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Assange awaits London court ruling on extradition

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange finds out on Wednesday whether he will be forced to leave Britain in order to face questioning over rape allegations in Sweden. The High Court in London is set to announce at 0945 GMT whether the 40-year-old Australian, whose whistleblowing website has enraged governments around the…

Assange: Banks strangling WikiLeaks to death

The anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks could be forced to close up shop in 2012 if they cannot break a U.S. financial blockade, co-founder Julian Assange said Monday. In an appeal for both political and financial support published to WikiLeaks on Monday, Assange pleads recaps the power their operation has exerted over…

WikiLeaks not financially endangered: Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told Latin American media that his organization was far from financially endangered despite sanctions slapped on it by the United States. Purportedly “our biggest problem is an economic problem related due to that US banking and financial embargo. But we’re not taking this lying down,” Assange…

Julian Assange speaks at Occupy London

Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange made a speech at the Occupy London protests Saturday afternoon. A spokesperson indicated that police had challenged Assange for wearing a mask as he walked up to the protests. “This movement is not about the destruction of law, but the construction of law,” he said. WATCH:…

WikiLeaks auctions memorabilia to raise funds

Fancy a signed version of a WikiLeaks diplomatic cable, or a sachet of coffee smuggled out of jail by Julian Assange? Then the cash-strapped whistleblowing website has the auction for you. With its coffers empty because of the blocking of credit card payments by major operators including Visa and MasterCard,…

WikiLeaks releases encrypted mystery file

UPDATE: WikiLeaks blames Guardian journalist for release of 251,000 unredacted U.S. cables WASHINGTON — WikiLeaks released a mysterious encrypted file on Wednesday after telling its followers on Twitter to stand by for “an important announcement.” WikiLeaks did not identify the contents of the 571 megabyte file and it could not…

WikiLeaks denies it reveals sources in new U.S. cables

The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks denied Tuesday that it has revealed the names of some of the sources in a new batch of US diplomatic cables it has released. The New York Times alleged that some of the 133,887 newly published cables included the names of some people who had spoken…

Some of WikiLeaks’ Bank of America files destroyed by former spokesman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some internal Bank of America files obtained by WikiLeaks have been destroyed, according to a former close collaborator of Julian Assange, the whistleblowing website’s founder. In an email to Reuters, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who last year was fired by Assange as WikiLeaks’ co-spokesman, confirmed that he had destroyed…

WikiLeaks auctioning off a lunch with Julian Assange and Slavoj Zizek

LONDON — WikiLeaks is auctioning off a chance to dine with Julian Assange to raise funds for its whistle-blowing activities — although it will have to be lunch because he is under a court-imposed curfew. The website is offering eight lucky bidders the chance to have a meal with its…

Hacker group will release Bank of America emails Monday

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) – Anonymous, a hacker group sympathetic toWikiLeaks, plans to release e-mails obtained from Bank of America Corp early Monday morning, according to posts on the group’s Twitter feed. The group, unrelated to the document leak website founded by Julian Assange, said it plans to release documents exposing “corruption and fraud” at…

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