Filmmaker Alex Gibney talks about his new doc, We Steal Secrets: the Story of WikiLeaks.
Julian Assange stars as Walter White; the US government reprises The Chicken Man.
This weekend brings a bunch of SIFF stuff that the Stranger SIFF Review Board loved, including the Wikileaks documentary We Steal Secrets, Noah Baumbach's and Greta Gerwig's Manhattan-flavored comedy Frances Ha, the dead pet-fetishizing...Show More Summary
Since WikiLeaks’ submission system went offline nearly three years ago, journalists and hacktivists have struggled to replicate its dropbox for anonymous leaks. Meanwhile, the Obama administration has prosecuted more leakers under the Espionage Act than all other presidencies combined and the Justice Department has spied on the Associated Press to out its sources, as the [...]
Thanks in part to WikiLeaks, we now know that the State Department is acting like a global sales agent for biotech behemoths such as Monsanto. According to a report released Tuesday by Food & Water Watch, American ambassadors are pushing...Show More Summary
WikiLeaks may have launched as a venue for publishing sensitive leaked information, but it eventually began working more closely with established media outlets to showcase its scoops. Today, with the unveiling of its new Strongbox feature,...Show More Summary
The U.S. government has a hard enough time parrying foreign threats like terrorist groups and hostile nations but it’s the unfettered distribution of information in the form of software that could pose the greatest threat of all. In the past few years we’ve seen the emergence of Wikileaks, Bitcoins and 3D printers – paradigm busters that resist regulation or control...
This week, another pretrial hearing is taking place at Fort Meade in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier who the United States military is prosecuting for disclosing information to WikiLeaks. It begins today and will take place over a period of at least two days. Show More Summary
The use of vast global resources against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks presages a dystopian world where anyone who exposes corruption, lies and crimes of power will be branded a terrorist.
In these audio excerpts from their extended conversation in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, Chris Hedges asks Julian Assange about legal strategy and the WikiLeaks founder’s thoughts on Pfc. Bradley Manning.
Time to send some money to Julian again! Iceland may just have given WikiLeaks & Julian Assange a much needed and overdue boost. The supreme court of Iceland passed a ruling on April 24, 2013 ordering Valitor – a.k.a Visa Iceland – to resume processing online donations to WikiLeaks within two weeks. Show More Summary
Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the documents that became known as "The Pentagon Papers" in 1971, will speak at a San Francisco rally in support of WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning. read more
BLANK On any other Monday morning, you’d find Chris Hedges’ latest column in this space. But Chris is over in London interviewing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. You can read their discussion next Monday, May 6th, at the usual tim...
Bancoult v. Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Divisional Court, Richards LJ and Mitting J, 16-24 April 2013, judgment awaited, but see 25 July 2012, Stanley Burnton LJ for an earlier judgment A quick update at the end of the recent judicial review on 24 April by the Chagossian islanders, but before judgment. They had challenged the designation [...]
It was only a short news update, but nevertheless an important milestone: Iceland's supreme court upheld the ruling that ordered Visa to start processing payments for Wikileaks again. In that post, we asked how long it would take for...Show More Summary
One of the new Pirates, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, has a long history with WikiLeaks.
Yesterday we reported that Bradley Manning, currently in jail while awaiting trial for having been accused of handing over 750,000 classified government documents to WikiLeaks, had been named the grand marshal of 2013 San Francisco Pride. Today we’ve been informed that the announcement was inaccurate and due to the error of an over-eager SF Pride staff member. Lisa L. [...]
Yesterday, Andy reported that Wikileaks soldier Bradley Manning had been appointed Grand Marshal of this year's San Francisco Pride. That's now changed. Late last night, SF Pride Board President Lisa Williams issued a statement claiming that Manning's confirmation for the...
The support group for military LGBT families has denounced San Francisco Pride for naming imprisoned WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning as one of this year's grand marshals. Via press release: “Manning’s blatant disregard for the safety...Show More Summary