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Wikileaks: Bradley Manning speaks about his conditions

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

At Firedoglake, David House writes a lengthy and detailed report from visits with Pfc. Bradley Manning, who has been in military detention for months for being the presumed source of Wikileaks’ most damning US government leaks. Manning’s lawyer and others have written about the conditions under which manning is held as “extreme,” and amounting to cruel and inhumane?some would argue the sleep and movement deprivation and solitary confinement amounts to torture. But before this, no one has heard from Manning himself.

Wikileaks’s Cloudy Pages and Turkey
www.worldbulletin.net
It is possible to read many claims about Turkey in Wikileaks. Firstly, let us look at these allegements and then the comments of some Turkish columnists.

ISP shuts down Wikileaks mirror over complaints from upstream provider

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

From EFF, a disturbing story about a customer of SiteGround, an ISP, who had his account suspended and was forced to remove a mirror of the Wikileaks Cablegate archive because SoftLayer, the ISP that provides SiteGround with its bandwidth, objected. Imagine a future in which your ability to host a website depends on not upsetting your ISP, its upstream provider, the provider upstream of that, and so on, all the way up to some giant tier-one telco like AT&T.

Rethinking the Wikileaks Cables
Hudson New York
It is more accurate to note that while there is currently a cold war, it is between what Daniel Pipes terms a “revolutionary bloc,” led primarily by Turkey

Bruce Sterling on #cablegate

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

Bruce Sterling’s take on the #cablegate situation is pure gold — a fierce, clear-eyed look at the forces that made pieta Manning, the ideology of assangeism, the wounded bellowing of an empire in decline with its trousers around its knees. Must-read stuff:

Spain’s House rejects new copyright law; #cablegate showed it had been written by the US government

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

The Spanish House of Representatives has rejected a new copyright law that would have made the nation’s file-sharing sites and services illegal. Some of the leaked #cablegate cables affirmed what many had suspected: the law had been pushed by the US government on behalf of the Hollywood studios. Local activists told me that they believed the legislation would pass despite broad national condemnation; however, El Pais accelerated its schedule in oder to release the relevant cables before the House voted — and it seems that this did the trick. While they might have been willing to vote for the new copyright law if they could at least pretend to have written it, Spain’s legislators balked at enacting legislation that had been incontrovertibly conjured up by powerful foreign corporations against the interest of Spain’s own citizens.

Wikileaks: All 250,000 cables reported leaked in Norway

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

To do tonight in LA: WikiLeaks Wednesday at CRASH Space

from Boing Boing by Sean Bonner

Tonight, at 8PM, the Los Angeles hackerspace CRASH Space (of which I’m a member) will be hosting the first WikiLeaks Wednesday.

How WikiLeaks Became the Story of the Year in 2010 [VIDEO]

from Mashable! by Meghan Peters

?WikiLeaks? Becomes a Recognized Word in the English Language

from Mashable! by Jolie O’Dell

CIA?s Answer to WikiLeaks: WTF

from Mashable! by Stan Schroeder

WikiLeaks partners with Russian paper for Kremlin corruption dump

from Wiki Leaks by Joshua Keating

As promised,  WikiLeaks appears to be about to begin releasing information on Russian government corruption, and they’re teaming up with Novaya Gazeta, a rare Russian newspaper known for its critical coverage and investigative reporting:

10 days in Sweden: the full allegations against Julian Assange | Media | The Guardian

Lawmakers Must Respect Freedom of Expression in Wikileaks Debate

from EFF.org Updates by rebecca

San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a broad coalition of advocacy organizations sent an open letter to U.S. lawmakers today, calling on government officials to respect freedom of expression in the debate over the whistle-blower website Wikileaks.

Assange: US pushing “Digital McCarthyism” in assault on Wikileaks

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

[Video Link] Wikileaks founder Julian Assange gave an interview with msnbc’s Cenk Uygur today. During the exchange, Assange denies conspiring to commit espionage with U.S. Army Specialist Bradley Manning, as it is believed US prosecutors would like to charge. Assange says these claims are “absolute nonsense.” Responding to Vice President Biden’s claims that he is “a high-tech terrorist,” the leaker-in-chief effectively accused the United States of terrorism?threatening violent, extralegal actions in its assault on Wikileaks.

Goodbye Cablegate, hello Kebabgate

from Wiki Leaks by Charles Homans

New Zealand has, less than shockingly, not been a major presence in the WikiLeaks saga so far. So congratulations are order for the U.S. embassy in Wellington, which made a strong showing in the Guardian yesterday with a tale of international espionage that somehow involves Mossad, Hamas, cerebral palsy, and mutton.

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