Search Results for "Wikileaks" : 10

by / on February 12, 2011 at 4:03 am / in Most Recent Column, World

WikiLeaks: Threat to Free Speech

by For WikiLeaks’ supporters, the freedom of speech is both their rallying cause and their powerful protector.  However, their systematic promotion of a right to leak by their signature reliance on leaked quality of information desecrated the First Amendment as much as they advanced it. In the history of journalism, WikiLeaks is the first news organization that defined its core mission and identity by its reckless exercise of the…

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by / on July 12, 2013 at 12:04 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Imminent Threat: When Can We Stop a Publication?

…The trial of Private Bradley Manning, the man accused of leaking thousands of documents to whistleblower website WikiLeaks, began on June 3, 2013.  Established by Julian Assange in 2006, WikiLeaks is a website dedicated to “bring[ing] important news and information to the public.”1 It has published millions of secret documents from governments around the world. Recently, WikiLeaks has publicly declared its support for Edward Snowden, the NSA cont…

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by / on March 2, 2011 at 7:57 pm / in Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Opinion, World

Operation Set-the-Record-Straight

by Proponents of Wikileaks identify Julian Assange as an international hero and liken him to the Founding Fathers of the United States. Critics cast Wikileaks as a nefarious syndicate deserving the label of foreign terrorist organization. Some go even further by demanding Julian Assange be given the death penalty or summary execution. In either case, the situation and stakes are clear. We are living in the age of the information revolu…

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by / on November 5, 2012 at 9:42 pm / in Election, Election 2012, Environmental, Interview, Uncategorized

It’s Not Easy Being Green

…They do not stand for the people. So once again, you see, this is why we have to get money out of politics. GJ: Wikileaks has been instrumental in revealing many of America’s secret wars and covert actions around the world. Given all the recent hysteria about Julian Assange taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy, what would your administration’s stance be on Wikileaks? JS: You know, Julian Assange, for starters, should be treated as a member of…

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by / on March 27, 2013 at 1:15 am / in Africa, World

There’s Something About Mali

by In January 2012, conflict erupted in northern Mali as an influx of arms from Libya, economic discontent, and longstanding tension between Malian Tuaregs and the rest of Malian society converged. The Malian army attempted to stabilize the rapidly escalating violence, but they were too few, untrained, and poorly equipped, and the lack of order devolved into fierce war between Tuareg separatists and Islamist organizations. Though many…

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by / on March 25, 2014 at 1:53 pm / in Campus, Events

**Events March 24-30**

by Tuesday, March 25 The Buddhist Puzzle: Inclusionary Doctrines, Exclusionary Politics 4:00pm – 6:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, room 918 Join us for a conversation between Alfred Stepan and Duncan McCargo on their forthcoming article in the Journal of Democracy, The Buddhist Puzzle: Inclusionary Doctrines, Exclusionary Politics. To read a copy of the article prior to this convers…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:34 am / in Media, Protests, World

#hacktivism

by Illustration by Esha Maharishi We have learned by now to expect and to fear the masked army of the internet: Anonymous. It makes the consumer aware of the volatility of his privacy, at a time when our intense networking and the establishment of facial profiling and information databases have made our privacy disappear.  By toying with the digital presence of Sony and the CIA, Anon has established the faceless mass as a player, howe…

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by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:26 am / in Europe, Issue, World

Dude, Where’s my capital?

by Early this January, international man of mystery Julian Assange held an extravagant press conference in Geneva.  With cameras flanking him on all sides, the WikiLeaks founder was handed two discs of secret banking data from a disgruntled former employee of Julius Baer, a prominent Swiss financial institution. After the release of hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables, Mr. Assange and his source were now planning to expose the d…

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by / on March 30, 2011 at 12:16 pm / in Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Opinion, World

The Wizard of DoS

by The Anonymous raid on HB Gary acted as a dam buster. It revealed that the institutions we place high on moral pedestals are working in the dark to conduct clandestine operations that violate federal law. Government agencies have encouraged private entities to commit felonies by launching cyber-attacks on other private organizations like WikiLeaks. In addition, the files Anonymous sequestered from HB Gary included correspondences wit…

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by / on May 4, 2011 at 4:10 am / in Asia, Domestic, Issue, Main Menu, National Security, World

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

by The relative peace that has followed the Korean War ended with an explosion in  March of last year, when North Korea torpedoed a South Korean naval ship. Eight months later, the North Korean military shelled a South Korean island on the border, claiming four lives. These attacks prompted discussions of war between the two nations for the first time in almost fifty years, a war that would inevitably involve the 28,000 US soldiers sta…

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