We now know that the United States heard everything and read everything, and was passing around the deliberations of Japanese leadership to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The lesson for Japan is this: do not expect a global surveillance superpower to act with honour or respect. There is only one rule: there are no rules."
Thursday, July 2, 2015
The Euro Intercepts
The United States National Security Agency has been massively targeting phone numbers of top German ministers and public officials responsible for commerce, finances, economics and agriculture -- including even Angela Merkel's personal assistant. The Merkel document is classified two levels above Top Secret, an indicator that the material is considered highly sensitive.
Saturday, June 20, 2015(9 comments)
WikiLeaks publishes the Saudi Cables
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a hereditary dictatorship bordering the Persian Gulf. Despite the Kingdom's infamous human rights record, Saudi Arabia remains a top-tier ally of the United States and the United Kingdom in the Middle East, largely owing to its globally unrivaled oil reserves.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
TPP Transparency Chapter
The Healthcare Annex seeks to regulate state schemes for medicines and medical devices. It forces healthcare authorities to give big pharmaceutical companies more information about national decisions on public access to medicine, and grants corporations greater powers to challenge decisions they perceive as harmful to their interests.
Friday, December 19, 2014
CIA report warned assassination programme might backfire
Assassinations by drone strike escalated to an all-time high a year after the CIA report was written. According to findings by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, 751 people were killed in drone strikes that year, compared with 471 in 2009 and 363 in 2011.
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
NSA and GCHQ spying on WikiLeaks
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(4 comments)
Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) -- Environment Chapter
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(10 comments)
Secret TPP treaty IP Chapter: Advanced text with negotiation positions for all 12 nations
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(1 comments)
The Global Intelligence Files
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.