Wikileaks Newslinks for 30 June 2011

30 June 2011 — williambowles.info

Foreign Affairs quick to launch WikiLeaks team
Vancouver Sun
By Jordan Press, Postmedia News June 30, 2011 2:07 AM It took just a day for a WikiLeaks war room to be set up at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ottawa. The war room at first included more than 20 work stations, a scanner, shredder, …
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Foreign+Affairs+quick+launch+WikiLeaks+team/5028872/story.html

MasterCard Blames ISP Outage for Site’s Downtime
PCWorld
By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News MasterCard said on Wednesday that its main website was offline for a short period of time due to a weather-related issue at a third-party ISP and not a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack as claimed by WikiLeaks. …
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/231384/mastercard_blames_isp_outage_for_sites_downtime.html

WikiLeaks document on Gaza blockade puts Israel’s flotilla hasbara to shame
Bay Area Indymedia
by Alex Kane blog As the second “Freedom Flotilla” to Gaza attempts to
overcome the various obstacles in its way, the Israeli security
establishment is busy trying to confuse people about the economic situation
in Gaza. There’s just one big problem …
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/06/29/18683293.php

Wikileaks: US Embassy Requests Funding for Anti-Chavez Groups
Axis of Logic
The Chavez Code The latest Wikileaks releases include cables sent from the
US Embassy in Caracas to the State Department, Central Intelligence Agency,
National Security Council, and other US entities, indicating requests for
additional US government …
http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_63320.shtml

Photographer Allen Clark Granted Exclusive Access to Embattled WikiLeaks …
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
When Nashville-based photographer Allen Clark left for Europe in mid-June,
he had no idea that he would soon find himself face-to-face with one of
today’s most controversial figures, WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange. An
introduction through a mutual …
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/350849

Friendly neighborhood hackers
UI The Daily Iowan
But LulzSec isn’t the last, either: Between the cyberanarchist celebrity of
Julian Assange and WikiLeaks and the post-Arab Spring acceptance of online
organizing’s potential for real-world consequences, 2011 might finally
usher in our hacktivist future …
http://www.dailyiowan.com/2011/06/30/Opinions/23930.html

Guantánamo’s children
Sacramento News & Review
But the new report, based on materials released by the transparency
organization WikiLeaks, says that 15 minors were imprisoned there by the
United States, and at least two were only 13 years old. “In justification
for their actions,” began Almerindo …
http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/guant-aacute-namos-children/content?oid=2478395

Changing perceptions, changing the world
ABC Online
That’s undoubtedly the goal that drives Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. It was
the goal that drove Chris Masters and his team when they spent weeks
investigating the ‘joke’ in Fortitude Valley for the Four Corners program
that became known as The …
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/06/30/3257142.htm

Why NPP panicks at ‘cocaine leaks’ – Stan Dogbe
Myjoyonline.com
Wikileaks made it very clear to us that the NPP government benefited from
funding from drug barons.” Some members of the opposition party have
accused Mr Akrasi Sarpong of doing propaganda with his comments – an
accusation he has flatly rejected – but …
http://news.myjoyonline.com/politics/201106/68396.asp

Hacker Barrage Keeps On Coming: MasterCard Down
ZippyCart
“thats what you get when you mess with @wikileaks @Anon_Central and the
enter [sic] community of lulz loving individuals.” See, these people
aren’t just hacking for the sake of hacking. They’re increasingly being
referred to as “hacktivists” – hackers …
http://www.zippycart.com/ecommerce-news/2729-hacker-barrage-keeps-on-coming-mastercard-down.html

Deadline passes for new whistleblower laws
ABC Online
“We’re seeing reactions from different governments around the world to
events like those involving WikiLeaks, which just confirms how complex this
is,” he said. “It requires a really clear vision on the part of government
to put in place the rules that …
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/06/30/3258002.htm?section=justin

Arts & Entertainment : Film Review
Washington City Paper
The greatest challenge facing The New York Times is how deeply to partner
with WikiLeaks. No, wait, it’s getting Andrew Ross Sorkin and Tim Arango to
play nice on the tick-tock of the Comcast-NBC merger. Or maybe it’s how
deep to go on an exposé of the …
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/41104/page-one-inside-the-new-york-times-reviewed-whats-black/

Raymond Archer: Akrasi Sarpong should be man enough and let the cat out
Myjoyonline.com
Citing the wikileaks report which stated emphatically that the then ruling
party (New Patriotic Party )was being financed with drug money, Raymond
Archer noted that, the wikileak’s report should be enough evidence for Mr.
Akrasi Sarpong to mention the …
http://news.myjoyonline.com/politics/201106/68447.asp

iInformation is Currency/i exhibition kicks off in Shoreditch tonight
Digital Arts Online
Information is Currency is a new exhibition that draws together art and
designs from the likes of Barnbrook, Jeff Knowles, Jamie Balliu and more,
based around themes drawn from the recent Wikileaks cable releases. It’s
launched at The Book Club tonight …
http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/news/?newsid=3288628

Coming soon: The “Reading Rainbow” flash mob
Salon
David Fanning, executive producer of “Frontline,” said he was learning of
the hacking early Monday, nearly a week after the program aired its
“WikiSecrets” documentary about the leak of US diplomatic cables to the
WikiLeaks website. …
http://www.salon.com/entertainment/tv/pbs/?story=/ent/feature/2011/06/29/reading_rainbow

Saudi Arabian charity in Pakistan offers education – or is it extremism?
The Guardian
And the WikiLeaks files also show the Saudis have stepped up cooperation
with the US in flushing out militant financiers. Officials insist its
charities are now strictly above board. The IIRO, for instance, played a
prominent role in emergency relief …
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/29/saudi-charity-pakistan-extremism

Conversation starters: From illegal poker games to recycling
Las Vegas Weekly
Like WikiLeaks 2.0—now with more government secrets! A lawyer for former
Las Vegas prosecutor David Schubert claims police had no reason to search
Schubert’s car and home after finding crack cocaine on the floor of his
car, saying it was about the …
http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2011/jun/29/conversation-starters/

Radical Islam Passing through Greece
World Press Review
A revelation by the infamous WikiLeaks telegrams showed that the ex-US
ambassador in Athens, Daniel Speckhard, has noted the danger of the nexus
between Greek domestic terrorist groups and Islamic groups, including those
from Iran, as he was informed …
http://www.worldpress.org/Europe/3768.cfm

The shadowy world of government tenders
Irish Independent
The Wikileaks US diplomatic cables reported in this newspaper recently
revealed that US firms were puzzled as to why state contracts went to
particular operators, and unable to get a satisfactory explanation. The
irony is that these low tender tactics …
http://www.independent.ie/opinion/editorial/the-shadowy-world-of-government-tenders-2809749.html

American Sociopathic
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
So wikileaks was disliked, and the US decided to go after them. That
spawned four other investigative hacking groups who resented the intrusion
into our rights to monitor, and even control, our own government. Then they
decided to persecute hackers, …
http://blog.seattlepi.com/theethicist/2011/06/30/american-sociopathic/

“Carrying forward the engagement” is not enough.
DAWN.com
According to a WikiLeaks cable from 2006, “strategic advantage over
China, internal army corruption, distrust of Pakistan and a desire to keep
hold of advantageous territory that thousands of Indian soldiers have died
protecting. …
http://www.dawn.com/2011/06/30/%E2%80%9Ccarrying-forward-the-engagement%E2%80%9D-is-not-enough.html

Major Jihadist website downed by unknown hacker
TG Daily
One obvious suspect is the Jester, a self-styled ‘hacktivist for good’ who
was allegedly behind the hacks of Wikileaks, 4Chan and a number of other
Jihadist websites. However, while he reported on his Twitter feed that
Al-Shamukh was down, …
http://www.tgdaily.com/security-features/56954-major-jihadist-website-downed-by-unknown-hacker

Anonymous smites Orlando after charity arrests
Register
The group has become better known for denial of service attacks in support
of Wikileaks and against repressive governments and the likes of Sony.
Anonymous said it planned to launch denial of service attacks against a
separate Orlando-related website …
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/29/anonymous_orlando_hack_campaign/

Mastercard denies hackers caused outage
abc7news.com
The website was knocked offline Tuesday, but Mastercard says it was not the
same kind of denial-of-service attacks that it experienced in December
after it blocked payments to Wikileaks, the secret sharing site that
angered the US government by …
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/business&id=8221039

Photographer Allen Clark Granted Exclusive Access to Embattled WikiLeaks …
PR Web (press release)
The photos are available through Retna Ltd. When Nashville-based
photographer Allen Clark left for Europe in mid-June, he had no idea that
he would soon find himself face-to-face with one of today’s most
controversial figures, WikiLeaks editor Julian …
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/6/prweb8611614.htm

COLUMN: Activism gets technology facelift
Oklahoma Daily
Over the past year, Anonymous has focused on bringing down the websites of
corporations and governments involved in the suppression of WikiLeaks, an
online journalistic organization known for publishing leaked documents.
Anonymous has also attacked …
http://www.oudaily.com/news/2011/jun/30/activism-gets-technology-facelift/

New details on attack that took out al-Qaeda’s communications hub
The Tech Herald
It would be like Al-Qaida meets WikiLeaks.” Would al-Qaeda use an
untrusted communications network? Did they do it when previously attacked?
What types of information was being disseminated? “The forum that was
blanked was the only trusted channel used …
http://www.thetechherald.com/article.php/201126/7338/New-details-on-attack-that-took-out-al-Qaeda-s-communications-hub

Accused Hacker Ryan Cleary Released on Bail, Diagnosed with Autism
International Business Times
“Ryan used to be part of WikiLeaks. He has upset someone doing that and
they made a Facebook page having a go at him,” said half brother Mitchell.
Since news of Cleary’s arrest was first revealed, LulzSec has constantly
maintained that he is in not its …
http://newyork.ibtimes.com/articles/171680/20110629/ryan-cleary-lulzsec-released-bail-hacker-autism.htm

Win an internship at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Established in 2010, the Bureau has collaborated with Wikileaks on its Iraq
War Logs, conducted a nine-month investigation with the FT into EU
structural funds and carried out the largest ever analysis of public pay in
the UK for Panorama. …
http://thebureauinvestigates.com/2011/06/28/bureau-launches-journalism-competition-2011/

Inside Greece’s General Strike: Video Report From Athens As Thousands Protest …
Democracy Now
This Saturday, Amy Goodman will interview WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian
Assange and renowned Slovenian philosopher, Slavoj ?i?ek. Democracy Now!
will broadcast a live stream of the discussion starting at 11am EDT at
DemocracyNow.org. …
http://www.democracynow.org/2011/6/29/inside_greeces_general_strike_video_report

London mix master in international demand
London Free Press
The WikiLeaks reference makes it clear there’s more in Acquaviva’s world
than wild nights at Ibiza, where Definitive is celebrating a monthly
residency. So do what might be called the track’s lyrics. “Secrets, lies,
politics, sex,” a voice intones over …
http://www.lfpress.com/entertainment/music/2011/06/29/18353801.html

A Glimmer Of Hope Amidst The Hypocrisy – OpEd
Eurasia Review
Last December, we also discovered, via WikiLeaks, that the Obama
administration had put pressure on the Spanish government to prevent the
courts in Spain from pursuing an investigation into six former Bush
administration lawyers — Attorney General …
http://www.eurasiareview.com/a-glimmer-of-hope-amidst-the-hypocrisy-oped-30062011/

Pakistan tells US to leave ‘drone’ attack base
AFP
Despite condemning the drone strikes in public, US documents leaked by
Internet whistleblower Wikileaks late last year showed that Pakistani
civilian and militant leaders had privately consented to the drone
campaign. CNN reported in April that US …
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hh3exXU2Bvq4W6_kQHwasnrH6e3g?docId=CNG.cb452d879856dbf1e9cc1fc0ef0c3989.a21

ICC prosecutor clarifies purpose behind charges against Libya’s Gaddafi
World Socialist Web Site
Ocampo, as WikiLeaks revealed, blocked any investigations by the ICC into
the numerous war crimes committed by the United States in Iraq. The ICC has
selectively charged the Libyan leadership in order to assist the US and
European powers achieve their …
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/jun2011/liby-j30.shtml

American Revolutionary War Museum to Honor Al-Jazeera
Right Side News
Cables released by WikiLeaks demonstrate that US officials consider the
channel to be a foreign policy instrument of Qatar. There is no freedom of
the press in the country, and a blogger in Qatar demanding accountability
from the ruling elite was …
http://www.rightsidenews.com/2011062913944/editorial/us-opinion-and-editorial/american-revolutionary-war-museum-to-honor-al-jazeera.html

California’s Law Enforcement Capability has been Compromised; Precursor to big …
Salem-News.Com
… the best high end weapons being currently used in Afghanistan; and
military operations between the US and Mexican military forces taking place
that neither government admitted to, until Wikileaks published the
indisputable evidence. …
http://www.salem-news.com/articles/june292011/cartels-california.php

WikiLeaks document on Gaza blockade puts Israel’s flotilla hasbara …
By Alex Kane
As the second “Freedom Flotilla” to Gaza attempts to overcome the
various obstacles in its way, the Israeli security establishment is busy
trying to confuse people about the economic situation in Gaza. There’s just
one big problem with …
http://mondoweiss.net/2011/06/wikileaks-document-on-gaza-blockade-puts-israel%E2%80%99s-flotilla-hasbara-to-shame.html

2011-06-30 WikiLeaks Notes: Latest News on #Cablegate Releases …
By -s
This is a “WikiLeaks News Update,” constantly updated throughout each day.
The blog tracks stories that are obviously related to WikiLeaks but also
follows stories related to freedom of information, transparency,
cybersecurity, …
http://wlcentral.org/node/1962

Freedom of the Press in the Age of Wikileaks
By Peter Jackson
Wikileaks may not be good journalism, or journalism at all, but it is a
force to be reckoned with.
http://blog.thomsonreuters.com/index.php/freedom-of-the-press-and-wikileaks/

WikiLeaks and Anti-Corporate, Anti-Fascist Hackers: Heroes for Our …
By BuzzFlash
WikiLeaks, for example, has done for our time what Pentagon Papers leaker,
Daniel Ellsberg, did for us during the Vietnam era – and much, much more.
Thanks to WikiLeaks, public officials now must worry that, unless they
stand up and do …
http://blog.buzzflash.com/node/12817

Postcards from the Revolution: Wikileaks: US Embassy Requests …
By Eva Golinger
The latest Wikileaks releases include cables sent from the US Embassy in
Caracas to the State Department, Central Intelligence Agency, National
Security Council, and other US entities, indicating requests for additional
US government …
http://www.chavezcode.com/2011/06/wikileaks-us-embassy-requests-funding.html

The Brian Lehrer Show: Pentagon Papers Legacy and WikiLeaks – WNYC
James Goodale, former vice chairman and general counsel of The New York
Times and a lead lawyer in the Pentagon …
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2011/jun/30/pentagon-papers-legacy-and-wikileaks/

Review of the Indigenous Caribbean: What Wikileaks Reveals about …
By maximilianforte@gmail.com (Maximilian C. Forte)
In other illegal corporate profiteering, Peru’s government secretly
admitted that 70-90 percent of its mahogany exports were illegally felled,
according to a US embassy cable revealed by Wikileaks. Lowe’s and Home
Depot sell the lumber. …
http://indigenousreview.blogspot.com/2011/06/what-wikileaks-reveals-about-canadian.html

Wikileaks: The Self Defense Forces and a Korean Contingency
By Kyle Mizokami
Buried in a United States State Department cable dated July 31st, 2008 is a
description of how Japan would respond to a contingency on the Korean
peninsula. SUBJECT:…
http://newpacificinstitute.org/jsw/?p=6950

Make: Online | Moral Suasion
By Goli Mohammadi
The ongoing WikiLeaks fight is a wake-up call for anyone who’s been
blithely relying on the cloud. It only took a few days for WikiLeaks to
become a digital refugee, slogging from one service provider to the next,
trying to find someone …
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/06/moral-suasion.html

Visa shares rise 10%, MasterCard climbs 8% on debit-card rule …
Twitter blocks account of Operation Payback, WikiLeaks supporters;
@Anon_Operation tweeted link to Mastercard numbers – NBC News. Story data:
spotted by editor; More. Vote: Spot it (0). Popularity: 0. 24 clicks; 0
user votes (spot it) …
http://www.breakingnews.com/item/ahBicmVha2luZ25ld3Mtd3d3cg0LEgRTZWVkGJDXxQMM/2011/06/29/visa-shares-rise-10-mastercard-climbs-8-on-debit-card-rule-draft-httponmktwnetkhbsxm

WikiLeaks: Saudi Crackdown on Shiites Has Echoes of Human Rights …
U.S. officials don’t respond to requests for comment about WikiLeaks
cables. In annual human rights reports, the State Department has expressed
concern …
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/06/23-1

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