They were way ahead of the WikiLeaks story. But not because they believed in the free flow of information — but because it looked terrible for the U.S.A former Russia Today employee • Basically confirming that RT is the propaganda news service that you always thought it was.
So it certainly doesn’t appear that a scenario like what’s playing out right now in Crimea was totally unanticipated. But neither the Ukrainian government nor U.S. officials appear to have thought of a way to prevent Russia from laying the groundwork for it.The Wikileaks Cables That Anticipated the Russian Invasion of Crimea, Slate
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 U.S. news organizations and journalists, according to U.S. officials.
So things are looking up for the guy in the Ecuadoran Embassy.
It’s not terribly clear to me that my actions were explicitly done for ‘peace.’ I don’t consider myself a ‘pacifist,’ ‘anti-war,’ or (especially) a ‘conscientious objector.’ Now — I accept that there may be ‘peaceful’ or ‘anti-war’ implications to my actions — but this is purely based on your subjective interpretation of the primary source documents released in 2010-2011.Chelsea Manning - In a written statement to The Guardian, pushing back against public interpretations of her actions in recent years, and attempting to bridge what she perceives as an increasing disconnect between herself and those claiming to support her. Though much of the letter dealt with her frustrations, Chelsea did take a moment to thank those who supported her throughout the last few years, along with anyone/everyone that has avoided misgendering her in recent weeks. source
He’s a huge Stratfor fan. He and George met and talked about doing something with Reddit for social media.Stratfor communications VP Meredith Friedman • In a comment, revealed by Wikileaks, which shows that Reddit co-founder and erstwhile internet freedom fighter Alexis Ohanian pitched his services to the since-shamed company. Ohanian, while emphasizing that he never actually did anything for Stratfor and offered his services based on daily email briefings the company distributed, nonetheless admitted that he once spoke in a panel at Booz Allen Hamilton—that company where Edward Snowden used to work.