Friday, June 20, 2014 Wikileaks Breaks Wall of Secrecy on Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) - Financial Services Annex
WikiLeaks released the secret draft text for the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex, which covers 50 countries and 68.2%1 of world trade in services. The US and the EU are the main proponents of the agreement... In a significant anti-transparency manoeuvre by the parties, the draft has been classified to keep it secret not just during the negotiations but for five years after the TISA enters into force
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 NSA and GCHQ spying on WikiLeaks (1 comments)
Julian Assange calls for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to investigate the NSA, after documents show US spying on WikiLeaks and its supporters. As far back as 2010, the NSA added Assange to a "MANHUNTING" target list, together with suspected members of al-Qaeda, and wanted to designate WikiLeaks as a "malicious foreign actor."
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) -- Environment Chapter (4 comments)
The TPP transnational legal regime would cover 12 countries initially and encompass 40 percent of global GDP and one-third of world trade. The Environment Chapter has long been sought by journalists and environmental groups. The released text dates from the Chief Negotiators' summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Secret TPP treaty IP Chapter: Advanced text with negotiation positions for all 12 nations (10 comments)
WikiLeaks has released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more than 40 per cent of the world's GDP. The chapter published by WikiLeaks is perhaps the most controversial chapter of the TPP due to its wide-ranging effects on medicines, publishers, internet services, etc
Thursday, August 1, 2013 Statement on Snowden's Successful Russian Asylum Bid
Edward Snowden was granted temporary asylum in Russia. He left Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow with WikiLeaks staffer and legal advisor Sarah Harrison who has accompanied him during his 39-day stay in the transit zone and continues to do so.
Monday, February 27, 2012 The Global Intelligence Files (1 comments)
Today WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files -- more than five million emails from the Texas-headquartered "global intelligence" company Stratfor. The emails show Stratfor's web of informers, pay-off structure, payment-laundering techniques and psychological methods.