Author Archive: Wikileaks-Press.org

Interview with Noam Chomsky: Julian Assange deserves applause

What’s at stake here? At stake is the question of whether the citizens of a country have a right to know what their elected officials are doing. Those who have a lingering affection for an odd notion called “democracy” believe that this is important. To be sure, a state has the right to keep some matters secret. I haven’t read all the WikiLeaks exposures, but I have read quite a...

 
 

Elizabeth Goitein: To fix leaks, fix culture of secrecy

Elizabeth Goitein is co-director of the liberty and national security program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. At the end of July, the Senate intelligence committee marked up legislation drafted in response to recent high-profile leaks of classified information. The committee’s chairwoman, Dianne Feinstein, claims that the bill will address the “culture of leaks” in Washington. But the leaks are a symptom of the intelligence...

 
 

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – A Leak of Their Own

A Leak of Their Own Fox News’ Judith Miller explains why the Obama administration’s leaks are jeopardizingly injurious to national security in a way Dick Cheney’s WMD leaks were not. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c A Leak of Their Own www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on Facebook The Daily Show

 
 

WikiLeaks in Latin America: Online Whistleblower’s Wide Impact in Region Where Assange Seeks Asylum

If Julian Assange is granted asylum in Ecuador, he will become a resident of Latin America, where the trove of classified U.S. State Department cables he strategically disseminated through WikiLeaks has generated hundreds of headlines, from Mexico to Chile. A year after thousands of cables on Latin America were first released, the revelations have had different results — in two countries it led to the forced departure of the U.S....

 
 

NYTimes : Inquiry Into U.S. Leaks Is Casting Chill Over Coverage

F.B.I. agents on a hunt for leakers have interviewed current and former high-level government officials from multiple agencies in recent weeks, casting a distinct chill over press coverage of national security issues as agencies decline routine interview requests and refuse to provide background briefings. The criminal investigation, which has reached into the White House, the Pentagon, the National Security Agency and the C.I.A., appears to be the most sweeping inquiry...

 
 

Propublica: Washington’s War on Leaks, Explained

Accusations continue to fly from lawmakers and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney that the Obama administration has leaked national security information for political gain. Leaks, of course, are nothing new in Washington, but now the Senate has jumped into the fray, with a new proposal to tighten control over the flow of information between intelligence agencies and the press. This summer the Justice Department opened two investigations into leaks about a...