Saturday, April 2, 2011

WikiLeaks And Assange News : Video

By Jerry Smith Apr 2 2011

Royal Navy medic Michael Lyons became a conscientious objector to the Afghanistan war after he read WikiLeaks.

Another WikiLeaks like website has cropped up called Porn Wikileaks that has released the real names of many porn stars, past and present.

And video, supposedly of Julian Assange dancing at a club in Iceland has surfaced.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Daniel Assange Talks About His Dad

By Jerry Smith Mar 31 2011

Late last year Daniel Assange spoke with Crikey intern Nick Johns-Wickberg about his relationship with his dad, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, what he think about the work his dad is doing and much more.

Daniel revealed that when he was 16, his father asked him join WikiLeaks, which was just starting out at the time. Thinking that WikiLeaks wasn't going to succeed, and not on great terms with his dad, Daniel turned the offer down and said about that decision:
"I never thought he was going to succeed. It was a ridiculous concept, that he was going to actually leak government documents to the entire world.”

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Former State Department Spokesman Stands By Criticism Of Bradley Manning Treatment

By Jerry Smith Mar 30 2011

Former U.S. state department’s chief spokesperson Philip “P.J.” Crowley said he has no regrets about resigning or about making the remarks he did about U.S. soldier Bradley Manning's treatment saying the investigation into Manning's role as the source for WikiLeaks has been weakened.

Crowley was forced to resigned Sunday Mar 13 after he made comments to a small audience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday Mar 11 condemning the conditions Manning is being kept in.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Julian Assange Wanted Advice From Daniel Ellsberg

By Jerry Smith Mar 29 2011

In an extract from Australian journalist Andrew Fowler's upcoming book about Julian Assange titled ‘The Most Dangerous Man in the World’, Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg reveals how Assange came to him for advice and how Assange wanted him to be apart of WikiLeaks' "political armor".

Sunday, March 27, 2011

ACLU And EFF Appeal Twitter Information Handover Ruling

By Jerry Smith Mar 27 2011

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), on behalf of Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta Jonsdottir, US computer researcher Jacob Appelbaum, and Dutch volunteer for WikiLeaks Rop Gonggrijp, have filed an appeal to U.S. Magistrate Judge Theresa Buchanan's order for Twitter to give U.S. investigators the data it has on subscribers “associated with WikiLeaks,” including WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, Jonsdottir, Appelbaum, and Gonggrijp.

Jonsdottir, Appelbaum, and Gonggrijp have been fighting the government demand for their Twitter records, but Assange and Manning have not contested the order. WikiLeaks and Assange feel the U.S. lacks jurisdiction "over expressive activities beyond its borders," and said they would not be taking part in hearings.