Topic archives: Wikileaks

Razer: journalism is not a crime! Except, you know, when WikiLeaks does it.

February 20, 2018 21

"An apparently unpleasant WikiLeaks journalist detained in a place we quite fancy? He can rot." So goes the thinking of the many who once proclaimed "journalism is not a crime".

Razer: true reporters, like the late Robert Parry, strive to be despised

February 8, 2018 13

Robert Parry, the reporter who uncovered the Iran-Contra affair, showed us that journalism at its best is not a popularity contest with the powerful.

Did the ABC and Fairfax just kowtow to our bumbling, repressive government?

February 5, 2018 33

The ABC and Fairfax got lucky in getting access to sensitive documents. In both cases they decided to play fair with a government hellbent on undermining transparency.

Why truth has nothing to do with the WikiLeaks upload of Fire and Fury

January 15, 2018 31

WikiLeaks' mission of speaking truth to power seems to have turned into something much more petty and vindictive.

Rundle: Fairfax smells a WikiLeaks conspiracy in Catalan referendum, surprise, surprise

September 29, 2017 1

STOP PRESS! WikiLeaks has run a campaign on Catalan independence, at a crucial point ... just as it has run campaigns during other elections and referendums.

Wolf: Assange is a feminist-baiting techbro douchebag (and I’m done with his bullshit)

September 5, 2017 24

Look, you may ask why on earth I’d care what some silly man stuck in an Ecuadorean embassy has to say about women’s rights, but once upon a time I was a rather strident supporter of WikiLeaks, writes freelance journalist Asher Wolf.

Razer: criticising Assange for his admittedly shit takes on feminism misses the point

September 5, 2017 38

It is true that Assange has lately shown himself to be an unscholarly, unverified baby about the matter of my sex. But for Christ's sake, there's more important things happening here.

Rundle: more bollocks broadcast about WikiLeaks

August 18, 2017 20

Another day, another WikiLeaks beat up. Guy Rundle dissects the latest headline which cried conspiracy.

Off the Mark: ‘philanthropic’ Zuckerberg should leave democracy to the professionals

May 23, 2017 8

We didn't elect Mark Zuckerberg. He is not qualified to guide democracy, nor to fix much of anything outside of Facebook's censorship policy.

Swedish prosecutors dump case against Julian Assange

May 19, 2017 3

Finally forced to interview Julian Assange over sexual assault claims, Swedish prosecutors have abandoned their pursuit of the Australian publisher.

It’s official, our spy agencies are making our companies less secure

April 20, 2017

By collecting and using vulnerabilities in widely used software, our own intelligence agencies pose a double threat to business -- while governments preach cybersecurity.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

March 24, 2017 3

Nauru deaths? ... CIA nerds ... rock the (Parliament) house ...

Latest WikiLeaks release shows how security agencies harm us

March 8, 2017 9

WikiLeaks has unveiled a vast trove of documents that illustrate how security agencies have attacked the operating systems of our mobile devices in order to spy on us.

ATTN: centrist ‘progressives’. Not everyone thinks the way you do. Deal with it.

February 23, 2017 46

Does it really need to be said that Western voters are turning their backs on the centre? Apparently, yes, it does.

Rundle: Manning, Assange and our complicated relationship with transparency

January 19, 2017 10

People want the revelations that WikiLeaks makes, without wanting WikiLeaks or its methods overmuch.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

January 18, 2017 3

Think of the children! (and the butts) ... Donald Trump, Superbowl entertainment ... is Assange turning himself in? ...

Rundle: Rorschach test of Julian Assange rape claims gets more distinct

December 8, 2016 11

The rape allegations against Assange were an early manifestation of a split on the left/progressive side. That has deepened with his release of his second interview with prosecutors.

KittyLeaks: well-dressed mystery cat appears at Assange embassy window

November 15, 2016 3

The cat has more than one tie, with a Fairfax journo tweeting that it has also been seen in a blue tie.

Rundle: Trump plays the supervillain, Clinton plays the woman card

November 2, 2016 6

It feels like an interminable battle of attrition now.

Rundle: someone should’ve told Clinton, it’s a long way down from the high road

October 31, 2016 22

Seems it's all tricks and no treats for the Democrats with an October Surprise for the Clinton campaign. Hmmm, did someone say "President Trump"?