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WikiLeaks: ‘the redacted’ and what it means to them

They have been called spies, collaborators and lackeys, their lives have been threatened and some have had their careers destroyed. They are “the redacted”, write Grahame Bowland and Luke Miller.

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WikiLeaks: scattergun approach has everyone ducking for cover

WikiLeaks overnight has announced its intention to release a massive new tranche of 35,000 US diplomatic cables, more than doubling the amount of cables published since releases began in November last year, writes Luke Miller.

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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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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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ABC | FEDERAL|

Why the WikiLeaks whale story is a fizzer

When it comes to the latest WikiLeaks embassy cables about Australia and whaling, there is nothing shocking or revelatory about them, suggests Tim Stephens.

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WikiLeaks update: when a public official falls from grace

Today’s WikiLeak cables chart the fall of powerful Brazilian politician and US embassy contact José Dirceu. Luke Miller rifles through the latest document dump to paint a picture of Brazilian politics in crisis.

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Doug Cameron joins Labor Left rally to support Julian Assange

Two leading ALP Left faction MPs have added their voices to a chorus of dissent rejecting the prime minister’s official line on WikiLeaks, telling Crikey that renegade publisher Julian Assange should be backed to the hilt on freedom of speech grounds.

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Life and death under WikiLeaks: what we learnt in Kenya

As ever with WikiLeaks, the moral implications in the Kenyan case remain ambiguous, writes Rafiq Copeland from Kenya.

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The Sydney Morning Herald | JOURNALISM|

How I got the American embassy cables

The journalist with all the Oz WikiLeaks cables, Philip Dorling outlines his meeting with founder Julian Assange, painting an incredible picture of the security-conscious WikiLeaks, with its HQ sitting in a rotting Georgian mansion in the English countryside.

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The latest Oz WikiLeaks news: all eyes on Dorling

Australian security and intelligence agencies worry about a potential nuclear war involving Iran, but most of the Australian media is more concerned with the journalist that beat them to the scoop, writes Amber Jamieson.

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WikiLeaks secretly covering up release errors

WikiLeaks has been erroneously releasing cables containing names, places and conversations that have potentially endangered human lives, write Grahame Bowland and Luke Miller.

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Cable Crunch: drugs, drugs, drugs …

The Crikey team is busy picking through the WikiLeaks cables …

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WikiLeaks: what you missed
overnight

Crikey media wrap: What a night for WikiLeaks, with founder Julian Assange arrested for Swedish sexual assault charges in Britain, an op-ed by Julian Assange on why his work is so crucial and startling new cables about Kevin Rudd and his leadership style made public.

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WikiLeaks: the Australian cables crunched, and our ongoing coverage

As the net tightens around Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the revelations eminating out of the whistlebower’s latest document dump continue to fascinate. Today, Crikey is rolling out its ongoing coverage of all juiciest cables — from embassy gossip to startling double-dealing diplomacy. Strap yourselves in people, there’s a long way to go with this one.

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The Canberra Cables

This will not be end of Kevin Rudd’s starring role in the WikiLeaks Canberra cables, writes Luke Miller.

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Woolcott on WikiLeaks: idle diplomatic gossip overblown … and maybe useful

Australia’s most experienced diplomat has branded the reaction to the leaking of diplomatic cables in the WikiLeaks scandal as “overblown” and says most of the information is nothing more than gossip.

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Cablegate changes everything

Another day, another set of revelations …

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WikiLeaks cheat sheet: the most explosive stuff dropped so far

As news agencies throughout the world scramble to be the first to break the most scandalous, outrageous or bizarre cables, here are a few of the best so far, writes Crikey intern Alison Drew-Foster.

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Foreign Policy | LINKS|

Why is the US government still sending cables?

As the WikiLeaks US embassy cables scandal takes up the news headlines, Foreign Policy asks a very valid question: why do US diplomats still send “cables”? Partly because the descriptive information sent to millions is also an attempt for diplomats to prove themselves.

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Wall Street Journal | LINKS|

The US embassy cables: to publish or not to publish?

In the latest WikiLeaks US embassy cables dump, a variety of news organisations — think Le Monde, the NY Times, The Guardian etc — all got first dibs on the documents. The Wall Street Journal declined the offer. Here’s why.

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New York Times | LINKS|

The Dagestan wedding of the year

Amongst all the incriminating WikiLeaks embassy cable news lies a a fascinating tale of a rural Russian wedding, which included a “perpetually tipsy” Olympic wrestler named Vakha and a performance by Benya the Accordion King.

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The Guardian | LINKS|

The US embassy cables scandal

It’s diplomatic crisis time for the US, with 250,000 classified cables to US embassies leaked by WikiLeaks: including documents outlining US officials spying on UN leadership, corruption within the Afghanistan government and diplomats spying on the countries where they are posted.

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