Julian Assange

The Takeaway

MasterCard, Other Websites Downed by Hackers Supporting Assange

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

A hacker group known as "Anonymous" has reportedly initiated "Operation Payback" a call for attacks on several websites in retaliation for those sites pulling services from Wikileaks in the past 24 hours. So far, Mastercard's website has been brought down, PayPal is under attack as is Swiss bank PostFinance, which recently froze Julian Assange's bank accounts at the institution. We're joined by Rory Cellan-jones, reporter for our partner the BBC, for more on this breaking story.  


The Brian Lehrer Show

WikiLeaks Around the World

Friday, December 03, 2010

Derek Stoffel, national reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, discusses what the WikiLeaks cables have to say about Canada.  Then Scott Horton, contributing editor to Harper's Magazine and blogger for, talks about the leaked cables out of Madrid that reveal efforts by the U.S. State Department to obstruct criminal investigations involving Spain. And Time magazine Washington correspondent Massimo Calabresi talks about Julian Assange, the man behind WikiLeaks.

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The Takeaway

Looking for Julian Assange in England

Thursday, December 02, 2010

British authorities are reportedly aware of Julian Assange's whereabouts in the South of England. But according to British newspaper The Independent, they have yet to act on the international "red notice" from INTERPOL, which alerts countries they are looking for him. Why? We're joined by Mark Hughes, crime correspondent for The Independent, to learn more on the story.   


It's A Free Country ®

WikiLeaks: Public Enemy Number One?

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The idea that anything we found out in the WikiLeaks exposures are telling us dramatic new things or revealing any kinds of crimes or conspiracies just isn't the case...This is like the Stieg Larsson novels except the main protagonists aren't good guys exposing real conspiracies and crimes, but a bunch of irresponsible and malevolent children getting in the way of the mature adults trying to actually deal with important problems.

-Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine and the author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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It's A Free Blog

Wikileaks Is No Watchdog

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

We seek transparency from our government to expose wrongdoing. However, the content in the WikiLeaks so far does not expose any thing done wrong by U.S, officials. The only thing that WikiLeaks has accomplished is to put diplomatic communications at risk.

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