Tag Wikileaks

Joe Biden is a pompous ass

VP Biden says Assange is a “high tech terrorist.” Really? Terrorism is generally understood to include the deliberate targeting of civilians and noncombatants for death or injury. Thus, Assange is not even remotely a terrorist by any definition and Biden…

When will Americans discover irony?

Andy Carling writing for New Europe on the US State Department announcing World Press Freedom Day in D.C. next May. They bill it as a celebration of empowered citizens reporting news even if doing so could embarrass or anger governments,…

Wikileaks and information warfare

The political establishment in the United States was quick to frame the Wikileaks Cablegate release as an act of war.  In response, many advocates of transparency in government and internet freedom have begun to argue that employing even the metaphorical…

Wikileaks Conspiracy Quote of the Day

“This is starting to remind me a little bit of Robert Anton Wilson. Even the squirrels in the trees are in on the conspiracy. What conspiracy? You know, the conspiracy” (from the comments at Chicagoboyz) Wikileaks as US or Israeli…

Assange to be indicted under US Espionage Act

Then I guess they’ll have to indict the New York Times too. The US appears bound and determined to keep Wikileaks front page news for months to come. Meanwhile, former Wikileaks staff are starting OpenLeaks, which will vet leaked documents…