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credit card ad parody #wikileaks

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this n that

Go read the whole thing: “USA! USA!” is the wrong response by David Sirota This is bin Laden’s lamentable victory: He has changed America’s psyche from one that saw violence as a regrettable-if-sometimes-necessary act into one that finds orgasmic euphoria … Continue reading

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this n that

A lot of buzz this morning about proposed changes to applications for passports. For starters, it’s beginning to look like it will be easier to get a security clearance than a passport if these changes go through. State Dept. proposes … Continue reading

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from #wikileaks to #wikiwitness ?

This article makes an extraordinarily good point, and one I’ve sort of thought about but not to its logical conclusion. In terms of demanding transparency, the rise of “citizen journalism” has been critical, and duly noted by many. But as … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Bastille Day

Meanwhile things have been far from quiet in Egypt, if you’ve been paying attention. Last night, protesters stormed Mahabis Namn El Dawla, the headquarters of Egyptian’s secret police. @carwinb and @exiledsurfer have all the goods here: 2011-03-05 BASTILLEDAY in #Egypt, … Continue reading

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wikileaks: transcript of live chat hosted in sweden

I did submit a question about the timing of the release of possible Bank of America materials, but my knowledge of Swedish may have been insufficient, or they had too many questions to choose from. NB: I should clarify. Most … Continue reading

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on assange, britain, sweden, extradition and taking rape charges seriously

If all parties concerned were actually serious about rape charges, and serious about making sure all parties get their day in court to either clear their name, or to have suitable justice served, we would have long ago seen an … Continue reading

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#anonymous past and future

(By the way, I selected this morning’s picture last week — so it’s pure serendipity that I wrote this article last night, scheduled it, and then noticed it got placed right after it. Wow. Pretty cool coincidence.) I thought this … Continue reading

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pwnd by #anonymous — a conspiracy writ large

I was never a child of Watergate (I came of age during Reagan’s tenure), but my mother was and so I grew up listening to her hold forth on Nixon, Liddy, the CIA and many others. So to me, conspiracies … Continue reading

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wikileaks: the pit and the pendulum

The modern concept of investigative journalism might be fairly derived from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein‘s work on the Watergate scandal that ended Nixon’s administration. But to me the real story began a few years earlier with Daniel Ellsberg and … Continue reading

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wikileaks, the internet, egypt: at the edges and intersections

I first want to touch on the importance of communication. Believe me, as a deaf person I am acutely aware of the central place communication has in all of humanity. We are driven to communicate, we must communicate, and we … Continue reading

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wikileaks: roundup

Short version: NY Times editor reveals difficult dealings with Assange. Long version: Dealing With Julian Assange and the Secrets He Spilled. Even shorter: Seem to be personality clashes. That’s as may be — I’ve already discussed how Assange’s personality is … Continue reading

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wikileaks: “The avalanche has already started, it is too late for the pebbles to vote.”

In looking over this article, one thing that strikes me is that these Wikileaks commentaries are becoming a blend of current political issues as well as Wikileaks news, and not just purely articles about Wikileaks itself. In fact, this article … Continue reading

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wikileaks: the shape of things to come

We’ve got some interesting developments here, namely: Al Jazeera’s entry into Wikileaks style leaking, the Palestine Papers Amnesty International’s letter regarding Manning’s treatment in pretrial confinement and Dave House’s subsequent failure to meet with his friend this past weekend Charges … Continue reading

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wikileaks: trust and consequences

UpdateThe video of the Wikileaks panel mentioned below is now up here: WikiLeaks: Why It Matters. Why It Doesn’t? Gerstein spotted this little argument popping up in proceedings against Sterling, who is accused of passing information along to a NY … Continue reading

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