WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange In His Own Words

If you missed Cenk Uygur’s interview with Julian Assange yesterday on MSNBC, watch it now.

Transcript here: My Exclusive Interview with WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

If you want to know more about the off-the-charts hypocrisy and governmental malfeasance associated with the WikiLeaks revelations, I recommend two recent posts by Glenn Greenwald:

U.N. to investigate treatment of Bradley Manning
The NYT spills key military secrets on its front page

Finally, I learned on Rachel Maddow’s show last night that the CIA has a task force on WikiLeaks, which they have named the “WikiLeaks Task Force.” Known in the agency (and now everywhere) by its acronym, WTF.

UPDATE: FDL is asking everyone to add their name to a letter to the Commanding Officer at Quantico Brig to end the inhumane conditions of PFC Bradley Manning’s detention as he awaits trial. Private Manning has been in solitary confinement for more than seven months. Last July he was charged with leaking a highly classified video of American forces killing unarmed civilians in Baghdad and secret diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks.

UPDATE: Jane Hamsher: Bradley Manning and the Convenient Memories of Adrian Lamo

  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on December 24, 2010 - 2:31 pm

    I signed onto the petition to help Bradley Manning. I believe his motives were pure. Assange is right about bringing charges against people like Huckabee. What a scumbag.

  2. #2 by Richard Warnick on December 24, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    Bradley Manning released the following statement today through his attorney, David Coombs, in order to thank those who have taken action to help him:

    I greatly appreciate everyone’s support and well wishes during this time. I am also thankful for everything that has been done to aid in my defense. I ask that everyone takes the time to remember those who are separated from their loved ones at this time due to deployment and important missions. Specifically, I am thinking of those that I deployed with and have not seen for the last seven months, and of the staff here at the Quantico Confinement Facility who will be spending their Christmas without their family.

  3. #3 by Larry Bergan on December 27, 2010 - 5:44 am

    With all of the damaging information coming out of Wikileaks which is not being refuted – even by the recipients – I find it interesting that the media is focusing on the sex allegations, as if that’s the only thing Americans care about. It’s an old, worn out trick.

    If the media is covering it, it must be what we’re interested in.

    It’s a subliminal message folks!

    Time to wake up and smell the coffee!

  4. #4 by Larry Bergan on December 27, 2010 - 5:51 am

    Consensual sex that isn’t mine is icky. Killing/maiming of millions is a statistic.

  5. #5 by brewski on February 6, 2011 - 12:26 am

    You’re right. Thank God that finally Wikileaks has provided the evidence of how the African Prince has restored
    America’s standing in the world community and strengthened our relationships with our international partners after years of Bush unilateralism.
    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100074846/the-obama-administration-betrays-britain-to-appease-the-russians-over-new-start/
    I guess when Obama sent back the bust of Churchill, he wasn’t kidding.

  6. #6 by Ronald D. Hunt on February 7, 2011 - 9:11 pm

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sundaybuzz/2014125414_sundaybuzz06.html

    Some Wall Street analysts estimate those added costs at between $12 billion and $18 billion, on top of the $5 billion Boeing originally planned to invest.

    Wish wiki leaks would leak the economic dealings of china, Would love to know how much Boeing is being payed to manufacture their planes in that country in what would be an otherwise unprofitable situation. Free market my ass!

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