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Wikileaks and The Next HOPE

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In a story that continues to get more interesting with each passing day, one of our keynote speakers for The Next HOPE is said to be in great danger of being apprehended or worse by the United States government after a source of sensitive information was arrested.

Our keynote speaker, Julian Assange of Wikileaks, http://thenexthope.org/ published a video back in April that showed U.S. troops firing on unarmed Reuters journalists in Baghdad, killing them and wounding a number of others.

Attempts by Reuters to get this video through the Freedom of Information Act had failed.

It was only after it was sent to Wikileaks that the truth came out and a major scandal followed.

But it didn't end there. It seems that the alleged source of this particular

leak had struck up a conversation with someone in the hacker community named

Adrian Lamo. According to chat transcripts provided by Lamo, Army intelligence specialist Bradley Manning admitted to the leak along with one other video that has yet to be released. That video supposedly shows the

2009 Garani air strike in Afghanistan which killed dozens of civilians. But there was still more. According to a report in Wired, who claim to have copies of the chat transcripts, Manning had also sent 260,000 diplomatic cables to Wikileaks. This was supposedly the point at which Lamo felt he had

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