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Is WikiLeaks part of the Media?

The US Justice department is making noises that they may not be able to bring criminal charges against Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, for publishing classified documents. The problem is that if they prosecute WikiLeaks, how can they avoid also having to prosecute US news organizations and journalists (who have repeatedly published classified documents), […]

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The Rule of Law, or the Law of Rulers?

One of the principal things that distinguishes a free nation from totalitarianism is that in a totalitarian nation, those in power can decide they don’t like what you are doing and can punish you at their whim. In a free nation, we have the rule of law, which means that you are innocent until found […]

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A Leak by Any Other Name

Glenn Greenwald hits the ironic nail on the head when he points out that the US Justice Department has a double standard for dealing with leaks of classified information. On one hand there is Bradley Manning, rotting in solitary confinement, and Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, who some US politicians say should be assassinated. On the […]

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Mission Accompliated

© Matt Bors I just don’t see how they can prosecute Julian Assange unless they also prosecute Bush and Cheney for what they did to Valerie Plame.

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Corporate State Secrets

Glenn Greenwald has a disturbing report concerning WikiLeaks, Bank of America, and the merger of corporate and government power in this country. I’m loathe to use the overused word “fascism” but the textbook definition of that particular f-word is the alignment of the government and economy of a country around corporatist interests. Just in case […]

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Is WikiLeaks Responsible for the Current Arab Pro-Democracy Movement?

A democratic revolution in Tunisia. Pro-democracy demonstrations in Egypt. Foreign Policy magazine says “In one fell swoop, the candor of the cables released by WikiLeaks did more for Arab democracy than decades of backstage U.S. diplomacy.” How? They helped the Tunisian people realize that it was obvious to the rest of the world what they […]

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People in glass houses shouldn’t condemn WikiLeaks when they supported the IRA

Congressman Peter King (R-NY) is calling for it to be made illegal for Americans to support WikiLeaks, by adding them to the Treasury Department’s “economic blacklist”. This would put WikiLeaks on the same list as terrorist groups and international drug dealers. And indeed, King has publicly likened WikiLeaks to a military act of aggression. I […]

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They came first for WikiLeaks, and I didn’t speak up because I was told they weren’t really journalists

In his first TV interview since being released from jail, Julian Assange makes several very strong points: First, Assange makes the point that WikiLeaks is a legitimate part of the media, and if people think they can avoid government attack by not defending WikiLeaks they don’t understand history: They believe that if they sell us […]

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When News Becomes Espionage

© Ruben Bolling If Julian Assange is guilty of espionage, then so are a whole lot of other journalists.

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Twofacebook

[fake news by Andy Borowitz] Julian Assange to Launch Social Network for Diplomats, Twofacebook WikiLeaks Founder Plans ‘Portal of Deceit’ Moments after being released on bail, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was already making plans for his next venture, a social network for diplomats called Twofacebook. Mr. Assange said he came up with the idea for […]

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Richard Stallman on WikiLeaks

[Richard Stallman, who started the free software movement, has an excellent editorial in The Guardian. It is also interesting that this was published in a British newspaper, not an American one. Stallman published it under the Creative Commons license that disallows derivative works, so I'm going to reprint the whole thing.] The Anonymous WikiLeaks protests […]

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WikiLeaks Leaked Cables, Set to Music

UPDATE: Another musical take on WikiLeaks:

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Michael Moore bails out Julian Assange

[I am reprinting this in its entirety because Michael Moore's servers seem to be having problems.] Why I’m Posting Bail Money for Julian Assange By Michael Moore Yesterday, in the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, the lawyers for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange presented to the judge a document from me stating that I have put […]

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War Veterans of the Future

© Cam Cardow

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Shun Swedish Sex?

[reprinted from the blog of Scott Adams (the creator of Dilbert)] Here’s a list of three things that you are unlikely to do, at least in this order: 1. Watch a Swedish movie called The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2. Read about the Swedish sex charges against Julian Assange 3. Book a vacation to […]

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