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Movie Review: Finding Fela! casts clear light on the life of Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti

Director Alex Gibney is known for political documentaries like Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room, We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks, and the Oscar-winning Taxi To The Dark Side. At first glance, his new film Finding Fela seems like a departure from his usual beat. Show More Summary

Australia Could Press Charges on Social Media Users Sharing Wikileaks' Latest Scoop

Social media users in Australia could be charged with a crime for sharing any details of a gag order published by Wikileaks this week on Facebook or Twitter. The gag order bans journalists from mentioning a number of officials with relation to an international corruption probe. Show More Summary

Massive returns on early Bitcoin investment helped WikiLeaks survive

WikiLeaks has been in the crosshairs of some of the world's most powerful people.

A Year Since Military Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Was Convicted

United States military whistleblower Chelsea Manning was convicted of offenses related to her disclosures to WikiLeaks one year ago. In this time, Manning’s case has become a clear example to future whistleblowers of what the US government will do to military officers or federal government employees, who follow their conscience. And her case seems to [...]

Wikileaks Reveals Super Injunuction Blocking Reporting On Massive Australian Corruption Case Involving Leaders Of Malaysia, Indonesia & Vietnam

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've written about the problems of so-called super injunctions in the past (though mainly in the UK). This legal process not only keeps certain details under wraps concerning a lawsuit, but actually forbids the media from reporting on anything related to the case at all. Show More Summary

WikiLeaks Reveals Secret Suppression Order Involving International Figures

SYDNEY — On Wednesday, WikiLeaks published a document, which cannot legally be published in Australia. The suppressed Victorian Supreme Court suppression order, which appeared on the whistleblower's website, prevents the publicationShow More Summary

Tonight on The Independents: New Wikileaks Bombshell, EU vs. Russia, Palestinians vs. Hamas, NoKo vs. the World, D.C.’s ‘Hottest,’ Weak-ass Dinosaurs, Sultry After-Show, and More!

2 months agoNews : Reason

Tonight's live episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, with re-airs three hours later) grapples with a riveting new leak from Wikileaks of a heretofore secret order by the Australian government to suppress...Show More Summary

Wikileaks says it’s about to publish “an unprecedented national security super-injunction”

2 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Wikileaks is getting ready to publish details of “an unprecedented national security super-injunction,” according to a Tweet from the organization late this morning. At 11:30am, the @wikileaks account, which is reportedly controlledShow More Summary

Hall of Mirrors: Wikileaks volunteer helped build Tor, was funded by the Pentagon

2 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Last week, I wrote an article about the Tor Network, an anonymity tool developed, built, and (currently) financed by the US National Security State: the Pentagon, the State Department, and a CIA spinoff, the International Broadcasting Bureau, that also operates a propaganda outfit aimed at subverting Cuba’s communist regime. Show More Summary

WATCH: First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch as WWII Codebreaker Alan Turing

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Last year, Benedict Cumberbatch made the convincing transformation from Sherlock Holmes to Wikileaks' Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate. For his next role, the British actor will be taking on another real life figure, this one of the historical variety.

Chelsea Manning Will Receive 'Rudimentary' Gender Transition Healthcare: VIDEO

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has announced that convicted Wikileaker Chelsea Manning will receive “rudimentary treatment” for her gender transition.

Watch the First Two Trailers for Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game - Kleenex at the ready.

2 months agoOdd : Geekosystem

Benedict Cumberbatch's previous "Look, ma! I'm playing a tech history icon!" movie, WikiLeaks docudrama The Fifth Estate, crashed and burned both critically and commercially, so here's hoping his Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game does better. There's certainly no shortage of talent on display in the trailers (US above, UK behind the cut).

One Crucial Party Has Disappeared From Snowden's Story

One year ago, Edward Snowden was trying to find a way from Hong Kong to asylum in a country willing to take him. At the time, WikiLeaks was paying for Snowden's plane tickets, lodging, and legal counsel while acting as a "go-between"...Show More Summary

Military Approves “Rudimentary” Gender Transition For Chelsea Manning

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Convicted WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning will begin gender transition while serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking classified government documents, now that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved her request to receive treatment while in custody. The military has a strict ban on transgender men and women serving, and along with it, a ban on […]

Chelsea Manning to get sex change treatments at military prison, not federal jail

Under Pentagon approval, national security WikiLeaker Chelsea Manning is set to start undergoing sex change treatments in military prison and won't be transferred to a civilian jail, officials said.

Aussie Attorney General to Julian Assange: Be 'Man Enough' to Face Sexual Assault Charges

One day after a Swedish court upheld the charges of sexual assault against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the attorney general of his native country called upon him to have the courage to face the trial. Australian Attorney General George Brandis told Australia's ABC Radio it was time for Assange to "man up." "I think Mr. Show More Summary

Chelsea Manning to Begin Gender Treatment While in Prison

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved gender treatment for WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning's gender dysphoria. Manning will be treated while she serves her 35 year prison sentence for leaking national security documents. The decision...Show More Summary

Julian Assange Warrant Upheld for Rape Trial in Sweden

Julian Assange is called a hero by some, a traitor by others and continues to be called an alleged rapist by the Swedish court system. Stockholm’s District Court will not stop its pursual of the Wikileaks founder, with Assange’s warrant upheld on Wednesday, according to Russian TV news source RT. Julian fought against extradition to

Swedish court upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder will likely continue indefinite stay at Ecuadorean Embassy.

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