The Persecution of WikiLeaks
By Richard Phillips, 26 November 2011
Christine Assange discusses the US-led frame-up campaign against WikiLeaks and her son Julian, the role of the Gillard Labor government, and the political implications for basic democratic rights.
By Robert Stevens, 7 November 2011
The decision last week by the High Court in London to dismiss the appeal of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of his extradition to Sweden is an attack on democratic rights.
By Robert Stevens, 3 November 2011
On Wednesday, the High Court in London dismissed the appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange against his extradition to Sweden on frame-up charges of rape and sexual assault.
By Robert Stevens, 3 November 2011
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange outside the High Court.
By John Marion, 28 September 2011
Amid new controversy, the United Nations is debating renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 August 2011
US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks expose the close collaboration between the US government and Muammar Gaddafi, who Washington now insists must be hunted down and murdered.
Sweeping subpoena issued earlier this year
By David Walsh, 26 August 2011
The Obama administration and its Department of Homeland Security are continuing their assault on WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, as part of the effort to stifle opposition to American militarism and imperialism.
By John Marion, 28 July 2011
Newly released embassy cables reveal the US government’s interest in maintaining a UN military force for the occupation of Haiti.
By Robert Morgan, 27 July 2011
Washington has had only one objective—the installation of a regime that better serves the interests of the US and international oil and gas companies.
By Robert Stevens, 14 July 2011
UK High Court judges Lord Justice Thomas and Mr. Justice Ouseley deferred judgment on whether WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden.
By Robert Stevens, 13 July 2011
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared at the High Court at London’s Royal Courts of Justice on Tuesday to appeal against his extradition to Sweden on trumped-up charges of rape.
By Robert Stevens, 13 July 2011
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to some of those protesting outside the High Court in London in support of Julian Assange.
By John Marion, 24 June 2011
On June 15, the whistleblower web site WikiLeaks began releasing US diplomatic cables from the period immediately following the devastating Haitian earthquake of January 2010.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2011
The official release of the Pentagon Papers 40 years after they were leaked and published underscores the profound shift to the right by the media and the entire political establishment in the intervening decades.
By Robert Morgan, 27 May 2011
Beijing told Canberra the 2009 flight to Fiji was a mere “transit” stopover, en route to Latin America, but Vice President Xi Jinping then spent two days meeting with senior junta members.
By Carl Bronski, 19 May 2011
A US diplomatic note shows that the very same day Canada’s Prime Minister told parliament that Canada would not join the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, Canadian officials were privately assuring Washington that the Canadian Armed Forces could be “discreetly” deployed in support of the war on Iraq.
By Patrick Martin, 26 April 2011
WikiLeaks has released new evidence of wrongful imprisonment and torture by the US military and intelligence agencies.
By Naomi Spencer, 21 April 2011
Pentagon officials announced abruptly on Tuesday that they were transferring accused whistleblower Bradley Manning to an Army prison facility at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
By Naomi Spencer, 13 April 2011
The Obama administration has blocked the UN special rapporteur on torture from visiting Bradley Manning, who is being held in solitary confinement at a military prison.
By Naomi Spencer, 6 April 2011
The British government indicated Tuesday it would press the US to moderate its inhumane treatment of Army Private Bradley Manning, who is being held on charges he leaked evidence of war crimes to WikiLeaks.
By Johann Müller, 1 April 2011
Domscheit-Berg, a former employee of WikiLeaks has written a book which seeks to discredit the whistle blowers’ web site.
Trade unionist, ex-member of Lutte Ouvrière and the NPA—and neo-fascist
By Olivier Laurent, 21 March 2011
The political trajectory of Fabien Engelmann is not an aberration, but the consequence of the nationalist perspectives of the unions and the “far left” in France.
By Patrick Martin, 19 March 2011
The ACLU is one of many groups to protest the treatment of Manning, the alleged source of documents on US war crimes published by WikiLeaks.
By Keith Jones, 19 March 2011
India’s Congress Party-led government has been rocked by the publication of a WikiLeaks cable showing that it used bribery to win a pivotal non-confidence vote.
By James Cogan, 18 March 2011
The large attendance demonstrated the outrage felt by a broad cross-section of the Australian population over the collaboration of the Labor government of Prime Minister Julia Gillard with the US-led persecution of Assange and WikiLeaks.
By Patrick Martin, 18 March 2011
An Australian intelligence official told Julian Assange last August that the US counterintelligence campaign might include sexual entrapment.
By Barry Grey, 15 March 2011
Even as the United States preaches the sanctity of human rights to the world—in order to disguise its efforts to prop up besieged dictatorships in Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain and install a new client regime in Libya—President Barack Obama is defending the torture of a US citizen at home.
By Patrick Martin, 12 March 2011
The US president was asked at a Friday press conference about the military torture of the Army private, accused of leaking documents to WikiLeaks.
By Robert Stevens, 10 March 2011
WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy, published by the Guardian newspaper, is a politically-motivated hatchet job aimed at discrediting Assange and facilitating his persecution.
Military ramps up torture of alleged WikiLeaks source
By Barry Grey, 8 March 2011
The US military and the Obama administration have escalated their sadistic abuse of alleged WikiLeaks source Private First Class Bradley Manning.
By Kate Randall, 5 March 2011
PFC Bradley Manning, suspected by the US Army of being WikiLeak’s source, was stripped naked in his cell at the Marine base in Quantico, Virginia for two straight nights.
By Patrick Martin, 4 March 2011
In targeting Bradley Manning for a capital offense, the US government is at the same time seeking to intimidate all opposition to the war policies of the corporate and financial elite.
By Barry Grey, 3 March 2011
The United States Army late Wednesday notified Private First Class Bradley Manning, whom it suspects of being WikiLeak’s source for thousands of classified military reports and embassy cables, that it was filing an additional 22 charges against him.
By Luis Arce, 2 March 2011
Two weeks ago, El Comercio, Peru’s most influential newspaper, began publishing secret cables from the US embassy in Lima released by of WikiLeaks. What has been released so far reveals the degree of submission and dependency on US imperialism by all the major political parties of the Peruvian bourgeoisie.
By Robert Stevens, 26 February 2011
The ruling by Judge Howard Riddle at Belmarsh Magistrates Court in London that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden represents a grave threat to his liberty and even to his life.
By Julie Hyland, 25 February 2011
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden to face charges of sexual assault, Judge Howard Riddle, sitting at Belmarsh Magistrates Court, London ruled Thursday.
WikiLeaks documents show...
By John Chan, 22 February 2011
The secret cables demonstrate deep concern within both the Bush and Obama administrations about China’s capacity to destroy US military and spy satellites.
By Richard Phillips, 19 February 2011
Assange said the Gillard government was deeply involved in Washington’s campaign against him and would “give the United States everything it wants”.
By Oliver Campbell, 18 February 2011
The cables, from 2006 and 2008, underscore the growth of tensions in the Asia-Pacific region, and point to Washington’s attempts to undermine Chinese influence, in concert with its allies.
By Julie Hyland, 17 February 2011
US security firms drew up a plan for a campaign of smears and destabilisation against WikiLeaks, according to emails obtained and leaked by Anonymous, the cyber protest hackers.
By Robert Stevens, 12 February 2011
A ruling on the extradition to Sweden of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not be made until February 24, Judge Howard Riddle, presiding over the hearing at Belmarsh Magistrates Court, said Friday.
By Patrick Martin, 9 February 2011
Diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks show Suleiman’s collaboration in repression of the Palestinians and torture of CIA prisoners
By Julie Hyland, 9 February 2011
The extradition hearing against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to reconvene on Friday morning, Judge Howard Riddle at Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court stated on Tuesday.
By Robert Stevens, 8 February 2011
The attempt to extradite WikiLeaks founder and editor Julian Assange to Sweden on trumped-up sex charges was stepped up yesterday in the Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court in London.
By Margaret Rees, 7 February 2011
WikiLeaks’ founder and editor Julian Assange strongly condemned the Labor government of Prime Minister Julia Gillard in a pre-recorded address broadcast to a large public meeting convened in Melbourne last Friday.
By David Walsh, 5 February 2011
WikiLeaks released US State Department cables Thursday that add details to the picture of official US collaboration with the Egyptian regime of Hosni Mubarak, now under siege by an outraged population.
By David Walsh, 3 February 2011
The New York Times posted a lengthy piece January 26 by Bill Keller, its executive editor, on the subject of the newspaper’s relations with WikiLeaks and its co-founder, Julian Assange.
By Tom Carter, 3 February 2011
Secret WikiLeaks cables expose the ugly alliance between Washington and major US corporations to advance their interests in every corner of the world.
By Tom Eley, 29 January 2011
A new release of WikiLeaks documents, diplomatic cables from the US embassy in Cairo from 2009 and 2010, make clear that the Obama administration was well aware that the Mubarak regime held onto power by terrorizing the population.
By David Walsh, 29 January 2011
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation carried out 40 raids January 27 as part of the ongoing campaign to suppress WikiLeaks and its supporters. Also on Thursday British police arrested five young men in connection with the same case.
By Patrick Martin, 28 January 2011
Thirty miles from downtown Washington DC, the US military is engaged in the torture of Army Private Bradley Manning, jailed on suspicion of leaking classified documents to the whistleblower web site WikiLeaks.
By Patrick Martin, 25 January 2011
The human rights group said Manning is a victim of “inhumane treatment”
By Patrick Martin, 21 January 2011
Rudolf Elmer provided data on tax evasion by thousands of wealthy individuals and corporations.
By Vilani Peiris, 20 January 2011
The political and media establishment has reacted to WikiLeaks revelations, which confirm that the Rajapakse government was responsible for war crimes, by suppressing the leaked US diplomatic cables and defending the military’s actions.
By Patrick Martin, 19 January 2011
American foreign policy specialists have described the events in Tunisia over the past week as the “first WikiLeaks revolution.”
By Tom Eley, 15 January 2011
The lawyer representing Private Bradley Manning, who is accused of turning over classified military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks, has demanded his release from a military prison, where he is being held in solitary confinement.
By Robert Stevens, 13 January 2011
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to a number of protesters outside Woolwich Crown Court in London on Tuesday.
Warning from lawyers for Julian Assange
By Julie Hyland, 12 January 2011
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared at Belmarsh magistrates’ court, London, yesterday for a preliminary hearing on the extradition warrant issued against him by Sweden’s public prosecutor.
By Don Knowland, 11 January 2011
A subpoena obtained by the US government amounts to confirmation that prosecutors have convened a grand jury in an effort to indict WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and perhaps others on charges of conspiring to steal documents with Army private Bradley Manning.
By Andre Damon, 10 January 2011
The US Department of Justice issued a subpoena to Twitter, the social networking site, demanding that it hand over information on WikiLeaks and its collaborators, including a member of the Icelandic parliament.
By Simon Whelan, 7 January 2011
Cables released by WikiLeaks reveal how the British government provides training to a Bangladeshi government paramilitary force specialising in executing political opponents.
By Ann Talbot, 6 January 2011
The US diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks contain revealing details of how the United States and Britain sought to further their commercial interests in Zimbabwe.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 January 2011
US diplomatic cables quoted by the Norwegian daily Aftenposten expose discussions between US legislators and Israeli officials on preparations for the next Middle East war.
By Johannes Stern, 4 January 2011
Diplomatic documents expose the Mubarak regime in lock-step behind US imperialism’s policies on Iraq, Iran and the Gaza Strip.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 January 2011
A secret cable from 1990, published by WikiLeaks on New Year’s Day, provides a detailed account of a crucial meeting between the US ambassador and Saddam Hussein on the eve of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.
By Jean Shaoul, 3 January 2011
A classified cable from the US embassy in Beirut has revealed how Lebanon’s ruling March 14 alliance discussed with the US its preparations for a military attack by Israel against its rival Hezbollah.
By Peter Symonds, 31 December 2010
American opposition to former Australian PM’s plan to ease tensions between China and the US, underscores Washington’s aggressive, confrontational orientation to Beijing.
By David North, 31 December 2010
Floyd Abrams, who played a significant role in the legal defense of the New York Times’ publication of the Pentagon Papers, has endorsed the government’s campaign against WikiLeaks and its editor Julian Assange.
31 December 2010
A selection of recent letters to the World Socialist Web Site on “The Nation joins the campaign against Julian Assange.”
By David Walsh, 30 December 2010
The Nation magazine in the US, with its publication of “The Case of Julian Assange” by columnist Katha Pollitt, has joined the right-wing campaign against the WikiLeaks co-founder.
By Patrick Martin, 30 December 2010
WikiLeaks cables showed that Fidel Castro believed that the Obama administration would be open to relaxing the longtime US isolation of Cuba.
By Jean Shaoul, 29 December 2010
A cable released by WikiLeaks has revealed that members of Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah party asked Israel to attack its rival Hamas.
By Sarath Kumara, 29 December 2010
While well aware of the crimes being committed, Washington maintained a diplomatic silence and fully backed the Sri Lankan government’s renewed war against the LTTE.
By Alex Lantier, 28 December 2010
With a brief Christmas Day editorial, “Banks and WikiLeaks,” the New York Times editorial page finally broke its silence on the official campaign targeting WikiLeaks.
By Paul Mitchell, 24 December 2010
Cables published by WikiLeaks reveal that the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) did not expect to win the March 14, 2004 election and were was seeking to renege on their manifesto pledges within hours of coming to power.
By Kumaran Ira, 24 December 2010
Cables leaked to WikiLeaks expose how the entire French political establishment supports the illegal US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.
By our correspondents, 24 December 2010
The International Students for Social Equality and the Socialist Equality Party held two meetings in Germany in defense of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.
By David Walsh, 23 December 2010
Secret diplomatic dispatches, released by WikiLeaks, reveal how US authorities put pressure on the Italian government to protect CIA agents responsible for kidnapping and torture.
By Robert Stevens, 23 December 2010
Cables released by WikiLeaks reveal that the British government informed a US official it had “put measures in place” to protect American interests in advance of the Chilcot inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war.
By Nick Beams, 23 December 2010
The following report was delivered by Nick Beams, SEP (Australia) national secretary to SEP public meetings in Melbourne and Sydney on December 20 and 21.
By our correspondents, 22 December 2010
The speakers explained the significance of key WikiLeaks cables, the intensifying provocations against the site’s founder Julian Assange, and the necessity for the international working class to put an end to the system responsible for the crimes and conspiracies exposed by the leaked documents.
By Patrick Martin, 22 December 2010
In his first face-to-face broadcast interview since being released from a London jail, Assange discussed the trumped-up charges against him in Sweden.
By Stefan Steinberg, 22 December 2010
A number of German newspapers and news web sites have issued a joint appeal rejecting any censorship or persecution of the WikiLeaks web site by either governments or commercial interests, or both.
By Peter Schwarz, 22 December 2010
Germany’s Left Party has been remarkably restrained in its comments about the revelations on the WikiLeaks web site and the persecution of its founder Julian Assange.
By Tom Peters, 22 December 2010
Cables released by WikiLeaks show that New Zealand sent soldiers to Iraq in order to safeguard a lucrative contract for dairy giant Fonterra.
By James Cogan, 22 December 2010
The following report was delivered by James Cogan, Socialist Equality Party (Australia) national organiser, to SEP public meetings in Melbourne and Sydney on December 20 and 21.
By Joseph Kishore, 21 December 2010
Over the past several months, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been the target of a state-orchestrated campaign based on trumped-up allegations of sexual misconduct.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 21 December 2010
US diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks show that Washington has long had evidence of Indian authorities’ systematic use of torture against opponents of Indian rule over Jammu and Kashmir, but has chosen not to speak out against New Delhi’s gross human rights violations.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 December 2010
A classified cable from the US embassy in Bogota confirms that Washington was told the Colombian army’s murder of civilians was “widespread,” yet still approved military aid.
21 December 2010
A selection of recent letters sent to the World Socialist Web Site on the persecution of WikiLeaks.
By Patrick Martin, 20 December 2010
US Vice President Joseph Biden made the highest-level public attack on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, calling Assange a “high-tech terrorist” and agreeing with a suggestion that the organization’s activities are “criminal.”
By Barry Grey, 20 December 2010
Secret cables published in recent days by WikiLeaks reveal the efforts of the United States to thwart the exposure by the Council of Europe and the International Criminal Court (ICC) of human rights violations by the US and its allies.
By Patrick Martin, 18 December 2010
Julian Assange said that his organization had emerged stronger from the attacks by Swedish, British and US political authorities.
By Naomi Spencer, 18 December 2010
Army Private Bradley Manning, accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, has been held in solitary confinement by the military for more than seven months.
By John Braddock, 18 December 2010
The resumption of US ties with Kopassus was determined by the Obama administration’s steps to counter Chinese influence in Asia.
By John Chan, 18 December 2010
A US diplomatic cable has shown that Washington knew in advance of the preparations for the 2006 military coup that ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
By Ann Talbot, 17 December 2010
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was granted bail at the High Court in London on Thursday.
By our reporters, 17 December 2010
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to a number of those protesting at the High Court in London, supporting the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, including documentary filmmaker John Pilger.
By Patrick Martin, 17 December 2010
The Portuguese government agreed to make an Azores air base available for CIA flights, while keeping the arrangement secret from its own people.
By Paul Mitchell, 17 December 2010
Cables released by WikiLeaks show the PSOE government worked the Bush and Obama administrations to prevent prosecutions of US officials for war crimes.