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Circusleaks: Docs show cruelty to elephants at Ringling Bros

MotherJones.com has published the results of its year long investigation that rips the big top off how Ringling Bros. circus treats its elephants. (more…)

Wikileaks’ MasterCard “priceless” ad parody

A spoof of the fact that major credit card and online payment companies have withheld over $15 Million in donations to WikiLeaks. The parody advert shows the effects of the financial blockade.

Wall Street Journal launches insecure Wikileaks clone, promises to sell you out

Wall Street Journal launches insecure Wikileaks clone, promises to sell you out

The Wall Street Journal launched a Wikileaks clone, Safehouse, today. The site itself is reportedly crude and insecure, and its terms of service say they will report you to the law or otherwise sell you out if it pleases them: "We reserve the right to disclose any information about you to law enforcement authorities or to a requesting third [...]

WikiLeaks and the Age of Transparency: Micah Sifry explores the history, successes and failures of online transparency

WikiLeaks and the Age of Transparency: Micah Sifry explores the history, successes and failures of online transparency

Micah Sifry's WikiLeaks and the Age of Transparency is a thoughtful and thought-provoking look at the promise and limits of Internet-based transparency efforts. Sifry looks at everything from digital sunshine laws to the Iranian election to Cablegate, and examines what has worked to make the world's governments and corporations more [...]

Wikileaks among nominees for 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

Wikileaks among nominees for 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

I say give it to the protesters and people of the Arabic countries under democratic revolution. Anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Internet and a Russian human rights activist are among a record 241 nominations for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said on Tuesday that the 2011 field includes 53 organizations and tops [...]

Wikileaks: Traditional liberalism with balls?

Wikileaks: Traditional liberalism with balls?

The mainstream media likes to suggest, with a nudge and a wink and abuse of the word "cyber," that Wikileaks represents a radical ideological position. But if there's a moral crusade to be found, maybe it's rooted in a tradition closer to home: classical Western liberal-democratic principles. In The New Republic, Noam Scheiber takes for granted [...]

WTF? OMG, LOL! CIA gives WikiLeaks taskforce a nickname

WTF? OMG, LOL! CIA gives WikiLeaks taskforce a nickname

The CIA has launched a taskforce to assess the impact of 250,000 leaked US diplomatic cables. Its name? WikiLeaks Task Force, or WTF for short. The group will be charged with scouring the released documents to survey damage caused by the disclosures. One of the most embarrassing revelations was that the US state department had drawn up a [...]

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Wikileaks shows EPA knew about a pesticide responsible for dramatic decline in the world bee population

Wikileaks shows EPA knew about a pesticide responsible for dramatic decline in the world bee population

Perhaps whats most disturbing about this debacle is how much faith everyone here has placed into the EPA. This angelic government agency sent to protect us all. Ignoring the fact that the institution, like all government institutions, are inherently designed to encourage bribery, fraud, extortion, and every flavor of crony capitalism you can think [...]

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange granted bail

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange granted bail

07:00 AM PT: A bail hearing for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is under way as I type this blog post. Assange is being held in the UK on allegations of sex crimes involving two women in Sweden. Journalists in the courtroom have been granted permission to tweet what they observe, "as long as it's quiet," and does not disrupt [...]

Wikileaks: Espionage charges against Assange said to be imminent

Wikileaks: Espionage charges against Assange said to be imminent

Lawyers for Julian Assange expect the United States to file spying charges against the Wikileaks frontman soon. "Our position of course is that we don't believe it applies to Mr. Assange and that in any event he's entitled to First Amendment protection as publisher of Wikileaks and any prosecution under the Espionage Act would in my view be [...]

MasterCard.com Taken Down By 4chan, Twitter Next?

MasterCard.com Taken Down By 4chan, Twitter Next?

WikiLeaks’ self-appointed online posse is systematically abusing anyone who it believes has slighted WikiLeaks in the last week’s growing controversy over the site’s quarter million leaked diplomatic cables. And the next attack targets may be PayPal and Twitter. MasterCard, which cut off services to WikiLeaks Tuesday, became the [...]

Wikileaks “insurance file” password leaked?

Wikileaks “insurance file” password leaked?

Now we just need email 23.D (more…)

Ron Paul Makes Special Request Of Wikileaks

Republican Congressman Ron Paul may be Julian Assange's most loyal supporter in Congress. Visiting Fox Business' Freedom Watch (a program on which Assange has been welcome several times) Rep. Paul went to bat for the Wikileaker in the middle of condemning the secrecy of the Federal Reserve, and made a little request of his own: "every conversation [...]

WikiLeaks’ Swiss host says no to French and US government pressure

WikiLeaks’ Swiss host says no to French and US government pressure

Leave it to Switzerland to pursue net neutrality... The site's new Swiss registrar, Switch, today said there was "no reason" why it should be forced offline, despite demands from France and the US. Switch is a non-profit registrar set up by the Swiss government for all 1.5 million Swiss .ch domain names. The reassurances come just hours after [...]

Paypal bans Wikileaks just before midnight Friday

Paypal bans Wikileaks just before midnight Friday

The rationale seems more convincing (at least from PayPal's perspective) than Amazon's wheedling about rights and redaction. But the timing, at 11:29 p.m. EST on Friday evening, suggests they do know the decision is something to be buried, not boasted of. PayPal has permanently restricted the account used by WikiLeaks due to a violation of the [...]

Amazon Pulls Plug on Wikileaks

Amazon Pulls Plug on Wikileaks

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, (I-Conn.), doesn't think companies should be doing business with Wikileaks, and one company agrees. Amazon.com has stopped hosting the Wikileaks website after staffers from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee asked about the company's [...]