2011-08-28 WikiLeaks Notes: Latest News on #Cablegate Releases & #WikiLeaks


This is a "WikiLeaks News Update", a daily news update of stories that are obviously related to WikiLeaks and also freedom of information, transparency, cybersecurity, and freedom of expression. All the times are GMT.
- See @wlfind for some of the latest information found in the newly released WikiLeaks cables.

>> Updates on WikiLeaks news from #wlfind twitter hashtag (as curated by @wikileaks):

* Israel: A promised land for organized crime?

* German export of 184 lethal viruses to US Army for breeding.

* The cable on German spy sats & the BND that Der Spiegel decided not to publish.

* Video surveillance in Germany, an interesting perspective from the Duesseldorf Police Chief.

* Belarus moves to control the Internet based on Sweden, France, Germany, US.

* US embassy reports on human cloning and UFO cult in Canada.

* Kenya: Mungiki history traced to back to 1989 by US embassy.

* UN: "Collateral Murder" incident happened before. Reuters photojournalist shot at Abu Ghraib. No prosecution.

* 46% of overseas Indonesians trafficked, 54% are minors.

* "Yes, they are watching you", US on London's 65k CCTV master control room "James Bond movie.. retractable walls".

06:25 PM 142.978 U.S. diplomatic cables available in database format.

06:15 PM Cablegate search engine www.cablegatesearch.net has now enabled a comment function.

06:00 PM China and Taiwan compete for influence in the small island state of Nauru in the South Pacific by making ‘secret’ payments to local politicians. Details of these payments have now been made public in cables provided to the Herald by WikiLeaks.
Also according to these documents, Australia "pushed" Nauru to break ties with Taiwan and open diplomatic relations with China, yet Nauru resisted the pressure.

05:35 PM A cable from May 2007 by a United Nations Special Rapporteur reveals details of five extra-judicial killings in Iraq by U.S forces. While the incidents were investigated by the military, the perpetrators were never prosecuted.

05:00 PM A recently released Wikileaks cable reveals another aspect of the Israeli control over the gates to the West Bank: the control over international workers for the Palestinian Authority. The document details the story of an American citizen who was detained at Allenby Crossing (the main gateway to the Palestinian Territories, on the Israel-Jordanian border). The consulate states that Israel doesn’t issue work visas for people coming to work in for Palestinian projects, but only tourist visas limited to the West Bank, which make their holders subject to a constant risk of deportation. via 972 mag

04:45 PM Bulgaria’s Pro-GMO Lobby is actively backed and financed by the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, according to information from several U.S. diplomatic cables.

04:10 PM The Dutch foreign ministry declines to comment on the case, exposed by WikiLeaks’ latest releases, of a former telephone operator at the U.S. embassy in The Hague who is currently being investigated by the FBI.

03:10 PM WikiLeaks' classified cables on abortion politics worldwide, a list of summarized cables compiled by activist Furry Girl.

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