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Snowden smashing the shackles of totalitarianism

Will Edward Snowden get a hero’s sendoff when he dies? Crikey’s writer-at-large hopes so, as he is a hero every bit as much as Mandela.

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Manning didn’t aid the enemy, but his country will lock him up for life

Former US military officer Bradley Manning has escaped prosecution for aiding the enemy. But the 19 charges that stuck will see the suspected WikiLeaks source locked away for decades.

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WikiLeaks PlusD dump: Timor, Whitlam and Fraser’s refugee support

The latest cache of cables from WikiLeaks is a window on a turbulent time in Australian domestic and foreign policy. Writer and historian Luke Miller reports on the missives from the US and Australia.

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Bradley Manning, succumbing to human frailty, pleads guilty

Bradley Manning has pleaded guilty to the illegal possession and communication of government documents, and he is facing a sentence of 20 years. New revelations paint a sadder picture.

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What WikiLeaks says about Blue Lantern, a probe into defence exports

US State department cables released by WikiLeaks have provided dramatic revelations, writes freelancer Grahame Bowland.

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Assange bio: not a manuscript anyone would intend to publish

They were putting copies of Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autobiography in the window of Waterstone’s this morning when I arrived to buy a copy, which was cool — I really thought that was no more than a movie cliché, writes Guy Rundle.

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Premature self congratulation? And Hu’s coming to dinner

Premature self congratulation? Given the spate of bad headlines Labor had been getting it was natural enough for Treasurer Wayne Swan to express his pleasure at the gross domestic product figures yesterday showing that the economy is growing again. Pronouncing that the return to growth showed the economy was in good shape. Adding that the […]

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No gloss in international diplomacy

One of the regular criticisms of WikiLeaks when it and its media partners began releasing US diplomatic cables was of the “chilling effect” the release would have.

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WikiLeaks cable points the finger at air-safety body

Among the latest WikiLeaks cables out of the US Embassy in Canberra is one that blows away the myth making about how superbly CASA was regulating air safety in Australia, at least until the current overhaul took hold under a new director of safety.

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The WikiLeaks Australian cable dump: choice picks

WikiLeaks has released the remaining diplomatic cables involving Australian officials. Crikey picks through the reams of information for highlights.

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WikiLeaks: Shorten seeks US approval for prime ministership

A confidential cable leaked today by WikiLeaks from the US consulate in Melbourne contains an extraordinary portrait of federal Labor MP Bill Shorten as a power hungry sycophant.

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WikiLeaks: US cables shine light on all corners of the globe

The ripples from the latest release of tens of thousands of previously unpublished US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks continue to spread worldwide, writes Luke Miller.

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WikiLeaks: Aust shirks duty in Afghanistan … fake visas for Australian sex trade …

Luke Miller sifts through the latest batch of WikiLeaks cables.

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Aust backed opposition, anti-corruption in Cambodia: WikiLeaks

With the recent release of hundreds of cables from the US embassy in Phnom Penh, the WikiLeaks spotlight turns to Cambodia, a fast growing country of 15 million people and number seven on the list of recipient countries of Australian aid.

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The Silk Road to Australian drug treatment: WikiLeaks cable

Rich Cambodian parents are secretly sending their drug-addicted children for detox in Australia and China to avoid the social stigma of drug use and the poor quality of rehabilitation centres in Cambodia, reports Luke Miller.

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Rundle’s meaty bites: Gitmo, the Grauniad … Shtupping … Trump-style Oz …

WikiLeaks … all-in-all, quite a set of leaks. A whole new source of secret information? Well, not quite.

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Rundle: with WikiLeaks, Manning erred in being human

Just at the point when the WikiLeaks saga was collapsing into final absurdity, US soldier Bradley Manning faces 22 additional charges, including that of aiding the enemy, which attracts the death penalty.

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Terrorism in India, Rudd at CHOGM, feeding time at Baghdad Zoo

WikiLeaks has stepped up its release of government cables, including news that counterterrorism experts in India were warning the US that it was falling short in fighting terrorism.

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Mubarak playing ‘dirty pool’ in Egypt: what the WikiLeaks cables say

More US government cables from WikiLeaks haven’t revealed anything new about Mubarak’s Egypt regime. But they confirm the suspicions of rioting locals.

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NYT to publish WikiLeaks e-book

The New York Times announced this week it will enter the e-book industry with a document detailing how and why they published WikiLeaks cables last year. Shortly after, WikiLeaks accused the newspaper of “self-serving smear.”

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WikiLeaks update: corruption in Cuba and Shell Australia chief features again

The cable release on WikiLeaks is still comparatively slow compared to late last year, but the WikiKids have stepped it up a notch, with an average of around 20- 30 cables being released daily. Here’s our pick of the latest…

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WikiLeaks update: we could be doing this for another two decades

It began as a drip feed, it’s now been reduced to Chinese water torture. Just 165 US government cables have been published on the WikiLeaks website this year.

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Assange legal team’s skeleton argument on strong ground

Julian Assange’s legal team is on very strong ground and English courts have in recent years repeatedly shown a robustness that the political class of that country lacks when it comes to human rights.

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Cable 08BERLIN122: Welcome To Berlin (For National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley)

Crikey’s take on WikiLeaks cable 08BERLIN122: Welcome To Berlin (For National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley).

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Cable 09BEIJING1247: Beijing-Based G-5 Chiefs Of Mission On Various Issues

Crikey’s take on WikiLeaks cable 09BEIJING1247: Beijing-Based G-5 Chiefs Of Mission On Various Issues.

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