Assange v Zuckerberg

Rec’d today via email, so unfortunately can’t source it.

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US Air Force Blocks Sites That Post Leaked Cables

  The Chinese block stuff that the rest of the world can read, too. From the NYT: When Air Force personnel on the service’s computer network try to view the Web sites of The Times, the British newspaper The Guardian, the German magazine Der Spiegel, the Spanish newspaper El País …

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Naomi Wolf: Sex charges against Assange an insult to rape victims worldwide

  From Wolf’s analysis: In other words: Never in twenty-three years of reporting on and supporting victims of sexual assault around the world have I ever heard of a case of a man sought by two nations, and held in solitary confinement without bail in advance of being questioned — …

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Do you think Sarah Palin knows the story behind the Espionage Act?

Not likely. But that’s no big surprise. Naomi Wolf reminds us: The Espionage Act was crafted in 1917 — because President Woodrow Wilson wanted a war and, faced with the troublesome First Amendment, wished to criminalize speech critical of his war. In the run-up to World War One, there were …

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A Week in the Life of Julian Assange

All things considered, it’s difficult to imagine that any organization, and by default, its face, has ever had such a week. International affairs and diplomacy is now officially in the uncharted waters of ‘pre’ and ‘post’ wikileaks,  and there’s no turning back. Glenn Greewald summarizes via Democracy Now: Whatever you …

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Cablegate – First Slovenia Cable Uploaded – 09STATE62397

Posted below for posterity’s sake (and in case the wikileaks/cablegate sites go down again), 09STATE62397, S) REPORTING AND COLLECTION NEEDS: SLOVENIA, sent on 16 June 2009.  (Nicely done, by the way. I only picked up one typo!) It’s a version of the “REPORTING AND COLLECTION NEEDS” memo which US Secretary …

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Amazon’s odd explanation about pulling their plug on Wikileaks

  Update 10:30 CET: Pengovsky has just informed that Wikileaks has moved to Switzerland this morning. Cablegate site is here: http://213.251.145.96/cablegate.html Here’s Amazon’s statement on caving in to higher powers. Does this mean that they won’t sell books that will include excerpts from leaked cables? There have been reports that …

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Balkans Cablegate #2 – getting the story right (?)

[Updated 19:00] If was good to see Slovenia get its fleeting 15 minutes of Wikileaks fame in the cablegate maelstrom over the past 36 hours, even if just in passing. But the thrust of the story, in this case as an example of Washington’s wheeling and dealing in relocating Guantanamo …

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Cablegate in the Balkans – And the winner is:

Croatia, apparently. [NOTE: New link to cablegate site is http://213.251.145.96/cablegate.html ] Of the 251,287 secret US Embassy cables which Wikileaks began making public yesterday, 2,053 relate to Croatia, according to the ‘Cables by Country‘ graphic on Wikileaks Cablegate website. Bosnia & Hercegovina is next at 1,419, followed by Serbia & …

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