Saturday, February 26, 2011

Assange Lawyer Says We Will Appeal

By Jerry Smith Feb 26 2011

Jennifer Robinson, a member of the Julian Assange legal team spoke with Tony Eastley of Australian morning show AM.

They discussed the verdict in the extradition case, the judge's claim that Assange's Swedish lawyer deliberately misled the court, their next step and more.

Friday, February 25, 2011

George W. Bush Cancels Appearance Because Julian Assange Was Invited

By Jerry Smith Feb 25 2011

Former US president George W. Bush accepted an invitation six months ago to deliver the closing keynote speech to the Young Presidents' Association's Global Leadership Summit this Saturday in Denver, but cancelled his appearance when he found out that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was asked to speak at the same event.

Bush spokesman David Sherzer said in a statement:
"The former president has no desire to share a forum with a man who has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States."

"This week, upon learning that Julian Assange had recently been invited to address the same summit, President Bush decided to cancel his appearance."

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Julian Assange Can Be Extradited To Sweden : Video

By Jerry Smith Feb 24 2011

Julian Assange may have lost the first round in his extradition battle, but not the war. Judge Howard Riddle felt that Assange could get a fair trial in Sweden and said his extradition to Sweden would not violate his human rights.

Assange's lawyers plan to appeal the decision. They have seven days to lodge a notice of appeal and the hearing should take place within a period of 40 days after that, but may stretch to three to four months.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WikiLeaks Reveals Details About Investigation Into Egyptian Baby Smuggling Ring

By Jerry Smith Feb 23 2011

Diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reveal details about the investigation into an Egyptian baby smuggling ring.

The cables also reveal that Coptic Christian priests and nuns acted as baby brokers and used falsified birth registration papers to get the children to the United States.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Anonymous Reveals Plot To Bring Down WikiLeaks

By Jerry Smith Feb 22 2011

When HBGary CEO Aaron Barr said he had discovered the identities of key members of Anonymous, he did this to provoke an attack from Anonymous, and he got one. Anonymous retaliated by compromising his servers, downloading and posting online over 50,000 emails from the company and defacing the HBGary website by replacing it with an image explaining their reason.

Among the emails is a report titled 'The WikiLeaks Threat'. It was commissioned by the law firm Hunton And Williams on behalf of Bank of America and details an extensive plan for the internet security companies HBGary Federal, Palantir Technologies and Berico Technologies to bring down WikiLeaks.

Monday, February 21, 2011

United States Government Using Twitter To Build Case Against WikiLeaks

By Jerry Smith Feb 21 2011

The United States government is trying to use Twitter, and possibly Facebook, Google and Skype information to build a case against WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange for publishing the the secret military communications relating to the Iraq and Afghan wars, and the roughly 250,000 classified diplomatic cables.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the non-profit Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) were in court last week in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Theresa Buchanan trying to prevent the U.S. government from acquiring the Twitter messages.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Unauthorized Biography Of Julian Assange And WikiLeaks Due Next Month

By Jerry Smith Feb 20 2011

An unauthorized biography of Julian Assange And WikiLeaks titled 'Julian Assange - WikiLeaks: Warrior for Truth' should be out in March. The book was written by Sophie Radermecker and Valerie Guichaoua, and published by The Cogito Media Group.

Cogito Media Group announced Friday that the book will feature "graphic testimony from the women that Swedish prosecutors plan to use" against Assange in their investigation of possible rape.