25 Jul 2010

Wikileaks’ Release of Secret Afghan War Archives

Wikileaks releases 91,737 US military files documenting all aspects of the Afghan war and occupation. From new information about allies to detailed info on unreported civilian killings and Special Ops assassination teams, the release is unprecedented and shows how very futile this continuing war really is.

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06 Jul 2010

Wikileaks Leaker Bradley Manning Finally Charged

If the government charged that Manning leaked 50 cables, it presumably didn’t come from his own confession, unless he leaked those cables to someone after May 22. That means they either got proof from Wikileaks that it received the cables, Manning leaked the cables after May 22, or someone else (Lamo?) received the cables and therefore offered proof they got leaked.

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06 Jul 2010

Wikileaks Leaker Bradley Manning Finally Charged

The government has finally charged Bradley Manning, the Wikileaks leaker. He is charged with two counts of violating the UCMJ, one related to loading onto his own unsecure computer a set of information and adding unauthorized software to a military network computer, and the other related to accessing and passing

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19 Jun 2010

The Unfortunate Necessity of Wikileaks

The rogue whistleblower site keeps popping up in the news, and the reasons it does illustrate why it has become so important.

For more on pruning back executive power see Pruning Shears.

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11 Jun 2010

Transcript: Daniel Ellsberg Says He Fears US Might Assassinate Wikileaks Founder

Daniel Ellsberg, the former US military analyst who released the pentagon papers in 1971, appeared on MSNBC today with Dylan Ratigan. He said he fears for the safety of Julian Assange, founder of Wikileak, who is reportedly on the verge of leaking secret State Department cables. The Daily Beast reports that Assange is currently being sought by the pentagon, and Ellsberg advises him not to reveal his whereabouts.

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11 Jun 2010

Transcript: Daniel Ellsberg Says He Fears US Might Assassinate Wikileaks Founder

Daniel Ellsberg, the former US military analyst who released the pentagon papers in 1971, appeared on MSNBC today with Dylan Ratigan.  He said he fears for the safety of Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, who is reportedly on the verge of leaking secret State Department cables.  The Daily Beast reports

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21 Apr 2010

Is Gawker Trying To Smear Wikileaks In Their Ongoing Tension With Facebook?

In the ongoing battle between Wikileaks and Facebook, does Gawker and its usual aggressive snark smear the “whistleblowing” site in defense of the question move by the social protocol?

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08 Apr 2010

Blues from a gun

Upon hearing that one of the victims is a young girl, the pilots laugh, “Well, it’s their fault for bringing their kids to a battle”. Aspiring to become History’s Greatest  Monster, Marc Thiessen wants you to know that those guys in the Apache attack helicopter are probably kicking themselves right

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06 Apr 2010

Debate war as it is, not as you want it to be

War is ugly. It sounds like a cliché at this point, and most of us never really have to think about how truly horrifying it is. This week, however, we got some disturbing glimpses into the reality of the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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06 Apr 2010

Neo-Cons Defend Massacre of Iraqi Journalists, Children

Bloodthirsty neo-cons who would defend barbecuing Arab babies on the White House lawn if they were told it was part of the “war on terror” are disgracefully scrambling to defend a shocking video released by Wikileaks which shows U.S. Apache helicopters massacring Iraqi journalists and children in Baghdad while laughing about it.

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