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Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

February 9th, 2011

British Consul Closes Office to Duck Assange Letter

On February 7, 2011, a small group of peace activists organized by the "Tackling Torture at the Top" Committee of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) tried to meet with the British Honorary Consul at his office on the 26th floor of the US Bancorp Center, 800 Nicollet Mall, in downtown ... continue reading

Tangerine Bolen


February 6th, 2011

Truth Be Told

Truth be told, I didn’t like Julian Assange at first. Like many Americans, I was news-weary and overburdened in my own life and I didn’t have the time or energy to really notice Wikileaks and Assange. Despite their significance, Wikileaks’ whistleblowing and secret-leaking antics went largely unnoticed by me until ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

February 6th, 2011

NYT's Keller Disparages Assange

How unseemly for New York Times executive editor Bill Keller to look down so disdainfully at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, with a nasty ad hominem portrayal in last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, “Dealing With Assange and the WikiLeaks Secrets.” Someone should count how many disparaging descriptions Keller slips in ... continue reading

Tangerine Bolen


January 28th, 2011

Join a New Video Project in Defense of WikiLeaks

DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED 24 HOURS TO FEBRUARY 2ND Hello World-Wide Wiki Citizens! The following is a brief description of this project with instructions on how to participate and submit your video clips. Julian Assange’s extradition hearing date is set to occur ... continue reading

January 1st, 2011

Why EL PAÍS chose to publish the leaks

1. The leak and its consequences. When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called my cellphone on a Friday afternoon in November, I could barely hear him. The conversation, held amid the usual tumult of Rome's airport on a weekend, was strangely short. Assange talked slowly, making sure to pronounce each word ... continue reading

December 27th, 2010

WikiLeaks may spawn new sedition act

The infamous Sedition Act, which criminalized speech critical of the federal government and which was passed by the Federalists during another of America’s undeclared wars (that time, against France), lasted only three years, from 1798 to 1801. However, if the congressional critics of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have their way, ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

December 16th, 2010

Dear Government of Sweden ...

Dear Swedish Government: Hi there -- or as you all say, Hallå! You know, all of us here in the U.S. love your country. Your Volvos, your meatballs, your hard-to-put-together furniture -- we can't get enough! There's just one thing that bothers me -- why has Amnesty International, in a ... continue reading

December 15th, 2010

Michael Moore on WikiLeaks on Countdown with Keith Olbermann -- 12/14/10

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Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

December 14th, 2010

Why I'm Posting Bail Money for Julian Assange

Yesterday, in the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, the lawyers for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange presented to the judge a document from me stating that I have put up $20,000 of my own money to help bail Mr. Assange out of jail. Furthermore, I am publicly offering the assistance of ... continue reading

December 14th, 2010


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October 26th, 2010

Pentagon suspects WikiLeaks has more documents

Washington -- The Pentagon is bracing for the release of more secrets by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, a Pentagon official said Tuesday, as the Defense Department drafts a new plan to securely distribute and protect military and other information. Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan said WikiLeaks has more Defense Department ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

UK calls for US response to Iraq dossier on WikiLeaks

BRITAIN said yesterday that the allegations against US-led forces for previously unreported civilian deaths and ignoring torture carried out by Iraqi forces, contained in “leaked” military documents on whistle- blower website WikiLeaks, were “extraordinarily serious”.British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg told BBC television people were waiting for an official response ... continue reading

October 24th, 2010

WikiLeaks vows more revelations

WIKILEAKS plans to release another batch of 15,000 classified documents relating to the war in Afghanistan following its weekend disclosure of a ream of US army reports detailing civilian deaths and detainee abuse during the Iraq war. The new documents would be released in the near future, according to WikiLeaks' ... continue reading

September 16th, 2010

Michael Moore campaigns to free Bradley Manning in war logs case

The Vietnam war whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and the film-maker Michael Moore have launched an international campaign to demand the release of Bradley Manning, the American soldier charged with passing classified material to WikiLeaks.Demonstrations are planned in the US, Canada and Australia over the next three days in support of Manning, ... continue reading

September 3rd, 2010

5 Jaw-Dropping Stories in Wikileaks' Archives Begging for National Attention

In December 2008, I received an email message from Julian Assange -- the now world-famous public face of the whistleblower organization, Wikileaks. I don’t recall why or how it came about, but he invited me to join a counterinsurgency “analysis team” alongside a number of other academics, journalists and analysts.The ... continue reading

August 26th, 2010

WikiLeaks builds a legal shield in Sweden

STOCKHOLM - Two young Swedes hammer away at computers in a space that is part garage, part college dorm, littered with cables, Coke cans and an empty bottle of ketchup. It looks like an unlikely place for the U.S. Pentagon to be worried about. But this cramped room in a ... continue reading

August 25th, 2010

WikiLeaks releases CIA document on 'exporting terrorism'

A whistle-blowing website that drew the ire of U.S. officials for the release of classified Afghan war documents on Wednesday released what it says is a CIA memo that  looks at the perception of  the U.S. is an exporter of terrorism. said on its website that the "Red Cell" ... continue reading

August 24th, 2010

WikiLeaks says it will release CIA paper on Wednesday

WikiLeaks, a whistle-blower website, posted on the group's Twitter page on Tuesday: "WikiLeaks to release CIA paper tomorrow." The website set off a firestorm of controversy recently when it posted some 76,000 U.S. documents related to the war in Afghanistan. The group has said it has another 15,000 documents, which ... continue reading

August 21st, 2010

Moore backs WikiLeaks accused

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has donated $5,000 US to the defence of the U.S. Army private who is suspected of giving classified documents to the WikiLeaks website.Moore told The Associated Press that he hopes to make the public understand that Pte. Bradley Manning allegedly exposed what Moore called "war crimes."The ... continue reading

August 16th, 2010

WikiLeaks founder to write columns in Sweden

STOCKHOLM — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will write bimonthly columns for a left-leaning Swedish newspaper.Assange says his columns in tabloid Aftonbladet will give perspective on the work of WikiLeaks, which has angered the Pentagon by releasing thousands of classified Afghan war documents.One of Sweden's biggest papers, Aftonbladet is ... continue reading

August 15th, 2010

WikiLeaks 'will not be threatened' by Pentagon

STOCKHOLM — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his organization will publish 15,000 documents from the Afghan war as planned despite warnings from the U.S.The Pentagon says the information would be more damaging to security and risk more lives than WikiLeaks' initial release of some 76,000 war documents.Before the start of ... continue reading

August 15th, 2010

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks and the State, Media Monopolies

Julian Assange:WikiLeaks is not a stateless organisation... all of our parts are in some state, all of our people are in some state, we've won every court case in every state that we've been [in court] in.It is true that we do play some kind of arbitrage between these states, ... continue reading

August 15th, 2010

Last Afghan WikiLeaks out in 'couple of weeks'

STOCKHOLM — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange vowed Saturday to publish the last batch of secret documents on the Afghan war in "a couple of weeks", despite Pentagon pleas they would put further lives at risk.Asked at a press conference in Stockholm when the final batch of 15,000 classified files on ... continue reading

August 13th, 2010

New Wikileaks documents feared "even more damaging"

The Pentagon fears that the 15,000 leaked documents about the war in Afghanistan that website WikiLeaks says it will soon post are "potentially even more damaging" than the more than 70,000 already published, said Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan.The Pentagon does not know exactly what is in the new documents, ... continue reading

August 13th, 2010

WikiLeaks preparing to release 15,000 more Afghanistan documents

The founder of WikiLeaks said Thursday the whistle-blower website is preparing to release another roughly 15,000 documents about the war in Afghanistan. "We are about halfway through them," Julian Assange told reporters in London, England. "This is a very expensive process." The Pentagon on Thursday warned WikiLeaks against releasing more ... continue reading

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