Wikileaks Newslinks for 24 February, 2011

24 February, 2011 —

Assange Arrives for Extradition Hearing in London
New York Times
By RAVI SOMAIYA LONDON — Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, arrived
at a London court on Thursday to find out if he is to be extradited to
Sweden to face accusations of sexual abuse. The founder of WikiLeaks,
Julian Assange, arriving at the court …

Libya rejected offers to invest with Bernie Madoff, Allen Stanford: WikiLeaks
London, Feb 24(ANI): Libya’s Moammar al-Gadhafi regime had turned down
offers from American Ponzi schemers Bernie Madoff and Allen Stanford,
according to classified US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks. A cable
revealed that the head of Libya’s …

US ‘frustratingly slow’ on Wikileaks: DFAT
Sydney Morning Herald
Australian officials say they were frustrated by how long it took the
United States to brief them on the contents of diplomatic cables leaked to
the WikiLeaks website. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Secretary
Dennis Richardson says it took …

WikiLeaks: Uribe authorized “clandestine operations” in Venezuela
Fox News
The cable, one of thousands provided to the Bogota paper by the
international non-profit organization WikiLeaks, shows that the
conservative Uribe, who governed from 2002-2010, gave the authorization at
a time of friendly relations between his …

WIKILEAKS: Mexican President’s Guard Leaked Secrets To Drug Cartels
The Business Insider
Image: AP A Mexican army officer assigned to guard President Felipe
Calderon leaked military intelligence to drug cartels, trained hit men and
supplied military weapons to Los Zetas, according to a US Embassy cable
recently released by Wikileaks. …

The WikiLeaks Guide to the Gadhafi Clan
AOL News
Moammar Gadhafi heads a fractious family obsessed with power, wealth and
chart-topping R&B stars, according to US diplomatic cables released by
anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks. Those damning documents portray the tyrant and
his eight children as a bizarre …

WikiLeaks: Beyonce, Usher, Mariah Carey Party with Gadhafi Son
In US State Department cables posted on the website WikiLeaks, US officials
say Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s son Mutassim threw two major New
Year’s bashes at St. Barts island in the Caribbean — one in 2009 and the
next the following year — with …

WikiLeaks: Mariah Paid $1M To Perform For Qaddafi’s Son
RTT News
(RTTNews) – Diplomatic cables revealed by WikiLeaks have reported that
Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi’s son paid Mariah Carey $1 million for a
performance. As quoted in the New York Times, the leaked documents report
that the singer was paid by Seif …

Anonymous vows to take leaking to the next level
That could mean time is running out to pay for Assange to appear at your
dinner party (via video message), but it’s a reason to purchase a “Free
Assange” T-shirt, now available from WikiLeaks’ online store. It may take
more than a few shirts to pull …

DFAT says secret files are WikiLeaks-proof
ABC Online
The Department of Foreign Affairs has reviewed its computer security
systems following the WikiLeaks saga to ensure classified documents are
kept safe. The whistleblower website has published several diplomatic
cables from the US embassy in Canberra. …

New details on army, police illegal wiretaps: WikiLeaks
Colombia Reports
Cables released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday give details on illegal
wiretapping carried out by members of Colombia’s police, army and
Prosecutor General’s Office against a Supreme Court magistrate. A cable
dated October 13, 2009 discusses a case in which …

Whistleblowers Need More Cash Or The Anonymity Of Wikileaks
Wikileaks or bigger cash rewards. That’s the stark choice offered by
Sherron Watkins, the woman who made the cover of Time Magazine in 2002 for
exposing abuses at energy trader Enron. Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street
Reform and Consumer Protection Act, …

WikiLeaks: Azerbaijan’s Unstable Relationship with Turkey, US, and Russia
AzeriReport (blog)
February 23, 2011: The Russian website “Russkiy Reportyor” released yet
another round of the WikiLeaks reports on the diplomatic cables from the US
Embassy in Baku to the US State Department. The cables signed by then the
US ambassador to Azerbaijan …

WikiLeaks: Gadhafi Turned Down Madoff
Huffington Post
Libyan leader Moamar Gadhafi turned down a chance to invest with Bernie
Madoff and accused ponzi schemer Allen Stanford, according to a new
diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks. (The UK’s Telegraph has the full
cable, dated January 28, 2010. …

High-Profile Law Professor Dershowitz Joins WikiLeaks’ US Defense Team
Defense Counsel: Alan Dershowitz (left) will join in the legal defense of
WikiLeaks, the website led by Julian Assange (right). Dershowitz is serving
as an American legal consultant to WikiLeaks, the organization that has
made public thousands of …

WikiLeaks and a Failed Secrecy Bid Push Pfizer to Settle Fatal Drug Test Case
BNET (blog)
Pfizer (PFE)’s settlement of the Trovan case — in which it was accused of
unethically testing a meningitis drug on African children in 1996 without
their consent — appears to have been triggered, in part, by WikiLeaks and
Pfizer’s failed attempt to …

WikiLeaks opens online shop
Belfast Telegraph
WikiLeaks has decided to cash in on its global notoriety by opening up an
online shop to sell branded T-shirts, mugs, hoodies and bumper stickers.
One features a black and white portrait of the transparency campaigner in a
style similar to the iconic …

WikiLeaks: Gaddafi family a web of greed, nepotism
The assessments by US diplomats were published by the secret-spilling web
site WikiLeaks as Gaddafi vowed to fight to the “last drop of blood” to put
down an uprising against his 42-year rule of the North African nation. At
least 300 protesters are …,7340,L-4032995,00.html

Gadaffi restores Libya internet access to check
The Daily Shame
It was, people hoped, the beginning of the end, but cables released via
Wikileaks this morning indicate that it was a temporary hiatus. Libyan
telecoms officals were ordered to restore access for 5 minutes while
Colonel Muammar Gadaffi checked …

NEW WIKILEAKS: ‘Internecine Warfare’ Between Qaddafi’s Children Is Escalating
The Business Insider
Amid turmoil related to the 40th anniversary of the revolution, Muammar
al-Qadhafi’s recent election as African Union chairman, proposed
political-economic reforms and persistent rumors about al-Qadhafi’s health
and the absence of a viable mechanism to …

Uribe Approved Anti-Guerrilla Operations in Venezuela: WikiLeaks
Americas Quarterly (blog)
by AQ Online A US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks today, dated
November 16, 2008, from then-US Ambassador to Colombia, William B. Wood,
reveals that former President Alvaro Uribe authorized “clandestine
cross-border operations against the FARC …

Businesses assured they can trust cloud computing
Experian QAS Australia
“Nation states and non-state actors like WikiLeaks pose new threats that
can only be countered with our own cooperative ecosystem.” Earlier this
month, Andrew Stevens – the new chief of IBM Australia – forecast cloud
computing services will be adopted …

Africa: Citizens Come of Age
I have to admit that the Wikileaks saga distracted me. I thought 2011 would
be the year that access to information and freedom of the press pundits
would fight it out with state supremacy wonks. But I was wrong. This is the
year of the citizen. …

Inside the Strange World of Muammar Qaddafi
The AtlanticWire
Now, thanks to the leaked State Department documents released by WikiLeaks,
a fuller portrait of the Libyan dictator is beginning to come out. Here’s
what news agencies are taking away from the files: Qaddafi has a passion
for Flamenco dancing and …

ThinkProgress: Progressive Muckrakers, Targeted by the Chamber
The Investigative Fund (blog)
Anonymous promptly hacked the email and Twitter accounts of HBGary and
posted hundreds of company emails on its WikiLeaks-style site, AnonLeaks.
Among the documents obtained was a PowerPoint presentation entitled The
WikiLeaks Threat that presented …,_targeted_by_the_chamber

High Tide: From France’s Libya Sanctions Push To Argentina FATF Concerns
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Samuel Rubenfeld The New York Times digs further into a cable released
by WikiLeaks about corruption in Libya called “Qadhafi Incorporated.”
On the UK Bribery Act, there are still big questions, little guidance and
more delays. …

WikiLeaks: Libya Pressed Oil Firms To Reimburse Terror Costs
Huffington Post
The cables, obtained by WikiLeaks and seen by Reuters, also offer insight
into Gaddafi’s views on regional neighbor Saudi Arabia. One cable recounts
how, in 2006, Gaddafi had urged the United States to call for “self
determination” for tribal groups of …

Nuclear Madness in Tripoli
The New York Review of Books (blog)
If any further proof is needed of Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi’s mental
instability it is provided by WikiLeaks dispatches from US diplomats in
Tripoli in November and December of 2009. At issue was some nearly loose
nuclear material, …

Why you can’t stop insider threats
By Alan Joch In the wake of the WikiLeaks disclosures, all the soul
searching and mandated risk assessments have made one thing painfully
clear: Some of the most damaging security breaches originate from inside an
agency’s firewalls. …

Riddle sends Julian Assange to Swedish Gitmo
The Spoof (satire)
London – The WikiLeaks publisher is hopping mad at losing an extradition
fright at Belmarsh Magistrates Court today. Oddly-named Chief Magistrate
Judge Howard Riddle told Assange “Hanging’s too good for you!” and had him
clapped in irons ahead of the …

My, What A Busy Week!
The Portland Mercury
OPEN SECRETS—At tonight’s Oregon Humanities-sponsored Think and Drink,
the “unknown blogger who changed WikiLeaks coverage” will team up with a U
of O journalism professor to talk about (what else?) government secrets!
And maybe also sex scandals and …

WikiLeaks Gift Shop | Julian Assange WikiLeaks Apparel | The Daily …
WikiLeaks supporters have a new, highly commercial way to support anonymous
information-sharing: apparel.

NewsDaily: UK verdict on WikiLeaks’s Assange extradition due
By Michael Holden
A British court is expected to rule on Thursday whether WikiLeaks founder
Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden where he is accused of sex

Wikileaks: Gadhafi Family A Web Of Greed, Nepotism
By The Huffington Post News Editors
CAIRO — The children of Moammar Gadhafi were increasingly engaged in
recent months in covering up scandals fit for a “Libyan soap opera,”
including negative publicity from extravagant displays of wealth, such as a
million-dollar private …

A Tour of the WikiLeaks Gift Shop | The Atlantic Wire
By Ray Gustini
This is the dilemma facing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: when you’re in
the business of exposing secrets, how do you stay in business? Initially,
Assange took the predictable route, striking a $1.3 million deal in
December to write …

WikiLeaks: The outlaw brand turns to spin and merchandising to …
By daveibsen
WikiLeaks shot to fame less than a year ago when it published thousands of
classified U.S. documents. Its leader, Julian Assange quickly became a cult
hero to some, and a dangerous traitor to others. Now, WikiLeaks and Assange
need to.

Barroso v. Putin: The WikiLeaks cable | Brussels blog | News on …
By Peter Spiegel
Brussels blog from the Financial Times covering the EU’s foreign and
economic policies and news on the European Commission and European

Julian Assange Opens a Wikileaks Gift Shop | Politics
By Megan Gaffney
Wikileaks’ Online Gift Shop Just when you thought the Wikileaks controversy
couldn’t get any more bizarre, Julian Assange ups the weirdo factor.

Wikileaks Opens Online Store, Looks For Revenue Stream …
By (Desire Athow)
“Wikileaks is looking to generate more revenue by launching an online shop
that is run by Spreadshirt AG. Supporters of Julian Assange and the
Wikileaks cause will be able to buy a variety of products like shirts,
messenger bags, hats, …

Lieberman Episode Prompts Wikileaks Chart Host to Rethink What It …
By Nancy Scola
In December, Senator Joe Lieberman called on any “company or organization
that is hosting Wikileaks to immediately terminate its relationship with
them.” The data visualization host Tableau quickly pulled down Wikileaks
charts; …

Qaddafi Loses Control of East As WikiLeaks Cables Reveal Sons …
By Nitasha Tiku
WikiLeaks cables show the Mariah Carey–loving spending habits of
Qaddafi’s sons.

P2P Foundation “ Blog Archive “ Why the Wikileaks backlash is futile
By Michel Bauwens
WikiLeaks and the Age of Transparency. ORBooks, 2011. “Here’s why the
anti- WikiLeaks backlash is futile. The transparency movement is not going
away. Today , the wall between powerful elected officials and the people
they want to …

UK verdict on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition due …
By Ingela Maledevic
The Thursday ruling by Judge Howard Riddle at Belmarsh Magistrates court
will determine whether Julian Assange – the founder of the contentious
WikiLeaks site which leaked thousands of secret US diplomatic cables some
time back – should …

Wikileaks: Gaddafi Inc., the Lindsay Lohan of Dictators …
By Robert Weller
Gaddafi gets more breaks than a Hollywood celebrity.

PSFK “ WikiLeaks Opens a Gift Shop, Oil Prices Soar & Google …
By Dan Gould
WikiLeaks Opens a Gift Shop, Oil Prices Soar & Google Person Finder In New
Zealand [World Headlines] · Share. February 23, 2011. A selection of world
news from around the web. Oil at 2-year high raises concern about economy

Wikileaks opens online store in attempt to raise funds …
WikiLeaks, the international non-profit organisation that publishes
submissions. ..

UK verdict on WikiLeaks’s Assange extradition due | iBlogAuto
By iblogauto
By Michael HoldenLONDON (Reuters) – A British court is expected to rule
on Thursday whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited
to Sweden where he is accused of sex crimes.During three days of legal
argument earlier …

Dialogic: Wikileaks: The Key Players
By Thivai Abhor
Wikileaks: The Key Players. [Really no description necessary other than
just watch and learn and think and discuss] ABC “Meet Eight of the Central
Players in the Wikileaks Saga as They Reveal the Story Behind the Story
That Took the …

Twitter / WikiLeaks: WikiLeaks: Russian paper s …
WikiLeaks: Russian paper shutdown after Putin story

Julian Assange: Chief Marketing Officer of WikiLeaks
Are government spooks really out to get Julian Assange? Or are his claims
simply a ruse designed to attract the spotlight? WikiLeaks former Number 2
has a …!5756379/julian-assange-chief-marketing-officer-of-wikileaks

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