Wikileaks has published the Internet Chapter of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership, a global trade-deal negotiated between corporate leaders and government reps without any democratic oversight (the US Trade Rep wouldn't share TPP drafts with Congress, and now it is headed for fast-tracking into law).
Link: Today, 13 November 2013, WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more than 40 per cent of the world’s GDP. Show More Summary
Wikileaks released an updated version of the secret Trans Pacific Partnership intellectual property chapter this morning (background on the TPP from my appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade earlier this year). Show More Summary
Way back in the Early Stone Age of the Internet -- i.e., the mid-1990s -- a group of developed countries started negotiating a Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI). Negotiated in semi-secret, the MAI soon triggered a backlashShow More Summary
After yesterday's confusing, sad news that members of Yellow Dogs were murdered by Raefe Ahkbar, former apparently disgruntled member of Yellow Dogs' "sister band" The Free Keys, the surviving members Koory and Obash have paid tribute to their bandmates,...
It’s called MafiaLeaks, naturally: Despite the inevitable comparisons to WikiLeaks, the framework of the site is based on the open source project GlobaLeaks, and bears similarity to the New Yorker’s Strongbox project, as well as the late Aaron Swartz’s SecureDrop. Show More Summary
A stunning $202 billion in "ill-gotten funds are channeled through Macau each year," according to The Congressional-Executive Commission on China Annual Report 2013. Diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks claimed that the casino and...Show More Summary
Now that Wikileaks is essentially dead and buried, Julian Assange is embarking on a new career as a friend to famous people and all-round celebrity.
Rooting for injuries watch: Anonymous Australia takes on Anonymous Indonesia. And then Singapore is after their own Anonymous cell. The blackshirts will be rooted out wherever they are, around the world. Cognitive dissonance watch: Google...Show More Summary
Some people seem to be taking seriously a proposal to crowd-source a $2,147,483,647 donation to WikiLeaks if it can leak details on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). hat would WikiLeaks do with $2,147,483,647? It would...Show More Summary
M.I.A. Matangi [Interscope; 2013] by zcamp Rating: Last week, M.I.A. kicked off her latest tour with a little help from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who Skyped in from the Ecuadorian embassy in London (his home in exile for the last 16 months) to inform a sold-out crowd at New York’s Terminal 5 that he’s a fan. Show More Summary
There, she'll join two other prominent American NSA opponents in exile.
First, Julian Assange opened up M.I.A’s Terminal 5 show via Skype and now, the WikiLeaks founder has teamed up with freedom fighter Tom Morello and Calle 13 for something ominous-looking. More from press release: Double GRAMMY & Nineteen-Time...Show More Summary
A WikiLeaks staffer who has been accompanying Edward Snowden said Wednesday she had left Russia for Germany, but the threat of prosecution made it unsafe for her to return home to Britain.In August, Sarah Harrison helped former US National...Show More Summary
M.I.A. is supposed to be a messenger, but the mission of her music is often obscured by critics’ and listeners’ schismatic view of her work. But before her war with the NFL, her allegiance with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, or those goddamn truffle-fries, she was a neon prism at the end of a long musical [...]
MIA's Matangi tour launched Friday night in New York City, and there was an unexpected opening act: Julian Assange. The WikiLeaks founder Skyped in from the Ecuadorian embassy in London so he could address the audience via video, Rolling Stone reports. "I have become a fan of MIA because I...
The expected single titled “Multi_Viral,” a collaboration between Puerto Rican hip hop group Calle 13 and Wikileaks’ Julian Assange, will be released next November 13, 2013 (yes, all 13s). Last June, René Pérez, the group's frontman, visited Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Using the hashtag #JulianAssangeCalle13 they asked...
Now this is one of the strangest things to happen at a concert in a while: M.I.A. kicked off her tour to promote her new album Matangi by getting Julian Assange to open for her at Terminal 5. The Wikileaks founder spoke to the audience via Skype.
Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks Party made a Senate bid in September for a spot representing Victoria, Western Australia. Now, thanks to some missing ballots being found, the party has another opportunity to take part in the elections. During the Sept. Show More Summary
The WikiLeaks founder makes for a terrible hypeman.