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U.S. anti-terrorism law curbs free speech and activist work, court told

Controversy over NDAA centres on loose definition of key words, such as who are ‘associated forces’ of named terrorist groups. A group political activists and journalists has launched a legal challenge to stop an American law they say allows the US military to arrest civilians anywhere in the world and…

Julian Assange runs for Australia Senate as ‘libertarian’

SYDNEY — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday vowed to be a “libertarian” and campaign for more openness in government if he is successful in gaining a seat in the Australian Senate. Assange, who is on bail awaiting a British court decision on his appeal against extradition to Sweden on…

WikiLeaks’ Assange to run for Australian Senate

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is planning to run for election to the Australian Senate, the organisation announced on Twitter. Assange, an Australian citizen, is on bail awaiting a British court decision on his appeal against extradition to Sweden on sexual assault allegations. He strongly denies the claims, saying they are…

Manning to learn WikiLeaks court martial trial date

American soldier, Bradley Manning, could Thursday learn the date of his court martial on charges that he leaked secret military information to the website Wikileaks. Wearing a dark green uniform and flanked by two guards, the 24-year-old former intelligence analyst appeared in a court in Fort Meade, Maryland. “The judge…

Stratfor CEO: WikiLeaks ‘makes war more likely’

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Speaking to an audience on Tuesday at this year’s South by Southwest convention, Strategic Forecasting CEO George Friedman suggested that by publishing archives of U.S. diplomatic cables, the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks actually “makes war more likely.” And in a surprising claim, Friedman added that his company tended…

Officials claim ‘LulzSec’ hacker collaborated with FBI

A hacker who allegedly led the “Anonymous” offshoot group “LulzSec,” believed to have caused billions of dollars in damages to privately held corporations and governments around the world, was working with U.S. law enforcement since August 2011, officials said Tuesday. Court documents unsealed Tuesday (PDF) in New York claim the…

DOJ refuses to confirm Assange indictment revealed by Stratfor leak

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The U.S. Department of Justice is refusing to comment on whether it has prepared espionage charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, even after emails allegedly stolen from the Austin, Texas firm Strategic Forecasting (Stratfor) and published Tuesday revealed that the company claims to have a sealed indictment…

WikiLeaks releases massive hoard of emails from security firm Stratfor

Last December, an offshoot of the activist group Anonymous claimed to have hacked into the computers of security firm Stratfor in retaliation for the imprisonment of Bradley Manning and obtained personal information and credit card numbers. Now WikiLeaks has announced its intention to publish a trove of over five million…

Alleged WikiLeaks source Manning to be charged

Bradley Manning, the US soldier suspected of leaking a trove of secret military and diplomatic documents to the WikiLeaks website, was to be formally charged in a military court on Thursday. The 24-year-old will be charged with 22 counts — the most serious being aiding the enemy — in a…

Julian Assange joins outcast Simpsons for 500th episode

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Wikileaks comes to Springfield as controversial figure Julian Assange joins the cast of “The Simpsons” for their milestone 500th episode on Sunday, which will see America’s famous animated family being banished from their hometown. Wikileaks founder Assange, who is currently under house arrest Britain and fighting…

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