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2012-05-23 "The World Tomorrow": "High quality" pirate programming to fight the rising propaganda wave?

ImageInitially excoriated by mainstream media sources, Julian Assange's TV show, "The World Tomorrow," is now being hailed as the leading edge of a new era of "high quality alternative" broadcasting. The show's influence may become even more important, as two U.S. senators seek to overturn a longstanding ban on using the media for pro-government propaganda.

2012-05-21 WikiLeaks News Update: WL Friends soon to launch, "World Tomorrow" guest announced, other news




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2012-05-21 The U.S. military's post-Manning monitoring: Where does it end?

ImageIn the wake of Pfc. Bradley Manning's alleged part in Cablegate, the U.S. Army is still reeling from the blow it received from the biggest security breach in its history. Now, not only has the U.S. military drastically increased its monitoring of soldiers, but it's also working with the secretive DARPA agency -- combining new computer software with behavioral science techniques to try and predict when a "good" soldier will "go rogue."

2012-05-20 WikiLeaks Announces 'New Encrypted Facebook'

The WikiLeaks Twitter feed announced on 20 May 2012 that the WL Friends/Friends of WikiLeaks (FoWL) network is ready to launch an 'encrypted Facebook'. This comes amidst growing concern for user privacy and safety at the Facebook website.

2012-05-19 Growing bipartisan opposition to NDAA indefinite detention

On May 16th, a New York state federal judge granted a preliminary injunction to block provisions of the NDAA that allow indefinite detention, claiming they are unconstitutional. The decision is part of growing bipartisan opposition to the NDAA that includes prominent members of the US military.

U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest, originally appointed by Obama, clashed with the current administration by censuring the NDAA, saying that the act has a "chilling impact on First Amendment rights" to free speech, and infringes on the Fifth Amendment's right to due process.

2012-05-18 WikiLeaks News Update: Assange likely to win Senate seat; Other news




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2012-05-16 WikiLeaks cable completely unrelated to Iran execution

On 16 May 2012 The Times published a piece claiming that information found in an embassy cable released by WikiLeaks directly led to the execution of Majid Jamli Fashi, an Iranian kickboxer. Within hours, media outlets around the world picked up the article and the story went viral.

Nothing could have been further from the truth.

2012-05-15 WikiLeaks News Update: "The World Tomorrow" Episode 5; Noam Chomsky on WikiLeaks; Other news




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2012-05-13 WikiLeaks News Update: Stratfor ops in Russia; Ex-Guantanamo detainee on Assange show; Other news




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2012-05-12 [UPDATED 05-13] Nabeel Rajab's detention extended amid worldwide calls for his release

This is Part Three in WL Central's continued coverage of the arrest of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab. He was arrested on May 5 at the Bahraini International Airport, following the announcement of his appearance on Julian Assange's talk show "The World Tomorrow." A representative of the public prosecution ordered that Rajab be detained for one week for "insulting a statutory body" via Twitter. Rajab denies the charges, saying they are aimed at hindering his human rights work and his right of expression. He was also charged unrelated to his current detention for "participating in illegal assembly."

2012-05-11 Polish agents briefed president, PM regarding CIA prison, kept notes

The Polish Secret Service briefed both president Aleksander Kwaśniewski and PM Leszek Miller about the existence of a CIA black site on the grounds of a Secret Service training camp, Gazeta Wyborcza reports. The agents kept notes on these meetings, and eventually handed them over to the prosecutor late last year.

2012-05-10 WikiLeaks News Update: WikiLeaks #1 non-profit on Twitter; SEP supports Assange; Upcoming events




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2012-05-08 WikiLeaks News Update: "World Tomorrow" Ep. 4; Pentagon says whistleblowers unprotected; Other news




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2012-05-07 [UPDATED 05-11] Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab arrested, detained after meeting Assange

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This is Part Two in WL Central's continued coverage of the arrest of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab. He was arrested on May 5 at the Bahraini International Airport, following the announcement of his upcoming appearance on Julian Assange's talk show "The World Tomorrow." A representative of the public prosecution ordered that Rajab be detained for one week for "insulting a statutory body" via Twitter. Rajab denies the charges, saying they are aimed at hindering his human rights work and his right of expression. See Part One of our coverage here.

2012-05-06 WikiLeaks News Update: Nabeel Rajab arrested; US planned to destabilize Ecuadorian President; Other news




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2012-05-05 [UPDATED 2012-05-07] Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab arrested at airport

Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was arrested today by the order of the Bahraini public prosecution. This comes the day after WikiLeaks' press release that he, along with Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah, will be the guests on next week's episode of Julian Assange's talk show, "The World Tomorrow."

Rajab was arrested at the Bahraini International Airport upon his return from Lebanon. Authorities have yet to comment on the reason for his arrest. Maryam al-Khawaja, another Bahraini human rights defender, said she and Rajab were discussing the possibility of his arrest as they left Beirut, knowing that the government in Bahrain was escalating.

2012-05-04 WikiLeaks News Update: Press Freedom Day; Guangcheng cables; DFAT seeks to delay Assange FOI request




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WikiLeaks News:

  • May 3 was World Press Freedom Day. The United States plummeted in its press freedom ranking, falling from 20th to 47th. Despite this, the U.S. still made a statement touting its freedom of speech. EFF's Trevor Timm authored an article which commented on the U.S.'s crackdown on whistleblowers, the secret grand jury on WikiLeaks, and the arrests of journalists at Occupy protests. Politico's Byron Tau also wrote about the attacks on whistleblowers and WikiLeaks.

2012-05-03 Former Polish President Aleksander Kwaśniewski admits to collaboration with CIA

In a recent interview with Gazeta Wyborcza, former Polish president Aleksander Kwaśniewski made the following statements:

News Archive - 2012-05 (May 2012)

2012-05-02 #WikiLeaks News Update: Latin America refused to publish cables; "World Tomorrow" episode 3; Other news




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