believed to be associated with organised crime and money laundering.
[credit provider=”C-SPAN” url=”http://www.c-span.org/Events/Attorney-for-Alleged-WikiLeaks-Source-Discusses-Case/10737436204-1/”] David Coombs, the civilian lawyer representing Bradley Manning at his court martial for supplying WikiLeaks with a trove of US state secrets, has described the soldier’s treatment in solitary confinement at Quantico marine base as criminal and a blot on the nation’s history.Making rare comments outside the […]
[credit provider=”savebradley via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/savebradley/6534658535/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Yesterday, more than two years after his arrest, Private Bradley Manning offered to admit he gave information to WikiLeaks.Manning, who is accused of leaking confidential documents on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is not submitting a guilty plea, but will rather accept responsibility for […]
Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and a vocal supporter of Julian Assange, thinks he knows why the U.S. has been uncharacteristically quiet regarding the standoff between Assange, Ecuador (which has granted him asylum) and all the governments he has drawn the ire of.
The Anonymous collective has publicly pulled its support for Julian Assange and his infamous whistleblowing website, Wikileaks.
Newly released internal emails from the U.S. private security firm Stratfor state that in 2007 the Bush Administration and CIA ordered the Drug Enforcement Agency to back off a major drug trafficking investigation of Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s half brother.Ahmed Wali Karzai was an influential power broker in Afghanistan before he was […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Following last night’s deadly attack on the US Embassy in Libya, tonight WikiLeak’s official Twitter account has tweeted the following message:“By the US accepting the UK siege on the Ecuadorian embassy in London it gave tacit approval for attacks on embassies around the world.”
In an interview with the German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau, the deputy director of the Service for Criminal Cases and International Cooperation of Sweden’s Justice Ministry Cecilia Riddselius has specifically said Sweden “will never surrender a person to the death penalty”.
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/5147778133/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spoke to the public for the first time in months today when he appeared on the balcony of Ecuador’s London embassy.His short speech focused on calling out the U.S. government for its attitude toward his whistleblower organisation.
[credit provider=”AP”] LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange planned to make his first public appearance Sunday since he took refuge inside Ecuador’s Embassy in London two months ago, seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over sexual misconduct allegations.Kristinn Hrafnsson, a WikiLeaks spokesman, said that Assange planned to […]
Ecuador’s decision to offer Julian Assange asylum has riled many people, not least the government of Sweden, who had sought to extradite the Wikileaks mastermind from the UK to face an investigation for sexual crimes.
Julian Assange reportedly has one week before the UK raids the Ecuadorean embassy to arrest him. If he steps outside of the door he will be arrested for breaking his bail, and then extradited to Sweden to face sex charges.
[credit provider=”AP”] In what may eventually result in a huge diplomatic incident, Ecuador has just offered WikiLeaks mastermind Julian Assange asylum.Assange is of course due to be extradited from the UK for a number of sex crimes in Sweden. His supporters believe that once he arrives in Sweden, he will […]
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Ecuador is planning to give WikiLeaks mastermind Julian Assange asylum, according to reports in the Guardian.The British newspaper cites an “official in the Ecuadorean capital Quito, who is familiar with the government discussions.”
The secret-busting organisation WikiLeaks says it’s been the victim of a sustained denial-of-service attack which has left its website sluggish or inaccessible for more than a week.In a statement released late Saturday the group said the assault intensified around the beginning of August and has since expanded to include attacks against affiliated […]
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/5147778133/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Australia’s ABC News has an interview today with Ciaron O’Reilly, a large Australian man with graying dreadlocks who serves as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s personal bodyguard.He alleges that the US is not trying to extradite Assange from the UK as the UK is known for not extraditing […]
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has hired a famous human rights investigator in his ongoing fight against extradition to Sweden on rape and sexual assault charges.Baltasar Garzón, a Spanish jurist, is known for his investigation into former Spanish dictator Franco as well as for ordering the arrest of former Chilean military […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Julian_Assange_20091117_Copenhagen_2_cropped_to_shoulders.jpg”] WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is citing advice that asylum law has priority over extradition law to justify hiding out in an Ecuadorian embassy.“This should not be considered any sign of disrespect. Under both international and domestic UK law asylum assessments take priority over extradition claims,” Susan […]
Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks mastermind who is due to be extradited from the UK to Sweden for sexual crimes, has walked into the Embassy of Ecuador in London and asked for asylum, Reuters reports.
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] If Julian Assange ran for Senate elections in Australia, he stands a chance of winning a seat, according to a new poll.The poll of 1000 voters was conducted at the end of last month by UMR Research, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. The poll found that 25 […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/jamesomalley” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/realjameso16/2126065602/”] John McCain’s 2008 campaign staff allegedly had evidence that Democrats stuffed ballot boxes in Pennsylvania and Ohio on election night, but McCain chose not to pursue voter fraud, according to internal Stratfor emails published by WikiLeaks.In an email sent on November 7, 2008, and titled ” Insight – The Dems & […]
While watching Julian Assange’s new Russia Today talk show, “The World Tomorrow”, is not going to convince anyone that the embattled Wikileak’s founder isn’t a megalomaniac, we have to say we were pleasantly surprised by the relatively tasteful show.
[credit provider=”AP”] No matter the upcoming UK Supreme Court ruling on the validity of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) issued for Julian Assange, the U.S. government is likely to unseal a secret grand jury indictment to attempt to secure Assange’s extradition to the U.S., according to Mike Head of the World Socialist […]
Any day now Britain’s Supreme Court will issue a ruling on whether or not the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) issued for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is valid, a decision that will determine if Assange is extradited to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault.The EAW system increases the speed and ease of extradition […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/Barack Obama” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/barackobamadotcom/2697058088/”] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was a source to Stratfor Vice President for intelligence Fred Burton since at least May of 2007, according to internal Stratfor emails published by WikiLeaks.In an email dated May 1, 2007, Burton says that “BiBi [i.e. Netanyahu] believes he can unseat Olmert and […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/Abode of Chaos” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/home_of_chaos/5346132261/”] A coalition of news organisations and the lawyer of Julian Assange have each written a letter to the U.S. Government requesting that documents pertaining to Bradley Manning’s court-martial trial be made public, Courthouse News Service reports.Documents and information filed in the Manning case are not available to […]
The former director of the security firm Blackwater aided the Libyan opposition and was subsequently sent to contact Syrian rebels in Turkey at the request of a U.S. Government committee, according to published Stratfor emails and reported by Al-Akhbar English.Jamie F. Smith, former director of Blackwater, is currently the chief executive […]
[credit provider=”AP”] TBILISI, Georgia — A Mexican ex-military source reveals a devastating secret: Israel had slipped Moscow a code allowing it to hack and disable the military assets of an American-allied nation just before Russia invades.No, it’s not the synopsis for the next Bond film. Rather, it’s an allegation posed […]
[credit provider=”AP”] An email released by WikiLeaks as part of their Global Intelligence Files suggests that Russia may have deliberately refused landing to the plane of Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski in 2010 — a plane that later crashed and killed Kacsynski and 100 others.Kaczynski had been flying into Smolensk in […]
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/6925502641/”] Thousands of members of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and Lebanon’s Hezbollah were fighting in Syria as of July and killing Syrian troops who refused to open fire on protestors, according to internal Stratfor emails published by WikiLeaks.The email, sent on August 16, is an analyst’s report on information received […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of CSPAN”] The contraception controversy erupted in Washington today over a spate of inflammatory remarks from conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.Everyone from House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama to the President of Georgetown University has been drawn into the fray.
Rush Limbaugh has sent House Democrats to the ramparts this week over his remark that a Georgetown law student is a “slut” and a “prostitute” for wanting contraception to be cheaper.
[credit provider=”U.S. Federal Government” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Osama_bin_Laden_making_a_video_at_his_compound_in_Pakistan.jpg”] Directors of the private U.S. security firm Stratfor did not believe that Osama bin Laden was buried at sea, according to Stratfor emails published by WikiLeaks.At 5:26 a.m. on May 2, the morning after Barack Obama announced the successful raid on bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound, Stratfor […]
[credit provider=”YouTube/STRATFORvideo” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u_lmnLtdwM”] Fred Burton, Stratfor Vice-President for Counterterrorism and Corporate Security, provided some insight on the strategy against WikiLeaks in emails published on the WikiLeaks website.“Take down the money. Go after his infrastructure. The tools we are using to nail and de-construct Wiki are the same tools used to dismantle and […]
ORIGINAL POST: Some interesting tweets from Wikileaks this evening…
WikiLeaks is said to be preparing a release that will allege Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has been a US informant since the 1970s.
[credit provider=”Screengrab from canneslions on YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5YWJBldypw”] Branding guru Martin Lindstrom has made a living off of calling out shady marketing practices. Now, with the emergence of whistle-blowing organisations like WikiLeaks, he has an intriguing view of what’s coming in the future for marketing ethics.
[credit provider=”espenmoe via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/espenmoe/4917298753/”] It’s a media coup for the ages.Julian Assange, of Wikileaks notoriety, is set to launch his own talkshow, to be broadcast on none other than RT, a Russian news network funded by the Kremlin, RT itself has confirmed.
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Holed up in a secret location in the English countryside, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange just gave a strange interview to Rolling Stone.Assange has always been a little eccentric, and he certainly does have his share of real-life problems going on right now: he’s waiting to hear whether he’ll […]
The British high court has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can take his extradition case to the country’s Supreme Court, reports the Guardian.
[credit provider=”Denis Doyle / Getty”] Bradley Manning’s preliminary hearing is set to begin Dec. 16, and if the US Army private has his way, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be among the witnesses.The president and the secretary of state were included on a 20-page list of defence witnesses in […]
[credit provider=”AP”] LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a bid Tuesday to challenge his extradition to Sweden in Britain’s highest court, says the Judicial Office.On Nov. 2, two judges rejected the 40-year-old hacker’s challenge to an order that he be extradited to Sweden to face questioning over allegations […]
Wikileaks is temporarily pulling the plug on all published cables after announcing Monday that they’ve run out of money.
[credit provider=”wikipedia commons”] In its pursuit of WikiLeaks, the U.S. government issued secret court orders requiring Google and Sonic.net Inc. to hand over information on the email accounts of WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum.Appelbaum, 28, is a computer scientist employed by the University of Washington and though he was dubbed ‘The […]
[credit provider=”Amazon” url=”http://www.amazon.co.uk/Julian-Assange-Unauthorised-Autobiography/dp/0857863843/ref=amb_link_161197847_1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=auto-sparkle&pf_rd_r=1XRMKP35K35FWN4MCZKF&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_p=253945547&pf_rd_i=assange”] An autobiography from Julian Assange is set to be published tomorrow, against the wishes of the Wikileak‘s founder who is in a dispute with the publisher.Exclusive reports from Jerome Taylor of the Independent say the book will be published by small Scottish publisher Canongate, who reportedly paid […]
In an investigation by Detroit News, a review of more than 100 messages from secret WikiLeaks cables between U.S. embassies and Washington unveils a cozy relationship between Detroit automakers and the government.
The Council of Europe, an international organisation separate to the EU, has released a document that seeks to hold secret services accountable for their actions. Here’s the PDF of the document, entitled Abuse of State Secrecy and National Security. The BBC notes that the document states that “Bradley Manning as […]
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] This is an updated post with additional content noted below.Confirming reports that it’s lost control of its cache of US diplomatic cables, WikiLeaks on Thursday announced a security breach resulting in the disclosure of hundreds of thousands of unredacted documents.
[credit provider=”AP”] WIKILEAKS HAS STEPPED up the publication of its cache of over 250,000 United States diplomatic cables – publishing over 130,000 messages in the past few days, without the assistance of its ‘media partners’.Marking nine months since it began the publication of the cables, the site said it had […]
[credit provider=”itnnews via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea7UqoTszaI&feature=related”] The latest trove of documents from Wikileaks includes a 2008 cable sent from the U.S. embassy in China describing Apple’s efforts to crack down on Chinese counterfeiters.According to the cable, which was first uncovered by CNN, Apple had no security group in China until 2008, […]
[credit provider=”wikipedia commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Checking_house_during_patrol.jpg”] Almost four decades since the Vietnam War, the country continues to struggle with religious freedom, censorship and human trafficking, according to nearly 3,000 WikiLeaks cables released August 25 from Hanoi Embassy.A cable from 2010 reveals that human trafficking has increased in the country by 5.3% this year […]
While the new load of WikiLeaks seem to contain less bombshells than before, there are still some interesting tidbits to be found.
[credit provider=”en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gunsnroses_live_in_hamilton_canada.jpg”] Of the more than 5,500 State Department cables released by Wikileaks in late August — most blandly refer to climate, diplomacy, censorship and the economy — but not all.Guns N’ Roses raised flags in the CCP with their rendition of Government of the People’s Republic of China […]
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) promised to help former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi obtain U.S. military hardware, as one of the United States’ partners in the war on terror,” according to a U.S. diplomatic cable released Wednesday by anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.
An interesting tidbit we discovered when reading WikiLeak‘s cable drop.
WikiLeak’s Julian Assange’s right-hand man reportedly destroyed 3,500 unpublished documents including a cache of Bank of America documents.Jonathan Sorrell, the son of billionaire Sir Martin Sorrell, the chief executive of advertising firm WPP, is leaving Goldman Sachs to join Man Group. He’ll become a senior executive for the hedge fund. At […]
In an interview in Der Spiegel, former WikiLeaks spokesman Daniel Domscheit-Berg claims to have destroyed more than 3,500 unpublished files being held by the site.
Last year when News Corp was under assault by Julian Assange, Curbed compiled a list of hideouts for Ruper Murdoch if things go down under.
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Sky News is reporting that the February 24th decision to extradite Julian Assange to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual molestation have been deferred.The court is expected to hand down a written decision on the case in the next 2-3 weeks.
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