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10,000 unpublished cables found on computer used by Bradley Manning

A US Army investigator said Monday that 10,000 State Department cables found on a computer used by Bradley Manning were apparently not passed on to WikiLeaks because they were in a corrupted file. Manning, a 24-year-old army private, is accused of giving WikiLeaks a massive cache of US military reports…

Daniel Ellsberg joins protest at UC Berkeley

Protesters at UC Berkeley were joined overnight Wednesday by former Defense Department official Daniel Ellsberg. The 80-year-old Ellsberg is credited with leaking the so-called Pentagon Papers to The New York Times in 1969, which revealed that the government had lied about the progress of the Vietnam war, among other things.…

U.S. creates task force to prevent future WikiLeaks breaches

By Laura MacInnis and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Friday announced steps to clamp down on who can access classified information, seeking to avert another WikiLeaks-scale breach of military documents and diplomatic cables. The presidential order requires U.S. agencies to appoint senior people to prevent and…

Assange could be prosecuted for unplanned WikiLeaks release

Since the unanticipated release this week, in complete and unredacted form, of all 251,287 U.S. State Department cables held by WikiLeaks, there has been plenty of blame to go around — and the possible repercussions have grown increasingly dire. Most obviously in danger are the informants in places like Iran,…

Hacker group AntiSec declares ‘war’ on U.S. police

A hacker group on Saturday claimed it has “defaced and destroyed” websites at scores of US police agencies in retaliation for the arrest of suspected peers accused of hacking into the CIA, British crime agency SOCA, and Sony. The group called AntiSec — in reference to “anti-security” — said in…

Ex-State Department spokesman has ‘no regrets’ for defending Manning

The former U.S. State Department spokesman who criticized the military’s treatment of Bradley Manning may have lost his job, but he’s not backing down. Manning is the Army private accused of handing over secret U.S. State Department cables to WikiLeaks. “I thought the treatment of Bradley Manning was undermining what…

National Review editor defends Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning has found yet another unexpected defender. An editor at the conservative National Review magazine is speaking out on behalf of Manning, the Army private accused of leaking U.S. State Department cables to WikiLeaks. Robert VerBruggen declared Tuesday that there was “no excuse” for subjecting Manning, who has not…

Oregon Dem attacks Obama for State Dept. spokesman’s firing

A Democratic congressman is calling out President Barack Obama over the firing of the State Department’s top spokesman. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) called the forced resignation of P.J. Crowley “outrageous” and demanded Obama “fix” the situation. “Outrageous -PJ Crowley leaving State Department for saying the truth about treatment of Bradley…

Rep. Kucinich unable to visit accused WikiLeaks source

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has been unable to visit with Private Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier accused of leaking State Department cables to WikiLeaks, despite being a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. “I put in a request to the secretary of defense, who referred me…

Exclusive: Legalization activists slam Obama’s renewed commitment to drug war

WASHINGTON – The pro-legalization group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition fretted that President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon were embarking on a counterproductive mission after the two pledged “renewed cooperation” on the drug war Thursday. “Legalization is the only way to end the cartel violence, just like ending alcohol…

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