Wikileaks tweeted out 1976 U.S. State Department cables on Wednesday morning between Nixon Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and then U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and former child star Shirley Temple Black. The information is part of the...Show More Summary
I'm not sure how long the ridiculous Julian Assange has been holed up in the Ecuador Embassy in London, but I thought it worthwhile reminding readers that this whole saga goes back a number of years - and that the Wikileaks founder is, in fact, a fugitive from justice in both the UK and Sweden. Show More Summary
Session 4: IP Theory, Parlor B Annemarie Bridy, Internet Payment Blockades Wikileaks: State Department publicly accused Wikileaks of violating US law; payment systems were suspended—PayPal, Visa, Mastercard. Wikileaks ran through cash reserves in less than a year and suspended publication. Show More Summary
The weird anarchists of Wikileaks inadvertently out themselves as shills for Russia, making excuses for Russia's outrageous spying on Western journalists at the Sochi Olympics with a ridiculously illogical and hyperbolic tu quoque argument. Laughable...Show More Summary
After starring in the WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate last year, Daniel Brühl is taking on another controversial recent event in The Face of an Angel. Well — kind of. Though the Michael Winterbottom-directed drama is inspired by the notorious Amanda Knox case, it presents a fictionalized version of the tale with renamed characters. The […]
WikiLeaks has called for a boycot of The Snowden Files: The Inside Story Of The World's Most Wanted Man.
Information leaks have made such compelling local (Chris Christie) and global (Wikileaks) headlines in large part because of the culture of government secrecy they upend. There's little question that government agencies complicit in truly dangerous or cruel activities don't want us to know what they're up to. Show More Summary
What is the most dangerous climate change impact? That is a question Tom Friedman begins to get at in his NY Times column, “WikiLeaks, Drought and Syria.” The piece is about a “WikiLeaks cable that brilliantly foreshadowed how environmental stresses would fuel the uprising” in Syria. read more
The controversial trade agreement has gone from inevitable to uncertain.
Before the uprising against Bashar al-Assad, Syria was stuck in a four-year drought the UN reportedly called the country's worst in decades. In 2008, a US embassy cable revealed by WikiLeaks predicted potential mass migration due to the weather—and the cable was right. "By 2010, roughly 1 million Syrian...
The topic of China's below the radar accumulation of gold is nothing new: first revealed here in September 2011 as part of a Wikileaks intercept, watchers of Chinese gold imports have been stunned by the ravenous pace with which Chinese customers have been gobbling up both domestic and foreign gold production month after month. Show More Summary
Contentious negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement threaten to unravel important global environmental protections, the New York Times reported, citing WIkiLeaks and other sources. Environmentalists told the paper...Show More Summary
- According to WikiLeaks, when Haiti tried to raise its minimum wage, corporations were angered and the Obama Administration interfered to successfully stop it. Ugh, disgusting. - Part 2 of yesterday’s interview on Saudi Arabia on how...Show More Summary
Aside from providing asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Ecuador has progressed leaps and bounds in the past two decades. From nearly going bankrupt on multiple occasions to creating a new constitution, the country is placing...Show More Summary
This story originally appeared on Huffington Post and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. WikiLeaks published a leaked draft of the environment chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Wednesday, and environmental groups are lining up to take a swing. Continue Reading »
Wikileaks has thrown yet another wrench in the negotiations over the sellout-to-multinationals-masquerading-as-trade-deal otherwise called the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Shutterstock The Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Wildlife Fund have examined the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement leaked by WikiLeaks and determined that the draft could have some devastating...Show More Summary
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement being finalized between the United States and eleven other countries largely avoids strengthening environmental protections, according to a leaked environmental chapter from the agreement that was published by WikiLeaks.
Wikileaks, who had already leaked out the Intellectual Property chapter of the TPP has now leaked the Environment Chapter as well. And, as had been expected by many civil society groups, it is now clear that the USTR, in particular,Show More Summary
Los Angeles – Three-time Writers Guild Award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney has been named the WGAW’s 2014 Paul Selvin Award honoree for his screenplay for the documentary film We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, the...Show More Summary