3 Recent Wikileaks Revelations You Should Know About

November 2, 2016

The whirlwind of news just days before the elections – from speculation on Trump-Russia ties to the FBI’s new Clinton email investigation – has thrown shade on some of the most recent Wikileaks revelations. Here are three you should know about

UN May Find Detention of Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Illegal

February 3, 2016

Carey Shenkman of the Center for Constitutional Rights says Sweden and the UK are likely to honor UN decision

Assange Denied the Right to Defend Himself Against Sexual Assault Allegations

August 13, 2015

By refusing to interview Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Swedish prosecutors denied the Wikileaks founder of his right to defend himself, says Carey Shenkman, attorney representing Julian Assange at the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York

North Korea Sees Itself Surrounded by Enemies

December 5, 2010

Lawrence Wilkerson: Wikileaks cables may show that China no longer needs North Korea as a buffer state

WikiLeaks: Hezbollah Rockets Cover All of Israel

December 3, 2010

Gareth Porter: Balance of forces in Middle East has changed with Hezbollah able to "cover entire territory of Israel" with rockets

New York Times Beats Drums for War

November 30, 2010

Ray McGovern: NYT ignores intelligence there is no evidence of Iran nuclear weapons program

WikiLeaks and Why Might a Saudi King Want the US to Attack Iran?

November 30, 2010

Mainstream media has been quick to highlight WikiLeaks’ cable reporting a statement from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia that the US should attack Iran, because it is a danger to the region. Larry Wilkerson, the former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, gives The Real News a series of reasons why such information requires questioning. He questions the media’s willingness to treat the cables as the gospel truth, as well as pointing out that a Saudi King would have reasons beyond security to want an attack on Iran. Namely it would hinder an oil competitor and financier of groups like Hamas and Hezbollah which Saudi Arabia opposes, while also causing the price of oil to sky rocket.

WikiLeaks Shows No "New Mind-Set" In US Foreign Policy

November 29, 2010

Phyllis Bennis: Clinton ordered spying on UN leaders shows Bush style still around

Wikileaks and Iran

November 28, 2010

Gareth Porter: Media selecting cables that support Iran war narrative