Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mother Of Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Thanks Supporters

By Jerry Smith Jan 22 2011

The mother of WikiLeaks' editor and founder Julian Assange has used a rally in Brisbane yesterday to thank supporters worldwide. A statement from Christine Assange was read to the assembled supporters of the whistleblowing website.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt insists his government will play no role in Assange extradition to U.S.

By Jerry Smith Jan 21 2011

The Swedish Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, insisted Thursday that his government will play no role in deciding whether WikiLeaks' founder, Julian Assange, should be extradited to the U.S.

Mr. Reinfeldt told reporters in London, where he was attending a summit of Nordic and Baltic nations, "We should remember when we ask questions about this that these are legal systems talking to each other, not politicians. We should stay away from this."

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Will Wikileaks Drop Document Bomb On Bank Of America?

By Jerry Smith Jan 20 2011

It seems ages ago that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange promised to unleash a cache of secret documents from the hard drive of a U.S. megabank executive. In 2009, Assange told Computer World that the bank was Bank of America (BofA). In 2010 he told Forbes that he needed time to lay out the information in a more user-friendly format and that the information was significant enough to "take down a bank or two". Last month, the rumor was WikiLeaks was about to drop a document bomb on Bank of America.

Zurich police arrest Rudolf Elmer for leaking bank secrets to Wikileaks

By Jerry Smith Jan 20 2011

Rudolf Elmer, a former private banking executive of Julius Baer Group Ltd., now Wikileaks collaborator, was arrested on Wednesday at 1730 GMT. The ex-banker who on Monday had handed over two CDs of client data to Wikileak’s Julian Assange, was arrested in Zurich yesterday evening at his home.

Prosecutors are investigating possible breaches of banking secrecy laws in the handover of discs on Monday.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ex-Swiss banker and Whistle-blower Rudolf Elmer Found Guilty

By Jerry Smith Jan 19 2011

Rudolf Elmer, the man who earlier this week handed over two discs of banking documents to Julian Assange at the Frontline Club, and had given documents to Wikileaks before, has been found guilty of breaching Switzerland's strict bank laws. Judge Sebastian Aeppli has imposed a fine of 7,200 Swiss francs ($7,506), which was suspended for two years and no jail time.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

WikiLeaks Cables Link Murder of Northern Ireland Civil Rights Lawyer Pat Finucane to British Government

By Jerry Smith Jan 18 2011

As the banking and financial world prepares to deal with the fallout from yesterdays handover of discs to Julian Assange, representing Wikileaks, from Rudolf Elmer, a former employee of Swiss-based Bank Julius Baer, cables already released are putting the British Government in hot water.

Cables released last month by Wikileaks from the former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern to U.S. diplomats show government collusion regarding the murder of Northern Irish civil rights lawyer Pat Finucane in 1989.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Rudolf Elmer hands over documents to Wikileaks : Video

By Jerry Smith Jan 17 2011

Rudolf Elmer, a former employee of Swiss-based Bank Julius Baer, handed over documents to WikiLeaks that he alleges detail attempts by wealthy business leaders and lawmakers to evade tax payments.

Julian Assange met with Mr. Elmer at London's Frontline Club to receive the files and praise his attempts to expose alleged shady practices in the financial industry.

Attorney at firm representing Assange accusers helped facilitate CIA renditions in 2001

This story is not about Wikileaks and/or Julian Assange, but some may find it interesting.

Why WikiLeaks Matters

By Greg Mitchell 2011-01-17

Nearly fifty days have passed since the WikiLeaks document release in late November, this one centering on US diplomatic cables and quickly dubbed "Cablegate." At this writing, not even 3,000 cables from the cache -- which reportedly holds more than 251,000 documents -- have been published by WikiLeaks or, in most cases, by its newspaper partners. It's impossible to know whether everything of prime importance has already emerged in the cherry-picking.

Assange's hacking offences revealed in Oz court documents

Mon, 01/17/2011

New documents revealed in an Australian court have revealed how WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange created a program that allowed him to access about 11,000 computers belonging to the giant Canadian telecommunications company Northern Telecom.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Supporters Wikleaks Plan Attack on American Banking System

By Frank Amptmeijer Washington : DC : USA | Jan 16, 2011

Supporters from the now world famous whistleblower website Wikileaks plan to attack the American banking system. In November Julian Assange announced to release; “hundreds of thousands of documents on a major U.S. banking company in early 2011. Sensitive documents which will expose the bank’s shady practices in an effort to provoke a large-scale investigation on the U.S. banking system.”

Rumors had it that this bank would be the Bank of America, the largest bank in the United States. The Bank of America stopped payments to Wikileads and followed with these actions Mastercard and Paypal. Was the Friday outage due to a viral attack by Wikileaks supporters?

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Swiss whistleblower to hand over bank data to WikiLeaks

AFP Sun, Jan 16, 2011

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Swiss whistleblower Rudolf Elmer is planning to handover to WikiLeaks two CDs containing data of around 2,000 bank clients who may have been evading taxes, according to an interview published Sunday.

"The documents show that they are hiding behind bank secrecy, possibly to avoid taxes," Elmer, a former Swiss banker, told Swiss newspaper Sonntag.

The data is to be handed over on Monday, during a press conference in London during which WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would also be present, said Sonntag.

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Julian Assange: China is Wikileaks's Technological Enemy (WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

News clip from ntdtv.

Julian Assange Dutch MSM about released dutch afghanistan cables

John Pilger's Investigation Into the War on WikiLeaks and His Interview With Julian Assange

What Does Wikileaks have on Bank of America?

by Mary Bottari on January 14, 2011 - 11:17

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is promising to unleash a cache of secret documents from the hard drive of a U.S. megabank executive. In 2009, he told Computer World that the bank was Bank of America (BofA). In 2010 he told Forbes that the information was significant enough to "take down a bank or two," but that he needed time to lay out the information in a more user-friendly format.

Recent new reports suggest that BofA is now moving into high gear on damage control, creating a "war room" and buying up hundreds of derogatory Internet domain names including and (referring to BofA's Chief Executive Officer).

Before the big banks start calling for Assange’s internment at Guantanamo, the question worth considering is what does Wikileaks have on America’s largest bank?

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Julian Assange cuts short interview to help an old man (Français): Video

Julian Assange was in the middle of an interview with French news channel TF1 when an old man on the sidewalk near him falls. You can see him look out of the corner of his eyes and then he quickly runs over to help him up.