State Department Witnesses Testify on Response to WikiLeaks

By: Friday June 8, 2012 12:06 am

Three State Department witnesses testified on how the department responded to the crisis the department experienced when WikiLeaks began to release over 250,000 US State Embassy cables. The testimony was heard in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of releasing classified information to WikiLeaks. They were called by Manning’s defense to [...]

Peter Van Buren & the State Department’s Suppression of Free Speech

By: Wednesday May 16, 2012 11:15 am

The State Department has taken action against one of its employees, which the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) believes is in retaliation for criticism of the State Department’s reconstruction efforts in Iraq. The ACLU sent a letter that highlights the adverse measures taken against State Department employee, Peter Van Buren, because he published a tell-all [...]

Obama Administration’s Unremitting Indifference to Pakistan’s Drone Opposition

By: Friday April 13, 2012 7:28 pm

(update) The government of Pakistan has presented the United States government with a list of demands that includes ending CIA drone strikes in the country immediately. The New York Times reports the government has also called on the Obama administration to apologize for “air strikes in November that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.” But, based on the [...]

Bill Keller’s Latest Petulant Attack on Julian Assange & WikiLeaks

By: Monday February 20, 2012 2:02 pm

Former New York Times executive editor and now op-ed columnist for the newspaper, Bill Keller, has renewed his feud with Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. In his latest column, he attempts to set the record straight on the leaks organization. Keller’s problem is that Assange isn’t going away anytime soon. He is getting his own [...]

One Year Since Cablegate Release by WikiLeaks Began

By: Monday November 28, 2011 1:18 pm

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton whose State Department was the subject of the Cablegate release (photo: IIP State) More than a thousand US government organizations and nearly two thousand private companies currently work counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence programs. Well over two million Defense Department civilian, military and contractor personnel hold confidential, secret and top [...]

The Ethiopian Government, Not WikiLeaks, Forced a Journalist to Flee

By: Thursday September 15, 2011 7:34 pm

Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi (photo: aheavens) In the Committee to Protect Journalists’ (CPJ) report on attacks on the press in Ethiopia in 2010, the advocacy organization for press freedom summarized how the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (ERDF) had “imprisoned journalists, jammed foreign broadcasters and blocked websites as it swept general elections in May.” The [...]

WikiLeaks Cables: Interior Ministry Blocked Justice After Raped Juveniles Were Found in Iraqi Prison

By: Wednesday September 14, 2011 4:30 pm

Jawad al-Bulani (photo: DoD Imagery) Over 1,400 detainees were found in an Iraqi Interior Ministry (MOI) detention facility known as “Site 4″ by an inspection team on May 30, 2006. An inspection team uncovered cases of juveniles, who were raped to induce confessions, and a hook-and-pulley system for torturing detainees. [The Dissenter reported on this revelation [...]

Complaint Urges International Criminal Court to Investigate Vatican for Sex Crimes

By: Tuesday September 13, 2011 7:47 pm

Pope Ratzinger (photo: Ammar Abd Rabbo) The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed an International Criminal Court (ICC) complaint case today that calls on the ICC to investigate and prosecute the Vatican for crimes against humanity. The complaint details what the two groups call “systematic [...]

WikiLeaks’ Cablegate Spawns Passwordgate

By: Wednesday August 31, 2011 10:11 pm

Cablegate (photo: Global Astrology Blog) Decryption passwords for an encrypted file containing the entire cache of unredacted unpublished US State Embassy cables have been disclosed. The file has been cracked and supposedly two WikiLeaks mirror sites have published the cache of unredacted unpublished cables. It is only a matter of time before cables that WikiLeaks [...]

WikiLeaks: Australian Demonstrations by Communities, Protest Groups Closely Monitored by US Diplomats

By: Tuesday August 30, 2011 11:45 pm

Rainbow protest on Gaza massacre to Australia PM Kevin Rudd (photo: Takver) Pro-Cuba, pro-Serbian, pro-Palestinian, pro and anti-Kosovo Independence, Sri Lankan, antiwar and socialist demonstrations were closely monitored by the US Embassy in Canberra, Australia in 2008 and 2009, a secret cable posted by WikiLeaks reveals. The cable also reveals the Embassy kept tabs on [...]

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