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After Disclosures by WikiLeaks, Al Jazeera Replaces Its Top News Director - NYTimes.com
CAIRO — Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab news network financed by Qatar, named a member of the Qatari royal family on Tuesday to replace its top news director after disclosures from the group WikiLeaks indicating that the news director had modified the network’s coverage of the Iraq war in response to pressure from the United States.
wikileaks  Al_Jazeera  coverage  media  United_States 
september 2011 by dissident
AP review finds no WikiLeaks sources threatened - Houston Chronicle
An Associated Press review of those sources raises doubts about the scope of the danger posed by WikiLeaks' disclosures and the Obama administration's angry claims, going back more than a year, that the revelations are life-threatening. U.S. examples have been strictly theoretical.
wikileaks  sources  review  danger 
september 2011 by dissident
WikiLeaks: IDF uses drones to assassinate Gaza militants - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News
Leaked document reveals IDF Advocate-General informed U.S. of use of unmanned aircraft armed with missiles to kill 16 Palestinians at a Gaza mosque
wikileaks  Israel  Palestine  terrorism  assassination  drones  missiles  civilians 
september 2011 by dissident
WikiLeaks: Iraqi children in U.S. raid shot in head, U.N. says | McClatchy
A U.S. diplomatic cable made public by WikiLeaks provides evidence that U.S. troops executed at least 10 Iraqi civilians, including a woman in her 70s and a 5-month-old infant, then called in an airstrike to destroy the evidence, during a controversial 2006 incident in the central Iraqi town of Ishaqi.
civilians  war  Iraq  wikileaks  execution  United_States  military  coverup 
september 2011 by dissident
WIKILEAKS: U.S. Fought To Lower Minimum Wage In Haiti So Hanes And Levis Would Stay Cheap
A Wikileaks post published on The Nation shows that the Obama Administration fought to keep Haitian wages at 31 cents an hour.
Haiti  minimum_wage  United_States  wikileaks  poverty 
june 2011 by dissident
WikiLeaks cables: Shell's grip on Nigerian state revealed | Business | The Guardian
US embassy cables reveal top executive's claims that company 'knows everything' about key decisions in government ministrie
wikileaks  Shell  oil  Nigeria  corruption  environment  diplomatic_cables 
february 2011 by dissident
New Wikileaks: US Knew Tunisian Gov. Rotten Corrupt, Supported Ben Ali Anyway | Informed Comment
The cables recognize the pervasiveness of government corruption, and the scandals it gave rise to. The cables estimate that 50% of the country’s economic elite was somehow related to President Ben Ali, and warn that they were increasingly showing off their opulence in public, raising the hackles of the poor and unemployed. Among those mentioned in the survey of nepotism was Imed Trabelsi, favored nephew of former first lady Leila Ben Ali, who was stabbed to death on Saturday in the course of the popular uprising.
Tunisia  wikileaks  United_States  Ben_Ali  corruption  democracy  diplomatic_cables 
january 2011 by dissident
Tonight we are all Tunisians | FPJ
Armed with nothing more than a revolutionary heart and hopes of a better future they gathered and protested as government forces aimed their weapons and fired live rounds in to the crowds.
Tunisia  protest  revolt  wikileaks  Ben_Ali  Europe  United_States  Africa 
january 2011 by dissident
WikiLeaks reveals State Department discord over U.S. support for Canadian tar sands oil pipeline « Climate Progress
Leaked cable warns of tar sands oil’s ‘higher environmental footprint’ as agency considers pipeline that would double U.S. dependence on it
tar_sands  oil  energy  wikileaks  United_States  Canada  environment 
january 2011 by dissident
Cablegate : how the US sees the landless movement in Brazil
New cables published by Wikileaks reveal that the U.S. embassy and consulates in Brazil are deeply concerned about the Landless People’s Movement (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra or MST). The diplomats claim that the three decade old movement is losing power because of outgoing President Lula’s land poverty reduction programs.
farmers  landless  United_States  Brazil  wikileaks  agriculture  private_property  Landless_People’s_Movement 
december 2010 by dissident
PayPal pulled plug on WikiLeaks because US government sent them letter
Internet payment service PayPal says it suspended the account of WikiLeaks because the US government said the whistleblower website was involved in illegal activities.
wikileaks  PayPal  United_States  government 
december 2010 by dissident
Wikileaks Cable Shows US Involvement in Swedish Anti-Piracy Efforts | TorrentFreak
A yet to be released cable from the US Embassy in Stockholm will reveal that the United States Government was very concerned about file-sharing related issues in Sweden. The US Embassy actively worked with the Swedish authorities to reduce file-sharing related threats, which included The Pirate Bay which was raided in 2006 following US pressure.
piracy  wikileaks  Sweden  United_States  coercion  anti-piracy 
december 2010 by dissident
PayPal joins internet backlash against WikiLeaks | Media | guardian.co.uk
"Auction website freezes WikiLeaks account a day after Sweden issued fresh arrest warrant for Julian Assange"
PayPal  wikileaks  media 
december 2010 by dissident
WikiLeaks: Bradley Manning isn't a criminal. He's a hero. - CSMonitor.com
Many are condemning Bradley Manning for allegedly providing WikiLeaks with sensitive reports about US foreign policy. But a government that can make war while keeping essential information about its justification and conduct secret is neither open nor fit for free people.
wikileaks  Bradley_Manning  democracy  military  government  United_States  secrets  transparency 
december 2010 by dissident
Officials may be overstating the danger from WikiLeaks | McClatchy
WASHINGTON - American officials in recent days have warned repeatedly that the release of documents by WikiLeaks could put people's lives in danger.
wikileaks  military  propaganda  government_officials 
november 2010 by dissident
An Interview With WikiLeaks' Julian Assange - Andy Greenberg - The Firewall - Forbes
Admire him or revile him, WikiLeaks' Julian Assange is the prophet of a coming age of involuntary transparency, the leader of an organization devoted to divulging the world's secrets using technology unimagined a generation ago.
Julian_Assange  wikileaks  interview 
november 2010 by dissident
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Wants To Spill Your Corporate Secrets - Andy Greenberg - The Firewall - Forbes
In a rare interview, Assange tells Forbes that the release of Pentagon and State Department documents are just the beginning. His next target: big business.
Julian_Assange  wikileaks  forbes 
november 2010 by dissident
Iraq war logs: Secret order that let US ignore abuse | World news | guardian.co.uk
Mistreatment of helpless prisoners by Iraqi security forces included beatings, burning, electrocution and rape
torture  wikileaks  Iraq  abuse 
october 2010 by dissident
More on the media's Pentagon-subservient WikiLeaks coverage - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
The New York Times' John Burns yesterday responded to (and complained about) criticisms -- voiced by me, Julian Assange and others -- over his gossipy, People Magazine-style "profile" of Assange, which his newspaper centrally featured as part of its cover
Glenn_Greenwald  John_Burns  military  iraq  Stanley_McChrystal  wikileaks  media  propaganda  terrorism  torture  Julian_Assange 
october 2010 by dissident

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