Author Archive: WLPress

Yoko Ono Lennon Presents 2013 Courage Award to Julian Assange (in absentia) in New York City

Currently confined to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Mr. Assange accepted the award via two of his legal counselors: Baltasar Garzón Real of Spain, best known for his precedent-setting pursuit of Augusto Pinochet for crimes against humanity, and Michael Ratner, longtime civil rights attorney and President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, who delivered Mr Assange’s speech to the audience. Read more on the event here.

 
 

Annie Machon: Lies, Damned Lies, and Newspaper Reporting

Last week the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence presented this year’s award to Dr Tom Fingar at a ceremony jointly hosted by the prestigious Oxford Union Society. Dr Fingar, currently a visiting lecturer at Oxford, had in 2007 co-ordinated the production of the US National Intelligence Estimate – the combined analysis of all 16 of America’s intelligence agencies – which assessed that the Iranian nuclear weaponisation programme had...

 
 

Resolution of the Socialist Equality Party (UK) Congress: “Defend Julian Assange and WikiLeaks”

The Socialist Equality Party of the UK has issued a resolution in support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. The Socialist Equality Party salutes the courageous stand of WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange and demands an end to their persecution. Assange and WikiLeaks are the victims of an international conspiracy in which the British government is playing a leading role. Its aim is to intimidate and silence all those who...

 
 

Former C.I.A. Officer Is the First to Face Prison for a Classified Leak

Looking back, John C. Kiriakou admits he should have known better. But when the F.B.I. called him a year ago and invited him to stop by and “help us with a case,” he did not hesitate. In his years as a C.I.A. operative, after all, Mr. Kiriakou had worked closely with F.B.I. agents overseas. Just months earlier, he had reported to the bureau a recruiting attempt by someone he believed...

 
 

Freedom of the Press Foundation opens up donations to WikiLeaks and other organizations.

Freedom of the Press Foundation opens up donations to WikiLeaks and other organizations.

Freedom of the Press Foundation provides you with an easy way to donate to journalism organizations dedicated to transparency and accountability. Donations are being processed for WikiLeaks, Muckrock, the National Security Archive, and The UpTake until 31 january 2013. Visit the foundation’s website to learn more.  

 
 

Massive New Surveillance Program Uncovered by Wall Street Journal

When a former senior White House official describes a nationwide surveillance effort as “breathtaking,” you know civil liberties activists are preparing for a fight. The Wall Street Journal reported today that the little-known National Counterterrorism Center, based in an unmarked building in McLean, Va., has been granted sweeping new authority to store and monitor massive datasets about innocent Americans. After internal wrangling over privacy and civil liberties issues, the Justice...