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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: a Halloween horror-show

The latest draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, released by WikiLeaks, is a literal Mickey Mouse agreement, writes Dr Matthew Rimmer, associate professor at ANU college of law.

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What’s behind the sudden furore on jailed journalists?

Why are some mainstream media journalists suddenly so unhappy about the government’s national security laws? Because they feel like they’re collateral damage in a broader war.

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Securency superinjunction another twist in a long-running scandal

The Securency case that prompted the now-notorious Department of Foreign Affairs injunction has been going for years and shows no signs of ending soon.

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Media briefs: down and down at the Oz … ducking the issue … 1300 jobs lost …

The escalator of decline returns, and what was that about a duck? And other media tidbits of the day.

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WikiLeaks reveals (not so) superinjunction

WikiLeaks’ revelation of a Victorian Court gag order recalls that the overuse of such orders can be defeated by the threat of online exposure.

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Murder, human rights abuse and kidnapping: WikiLeaks cables reveal Prabowo’s brutal past

Prabowo Subianto could end up as Indonesia’s president by the end of the week. Crikey intern Paul Millar trawls through diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks and finds distressing allegations.

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Secret financial services agreement exposed by WikiLeaks threatens personal data

Secret trade negotiations revealed by WikiLeaks show the US trying to head off moves to protect citizens’ data from US control.

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Razer-sharp wit

Crikey readers (and writers) talk Helen Razer on Channel Seven, Iraq and government spying.

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We write about Assange’s lasagne because we can’t stomach ourselves

The latest “expose” of Julian Assange — and the errors contained within it — mark the final break by the UK Left-liberal establishment with the WikiLeaks founder — amid crisis for the brand.

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Snowden a threat to Australian lives? Brandis refuses to show proof

George Brandis’ accusation that Edward Snowden has placed Australian lives at risk is the same unfounded accusation we’ve seen before from national security politicians desperate to avoid scrutiny.

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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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Secretive trade deal spells disaster for IP, copyright

Documents obtained by WikiLeaks indicate the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal would put local industry at the mercy of America’s copyright and IP laws. Could this hurt Australia’s capacity to innovate in business?

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We are spying for the US, and the diplomatic cost is rising

Australia has worked hard to present itself as the US’ deputy sheriff and happily spied on the superpower’s behalf. But retired diplomat Bruce Haigh says all the forelock-tugging has landed Australia in a bit of hot water.

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Media briefs: no Biz Spec/Oz sharing … collaborative cartoons … women should …

Remember the rumours that Business Spectator and The Australian are set to share digs? It’s been kiboshed — apparently The Oz doesn’t like it. Plus other media tidbits.

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The rise and rise of Palantir and its ‘deep domain knowledge’

Palantir Technologies, a company in which the CIA has invested $2 million and helped the effort to destroy WikiLeaks, has set up shop in Canberra and is already doing well.

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Revealed: Assange knee-deep in failed WikiLeaks preference deals

Although Julian Assange has claimed the WikiLeaks preference deal was an “administrative error”, leaked emails reveal Assange was behind the controversial deal.

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Ten things we’ve learnt about the surveillance state

While the flow of leaks about the National Security Agency continues, we can stand back and draw some important conclusions.

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On Chelsea Manning and missing the point

Stop getting distracted about how Chelsea Manning wants to live as a woman. She is a hero, a prisoner and a truth-teller — and her gender should not become the story.

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A journalist’s partner detained, a surveillance state flexes its muscle

David Miranda was detained at London Heathrow airport for nine hours, which Victorian barrister Rudi Cohrssen says is a troubling sign of the power of the surveillance state.

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Campaign scorecard: a Ruddy good debate (make-up aside)

Crikey asks the sharpest political commentators which leader got the best of the campaigning day yesterday, plus we track where the leaders are and what cash promises they’ve made …

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Tips and rumours

Rupert Murdoch dances with a robot, for real … inside WikiLeaks preference fiasco … Vic fire levy concern …

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Poll Bludger: watch for WikiLeaks-led leakage in the Senate

Group voting tickets for the Senate have been published, revealing some odd bedfellows when it comes to preferences. The deals could swing the upper house to the Right under a Tony Abbott government.

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WikiLeaks keeping fingers crossed for Senate preference miracle

Is there any chance at all for Julian Assange to sit on the red leather (provided he escapes the Ecuadorian embassy, of course)?

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Manning and whistleblowing in an age of persecution and indifference

The indifference of the US media to the case of Bradley Manning hasn’t prevented him from exposing the security state or influencing other whistleblowers.

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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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