Wikileaks Newslinks 13 July 2011: WikiLeaks’ Founder Julian Assange in U.K. Court for Extradition Appeal

13 July 2011 —

Assange Presses Appeal to Head Off Extradition
Wall Street Journal
By JEANNE WHALEN LONDON—WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange unveiled a narrower set of legal arguments in a UK court on Tuesday as he continued his fight to avoid extradition to Sweden to face a sexual-assault investigation. Lefteris Pitarakis/Associated …

WikiLeaks says complaint against Visa, MasterCard sent to EU
Sin Chew Jit Poh
REYKJAVIK, July 13, 2011 (AFP) – WikiLeaks and DataCell, the Icelandic data
hosting service provider that handles WikiLeaks’ donation collection, on
Wednesday said it had sent a complaint to the European Commission against
Visa and Mastercard. …

A Call to Take Back the Internet From Corporations
New York Times (blog)
The control that companies exert over the Internet in areas ranging from
banking to freedom of speech has raised increasing levels of concern,
especially in the wake of the controversial WikiLeaks release of State
Department cables last year. …

Peter promises to work hard for return of Portia as PM
Jamaica Observer
At the same time, Phillips described as untrue a WikiLeaks cable which
reported him as making disparaging comments to a US embassy official about
the party and its leadership. “Portia is the leader of the People’s
National Party and she has my full …

Anonymous Group Makes New Threats
The collective seeks to express its anger over News International’s phone
hacking and the threatened extradition of Julian Assange, the Wikileaks
founder. Sabu, a senior figure within the collective who founded the
spin-off group LulzSec, …

Attorney: Chicago restaurant sparked Karzai brother’s political interest
Chicago Tribune
A batch of confidential documents released by the WikiLeaks organization
last year also mention Ahmed Wali Karzai’s talking about how he loved the
Lakeview neighborhood. A 2010 diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks says
that Ahmed Wali Karzai moved to …,0,7593493.story

How Britain’s Guardian is Making Journalism History
The Atlantic
A year ago, the Guardian sought out Julian Assange who was then just
starting to attract attention as the founder of an organization called
WikiLeaks. The full and fascinating story of how the Guardian handled the
WikiLeaks material is captured in the …

WikiLeaks’ Founder Julian Assange in U.K. Court for Extradition Appeal
Democracy Now
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is back in a London court today appealing
a court order that he go to Sweden to face questioning over sexual assault
allegations by two women. Assange’s attorney has claimed his client’s
arrest warrant inaccurately …

Cambodia: Political assassinations revealed
Phnom Penh Post
DIPLOMATIC cables made public by WikiLeaks yesterday reveal simmering
tensions within the ruling Cambodian People’s Party and revive
long-standing suspicions over alleged government involvement in some of the
Kingdom’s most notorious political killings …

Cable said Hun Sen had no claims to any Thailand
Bangkok Post
A WikiLeaks cable has quoted Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen as saying his
country has no overlapping land areas with Thailand. In the 95PHNOMPENH152
cable, issued by the US embassy in Phnom Penh, Hun Sen is quoted as saying
the only overlapping …

Facebook secretly hands over private user data to law enforcement
Since 2008, Facebook has repeatedly allowed law-enforcement agents to
access private account data without the user’s knowledge, a new report
shows. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange once called Facebook “the most
appalling spying machine ever invented. …

My Own Farewell to Emptywheel
It was an honor to have someone, who was doing exactly what I could see
myself doing, covering WikiLeaks, torture, national security issues, etc,
support me. (I thought she kept up a great Twitter account too.) At the
National Conference for Media …

Hackers Escalating Cyber-Attacks
Members of the global hacker activist, or “hacktivist” network
Anonymous have promised a new series of cyber-attacks at government and
corporate targets , motivated at least in part by the resumption of
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s appeal hearing …

Keystone’s path may be cleared
Calgary Herald
The article references a 2009 cable from the US Embassy in Ottawa recently
released by WikiLeaks, which says former State Department energy envoy
David Goldwyn had “alleviated” Canada’s concerns about shipping crude into
the United States, while urging …

National and world briefs
News Sentinel
LONDON — An attorney for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought today to
block his extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegations, arguing
the authorities’ case is flawed. Assange’s disclosures on WikiLeaks of
classified US documents has …

Top 5 at 5: Possible interest cut in the EU IMF bailout.
Newstalk 106-108 fm
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange attended a London High Court today after
being told in February that he could be extradited. Assange denies
allegations of a sexual assault in Sweden in February and asked the
Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court in south London …

UN investigator: US violating torture probe rules in Bradley Manning case
World War 4 Report
Pfc. Bradley Manning is accused of leaking a controversial classified video
of a 2007 US helicopter strike in Iraq (“Collateral Murder”) and classified
State Department documents on WikiLeaks last year. Manning was detained in
pre-trial solitary …

Appealing to our better angels
ABC Online
A senior Liberal Party official, as reported by Wikileaks, told the US
embassy in November 2009 that the issue of asylum seekers was fantastic for
the Opposition and ‘the more boats that come the better’. (SMH 10/12/2010)
If Ben Chifley and Malcolm …

Lethal cocktail on 18-month fuse in Cyprus blast
US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks show the arms cache which blew
up at a Greek Cypriot naval base on Monday was made up of “large-caliber
cannon shells and small-arms ammunition-related components.”The cargo
from an intercepted ship headed for …

Brief: Julian Assange Extradition Case Day 1 Wrap Up.
The first day of Julian Assange’s court battle to fight extradition to
Sweden (and then many believe to the US for prosecution for Wikileaks) has
ended. In order to keep your eyes from glazing over with legal verbiage
we’ll keep it short and sweet: …

Morning Wrap
The BLT: Blog of Legal Times (blog)
WikiLeaks: The Associated Press reports that WikiLeaks founder Julian
Assange was back in a London court Monday as part of his fight against
extradition to Sweden on rape and molestation charges. Asylum Fraud:
Immigration lawyers and other officials …

A Glimpse into the Shady World of Romas/COIN
The Mark
In February, the hacktivist group Anonymous released 70000 emails from
security firm HBGary Federal, revealing that the firm had been part of an
effort to sell its information-warfare services to companies seeking to
attack WikiLeaks. …

Assange in court with new approach
Newsday (subscription)
Click here Assange in court with new approach Originally published: July
13, 2011 2:19 AM Updated: July 13, 6200 3:19 AM By breaking4 Global Post
WIkileaks founder Julian Assange is back in court with new lawyers and new
tactics News Desk Member …

US and Australia Play War Games While NATO Suffers Defeat in Libya
Rudd advised NATO to wage nuclear war against China “before it is too late”
according to cables released by WikiLeaks “Talisman Sabre 2011” military
war games kicked off in Australia on Sunday to ensure that the continent
remains a target for nuclear …

Wikileaks’ Assange arrives at court
IT Business Net
By GrabNetworks Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrives at the British
High Court to appeal his extradition to Sweden over sexual assault
allegations. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). What`s next for digital art
and development? …

Path appears clear for oil pipeline from Canada
Los Angeles Times
The cable, obtained by WikiLeaks, describes the State Department’s
then-energy envoy, David Goldwyn, as having “alleviated” Canadian
officials’ concerns about getting their crude into the US It also said he
had instructed them in improving “oil sands …,0,508267.story

S Korea woman strikes on top of crane for 188 days
Indian Express
LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Tuesday was back in the High Court
to block his “legally flawed” extradition to Sweden over sexual assault
allegations. Lawyers for Assange challenged an earlier ruling that
extradition should go ahead.

Ralph Fiennes
People Magazine
That’s the question facing DreamWorks, which is planning a feature film
about the controversial WikiLeaks founder, after securing the rights to two
books written about him. No casting decisions have been made yet, but four
actors in particular seem …,,personsTax:RalphFiennes,00.html

Why It’s Just Plain Wrong for Gawker to ID a CIA Agent
Fox News
Perhaps he believes its all about freedom of the Internet and he’s really
doing us all a favor by pushing the Wikileaks style notion of transparency
with no regard to safety, national security or what we used to call common
sense and decency. …

Inside the New York Times Review
Paste Magazine
For example, when a New York Times editor takes a call from WikiLeaks’
Julian Assange, the cameras are there to catch a discussion on what secrets
the Times might print. It’s also a moment representative of the problems
plaguing the publishing …

WikiLeaks’ Assange fights extradition to Sweden – Army News | News …
By The Associated Press
LONDON — An attorney for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought on
Tuesday to block his extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegations,
arguing that Swedish authorities’ case is flawed.

KI Media: Sacrava’s Political Cartoon: Wikileaks
By Heng Soy
Sacrava’s Political Cartoon: Wikileaks. Cartoon by Sacrava (on the web at Posted by Heng Soy | Permalink |. Labels:
Boeng Trabek B-32 jail chief | Comrade Hor 5 Hong | Political Cartoon |
Sacrava …

Wikileaks’ Assange to Address 9/11 Conspiracy? |
By sakerfa
(PrisonPlanetLive) – Julian Assange may be about to address concerns over
his comments last year that 9/11 truth was a “false conspiracy” which
he found “annoying”. Assange made the statement despite Wikileaks’ 2009
release of half a …

On Censorship Art and WikiLeaks | LISNews:
By Blake
On Censorship Art and WikiLeaks. July 12, 2011 – 7:36am — Blake.
Censorship is not just about forbidding discussion of certain facts or
limiting the freedom of thought. Our very patterns of thought, emotions,
and beliefs can be molded …

Cambodia Wikileaks Cables |
By admin
Cambodia Wikileaks Cables about 18 minutes ago from
web; Thailand: Media targeted in political transition
about 39 minutes ago from web; Hitler reacts to the Thai election

Wikileaks and 21st Century statecraft — War in Context
By News Source
In this debate much has been written about the motives and background of
Wikileaks (some bad, some excellent) while other parties involved have
avoided the same scrutiny. Of particular interest in the current discussion
is the role of …

Wikileaks, Bowornsak and the privy council | Political Prisoners …
By thaipoliticalprisoners
Continuing our brief comments on several Wikileaks cable, in this post, PPT
points to this cable that involves Bowornsak Uwanno, described by
Ambassador Ralph “Skip” Boyce as “a highly regarded legal scholar,
[who] made headlines when …

WikiLeaks’ Assange appeals against U.K. extradition ruling
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange began his appeal Tuesday against
extradition to Sweden to face rape.

WikiLeaks: Murr Said Hizbullah Part of Syrian Plot to Kill him …
By Carol Maher
The WikiLeaks cable spoke of the then defense minister’s fear that the
Hizbullah would adopt a more aggressive position after the release of
Detlev Mehlis’ report on the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik
Hariri on December 15 …

WikiLeaks sends complaint against Visa, MasterCard to EU
By Andy Sennitt
WikiLeaks and DataCell, the Icelandic data hosting service provider that
handles WikiLeaks’ donation collection, today said it has sent a complaint
to the European Commission against Visa and Mastercard. …

WikiLeaks’ Assange appeals against U.K. extradition ruling – AFP …
WikiLeaks’ Assange appeals against U.K. extradition ruling – AFP.

Visa blocks WikiLeaks donations via DataCell once again …
For a few hours on Thursday, credit card donations once again flowed to
WikiLeaks through a payment gateway at Icelandic hosting company DataCell.

Twitter / WikiLeaks: Al Jazeera says Bradley Ma …
Al Jazeera says Bradley Manning is an American Hero

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