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credit card ad parody #wikileaks

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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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this n that

Much as I absolutely despite Rand Paul, for most of what he’d like to get done, I have to give him props on opposing the extension of the Patriot Act: Rand Paul vs. the PATRIOT Act. WT *fucking* F is … 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 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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wikileaks: will no one rid us of this turbulent #hactivist?

In the wake of the Tucson shooting and the almost frantic denials on the right of their complicity, and particularly in watching Palin dig herself in even deeper last night on Hannity’s show, I want to reiterate: words have consequences. … Continue reading

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wikileaks: roundup

The War on WikiLeaks: John Pilger’s Investigation and Interview With Julian Assange Regardless of the threats to his freedom and safety, he says the US is not WikiLeaks’ main “technological enemy.” “China is the worst offender. China has aggressive, sophisticated … Continue reading

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wikileaks: no country for online communities

I am more fascinated than I should be by Rep. Peter King‘s call to ban companies from dealing with Wikileaks (US Rep Wants To Bar Companies from Dealing With Wikileaks). Both [Wikileaks and Assange] ought to be placed on the … Continue reading

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wikileaks: social media strengths — a look at twitter

Twitter has played a huge role for me in Wikileaks — it’s kept me informed of the latest developments in the Wikileaks saga just for starters. But it’s really so much more than that, and right now there’s a constellation … Continue reading

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wikileaks: words have consequences

I want to focus on this part of Greenwald’s article What U.S. “justice” signifies around the world: Paragraphs 92-99 of the outline [of the arguments Assange’s lawyers plan to use to argue against extradition to Sweden] detail Sweden’s history of … Continue reading

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“Are you afraid? Are you fearful today?”

“Are you afraid? Are you fearful today?” “You know, I’m not. We’ve had hundreds and hundreds of protesters over the course of the last several months. Our office corner has really become an area where the Tea Party movement congregates. … Continue reading

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