News media should illuminate conflicts of interest, not embody them. But the owner of the Washington Post is now doing big business with the Central Intelligence Agency, while readers of the newspaper’s CIA coverage are left in the dark.
|By: Norman Solomon Wednesday December 18, 2013 8:00 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday December 9, 2013 6:30 pm|
After the first day of another round of secret talks in Singapore on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement wrapped, WikiLeaks released two documents it said “show the state of negotiations” among the twelve negotiating countries.
One of the documents described the “state of play” after talks in Salt Lake City, Utah, from November 19 to November 24. It was edited to “protect the identity of the author country,” which provided details on negotiations to the media organization.
|By: Steve Horn Wednesday December 4, 2013 3:03 pm|
Serbia’s Srdja Popovic is known by many as a leading architect of regime changes in Eastern Europe and elsewhere since the late-1990s, and as one of the co-founders of Otpor!, the U.S.-funded Serbian activist group which overthrew Slobodan Milošević in 2000.
Lesser known, an exclusive Occupy.com investigation reveals that Popovic and the Otpor! offshoot CANVAS (Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies) have also maintained close ties with a Goldman Sachs executive and the private intelligence firm Stratfor (Strategic Forecasting, Inc.), as well as the U.S. government. Popovic’s wife also worked at Stratfor for a year.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday December 4, 2013 8:45 am|
There seems to be growing or steady discontent with the way a select group of committed and professional journalists have handled the National Security Agency documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden. Whether the discontent is motivated by genuine concern about whether the files are having the impact they should or by an ideological opposition to the process in which the material is being published, that is hard to tell when engaging with some who are bothered.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday November 26, 2013 3:45 pm|
WikiLeaks has put out a statement responding to the Washington Post’s story from anonymous US government officials in the Justice Department, who claim Assange is not likely to be prosecuted.
Essentially, the officials told Post reporter Sari Horowitz, “The Justice Department has all but concluded it will not bring charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing classified documents because government lawyers said they could not do so without also prosecuting US news organizations and journalist.”
Here is the media organization’s full statement in response to the story
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday November 26, 2013 2:52 pm|
For the second time in the past weeks, anonymous United States government officials have spoken to a reporter with the Washington Post about a possible case against WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange.
|By: DSWright Friday November 22, 2013 8:29 am|
When you buy something from someone you own it, right? Not if President Obama has his way on cellphones. Cellphone unlocking, which allows owners to alter the phone they purchased and use it with other carriers should they so desire, is a front line issue on the fight for rational copyright laws.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday November 18, 2013 6:30 pm|
None of the unnamed “senior law enforcement sources” that The Washington Post spoke to were willing to go on the record, but multiple individuals appear to have made statements seeking to dispel the notion that the United States government has a “sealed indictment” against WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange.
One “law enforcement official,” whoever this person may be, said, “Nothing has occurred so far,” and, “If Assange came to the US today, he would not be arrested.”
“But,” the official continued, “I can’t predict what’s going to happen.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday November 14, 2013 8:00 am|
An activist, who pled guilty to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) while hacking into the private intelligence firm, Stratfor, in May, will be sentenced in a federal court in New York tomorrow.
Jeremy Hammond worked with Anonymous to hack into Stratfor and release information from the firm. The material was eventually by published by WikiLeaks.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday November 13, 2013 10:32 am|
Thanks to WikiLeaks, it is now clear what the US aims to do with the TPP, and media organizations that have been silent about the deal and chosen to ignore what has been secretly happening between countries conspiring with the US on behalf of corporation should reconsider their decision to not cover this unfolding process.