- Watch: Wikileaks Creates A MasterCard Parody Promo (mediaite.com)
- Wikileaks takes on the banks in “Priceless” fundraising pitch (osocio.org)
- WikiLeaks Intends To Sue Visa And MasterCard For Blocking Payment (timothymununuzi.wordpress.com)
- Wikileaks Threatens To Sue Mastercard, Visa, Others For Freezing Accounts (mediaite.com)
- Wikileaks – Mastercard / Banking Blockade commercial – (2011) (adland.tv)
- WikiLeaks Is Threatening To File Against Visa, MasterCard (bellwort.wordpress.com)
- Anonymous Launches A WikiLeaks For Hackers: HackerLeaks (stevebeckow.com)
We haven’t heard a lot about Bradley Manning in the news lately, although the untried, unconvicted supposed leaker has been held in the military brig, often without clothes, for a year now. Oh, there was a brief statement last month about his transfer from the maximum security brig at Quantico to a medium-custody military prison at Leavenworth, Kansas, while he awaits trial. But that’s it.
PBS’s Frontline is planning an in-depth program on Manning, Julian Assange (who the info was leaked to and who published it on-line) and WikiLeaks. They promise to air new information. My guess is that it may make the military look even worse than they do now.
- WikiLeaks suspect to be housed with other inmates (cbsnews.com)
- WikiLeaks suspect being moved out of Quantico – Los Angeles Times (news.google.com)
- WikiLeaks founder wins Australian rights prize (cbsnews.com)
- Bradley Manning now in nicer Army prison (go.theregister.com)
- WikiLeaks, get out of the gagging game | James Ball (guardian.co.uk)
- You: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks suspect, forced to sleep naked in brig (washingtonpost.com)
- Accused WikiLeaker Gets Prison Upgrade Amid Criticism of Treatment at Quantico – Fox News (news.google.com)
Dennis really wakes ’em up here. Take a look and see what you think. I’ve never been more impressed with the last liberal from Ohio:
- Kucinich: Gates will have ‘blot’ on record for Manning detainment (thehill.com)
- Is Rep. Dennis Kucinich The Only One Who Wants To Know WTF Is Going On With Bradley Manning? (queerty.com)
- Support Rep. Kucinich’s efforts to better regulate GMOs. (inmatezero.wordpress.com)
- Kucinich says Obama should have serious 2012 primary challenge (thehill.com)
- Kucinich Requests Meeting With Accused WikiLeaker (politics.blogs.foxnews.com)
I always find it highly moving when salesmanship can overthrow politics. This from KABOBfest.
Obama made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan today where he spoke with troops and announced that another 30,000 troops will be coming into the war zone. Add this to the 100,000 troops that are there already and the corrupt Afghan government (made even clearer by the Wikileaks revelations) and we see additions being made to a war that is not going well.
Obama didn’t visit with President Karzai… the claim was bad weather which, according to reporters on Dylan Ratigan this afternoon, is not true… it was a lovely weather day in Kabul. After the Wikileaks came out last week we discovered that Karzai was most likely crazy as well as being corrupt… and we know he stole the last election. He is just as likely to make a deal with the Taliban as he is to help the President.
Al Qaeda must be thrilled by all of this, since their intention is to make Afghanistan cost us more and more while making us weaker in the Middle East (they call this strategy “Death by a Thousand Cuts” and we are certainly bleeding.) Aren’t we going to face facts and get out? Doesn’t look like it.
- Obama in Afghanistan to visit troops – Washington Post (news.google.com)
- You: Obama in Afghanistan to visit troops (washingtonpost.com)
- Obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan – CNN International (news.google.com)
- Barack Obama fails to meet President Karzai in Kabul (telegraph.co.uk)
- Obama thanks troops in surprise Afghan visit (cbc.ca)
- Obama Drops by Afghanistan (waronterrornews.typepad.com)
I just did something that I think will help make government work a little better for us, and I thought you’d want to check it out too.
The pledge is part of a new campaign called Public=Online. It’s a nationwide network of citizens working to make government more open and transparent, and I think it’s great. I just signed the pledge because I know government should be transparent, but it definitely isn’t right now.
The campaign is trying to build as much muscle as possible to make government change its ways, and the pledge is the first way to accomplish to do that. That’s why I signed it. I want the folks who represent me to know that I expect them to be transparent about things like how they spend my money or how they are being influenced by lobbyists.
Right now it just feels like government is one big black box, and I feel like this pledge is something we can do as a step in the right direction.
To find our more about the campaign, visit http://publicequalsonline.com/pledge
It’s called Public=Online because when government information is online where we can get it anytime we can become more informed and engaged citizens.
Needless to say, the text above was written by the folks at Public=Online and not by me… but I agree with them and i DID sign the petition. You folks make up your own minds… but after all the reveals of pitiful secrets by all our previous contemporary administrations and the one we’re in now, and after the elections last month and the changes coming to the House, it would be nice to face some honesty for a change.
- Sunshine Review Launches Online Transparency Platform for Legislators and Activists (chicagonow.com)
- U.S. hotline to tackle aid fraud in Pakistan (calgaryherald.com)
- Could you have open diplomacy? (bbc.co.uk)
- This will be the most transparent and accountable government in the world | Francis Maude (guardian.co.uk)
- Reforming Government: Congressional Republicans Haven’t Changed & Can’t Bring the Change We Need (whitehouse.gov)
- Obama’s transparency record not so clear (washingtontimes.com)
- Coalition shelves plans to protect public sector whistleblowers (guardian.co.uk)
Here’s part of it… video available at original site:
- Wikileaks Dumps Documents: Secret Iraq War Death Toll Set at 285K (abcnews.go.com)
- Pentagon Ready for WikiLeaks Release of Iraq War Documents (blogs.abcnews.com)
- Daniel Ellsberg on WikiLeaks on the Verge of Largest Intel Leak in US History (alternet.org)
- NATO chief warns against WikiLeaks Iraq release (topinews.com)
- WikiLeaks plans ‘major’ release of secret U.S. war documents (theglobeandmail.com)