By Michael Busch. Reposted from FPIF. The story of Yasser Talal Al Zahrani offers one of the most mysterious, and ultimately tragic, narratives in the “Gitmo Files” published by WikiLeaks this past week. The son of “a senior official in the Saudi Interior Ministry, reportedly holding the rank of abid, or brigadier,” the seventeen-year-old al [...]
by Tom Burghardt Antifascist Calling… In a new blow to press freedom and internet users’ privacy rights here in the heimat, Obama’s Justice Department won a significant victory on Friday. As part of the secret state’s campaign against whistleblowers and transparency advocates, U.S. Magistrate Theresa Buchanan granted federal prosecutors access to WikiLeaks-related Twitter accounts.
By Kevin Zeese. Republished from Truthout. If there were ever a doubt about whether the editor in chief of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is a journalist, recent events erase all those doubts and put him at the forefront of a movement to democratize journalism and empower people.
by Tom Burghardt Simulposted with Antifascist Calling It all began with news that WikiLeaks would soon shine a spotlight on the thieves dominating the global financial sector, those self-styled “masters of the universe” reigning over capitalism’s Borg hive. Scant months later, as a result of hubris and egomaniacal greed, an enormous window was smashed open [...]
By Hannah Gurman. Republished from FPIF. “Scientific journalism.” That is the phrase WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange uses to describe what he does. By posting source documents directly on the Internet, readers no longer need to rely on the journalists’ interpretations. Instead, they can read the evidence for themselves and draw their own conclusions.
While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was praising the role that the internet played in toppling oppressive regimes (ironically enough, close U.S. allies), the Justice Department was in court in Alexandria, Virginia seeking to invade the privacy and political rights of WikiLeaks supporters even as it shields well-connected “War on Terror” fraudsters. Scarcely batting an [...]