‘Manhunting Timeline’ Further Suggests US Pressured Countries to Prosecute WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief

By: Tuesday February 18, 2014 11:04 am

An entry in something the government calls a “Manhunting Timeline” suggests that the United States pressured officials of countries around the world to prosecute WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, Julian Assange, in 2010. The file—marked unclassified, revealed by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden and published by The Intercept—is dated August 2010. Under the headline, “United States, Australia, [...]

Elite Historian Acts as Gatekeeper of Liberalism, Attempts to Discredit Assange, Greenwald & Snowden

By: Sunday January 19, 2014 9:07 pm

Few personify the death of the liberal class in the United States like writer and historian Sean Wilentz, which is why it is baffling to read an entire polemical essay from him in The New Republic on why liberals should recognize that Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden “despise the liberal state” and aim to “wound” [...]

Former Swedish Prosecutor Urges Termination of Julian Assange Case

By: Sunday January 12, 2014 7:28 pm

(update below) A former Swedish prosecutor has written an op-ed for the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, where he suggests the country’s office in charge of pursuing the case against WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange terminate it entirely. Rolf Hillegren urges the Prosecutor General to reverse the decision to reopen the investigation, revoke the detention order and withdraw [...]

Until Grand Jury Investigation Disbanded, WikiLeaks Should Remain Skeptical of US Officials’ Statements

By: Tuesday November 26, 2013 3:58 pm

(updates 1 & 2 below) For the second time in the past weeks, anonymous United States government officials have spoken to a reporter with the Washington Post about a possible case against WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange. “The Justice Department has all but concluded it will not bring charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing [...]

Unnamed ‘Senior Law Enforcement Sources’ Claim US Government Wouldn’t Arrest Assange Today

By: Monday November 18, 2013 7:34 pm

None of the unnamed “senior law enforcement sources” that The Washington Post spoke to were willing to go on the record, but multiple individuals appear to have made statements seeking to dispel the notion that the United States government has a “sealed indictment” against WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange. One “law enforcement official,” whoever this person [...]

WikiLeaks Reveals Provisions of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Where Countries Oppose United States

By: Wednesday November 13, 2013 11:22 am

There are twelve countries that have been involved in the ultra-secretive process of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Six hundred corporate advisors have been given access to the text of this so-called free trade agreement while the public has been deprived of reading what is being negotiated on behalf of corporations. But that secrecy has [...]

Statement by Julian Assange on Today’s Sentencing of Bradley Manning

By: Wednesday August 21, 2013 1:59 pm

Today the well-known whistleblower Bradley Manning has been ordered by a military court in Maryland to spend a minimum of 5.2 years in prison with a 32 year maximum (including time already spent in detention), for revealing information about US government behaviour to the public. This hard-won minimum term represents a significant tactical victory for [...]

Washington Post Editorial Board: ‘WikiLeaks Differs From Journalism’

By: Sunday August 4, 2013 9:21 pm

How so? The Washington Post editorial board has determined in an editorial  on Manning’s conviction that WikiLeaks “differs from journalism in methods if not goals.” The editorial argues: As a newspaper, The Post thrives on revelatory journalism and often benefits from leaks, sometimes inspired by dissent and other times by spin. The Web site WikiLeaks, which published the [...]

Statement by Julian Assange on Verdict in Bradley Manning Court-Martial

By: Tuesday July 30, 2013 4:39 pm

Today Bradley Manning, a whistleblower, was convicted by a military court at Fort Meade of 19 offences for supplying the press with information, including five counts of ‘espionage’. He now faces a maximum sentence of 136 years. The ‘aiding the enemy’ charge has fallen away. It was only included, it seems, to make calling journalism [...]

WikiLeaks Helps Snowden Leave Hong Kong

By: Sunday June 23, 2013 10:34 am

UPDATE – 12:40 PM EST Ecuador Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino reports Ecuador has received an asylum request from Snowden. UPDATE – 12:20 PM EST There were apparently multiple diplomatic cars from Ecuador seen after Snowden landed in Moscow. Snowden is believed to have gotten into one of them. The whistleblower who revealed details on National [...]

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