Newsweek has published exclusive! photographs of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange enjoying Christmas in the Bail Mansion. Photos: Robert King / Polaris.
The Internets are buzzing about an interview Julian Assange gave to Al Jazeera’s Arabic channel Wednesday, in which the WikiLeaks frontman reportedly threatened to release cables showing that various Arab officials were working with the CIA.
from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin
Wired.com: Lamo/Manning Wikileaks chat logs contain no unpublished references to Assange or private servers
from Boing Boing by Sean Bonner and Rob Beschizza
Possible effects of WikiLeaks on Middle East
So, we should read Wikileaks cables from different perspective. Maybe it can be for the Middle East policies of America and of course Turkey has an
In a recent BBC interview Julian Assange stated: “People affiliated with our organization have already been assassinated.” This was not pursued by the BBC interviewer, but apparently caused consternation among other members of the media who had not heard this story. So here it is for reference.
The NATO Weapons Repository, aka the Republic of Turkey
NATO, it seems, would rather condemn as dangerous the WikiLeaks cables confirming the presence of US nuclear bombs in Turkey, thus leaving the bombs
A WikiLeaks Christmas: Julian Assange gets festive
On Christmas Day, he sat down to turkey with all the trimmings as a special guest of the Smith family. The picture of him holding court was part of a
from Global Voices Online by Ellery Biddle
Conspiracy Theory Links Israel to WikiLeaks
PR Newswire (press release)
… intelligence agencies orchestrated WikiLeaks as a public relations campaign. On December 1, Huseyin Celik, a deputy leader of AKP, Turkey’s ruling party
” CNN Fails Again on WikiLeaks Coverage “
Brad Blog (blog)
The ignorance on display in this CNN interview segment concerning Wikileaks and Julian Assange yesterday is simply astonishing. I’d expect the misinformed
THOSE INCITING MURDER UPON JULIAN ASSANGE AND/OR MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY.
from Boing Boing by Rob Beschizza
There are Wikileaks clones in Southeast Asia: Thaileaks from Thailand, Indoleaks from Indonesia and PinoyLeaks from the Philippines. These websites were established/revived this month to support the work started by Wikileaks and to expose secret government documents in their respective countries.
Thaileaks ‘resurrected’ Wikileaks in Thailand after the latter was blocked by the government
Mikhail Khordokovsky, the ex-tycoon who was convicted in a Moscow courtroom Monday on embezzlement charges — a development that surprised approximately zero observers — faces a grim short-term future, judging from a cable released this weak that describes the Russian prison system in painful detail.
from WL Central by GeorgieBC
CBS News has compiled a substantial list of significant revelations made by WikiLeaks during the past year. Their links lead to many other sources and constitute a valuable reference tool and archive.
The Low Orbit Ion Cannon, or LOIC, is a popular tool for taking down websites these days. It was used on Visa, Master Card, Paypal and other institutions by “Anonymous” hacktivists.
Updated from the December 19th post.
BalkanLeaks “The Balkans are not keeping secrets anymore.” According to an article in Sofia Echo this site is set up by a Paris-based Bulgarian, Atanas Chobanov and seeks confidential documents related to political, criminal or financial topics.
Peninsula has an article based on a continuation of last week’s interview with Julian Assange by Ahmed Mansour for Al Jazeera Arabic.
The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, which announced late last month that it had obtained full access to the WikiLeaks CableGate archive, has already caused a stir with this cable from Feb. 15, 2009, which discusses a planned German satellite reconnaissance system (my emphasis):
Further to my open letter on those inciting murder upon Julian Assange, this op ed style post again responds to those who say that Julian Assange should be kidnapped, executed, murdered or otherwise be “whacked”, to use a favourite Hollywood gangster expression. It is a much expanded variant of the open letter to the inciters at Wikileaks Central.