Wikileaks Newslinks 30 July 2011

30 July 2011 —

Zimbabwe: Wikileaks – Zuma Pushing for Commonwealth Readmission
SOUTH African President Jacob Zuma used his facilitation role to push hard for Zimbabwe’s readmission to the Commonwealth at the 2009 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) held in Port of Spain, Trinadad and Tobago, according to a WikiLeaks …

WikiLeaks’ Assange addresses Splendour crowd
ABC Online
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has used the internet to address a major
music festival in south-east Queensland. Mr Assange’s pre-recorded message
was played during a panel discussion about internet control at the
Splendour in the Grass festival in …

wikileaks spoof mastercard advert featuring julian assange video
TNT Magazine
WikiLeaks made a spoof Mastercard advert, highlighting the $15 Million in
donations to WikiLeaks that have been blocked by the credit card company.
Starring WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the ad, posted on Youtube last
month, is pretty funny …

PayPal gives up the goods on 1000 Anonymous DDoS attackers
PayPal was targeted because they froze the donation account of WikiLeaks.
The site says they collected traffic logs via a Radware intrusion
prevention system installed on its network. FBI officials say the 1000 IP
addresses handed over were responsible …

Bitcoin not so anonymous, Irish researcher says
Deutsche Welle
In June 2011, WikiLeaks famously announced that it was accepting
“anonymous” donations via Bitcoin. Bitcoin, which was developed in 2009, is
a purely online digital currency that is fully convertible to euros, US
dollars and other world currencies. …

Watch: WikiLeaks Mastercard Spoof
Huffington Post
Watch WikiLeaks founder star in “For Everything Else There’s MasterCard”
advert. You’ll be greeted with a convincing typical American male voiceover
emphasising how major credit card companies and online payment companies
have withheld over £9.1 …

US Ambassador McEldowney: Eager Bulgaria in Bed with Muscle Bound duo of …
A diplomatic cable of the US embassy in Sofia, dated October 2, 2008, has
been revealed on WikiLeaks, focusing on Bulgaria’s energy dependence from
Russia. The cable was provided to the Bulgarian partner of WikiLeaks – the
project for investigative …

Crowd sourcing can supplement whistleblowing, experts say
On a global level, Sifry touted the work of, a relatively new
project by former WikiLeaks programmers, which, he said, aims to manage
leaks more democratically by linking anonymous or semianonymous leakers
inside organizations with …

LulzSec leader denies links to extremist groups
The Guardian
He styles himself as an American patriot, and usually attacks Islamic
jihadist websites, but has become increasingly embroiled in rows with the
broader Anonymous hacking collective and LulzSec following the release of
US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks …

Vanity Fair is first out of the gate with phone-hacking e-book
Yahoo! News Blogs (blog)
But news organizations, which have been quick to churn out electronic
treatments of other fast-moving stories (WikiLeaks, the Arab Spring, the
operation that killed Osama bin Laden) as the e-reading market picks up
speed, don’t seem to be responding— …

Bulgaria – Storms in an Oil Cup and the Big Game
East or West we might never know – WikiLeaks should have made diplomats
way more careful… Having in mind that the conclusion of this oil saga is
still pending, the one undeniable fact and the only truth we know so far,
is that for once, …

“Morally Criminal” Murdochs’ Unmentioned Co-conspirators
Pacific Free Press
‘Nowhere in WikiLeaks’s self-serving self publicity is there a judgment of
what the organisation is achieving for the Iraqi nation, and what it hopes
to achieve… Its personnel are partisans intervening in the security
affairs of Western democracies …

John McCain: Always Confused, Ever for War
Huffington Post
A government cable (leaked by Wikileaks) memorializes the excruciating
details of meetings between the Senate delegation and Qaddafi, along with
his son Mutassim, Libya’s “national security adviser.” We find McCain and
Graham promising to use their …

The awakening of Cuba’s resistance movement
Not only do they face a vicious regime’s police brutality, but an
indifferent world and a Catholic hierarchy too close to the regime (as
information revealed on Wikileaks corroborated). Leftist international
leaders — typified by Spain’s Prime Minster …

Eagle Point resident indicted on charges tied to book thefts
Mail Tribune
His Facebook page shows he supports libertarian political causes and
Wikileaks. He also supports non-profits such as 4-H and the Bear Creek
Greenway Foundation. Storrer listed his graduate school as “home” on his
Facebook profile. …

The rising cost of video on the Web (week in review)
The hactivist group expresses outrage at the FBI following recent arrests
and exhorts PayPal users to drop the “corrupt and greedy” service for its
actions against WikiLeaks. Congress may consider authorizing wireless
spectrum auctions as it comes up …

It’s easy to misconstrue trending topics on Twitter
Washington Post
Users complained when WikiLeaks released a cache of documents — a
constant topic of conversation on the site — but still eluded a top
trending status. Twitter released one of its few comments on the subject,
in a blog post saying that rather than a …

COHA in the Public Arena (July 22 – July 29)
Council On Hemispheric Affairs
On July 27, COHA and Research Associate Katie Soltis were quoted by Axis of
Logic about the WikiLeaks pertaining to Haiti. On July 28, COHA was
mentioned by the Jamaica Observer about Guyana. On July 28, COHA was quoted
by Caribbean Life about Guyana. …

Money can’t buy us Afghanistan
Oneonta Daily Star
WikiLeaks recently revealed that Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari, for
example, privately urged US commanders to continue unmanned drone attacks
against the Taliban in northwestern Pakistan, despite his public
condemnations of drone attacks, …

Bunker down with a survival shelter
Adelaide Now
And the threatened WikiLeaks server is located in an old nuclear bunker in
Sweden. Unlike those of WWII and the Cold War, today’s bunkers are designed
for the long term. The most famous bunker belonged to Adolf Hitler but it
was like a Bin Laden cave …

Attack of the cyber insider
Sydney Morning Herald
He says the rise in hacktivism is a cultural shift fuelled by support from
the hacking subculture for former Melbourne hacker Julian Assange, his
website WikiLeaks, and also Anonymous’s hacking of Australian government
websites in protest against …

A message to PayPal, its customers, and our friends
Infoshop News
In addition to this horrific law enforcement incompetence, PayPal continues
to withhold funds from WikiLeaks, a beacon of truth in these dark times. By
simply standing up for ourselves and uniting the people, PayPal still sees
it fit to wash its hands …

Do magic performers have one last trick up their sleeve?
Houston Chronicle
“In the age of Wikileaks there are no secrets,” he says. “And there are no
secrets a good library doesn’t have. But you have to seek those out. But
this is more to protect the audience from the secrets. Most people are
disappointed to find out how it …

Film Threat
I’m not sure the picture benefits from superficial sequences touching on
Wikileaks, Comcast’s purchase of NBC, Judith Miller, Jayson Blair, Twitter,
the Pentagon Papers and the release of the iPad. What Rossi does well is
give us a glimpse of day to …

Dominique Strauss-Kahn accuser goes public
World Socialist Web Site
The framing up of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, again with a chorus of support
from the liberal-left, should give some indication of the foul political
motives at work in such cases. Numerous legal experts have suggested that
Diallo’s current publicity …

Some Neglected Questions on the Attempted Fort Hood Attack
Lew Rockwell
Neither the soldiers callously shooting at what turns out to be civilians
in the Wikileaks footage from last year, nor the troops caught up in the
multiple torture scandals throughout the war on terrorism, nor the numerous
instances of soldiers …

The United States: A Nice Place to Visit, But…
You would think between all the Wikileaks revelations about all the ‘in
your face’ and back door skullduggery the US has been doing to the
detriment to Muslims; detailed relentlessly on every media outlet in the
Arab world, this would dull the luster …

Czech Pirates ‘declare war’ over linking case
Czech Position
?PP vice president Mikulá? Ferjen?ík, who is also involved in the
PirateLeaks “Czech WikiLeaks” initiative, characterized both acts as
being “deliberately provocative.” The party says it has “declared
war” against the Czech Anti-Piracy Union, …

The Islamic Nuclear Bomb Already Exists
HSToday (blog)
The vote was completely in line with the contents of a diplomatic cable
that was leaked as part of the WikiLeaks disclosures. In this cable, the US
Ambassador to Pakistan noted her concern about the rising levels of
anti-Americanism in Pakistan’s …

Polemic homage ruffles secular feathers
Guadalajara Reporter (subscription)
Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez has denied accusations made last week
(revealed by WikiLeaks) that he solicited US government intervention to
prevent popular leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador from winning
the 2006 presidential election. …

OS X Lion costs users up to $4000 after Mac App Store PayPal blunder
On Tuesday hacker collective Anonymous called for a boycott of the service,
which is owned by eBay, for freezing donations to WikiLeaks last year, and,
Anonymous claims, helping law enforcement to track down hackers. Have you
been charged multiple …

2011-07-29 Wikileaks: “A passionately eager Bulgaria in bed with …
By Bivol
A diplomatic cable of the US embassy in Sofia, dated October 2, 2008, has
been revealed on WikiLeaks, focusing on Bulgaria’s energy dependence from

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: ‘This generation is burning the …
By Alexander Higgins
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spoke to a forum at the Splendour in the
Grass music festival in Queensland Friday and said this generation is
burning mass media to the ground.

LulzSec leader denies links to extremist groups | WikiLeaks News
By WLNews
US hacker ‘The Jester’ claims LulzSec and Anonymous activism is ‘the
perfect recruitment tool for terrorist organisations’The leader of the
LulzSec hacking group has been accused of being a front for recruitment to
extremist causes …

Wikileaks (wikileaks2)’s status on Friday, 29-Jul-11 16:40:05 UTC …
By wikileaks2
Wikileaks (wikileaks2)’s status on Friday, 29-Jul-11 16:40:05 UTC.
Wikileaks wikileaks2. @enargins Yes, Julian has been under house arrest for
234 days, *without charge*. It is one of the reasons what is going on is
wrong. …

Zimbabwe: Wikileaks – Zuma Pushing for Commonwealth Readmission …
By admin
Zimbabwe: Wikileaks – Zuma Pushing for Commonwealth Readmission SOUTH African President Jacob Zuma used his facilitation
role to push hard for Zimbabwe’s readmission to the Commonwealth at the
2009 Commonwealth Heads of …

Twitter / WikiLeaks: Quakers deplore treatment …
Quakers deplore treatment of soldier in ‘#Wikileaks’ case

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