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Max Brenner, a Legend of Contemporary “Journalism”

On the 20th September, Australian ABC TV’s Foreign Correspondent broadcast a programme titled “Follow the Money”, mainly focussing on the impact of BDS on Daniel Birnbaum, the Israeli US immigrant business owner of Soda Stream, an Israeli factory illegally located in one of the neoliberal industrial zones in the Occupied West Bank. The show offered . . . → Read More if you dare: Max Brenner, a Legend of Contemporary “Journalism”

White Australia - Nation of Bigoted Climate Savers

While the recent earthquake shook the bones of Christchurch in New Zealand, an earthquake of another kind rippled briefly through the Australian landscape. I want to make sure it is not ignored. The results of the 12 year nationwide Challenging Racism survey from the University of Western Sydney shocked me to the bone. Download the . . . → Read More if you dare: White Australia – Nation of Bigoted Climate Savers

Assange Comments on Aftenposten Wikileaks Access

Last month, Swedish Radio, Medierna, uncovered the fact that Johannes Wahlström, son of Israel Shamir, ‘is the gatekeeper of the cables in Scandinavia, and “has the power to decide” which newspapers are provided access and what leaks they are allowed to see.’ In the light of this, it is peculiar that Aftenposten editor, Hilde Haugsgjerd, . . . → Read More if you dare: Assange Comments on Aftenposten Wikileaks Access

Tracking Lamo

History File:Lamo-Mitnick-Poulsen.png (2001) (by photographer Matthew Griffiths) Glenn Greenwald: Email exchange with Wired’s Kevin Poulsen (Jun 17, 2010) Glenn Greenwald : The strange and consequential case of Bradley Manning, Adrian Lamo and WikiLeaks ( Jun 18, 2010) Courtney Lambert: EXCLUSIVE: Former Hacker Lamo On Iraq Leaks (Jul 5, 2010) Lamo: Blinded By Contempt (story tweeted . . . → Read More if you dare: Tracking Lamo

Israeli and US Machinations to be Revealed Sooner or Later?

In an Al Jazeera interview conducted in Arabic, Julian Assange has revealed that it will take Wikileaks six months to release documents on Israel. This is confirmed by a post on the WL Central blog. Here’s a translation of the Al Jazeera story accompanying the interview provided to me by a fluent friend: “The founder . . . → Read More if you dare: Israeli and US Machinations to be Revealed Sooner or Later?

Yes Sir, No Sir – Whose Australia Is This Anyway?

The Age has now released some of its clutch of US embassy cables after harvesting them for exclusives and is to be applauded for conforming to the Wikileaks “scientific journalism” process. Today, the Australian Federal Police confirm Wikileaks has not breached the Australian criminal code. The Australian Wikileaks cables reveal a disturbing pattern of snitching . . . → Read More if you dare: Yes Sir, No Sir – Whose Australia Is This Anyway?

Hypo-ethical

On The Drum, Jonathan Holmes has broached the Fairfax vessel and uncovered its seedy motives for ignoring the ‘scientific journalism’ process made possible by Wikileaks and extolled by Assange. Third, Julian Assange has made another claim for WikiLeaks, which he says sets it apart from other media organisations. According to this op-ed in The Australian . . . → Read More if you dare: Hypo-ethical

Wikileaks Protecting the Henhouse

Julian Assange is disallowed bail and Joh Bjelke Petersen’s ‘chooks’ exit the courthouse. It is their henhouse Assange and Wikileaks aim to protect. Democratic societies need a strong media and WikiLeaks is part of that media. The media helps keep government honest. WikiLeaks has revealed some hard truths about the Iraq and Afghan wars, and . . . → Read More if you dare: Wikileaks Protecting the Henhouse