When Anonymous erupted on the streets some five and half years ago to protest Scientology, their branding is what caught everyone’s eyes: The majority of protestors wore the Guy Fawkes mask from the movie V for Vendetta, in part because of the movie’s message and in part from EFG, Epic Fail Guy, a meme on 4Chan, the board where members can post images anonymously.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday November 5, 2013 6:53 pm|
|By: Lisa Derrick Saturday October 19, 2013 7:52 am|
Props to the filmmakers for showing the Collateral Murder video and reminding people of that and of what Private Manning risked in order to release the video and subsequent documents.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday October 14, 2013 7:15 pm|
Julian Assange is stirring a bubbling cauldron of interest that could result in The Fifth Estate‘s coffers running over, with the fair-haired boy of cyberspece delivering the Midas touch for the box office gold. WikiLeaks founder Assange has been giving interviews to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association which will be publishing them this week, ahead of the film’s release, RT Spanish “Behind the News” host Eva Golinger, and weirdly, ABC’s “This Week.”
|By: Lisa Derrick Sunday October 13, 2013 5:25 pm|
In an explosion of relevancy, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, best known as the people behind the Golden Globes, the awards ceremony that for a brief moment in time was the predictor for the Academy Awards, landed a Skype interview with WikiLeaks founder and interwebs pinup boy, Julian Assange. The fifty reporters who joined on the Skype video interview will be filing the stories tomorrow and into the week, and the HFPA have dropped juicy hints about what the platinum haired cyber-star discussed as part of the association’s rapidly expanding Round Table series of interviews
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Friday September 20, 2013 11:05 am|
Marketing for The Fifth Estate, a film about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, has begun in earnest with ads recently released that depict Assange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, with the word “traitor” emblazoned over his face.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday September 3, 2013 10:25 am|
WikiLeaks has alleged in a criminal complaint filed in Sweden that its operations as a media organization were unlawfully interfered with when it was subject to “physical surveillance by US military intelligence” at a conference in 2009. Furthermore, a suitcase containing three laptops with “WikiLeaks material, associated data and privileged communications” protected by attorney-client confidentiality laws was seized in 2010.
|By: Julian Assange Wednesday August 21, 2013 11:20 am|
Today the well-known whistleblower Bradley Manning has been ordered by a military court in Maryland to spend a minimum of 5.2 years in prison with a 32 year maximum (including time already spent in detention), for revealing information about US government behaviour to the public.
|By: DSWright Monday August 19, 2013 9:30 am|
Michael Grunwald, TIME magazine’s “senior national security correspondent,” decided to advocate for Julian Assange’s violent murder (in an embassy no less) on twitter.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday August 4, 2013 6:30 pm|
The Washington Post editorial board has determined in an editorial on Manning’s conviction that WikiLeaks “differs from journalism in methods if not goals.”
|By: Julian Assange Tuesday July 30, 2013 2:20 pm|
Today Bradley Manning, a whistleblower, was convicted by a military court at Fort Meade of 19 offences for supplying the press with information, including five counts of ‘espionage’. He now faces a maximum sentence of 136 years.
The ‘aiding the enemy’ charge has fallen away. It was only included, it seems, to make calling journalism ‘espionage’ seem reasonable. It is not.