» Not the first major Syrian e-mail leak: Wikileaks’ latest publication — arguably their most notable since CableGate — is certainly notable, but it’s also a release with precedent. In February, Haaretz also published a set of Syrian government e-mails believed to be intercepted by Anonymous. In March, The Guardian had a similar leak, this time attributed to Syrian opposition groups. But, clearly, the quality of the release is what matters here — not the volume. The group is currently parsing through the e-mails.
He is convinced that the U.S. is preparing charges. He feels that his asylum application is not about the crime accusations he faces in Sweden, but is about getting protected from the U.S.Julian Assange’s lawyer, Per Samuelson • Discussing why the Wikileaks founder is pushing so hard to receive political asylum from Ecuador at the moment, ahead of what appears to be a likely extradition from the United Kingdom to Sweden. “We had heard that the Ecuadoreans were sympathetic in relation to my struggles and the struggles of the organization with the United States,” Assange told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. recently, also noting that there’s a good chance his asylum bid may not go through. Even if it doesn’t, he feels that the motion at the very least shines light on the United States’ plans to charge him. Think he’s headed to Ecuador?
No, no, no. Different guy. Not wanted in Sweden.Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales • Revealing, under embarrassing circumstances, that he had been mistaken for Wikileaks’ Julian Assange by an immigration official in Britain. This despite the fact that Wales runs one of the most popular sites on the Internet. And he likes using this power to stare at you. Wales used the point to emphasize, despite his site’s massive growth, he’s managed to remain mostly anonymous. Good work, son. You proved Julian Assange has more influence than you. Time to update your Wikipedia page. source (via • follow)
Assange says low funds may cause shut-down: Visa, MasterCard, eBay, and Bank of America have all imposed financial blockades against the confidential document-leaking organization, which head-man Julian Assange says may soon force their closure. Wikileaks has already suspended their normal publishing functions to devote their full time to legal battles against the institutions that have barred money from flowing to them. Bernd Fix, a board member for the Wau Holland Foundation which processes payments to Wikileaks, estimates that this year they’ll bring in just $95,000, compared to $1.4 million last year. source