Saturday, January 29, 2011

Assange Enjoys Making Banks Squirm

By Jerry Smith Jan 29 2011

In a partial transcript released by CBS, Julian Assange says he enjoys making banks squirm wondering who might be the next target of his website WikiLeaks.

"I think it's great. We have all these banks squirming, thinking maybe it's them," Assange said in his '60 Minutes' interview, scheduled to air Sunday.

Friday, January 28, 2011

WikiLeaks Releases Cairo Cables As Egyptian People Protest

By Jerry Smith Jan 28 2011

As WikiLeaks was releasing cables that show the U.S. was willing to overlook torture and police brutality in order to avoid endangering their relationship with the Egyptian Government and President Hosni Mubarak, masses of protesters gathered across Egypt friday afternoon to show their displeasure with Mubarak's 30-year rule, and the governments disregard of wide spread poverty, unemployment and rising food prices.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Operation Payback Hackers Arrested

By Jerry Smith Jan 27 2011

U.K. police have arrested five young men, between ages 15 and 26, they claim are members of 'Anonymous', and are responsible for 'Operation Payback', the DDOS attacks that crippled the websites of MasterCard, Visa, and PayPal after they refused to continue to process donations for WikiLeaks, under pressure from the United States.

Julian Assange To Be On 60 Minutes This Sunday

By Jerry Smith Jan 27 2011

This Sunday, the 30th of January, 2011, 60 Minutes will air their "lengthy interview" with WikiLeaks founder and editor Julian Assange.

WikiLeaks Fundraising Arm Not Breaking The Law

By Jerry Smith Jan 27 2011

There is no proof WikiLeaks' fundraising body, the Sunshine Press, is breaking the law in its home base of Iceland, said Teller AS, a Norway-based financial services company asked by Visa to investigate the matter.

“Our lawyers have now completed their work and have found no indications that Sunshine Press ... acted in contravention of Visa's rules or Icelandic legislation,” Teller's chief executive Peter Wiren said.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

No Link Between Assange And Manning

By Jerry Smith Jan 26 2011

U.S. military investigators announced that they have been unable to find a link between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and Army Private Bradley Manning, the alleged source of the 'Cablegate' documents.

The investigators failure to establish any link between Assange and Manning means that it will be harder for the U.S. to press charges against Assange, and have him extradited to the U.S., possibly to face the death penalty.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Julian Assange and Sarah Palin

By Jerry Smith Jan 25 2011

People, mostly American right wingers, have been calling for the U.S to have Assange extradited to the U.S., charged with treason and sentenced to the death penalty. Lawyers for Assange have accused Swedish authorities of secretly planning to extradite him to the US as soon as it has built a criminal case against him.

"Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders?" asks Sarah Palin.

Monday, January 24, 2011

WikiLeaks Defectors Create OpenLeaks

By Jerry Smith Jan 24 2011

WikiLeaks defectors Herbert Snorrason, Daniel Domscheit-Berg and others have started a new site called 'OpenLeaks'. Their goal is to create a site in which anonymous sources can submit information while remaining anonymous.

When asked about OpenLeaks Assange said "The supply of leaks is very large. It's helpful for us to have more people in this industry. It's protective to us." Herbert Snorasson said their website will not compete with WikiLeaks, and Assange himself agreed.

Israeli Newspaper Confirms Israel Destroyed Syrian Nuclear Reactor

By Jerry Smith Jan 24 2011

Not yet officially released on the WikiLeaks site, but confirmed by Israeli newspaper Yediot Acharonot, Israel destroyed the Syrian nuclear reactor that was still in the construction phase.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Assange and Rape by Deception

By Jerry Smith Jan 23 2011

Assange is fighting extradition to Sweden where he is being investigated for rape by deception, among other sex crimes. He has denied the allegations and suggested they are part of a smear campaign by opponents of WikiLeaks.

Ex-Banker and Whistleblower Rudolf Elmer Detained

By Jerry Smith Jan 23 2011

A Swiss court has ordered former Julius Baer banker and Wikileaker Rudolf Elmer detained for 10 days. The Swiss authorities are holding him while they probe whether he handed secret account details to WikiLeaks founder and editor, Julian Assange.