In the Conflicts Around Wikileaks, Is Julian Assange Really the Problem?

With some of the infighting among the ranks of Wikileaks supporters–and I am a supporter–I need to allay some fears and put certain apprehensions to rest right away: my answer to the question above is “no,” and my secondary answer is that we should learn from mistakes. So, for now, hold your fire. The real… Read More In the Conflicts Around Wikileaks, Is Julian Assange Really the Problem?

Don’t Hide Behind the Women: What is Relevant in the Story About Julian Assange and the Rape Accusation?

One of the first points I wanted to make is that I dreaded from the start the extent to which Julian Assange had become the public persona for Wikileaks, believing it to be unnecessary and a point of vulnerability. When a project that is larger than any one person becomes publicly identified with one person,… Read More Don’t Hide Behind the Women: What is Relevant in the Story About Julian Assange and the Rape Accusation?

Wikileaks: Bradley Manning, Sweden as Safe Haven, and Pentagon Propaganda

Those who won’t listen, will feel. With the mainstream media and Pentagon-generated negative publicity of Wikileaks nearing its fourth week, it should be apparent what is rendered absent: any apology from the U.S. military for the civilians it has killed in Afghanistan and Iraq; any discussion of military responsibility for engaging informers whose lives it… Read More Wikileaks: Bradley Manning, Sweden as Safe Haven, and Pentagon Propaganda