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Tag: Wikileaks
  • Pre-Trial for Bradley Manning Begins

    The five-day pre-trial hearing for PFC Bradley Manning, who is facing jail time for passing sensitive government information to WikiLeaks, began today at Fort Meade, Maryland. Manning is facing 24 counts of treason and espionage, which could lead to life in military prison without parole if he is convicted. This is a case that has captured international …

  • SA@TAC — Wikileaks Revisited

    Jack Hunter, AKA the Southern Avenger, takes a look back on Wikileaks and the aftermath. Today, Julian Assange, the whistleblower and face of Wikileaks, is hardly talked about anymore on the mainstream media. Wikileaks has since become a credible news source.  And the predictions about threats to national security created by Wikileaks have been proven …

  • Wikileaks Mastercard Commercial Parody

    Check this out! It’s a great parody of Mastercard commercials, made by the people behind Wikileaks/Julian Assange. The inspiration behind the video came from the fact that Mastercard blocked donations from their products to the whistle-blowing internet resource.

  • Obama censors a critic of torture

    I’m sure you all are aquainted with the story of Bradley Manning, the Army Private First Class who is suspected of leaking (among other things) a classified video depicting US Soldiers slaughtering Iraqi civilians. Despite having been convicted of nothing,  Manning is being held in solitary confinement 23 hours a day, denied basic sleeping amentities …

  • Regardless of your opinion on his actions, this is unconstitutional — not to mention wrong.

    The American soldier who leaked documents to Wikileaks has been in solitary confinement without even a conviction for nine months. Now, he is being subjected to forced nudity every night and during public inspection daily. If anyone doubts that our government is willing to torture its own citizens, doubt no more. Bradley Manning is just …

  • YALer Matt Schmitto on Wikileaks and Internet Freedom

    Matt Schmitto, President of the  Texas State University San Marcos Chapter of YAL, was quoted in The Prairie about Wikileaks and the coming attacks on internet freedom: Matthew Schmitto, a member of the group Young Americans for Liberty, said he feels Wikileaks has not violated the Constitution because its founder, Julian Assange, is not an …

  • Wikileaks and the Tunisian Crisis

    Amid violent protests and the desertion of its President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia has been in serious political instability. What is rather interesting in Tunisia’s case is that of the Wikileaks connection to this crisis. Last year, when Wikileaks set out to exspose more government documents, it also released a significant U.S government …

  • Silver Circle’s Rebel of the Week: YAL’s John Jones

    John Logan Jones is a retired American serviceman with top secret clearance who served in the American Air Force from 2005 to 2009 as an Afghan-Pashtu linguist and intelligence specialist.  He has since then come out in support of Wikileaks and the free flow of information as well as taking up a number of libertarian …

  • Silver Circle: Will 2011 Be a Year of Transparency?

    I’m optimistic.  Wikileaks is still going strong.  Julian Assange is out of government custody.  The United Nations is set to investigate the conditions of alleged whistle blower, Bradley Manning, and a large swell of support from across the political spectrum is emerging in favor of the right to record one’s interactions with public officials, especially …

  • In Defense of Julian Assange

    Here is Glenn Greewald showing again that truth is not a left or right issue.