Wikileaks / Bradley Manning Newslinks 3 May 2013

3 May 2013 —


‘We Steal Secrets’: WikiLeaks and the US intelligence-industrial complex

The Seattle Times (blog)

Into this stew marched WikiLeaks and Assange in 2010. Despite antipathy for Assange himself, I admire his vision and skill at piercing the shadow world of government secrecy. As the film notes, WikiLeak’s first big expose – a military video showing a …


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Mixed signals from European Union on economic blockade of WikiLeaks – spokesperson By John robles

5 December, 2012 — Voice of Russia

Kristinn Hrafnsson

Kristinn Hrafnsson Photo: AFP

WikiLeaks number two and the official spokesperson for the WikiLeaks organization, Kristinn Hrafnsson spoke with the Voice of Russia regarding the recent ruling by the European Parliament regarding the extra-judicial economic blockade by US based financial institutions who are in violation of international and European law in their continued blockade of the organization. Mr Hraffnsson also spoke about Bradley Manning equating his detention to torture and when asked about WikiLeaks, promised more releases to come.

European Parliament votes to protect Wikileaks against financial blockade

21 November, 2012The People’s Record

European Parliament votes to protect WikiLeaks. In a landmark decision today the European Parliament initiated the drafting of legislation that would stop the arbitrary banking blockades against WikiLeaks and other organizations facing economic censorship. This is an important signal from the European lawmakers. It is a recognition of the seriousness of the precedents set in December 2010, still in force, when Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Western Union and Bank of America launched a unilateral, extrajudicial banking blockade against donations to WikiLeaks.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 14 July 2011

14 July 2011 —

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange: ‘I want to make you pregnant… I prefer virgins’
Daily Mail
By Rebecca Camber Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told a woman he stands accused of raping that he wanted to impregnate her and other ‘virgins’, a court heard yesterday. The 40-year-old is said to have told his alleged victim in Stockholm: ‘Sweden is …–I-prefer-virgins.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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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 …

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Wikileaks Newslinks 11 July 2011

11 July 2011 —

Visa starts then halts Wikileaks donations acceptance
By Dave Neal PAYMENT FIRM Visa has explained why it briefly accepted donations made to Wikileaks and then promptly stopped. The firm was discovered to have dropped its embargo at the end of last week when Datacell, its Iceland-based hosting company …

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Wikileaks Newslinks 9 July 2011

9 July 2011 —

Visa again blocks funds for WikiLeaks
USA Today
By Raphael G. Satter, AP LONDON — Visa said Friday it has closed a donation channel to WikiLeaks after a payment processor briefly accepted money transfers to the anti-secrecy site. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange attends a debate on the subject of …

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Wikileaks Newslinks 8 July 2011

8 July 2011 —

WikiLeaks’s Partner Says Visa, MasterCard Lift Payment Block
By Aoife White and Donal Griffin – Thu Jul 07 22:35:05 GMT 2011 WikiLeaks’s payment provider, DataCell, said it’s again able to accept credit-card payments seven months after Visa Europe Ltd. and MasterCard Inc. (MA) blocked donations to the website. …

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 10 December, 2010: Halliburton May Pay $500 million to Keep Cheney out of Prison: Report

10 December, 2010 — Information Clearing House

Why Are Wars Not Being Reported Honestly?
By John Pilger
The public needs to know the truth about wars. So why have journalists colluded with governments to hoodwink us?

Lebanon Holds its Breath Over Leaked Revelations
By Robert Fisk in Beirut
The Hezbollah party is using the cables as proof of UN involvement with Washington – and thus, by extension, with Israel – and politicians are desperately denying that they gave intelligence information to the Americans about Hezbollah’s secret communications system.

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Wikileaks under attack: the definitive timeline By Charles Arthur

7 December, 2010 — URUK Net

Since Wikileaks released the US embassy cables on 28 November it has come under pressure on several fronts, from DDoS attacks to frozen bank accounts. We list the companies, politicians and organisations making life difficult for Wikileaks and Julian Assange

On Sunday 28 November Wikileaks began releasing the first of its 250,000 leaked US embassy cables. Almost immediately, a hacking attack known as a ‘DDOS’ – distributed denial of service – attack tried to knock it off the net. These are the attacks that have followed in the succeeding days.

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Visa Ban Lifted, Renowned Professors Enter U.S

22 March, 2010 — Washington, D.C. |

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) welcomes the decision by the U.S. Department of State to end the exclusions of two prominent foreign professors from the United States.  Professor Adam Habib and Professor Tarik Ramadan, along with ADC, were represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).  In separate lawsuits the ACLU challenged the denial of the professor’s visas.  After months of negotiations Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed orders eliminating the exclusions on Professors Habib and Ramadan, and lifted the ban on their entry to the United States.  Both men have been granted 10 year visas, and will arrive in the U.S. this week to participate in various events and discussions with academics, members of Congress and the public.

ADC National President, Ms. Sara Najjar-Wilson, says, “ADC congratulates the ACLU and their team of dedicated attorneys who worked on these cases.  Using ideological exclusion to deny foreign scholars, artists and politicians is of serious concern to the civil rights community.  ADC hopes that the current administration will end the practice of ideological exclusion.  ADC looks forward to meeting with Professors Habib and Ramadan in the very near future.”

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