Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Wikileaks: Manning Sentence Commuted to 7 years

I’m elated! Chelsea Manning is finally going to be released. Obama signed the commutation today. Wikileaks, the anti-secrecy organisation which published the diplomatic cables, has previously said its founder Julian Assange would agree to be extradited to the US if Mr Obama granted clemency to Manning. The White House said the Manning commutation was not ...

The Disaffected Lib: That Didn’t Take Long. Is This Assange’s Reward?

Is Julian Assange getting an early Christmas present? A week after Donald Trump’s election victory and six years after Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, a Swedish prosecutor went to the British capital to visit Assange in the embassy. Assange’s team said he agreed to the interview “in part to ensure the ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Assange on #PanamaPapers

This is a great interview, it’s really thoughtful. What will journalism look like in 5 years? Wikileaks created a whole new model that’s being used in the production of stories about tax avoidance by the wealthy class, while the middle and poor classes still pay income taxes.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Assange Illegally Detained by UK Police

The London police force has wasted millions of pounds on detaining Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy for years. UN group reportedly backs Julian Assange 'unlawful detention' claim https://t.co/vgeXcKVWHl pic.twitter.com/5ziSJwBdpC — Wired UK (@WiredUK) February 4, 2016 The UN finding in favor of Julian Assange shows what many of us have already known. The UK must ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: WikiLeaks: How the NSA Endangers a Free Society

Some NSA efforts to destroy Assange and intimidate people supporting Wikileaks have been revealed. ANTICRISIS GIRL was a system to spy on Wikileaks searchers. – This other item is big news too, because Matt’s been an important journalist covering Wall St. crimes.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: WikiLeaks: Suspected Snowden Plane Grounded & Embassy Bugged

Assange blasted Obama today for lying about his government’s interest in capturing Edward Snowden, the celebrated whistle-blower who exposed Obama’s administration as spying on all Americans (and the rest of the world). The plane of the Bolivian president was denied flight into previously friendly countries and diverted to Austria for an unexpected search! This is ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: PRISM: NSA Watching the Innocent

Technology and civil liberty experts knew PRISM was a very real possibility. I knew, and wrote about it last August. The National Security Agency (NSA) (star bad guy org. in the Will Smith movie Enemy of the State) has been collecting domestic Americans’ phone and Internet records since at least 2007. This activity is a ...

Yappa Ding Ding: Senator Assange

Julian Assange is running for Australian senator for the Wikileaks Party. Assange is still holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK, but Australian law allows non-residents to run for office. Whether he can actually win in those circumstances is unknown. What interests me is the effect of a possible win. In Sweden, Pirate ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Why is Julian Assange Trapped in Ecuador’s Embassy

People may not know exactly why Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange has been detained in the UK, then trapped in Ecuador’s embassy. The short answer is, because he embarrassed the US military intelligence community, they’ve waged a character assassination war upon him using his casual sex with women against him. The US wouldn’t extradite him directly ...

Yappa Ding Ding: Assange Now on American "Terrorist Trading Cards"

The sales blurb: We Shall Never Forget 9/11 – Vol. II: The True Faces of Evil – Terror Graphic Coloring Novel – Terrorist Trading Cards Price: $6.99Item Number: SCB-WSNF2Manufacturer: Really Big Coloring Books, Inc. We Shall Never Forget 9/11 – Vol. II The True Faces of Evil – Terror A Graphic Coloring NovelIncluding Terrorist Trading ...

The Disaffected Lib: South America Backs Ecuador on Assange Asylum

This takes everything to a whole new level.   The 12-foreign ministers of the Union of South American Nations have joined in support of a resolution backing Ecuador in granting asylum to Julian Assange and calling for a negotiated settlement. “We reiterate the right of states to grant political and diplomatic asylum,” the bloc’s joint statement ...

Left Over: Pussy Riot? Can you Say Assange?

A well-known British politician, who is considered a bit of a ‘radical’ in the best sense, in  the UK,  has launched a defence of Julian Assange, pointing out that, should Assange be convicted of what he is accused of, there would be no penalty in Britain, since his alleged acts are not illegal in Britain.. ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: England Threatens to Risk War With Latin America to Please United States!

I wish my title was embellished, but it’s been a crazy 24 hours. The background to this story is that Wikileaks‘ editor Julian Assange is holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London, waiting for the Ecuadorian President Correa to rule on his asylum bid. It’s expected that asylum will be granted on Thursday. One way ...

The Disaffected Lib: Julian Assange Granted Asylum

The Guardian reports that Ecuador has granted Julian Assange political asylum.   Given that the WikiLeaks founder remains holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, it’s unclear whether asylum will mean he gets to stay there indefinitely. “Ecuador will grant asylum to Julian Assange,” said an official in the Ecuadorean capital Quito, who is familiar ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Charter Night

Last night I spent a little time with some Liberals to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Ralph Goodale noted a few of the other anniversaries coming up this year in his speech to the crowd of about 50 people. I was perhaps the youngest person there. I also ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: WikiLeaks: Stratfor’s Suggested Strategy to Indict Assange

There has been no information to this point that has confirmed any US Government sources were physically harmed due to their participation in ratting to US Diplomats, and in turn having their words revealed by WikiLeaks through the Afghan leak, or subsequent The Guardian leak when they published the password to leaks, exposing previously redacted ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: WikiLeaks: Assange Indicted, but for What?

The Stratfor intelligence company emails, leaked this week by WikiLeaks, have revealed that a private security agency has obtained classified information from the US Government (by the admission of Stratfor employees in emails they expected to remain confidential). It’s also revealed that Assange has a “secret” indictment against him, which is obviously not a democratic ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: WikiLeaks: Amp Up The Hype – Stratfor Spy Emails Exposed #gifiles

Now I can hardly wait until Monday (now in the UK), with a series of promotional tweets going up today. And I don’t have to wait any longer! Stratfor emails are being exposed, for public review. @wikileaks: Over 25 media organizations working in silence for months ahead of tomorrow. How´s that for self discipline? Good ...