In continuing fall out from those hacked Sony emails, Wikileaks revealed that actor Ben Affleck asked that his ancestor’s slave owning past be scrubbed from…
via CNN Julian Assange demanded that the United States drop its “witch hunt” against WikiLeaks on Sunday as he made his first public appearance after months effectively confined to the Embassy of Ecuador in London. “As WikiLeaks stands under threat, so does the freedom of expression and the health of all our societies,” the founder […]
via BBC News The US soldier accused of leaking thousands of government secrets struggled with emotional problems and gender issues, a court has heard. Private Bradley Manning faces 22 charges of distributing state secrets to anti-secrecy site Wikileaks. But his defence have questioned whether he should have been given access to the sensitive documents in […]
A new report from WikiLeaks claims that U.S. soldiers killed Iraqi children execution style and then called for an air raid to cover up the evidence. The cable from WikiLeaks details a 2006 incident in southern Iraq in which 10 Iraqi civilians were killed, including four children and a 5-month-old baby. McClatchy reports: The unclassified […]
The Department of Justice has subpoenaed NY Times investigative journalist Jim Risen, to testify in a whistle-blower prosecution involving Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA agent, whom the DOJ says leaked information to Risen for a story that exposed information on the War on Terror. However, Risen refused to testify, proclaiming it violates his privilege to […]
Via BBC News US Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual has resigned amid a row over leaked diplomatic cables in which he doubted Mexico’s ability to tackle drug gangs. The dispute flared last month when Mexican President Felipe Calderon accused Mr Pascual of “ignorance”. He said the US cables, released by Wikileaks in December, had […]
NEW YORK New cables released by WikiLeaks show the extent of the DEA’s involvement with the worldwide drug trade as well as the extent of political corruption that drugs are causing in several countries. One cable reported that the District Attorney of Sierra Leone offered a $2.5 million dollar bribe to free South American drug […]
LONDON — A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Friday that she expects the U.S. to indict him soon, but the prospect of Assange being sent to Sweden in a sex-crimes inquiry may make it less likely that he’ll wind up before an American judge.
London — Hackers rushed to the defense of WikiLeaks on Wednesday, launching a new attack on Visa after shutting down MasterCard, Swedish prosecutors, a Swiss bank and others who have acted against the site and jailed founder Julian Assange.
WikiLeak’s impresario Julian Assange has stirred up multiple hornet’s nests with the release this year of intelligence documents on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and, most recently, candid diplomatic cables that reveal the raw underbelly of U.S. international relations.
Washington– The release of more than 250,000 classified State Department documents forced the Obama administration into damage control, trying to contain fallout from unflattering assessments of world leaders and revelations about backstage U.S. diplomacy.