Here come New Whistleblowing Sites

2010-12-19 New Whistleblowing Sites

from WL Central by GeorgieBC

Online whistleblowing conduits appear to be an exciting new trend. From technological tools to what looks a lot like old fashioned investigative journalism, here are some of the up and coming whistle blowing sites.

IndoLeaks Jakarta Globe says this appeared on December 10.

Rospil An extension of popular Russian blogger Alexei Navalny’s website, he is actively seeking documentation of corruption in the higher echelons of the national government and economy.

Details of rape, sexual assault allegations against Wikileaks’ Assange leaked to Guardian

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

(Photo: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media outside Ellingham Hall in Norfolk England, earlier today. REUTERS/Paul Hackett)

The Guardian has published the full sex crime allegations against Julian Assange, breathlessly titled “10 days in Sweden.”

Bank of America stops handling WikiLeaks payments

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Bank of America Corp. has joined several other financial institutions in refusing to handle payments for WikiLeaks, the latest blow to the secret-releasing organization’s efforts to continue operating under pressure from governments and the corporate world.

2010-12-19 Joe Biden Calls Wikileaks High Tech Terrorism as US Media Call for a More Moderate Response

from WL Central by GeorgieBC

As Joe Biden condemns Julian Assange as a “high-tech terrorist” and affirms that officials in the US Justice Department were actively exploring ways to prosecute Assange, some of the country’s media organizations have been issuing statements in wary opposition.

WikiLeaks Hearing on Espionage Act: Part 1

2010-12-17 The Guardian: US criticises court that may decide on Julian Assange extradition

from WL Central by GeorgieBC

Wikileaks/Cablegate: Guardian reports Cuba banned Michael Moore’s “Sicko” for fear of public backlash (UPDATE)

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

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UPDATE: Michael Moore responds here. In short, he says Sicko was not banned in Cuba, and describes the cable referenced below as “[A] stunning look at the Orwellian nature of how bureaucrats for the State spin their lies and try to recreate reality.” A spokesperson from Moore’s production company tells Boing Boing, “The online references are clear, it really did play on national Cuban TV, and it really is still playing on a Cuba website.”

2010-12-17 Bank of America Refuses to Process Transactions That May be Destined for Wikileaks

from WL Central by GeorgieBC

2010-12-17 The House Judiciary Committee on Wikileaks

from WL Central by GeorgieBC

Yesterday, the US House Judiciary Committee hosted a panel of Constitutional Law and national security scholars to look at the question of whether Wikileaks or Julian Assange could or should be prosecuted for publishing leaked data from the US. The three and a quarter hour hearing is available here, and an article has been posted about it today by Matt Schafer on Lippmann Would Roll.

2010-12-17 Australian Federal Police: Assange Has Committed No Crime Under Australian Law

from WL Central by GeorgieBC

As the Australian Federal Police inquiry announced its finding that neither Julian Assange nor Wikileaks have broken any Australian laws, the Australian Labor Party finds its public support slipping. According to an article in The Age, the opposition has overtaken the government for the first time since the federal election in August. Support for the coalition is up four per cent since the start of December, and support for the government is down four per cent. According to The Age:

2010-12-17: US offers Bradley Manning a plea bargain in return for testimony against Assange

from WL Central by knowledgeempire

In their latest attempt to find legitimate grounds for charging Julian Assange with a crime, US federal prosecutors have landed on the idea of charging him as a conspirator through a plea bargain that has been offered to Pfc. Bradley Manning. The plea bargain would have Manning name Julian Assange as a fellow conspirator to the leaks, which include the now infamous Collateral Murder video of April 2007. The video shows a US helicopter attack on civilians in Baghdad in which the victims included children and members of the press.

Australian Federal Police say Wikileaks committed no crime

from Wikinews

State Dept. on Cuban dissidents: Don’t hold your breath

from Wiki Leaks by Charles Homans

2010-12-16: Nieman Foundation Conference: From Watergate to WikiLeaks: Journalism and Secrecy in the New Media Age

US embassy cables: US sought to press new EU chief on rendition

In praise of David Leigh, WikiLeaks’ unsung hero
The Guardian
A little adulation with your turkey, sir? But let’s not spend too long wondering whether Julian Assange is anyone’s idea of a perfect Christmas house guest,

Erdogan Survives the WikiLeaks Challenge
As the country accounts for a large share of the cables, Turkey has witnessed a heated debate on the subject. While various media outlets broadcast programs

Bloggers: WikiLeaks, Israel strike deal
Press TV
Israel has benefited from the alleged US documents, released by WikiLeaks, Turkey’s Interior Minister Besir Atalay said earlier this month

The secular fatwa on Julian Assange, Charles Glass

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Charles Glass

In February 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa inciting the faithful to murder author Salman Rushdie for blasphemy. Within a few days, professional writers convened in London, New York, and elsewhere to discuss countering this threat. In London, we met at the National Union of Journalists? offices in Gray?s Inn Road. We had fierce arguments about how to best defend not only Rushdie, but our own right to publish without being sentenced to death. Our immediate concern was to protect Salman and his collaborators on The Satanic Verses, primarily his publishers, translators, and agents.

Wikileaks and the Moral Dualism of the U.S. State Department

from OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Maximilian Forte

[This is the second in a series of three articles I am writing about Wikileaks. The first was ?The Wikileaks Revolution? that led to a parallel article published in CounterPunch. The third one will focus on anthropology and secrecy. Before going any further, I must say that an article by a sociologist at the University of Strathclyde, Roy Revie?s ?Wikileaks and 21st Century Statecraft? at PULSE, is probably a far superior version of what I originally planned to write here, and I warmly recommend that article. It also allows me to write about something related, but in greater depth than planned.]

Wikileaks | Vatican Turkey EU

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Mavi Boncuk | Thursday, 07 December 2006, 17:58
EO 12958 DECL: 12/7/2016
B. B: ANKARA 6593, ET AL.
VATICAN 00000256 001.2 OF 002
CLASSIFIED BY: Peter Martin, Pol/Econ Chief, Vatican, State. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d)


Wikileaks | Vatican Turkey EU Part 2

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Mavi Boncuk | Wednesday, 18 August 2004, 16:27
C O N F I D E N T I A L VATICAN 003196
EO 12958 DECL: 08/18/2014
REF: A. 03 VATICAN 1164
B. 03 VATICAN 5666 C. 03 VATICAN 5748
Classified By: Charge d’affaires D. Brent Hardt. Reasons 1.5 (b) and ( d).


South Africa: Bloggers’ take on Wikileaks

from Global Voices Online by Muhammad Karim

By Muhammad Karim

Like much of the world of late, everyone has been affected by the revelations contained in WikiLeaks cables. South Africa is no exception. Here’s South African bloggers’ take on WikiLeaks.

Berlusconi the gentleman?

from Wiki Leaks by Cameron Abadi

Stars and Stripes ombudsman defends right to WikiLeaks access

from Wiki Leaks by Joshua Keating

Mark Prendergast, ombudsman for the U.S. military’s official newspaper Stars and Stripes, has a convincing piece arguing that U.S. military personnel, and particularly U.S. military journalists, should have the right to read the WikiLeaks cables:

Greed is global

from Wiki Leaks by Elizabeth Dickinson

The president of Sudan, Omar al Bashir, may have stashed as much as $9 billion abroad in British banks, claims a cable from the latest batch of WikiLeaks releases in the Guardian Friday. And if he were exposed for such blockbuster corruption, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo told U.S. officials, according to the cable, public opinion in Sudan may at last call for his arrest.

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