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 . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: That Didn’t Take Long. Is This Assange’s Reward?
Hillary Clinton’s embrace of neoliberalism was disastrous. The only answer now is to take on the billionaires
Opinion by Naomi Klein-The Guardian
They will blame James Comey and the FBI. They will
In this statement issued on the eve of 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Julian Assange defends WikiLeaks’ publication of the DNC Leaks and the Clinton political campaign and Foundation email leaks (Podesta Emails). “The right to receive and impart true information is the guiding principle of WikiLeaks,” says Assange.
The post Julian Assange Statement on . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Julian Assange Statement on the US Presidential Election
Wikileaks, and other information repositories like it, raises some interesting ethical problems.
To date, Wikileaks has pretty much taken a wholesale approach to the information that comes its way – it all gets published regardless of its validity, relevance or timeliness. Many have applauded this, especially with bulk leak of government documents in the . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: The Ethics of Wikileaks
LONDON — New York Times
Ecuador said Tuesday that it had cut off Julian Assange’s access to the internet in his exile in the
They will face each other for the last time in Las Vegas tonight, and for Donald Trump it will be his last chance to try to stop Hilary Clinton from becoming the first female president of the United States.And burying him in a landslide. It’s now or never for Donald Trump.Trump now lags Hillary . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and the WikiLeak’s E-Mails
It is unlikely that Ecuador, supporting whistleblower Julian Assange, deprived him from the opportunity to use internet, says Peter Van Buren, former officer, US State Department’s Foreign Service. The countries like the US have
PHOTOS: Russian President Vladimir V. Putin, who the New York Times blames for everything. (Photo from Kremlin.ru.) Below: Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary R. Clinton; former Nixon speechwriter Patrick J. Buchanan; Republican Party presi… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: New York Times coverage of Russian hacking deserves another Pulitzer – for fiction!
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… . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Assange on #PanamaPapers
The Panama Papers leak proves, once again, that whistleblowers and leak activists’ role of exposing hidden information is very much alive. The post Whistleblowers and leak activists face powerful elites in struggle to control information appeared first… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Whistleblowers and leak activists face powerful elites in struggle to control information
What is #PanamaPapers? Over 2TB of leaked bank communications exposing shell companies and tax avoidance and money laundering by HSBC, UBS, and others. CBC and Toronto Star have the names of the Canadians, but will not be releasing them since they’d face libel suits for doing so without other supporting evidence (and probably even then […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Wealthy Implicated in #PanamaPapers will not #FeelTheBern
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 […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Assange Illegally Detained by UK Police
A confidential letter leaked by WikiLeaks on Wednesday reveals that the CBC and Canada Post could be sold under the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, currently being negotiated by Canada and 11 other countries in Maui, Hawaii.
The post WikiLeaks reveals CBC and Canada Post may be sold under TPP agreement appeared first on The . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: WikiLeaks reveals CBC and Canada Post may be sold under TPP agreement
WikiLeaks says the “Investment Chapter” of the secret TPP agreement is “an unaccountable supranational court for multinationals to sue states.”
The post WikiLeaks reveals TPP proposal empowering corporations to sue nations appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
A prosecutor from the International Criminal Court has opened a probe into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories. Israel wasted no time lashing out, threatening to dismantle the ICC.
Potential cases [prosecutor Fatou] Bensouda could take on include allegations of war crimes by Israel during last summer’s Gaza war where the Palestinians suffered . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: International Criminal Court Launches Probe. Israel Seethes and Squirms.
Iceland is the de facto home of Wikileaks and is also a country concerned with privacy issues. The country is now considering leveraging their experience and reputation of being digital-data friendly to the next level. Presently, the country is considering branding itself as the “Switzerland of Data.”
If Iceland does move ahead with this, it . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Will Iceland be the “Switzerland of Data”?
It's been five years since the young American soldier now known as Chelsea Manning began downloading hundreds of thousands of Pentagon files.And in the process not only revealed the horror, the brutality, and the hypocrisy of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the diplomatic world. But also the U.S. intelligence machine's most closely . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Happy Birthday Chelsea Manning
The out-of-control police response to protests against the killing of Michael Brown in a St. Louis, MO suburb, continues.
Our reporter @rdevro was shot with rubber bullets/beanbags by police last night, spent night in jail. Is due to be released w/o charge soon.— The Intercept (@the_intercept) August 19, 2014
Yesterday more journalists were arrested . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Police Violence Rages in Ferguson, MO
Julian Assange of Wikileaks fame, has just released the draft text of a secret, fifty country deal, to deregulate the banking industry. Dubbed the Trade in Services Agreement or TISA, the scheme would also allow the global sharing of our personal financial information.
It is said to be a push back against regulations imposed . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Sequel to Canada’s Good Banks or Terminator 2: Judgement day
by: WikiLeaks | June 19, 2014
Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has published the a secret draft text of the World Trade Agreement’s Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex, which aims to “further deregulate global financial services markets.” According to the draft, Canada is among the 50 countries that are part to the negotiations.
From . . . → Read More: THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: WikiLeaks Publishes Secret Global Trade Agreement
An interesting ethical debate is taking place. FirstLook Media, the controversial and adversarial media outlet owned by PayPal’s inventor, has withheld the name of the 5th country the NSA collects recordings of all phone calls from. SOMALGET and MYSTIC are Top Secret programs revealed by the Snowden leaks from the NSA. Following on the earth . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: WikiLeaks: A Country’s Name To Kill
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.
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Over 125,000 people – including tens of thousands of Canadians – have now spoken out about the damaging Internet censorship proposals in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). We know from leaked drafts all about how the TPP would make your Internet more expensive, censored, and policed.
Now, our friends in Australia are . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Australians to Canadians: Beware TPP economic fallout