Live Blog: WikiLeaks Releases the Stratfor Emails (Day 9)

By: Tuesday March 6, 2012 11:36 am

8:50 PM EST A fine op-ed from Mark Levine on Stratfor: …Stratfor’s raison d’etre would seem to be to provide a sinecure for out of work or wanna-be spies, intelligence analysts, security officials and “diplomats” who aren’t high enough up the CIA or State Department food chain or respected enough to land the more plumb positions [...]

Live Blog: WikiLeaks Releases the Stratfor Emails (Day 8)

By: Monday March 5, 2012 9:58 am

10:35 AM EST More discussion of Carlos the Jackal. This comes from a source, who says “the information I have is based on a mix of public and classified information that I was exposed to during my service in Israel and Europe.” He is not “sure what information is still classified” so he suggests not mentioning [...]

Live Blog: WikiLeaks Releases the Stratfor Emails (Day 7)

By: Sunday March 4, 2012 12:16 pm

UPDATE – 10:12 PM EST There will be more emails very soon so, if you are losing interest in the release, I remind you that only around 650 emails of over 5 million have been released. Also, let me introduce you to a site I used to regularly publish to and a crew that has [...]

Live Blog: WikiLeaks Releases the Stratfor Emails (Day 6)

By: Saturday March 3, 2012 9:49 am

UPDATE – 8:00 PM EST Good round-up on what the emails reveal about the US’ brutal, often condescending diplomacy toward New Zealand UPDATE – 7:45 PM EST Only a handful of emails released today. Only 643 emails of five million or so emails released thus far. There aren’t likely to be anymore emails released today. [...]

Live Blog: WikiLeaks Releases the Stratfor Emails (Day 5)

By: Friday March 2, 2012 9:36 am

UPDATE – 7:54 PM EST The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is partly to blame for the Balkan Wars, according to the Stratfor emails. UPDATE – 5:17 PM EST WikiLeaks statement on what the emails indicate about the possibility that Assange will be extradited to the US eventually. UPDATE – 5:13 PM EST While we wait [...]

Live Blog: WikiLeaks Releases the Stratfor Emails (Day 4)

By: Thursday March 1, 2012 9:11 am

10:48 PM EST And, here are a bunch of emails with Stratfor employees going back and forth about what they think of Anonymous and the war Anonymous supposedly declared on the Mexican drug cartels after a hacker was kidnapped. 10:36 PM EST McClatchy reports on the emails that look at the discontent in the Venezuelan [...]

Why the ‘Hoo-Ha’ About DHS ‘Spying’ on the Occupy Movement Is Reasonable

By: Wednesday February 29, 2012 8:10 pm

WikiLeaks published a Homeland Security Department (DHS) report yesterday that showed DHS had been monitoring the Occupy movement. Naturally, those that had been participating in Occupy protests reacted to the news. They were outraged that DHS would suggest that growing support for the Occupy movement increased the possibility of violence. They were upset that Homeland [...]

Live Blog: WikiLeaks Releases the Stratfor Emails (Day 3)

By: Wednesday February 29, 2012 9:05 am

UPDATE – 8:37 PM EST No more new emails released yet. Kind of a slow day, which may indicate WikiLeaks is having problems with its media partners. I don’t know. Anyways… I wrote a response to a blogger for The Atlantic who didn’t find the fuss about the Homeland Security report on the Occupy movement to [...]

WikiLeaks Uncovers Report Showing Homeland Security Monitored Occupy Movement

By: Tuesday February 28, 2012 8:22 pm

(update below) The transparency organization WikiLeaks has published an assessment report from the Homeland Security Department (DHS) on the Occupy movement that was put together in October of last year. The assessment was attached to a Stratfor email, one of five million or so emails the organization obtained and has been releasing since February 27. [...]

Live Blog: WikiLeaks Releases Stratfor Emails (Day 2)

By: Monday February 27, 2012 7:56 pm

UPDATE – 11:04 PM EST Al-Akhbar English has a full report on Stratfor’s interest or perhaps fixation on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. One really interesting part of the story is what Stratfor considered doing with the diplomatic cables that were released: Prior to the release of the diplomatic cables, George Friedman, founder and CEO of [...]

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