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Ron Paul: Candidate Trump: ‘I Love Wikileaks.’ President Trump: ‘Arrest Assange!’ – OpEd

“I love Wikileaks,” candidate Donald Trump said on October 10th on the campaign trail. He praised the organization for reporting
2017-04-25 16:04 | 1, Opinion, Donald Trump | EurasiaReview

Prosecution of Assange is Persecution of Free Speech

US authorities are reported to have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This overreach of US government toward a publisher, whose principle is aligned with the U.S. Constitution, is another sign of a crumbling façade of democracy. The Justice Department in the Obama administration could not prosecute WikiLeaks for publishing documents pertaining to the US government, because they struggled to determine whether the First Amendment protection applied in this case. Now, the torch of Obama’s
2017-04-25 09:04 | articles 2015, Leading Article | CounterPunch

Candidate Trump: ‘I Love WikiLeaks.’ President Trump: ‘Arrest Assange!’

“I love WikiLeaks,” candidate Donald Trump said on October 10th on the campaign trail. He praised the organization for reporting on the darker side of the Hillary Clinton campaign. It was information likely leaked by a whistleblower from within the Clinton campaign to WikiLeaks. Back then he praised WikiLeaks for promoting transparency, but candidate Trump […]
2017-04-25 06:04 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

Prosecution of Assange is Persecution of Free Speech

US authorities are reported to have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This overreach of US government toward a publisher, whose principle is aligned with the U.S. Constitution, is another sign of a crumbling façade of democracy. The Justice Department in the Obama administration could not prosecute WikiLeaks for publishing […]
2017-04-25 01:04 | Activism, Barack Obama, Censorship | DissidentVoice

Trump, The DOJ And Julian Assange – OpEd

“I’m glad that the Justice Department has found a way to go after Assange. He’s gotten a free ride for
2017-04-22 01:04 | 1, Opinion, Donald Trump | EurasiaReview

If the U.S. Could Prosecute Assange, It Would Have Already Done So

Trump’s team has gone from cheerleading WikiLeaks to excoriating it in a matter of months, just as the Russiagate investigation heats up.
2017-04-21 18:04 | The Cable, Cyber, Russia | ForeignPolicy

Glenn Greenwald: Trump's DOJ Prosecuting WikiLeaks and Julian Assange Threatens Press Freedoms for All

Democracy Now! Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald responds to reports that the Trump administration has prepared an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed the report at a news conference Thursday. Watch:
2017-04-21 15:04 | News | CommonDreams

As U.S. Preps Arrest Warrant for Assange, Glenn Greenwald Says Prosecuting WikiLeaks Threatens Press Freedom for All

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald responds to reports that the Trump administration has prepared an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed the report at a news conference Thursday. Last week, CIA chief Mike Pompeo blasted WikiLeaks as a "hostile intelligence service," in a stark reversal from his previous praise for the group. Pompeo made the remarks last week at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in his first public address as CIA director.
2017-04-21 12:04 | News | DemocracyNow

As U.S. Preps Arrest Warrant for Assange, Glenn Greenwald Says Prosecuting WikiLeaks Threatens Press Freedom for All

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald responds to reports that the Trump administration has prepared an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed the report at a news conference Thursday. Last week, CIA chief Mike Pompeo blasted WikiLeaks as a "hostile intelligence service," in a stark reversal from his previous praise for the group. Pompeo made the remarks last week at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in his first public address as CIA director.
2017-04-21 12:04 | News | DemocracyNow

Headlines for April 21, 2017

Arkansas Puts Ledell Lee to Death, Plans 3 More Executions in April, CNN: Trump Administration Seeks to Arrest WikiLeaks's Julian Assange, AG Sessions Amazed Judge "On an Island in the Pacific" Blocked Trump, Detained Asylum Seeker Fears Deportation After SCOTUS Ruling, Jeanette Vizguerra Among Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, New York: Tom Cat Bakery Workers Hold "Day Without Bread" Protest, Protests Target Trump's Proposed $6.2 Billion Cut to Housing Agency, Venezuela: President Says Opponents Mounting a Coup Amid Mass
2017-04-21 12:04 | News | DemocracyNow

Headlines for April 21, 2017

Arkansas Puts Ledell Lee to Death, Plans 3 More Executions in April, CNN: Trump Administration Seeks to Arrest WikiLeaks's Julian Assange, AG Sessions Amazed Judge "On an Island in the Pacific" Blocked Trump, Detained Asylum Seeker Fears Deportation After SCOTUS Ruling, Jeanette Vizguerra Among Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, New York: Tom Cat Bakery Workers Hold "Day Without Bread" Protest, Protests Target Trump's Proposed $6.2 Billion Cut to Housing Agency, Venezuela: President Says Opponents Mounting a Coup Amid Mass
2017-04-21 12:04 | News | DemocracyNow

SitRep: SecDef Says Syria Has Chemical Weapons; Second Guessing U.S. Generals; Militaries Scramble to Meet North Korea Threat

Differing Takes on Iran Agreement; France Attack; Wikileaks In Washington’s Crosshairs Despite Trump Praise; More Arms For Saudi
2017-04-21 11:04 | The Cable, China, Iran | ForeignPolicy

Julian Assange's arrest a 'priority': Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions remarks come amid reports that his office is preparing charges against Julian Assange.
2017-04-21 02:04 | News | Aljazeera

Reports: WikiLeaks founder may face criminal charges in U.S.

Federal prosecutors are considering criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, CNN and the Washington Post reported Thursday.
2017-04-20 23:04 | News | UPI

As Reports of Assange Arrest Warrant Emerge, Who Will Defend WikiLeaks?

Jon Queally, staff writer The Trump administration in the United States has prepared criminal charges in order to arrest Julian Assange, founder and publisher of the media outlet WikiLeaks, CNN reported on Thursday.
2017-04-20 22:04 | News | CommonDreams

US mulls charges against WikiLeaks members

Federal prosecutors are weighing whether to bring criminal charges against members of the WikiLeaks organisation.
2017-04-20 22:04 | News | TheAge

SitRep: Mattis, Tillerson Slam Tehran; Carrier Drama Making Allies Uneasy; ISIS Chemical Attack Targets U.S., Aussie Grunts

Drone Strike in Yemen; More Chinese Military Reforms; U.S. Sends Arms to Peshmerga; FBI Hunts Wikileaks Leaker; Israel Buying More Subs
2017-04-20 12:04 | The Cable, Iran, North Korea | ForeignPolicy

Flyover Collapses in Fossano, Crushing Carabinieri Car

The officers, manning a checkpoint, were unharmed. Alerted by a creaking noise, they had time to get to safety
2017-04-19 15:04 | {domain:http://www.corriere.it, $t:Corriere} | CorrieredellaSera

Assange: CIA Director Sets 'Disturbing Precedent' with Threats Against WikiLeaks

Nadia Prupis, staff writer WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange responded to CIA director Mike Pompeo's characterization of WikiLeaks as a "hostile non-state intelligence agency" and other remarks in an interview with journalist Jeremy Scahill, released Wednesday on Scahill's Intercepted podcast .
2017-04-19 14:04 | News | CommonDreams

Exclusive: Julian Assange Strikes Back at CIA Director and Talks Trump, Russia, and Hillary Clinton

Questioned about WikiLeaks's aggressive targeting of Hillary Clinton, Assange rejected the notion that he went after her for personal reasons. The post Exclusive: Julian Assange Strikes Back at CIA Director and Talks Trump, Russia, and Hillary Clinton appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-04-19 12:04 | CIA, Julian Assange, Uncategorized | TheIntercept

Intercepted Podcast: Julian Assange Speaks Out as Trump’s CIA Director Threatens to “End” WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hits back at Trump’s CIA director Mike Pompeo after Pompeo accused WikiLeaks of being a “hostile nonstate intelligence agency.” The post Intercepted Podcast: Julian Assange Speaks Out as Trump’s CIA Director Threatens to “End” WikiLeaks appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-04-19 10:04 | Uncategorized | TheIntercept

Pompeo vs. WikiLeaks: It’s No Contest

Last July, while stumping for then-candidate, now-president Donald Trump, US Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) gleefully referenced nearly 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails released by the transparency/disclosure journalists at WikiLeaks. “Need further proof that the fix was in from Pres. Obama on down?” Pompeo tweeted. The emails showed that DNC officials had worked overtime to rig […]
2017-04-19 06:04 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

Pompeo, Power And Wikileaks – OpEd

“Vested interests deflect from the facts that WikiLeaks publishes by demonizing its brave staff and me.” — Julian Assange, The
2017-04-19 05:04 | 1, Opinion, CIA | EurasiaReview

Pompeo, Power and Wikileaks

“Vested interests deflect from the facts that WikiLeaks publishes by demonizing its brave staff and me.” — Julian Assange, The Washington Post, Apr 11, 2017. The Central Intelligence Agency’s current director, Mike Pompeo, has a view of history much like that of any bureaucrat as understood by the great sociologist Max Weber. The essential, fundamental More
2017-04-17 08:04 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Trump’s CIA Director Pompeo, Targeting WikiLeaks, Explicitly Threatens Speech and Press Freedoms

Why is the U.S. press corps so silent about an actual threat to press freedom? The post Trump’s CIA Director Pompeo, Targeting WikiLeaks, Explicitly Threatens Speech and Press Freedoms appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-04-14 13:04 | CIA, Glenn Greenwald, Julian Assange | TheIntercept

Pompeo, Power and WikiLeaks

Vested interests deflect from the facts that WikiLeaks publishes by demonizing its brave staff and me. — Julian Assange, The Washington Post, April 11, 2017. The Central Intelligence Agency’s current director, Mike Pompeo, has a view of history much like that of any bureaucrat as understood by the great sociologist Max Weber. The essential, fundamental purpose […]
2017-04-14 13:04 | CIA, Media, WikiLeaks | DissidentVoice

CIA Director Pompeo reverses course, calls WikiLeaks 'hostile agent'

CIA Director Mike Pompeo called WikiLeaks a "hostile agent" in service to U.S. rivals in a Washington, D.C., speech.
2017-04-14 12:04 | News | UPI

SitRep: Military Build Up Before North Korea Nuke Test; More on the MOAB; CIA Director’s Wikileaks-Loving Past

U.S. Aims To Wipe Out Afghan ISIS in 2017; Trump’s Military “Total Authorization;” Tomahawk Missiles on Chopping Block
2017-04-14 11:04 | The Cable, North Korea, Situation Report | ForeignPolicy

CIA Director Pompeo Denounces WikiLeaks As 'Hostile Intelligence Service'

After WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange published a defense of his methods in the Washington Post , Pompeo blasted him as a charlatan.
2017-04-14 01:04 | News | NPR

Trump’s CIA Chief Slams Wikileaks as ‘Hostile Intelligence Service’

In his first public speech, Mike Pompeo lambasted the site run by Julian Assange for stealing U.S. secrets and working with Russia.
2017-04-13 22:04 | The Cable, CIA, Trump | ForeignPolicy

Trump’s CIA Chief Slams WikiLeaks as ‘Hostile Intelligence Service’

In his first public speech, Mike Pompeo lambasted the site run by Julian Assange for stealing U.S. secrets and working with Russia.
2017-04-13 22:04 | The Cable, CIA, Trump | ForeignPolicy

WikiLeaks a 'hostile intelligence service', says CIA chief Mike Pompeo

CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday called WikiLeaks a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.
2017-04-13 21:04 | News | TheAge

Julian Assange vs. Allan Nairn: Is Donald Trump a Unique Danger to America?

In releasing the trove of DNC and Podesta emails during the 2016 campaign, was WikiLeaks staying true to its radical transparency mission by refusing to engage in partisan politics? Or was WikiLeaks recklessly bolstering the Trump and the Republicans? For more, we speak with activist and journalist Allan Nairn and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
2017-04-10 12:04 | News | DemocracyNow

Exclusive: Julian Assange on WikiLeaks' Release of the Largest Leak of Secret CIA Documents

In March, WikiLeaks published what it says is the largest leak of secret CIA documents in history. The thousands of documents, dubbed "Vault 7," describe CIA programs and tools that are capable of hacking into both Apple and Android cellphones. The documents also outline a CIA and British intelligence program called "Weeping Angel," through which the spy agency can hack into a Samsung smart television and turn it into a surveillance device that records audio conversations, even when it appears
2017-04-10 12:04 | News | DemocracyNow

A New McCarthyism: Julian Assange Accuses Democrats of Blaming Russia & WikiLeaks for Clinton Loss

As President Trump's presidency nears its first 100 days, Trump and his campaign are facing multiple investigations over whether the campaign colluded with Russian officials to influence the 2016 presidential election. In a Democracy Now! exclusive, we speak with a man who has been at the center of much discussion of Russian election meddling: Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. Just before the Democratic National Convention last July, WikiLeaks published 20,000 internal emails from the Democratic National Committee. Then, between October
2017-04-10 12:04 | News | DemocracyNow

William Bourdon: PLAAF aims to support whistle-blowers

Whistle-blowers in Africa under threat have little legal protection, says lawyer representing Assange, Snowden and more.
2017-04-06 13:04 | News | Aljazeera

Britain will not push Ecuador to evict Julian Assange

The British government will not use the election result in Ecuador to renew efforts to evict Julian Assange from his Knightsbridge bolthole.
2017-04-04 01:04 | News | TheAge

WikiLeaks Reveals ‘Marble’: Proof CIA Disguises Hacks As Russian, Chinese, Arabic

WikiLeaks’ latest Vault 7 release contains a batch of documents, named ‘Marble’, which detail CIA hacking tactics and how they
2017-03-31 23:03 | 1, Technology, World News | EurasiaReview

Meet the Midwestern Contractor That Appears Hundreds of Times in the CIA WikiLeaks Dump

At Northrop Grumman's Xetron, some employees were suddenly asked to take polygraph tests. The company contracts with the CIA. The post Meet the Midwestern Contractor That Appears Hundreds of Times in the CIA WikiLeaks Dump appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-03-30 15:03 | Unofficial Sources | TheIntercept

A scramble at Cisco exposes uncomfortable truths about U.S. cyber defense

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange disclosed earlier this month that his anti-secrecy group had obtained CIA tools for hacking into technology products made by U.S. companies, security engineers at Cisco Systems swung into action.
2017-03-29 11:03 | businessNews | Reuters

Apple diz que corrigiu há anos vulnerabilidades reveladas por WikiLeaks

Técnicas para hackear Macbooks e iPhones descritas em arquivos publicados pelo site não funcionam com os produtos atuais, afirma a empresa. The post Apple diz que corrigiu há anos vulnerabilidades reveladas por WikiLeaks appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-03-24 19:03 | Uncategorized | TheIntercept

Obama wandelt Chelsea Mannings Strafe

Nach fast sieben Jahren in ungerechter und missbräuchlicher Haft wird der mutige WikiLeaks Whistleblower Chelsea Manning am 17. Mai 2017 entlassen. Präsident Obama hat Chelseas Strafe gewandelt, entlässt sie in fünf Monaten aus dem Gefängnis, aber belässt sie in vollständiger Verurteilung. Das humanitäre Argument für Chelsea Mannings Freilassung ist zwingend. Chelseas Erfahrung in der Haft Read more..
2017-03-24 16:03 | German | CourageFound

Apple Says It Fixed CIA Vulnerabilities Years Ago

Macbook and iPhone hacks described in files published by WikiLeaks do not work on current products, the company says. The post Apple Says It Fixed CIA Vulnerabilities Years Ago appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-03-24 15:03 | Uncategorized | TheIntercept

WikiLeaks Claims CIA Bugs ‘Factory Fresh’ iPhones – OpEd

The latest leaks from WikiLeaks’ Vault 7 is titled “Dark Matter” and claims that the CIA has been bugging “factory fresh” iPhones since at least 2008 through suppliers. Following is the full press release from...
2017-03-24 02:03 | 1, Opinion, Technology | EurasiaReview

Latest WikiLeak Dump Shows CIA Hacking iPhones Since 2008

Lauren McCauley, staff writer On the tails of its damning CIA hacking bombshell , WikiLeaks on Thursday published another trove of documents outlining how the spy agency has been uploading secret software to Apple devices dating back to 2008.
2017-03-23 17:03 | News | CommonDreams

Comey And Lawmakers Ignore Wikileaks Files Revealing Intel Failures – OpEd

Monday’s House Intelligence Committee testimony by FBI Director James Comey appears to have satisfied the anti-Trump cravings of Democrats, some Republicans and the denizens of corrupted newsrooms across the nation. Unfortunately, there was no mention...
2017-03-23 05:03 | 1, Opinion, CIA | EurasiaReview

FBI Head: Trump Campaign Under Investigation for Ties to Russia; No Evidence Obama Wiretapped Trump

FBI Director James Comey has confirmed the FBI is investigating whether President Trump's campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election. Comey also said the FBI has "no information" that supports Trump's unsubstantiated claims that President Obama tapped Trump's phones in Trump Tower during the election. The director of the National Security Agency, Michael Rogers, also refuted President Trump's claims that President Obama asked the British intelligence agency GCHQ to carry out the wiretap on Trump Tower. For more,
2017-03-21 12:03 | News | DemocracyNow

WikiLeaks Vault 7 Reveals CIA Cyberwar and the Battleground of Democracy

WikiLeaks dropped a bombshell on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named “Vault 7”, the whistleblowing site began releasing the largest publication of confidential documents that have come from the top secret security network at the Cyber Intelligence Center. Long before the Edward Snowden revelations, Julian Assange noted how “The Internet, our greatest tool of emancipation, […]
2017-03-18 06:03 | Barack Obama, CIA, Corruption | DissidentVoice

US will 'not repeat' claims GCHQ wiretapped Donald Trump

British Prime Minister Theresa May has received assurances from the White House it would not repeat allegations that Britain's GCHQ spy agency had helped former US President Barack Obama eavesdrop on Donald Trump, her spokesman said on Friday.
2017-03-17 14:03 | News | TheAge

WikiLeaks Vault 7 Reveals CIA Cyberwar and the Real Battleground of Democracy

WikiLeaks dropped a bombshell on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named "Vault 7", the whistleblowing site began releasing the largest publication of confidential documents, that have come from the top secret security network at the Cyber Intelligence Center. Long before the Edward Snowden revelations, Julian Assange noted how "The Internet, our greatest tool of emancipation, […]
2017-03-17 06:03 | Uncategorized | AntiWar