Leaks and allegiances: The line between hero and traitor

Sheila Liaugminas | 11 June 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, NSA surveillance, Obama administration scandals, Prism program, Wikileaks
Identifying the ‘good guys’ and the ‘bad guys’ used to be a function of political alignment with the left or right back in the days of, oh, about a month or two ago. Then the leaks and scandals that had been building out of sight for months and years seemed to suddenly erupt. Practically all at once. Skipping past Benghazi, the IRS, the Justice Department and the initial NSA revelations, we’re now at a point where Edward Snowden and Julian Assange and Bradley Manning are being talked about in the same sentence with an odd sense of disorientation.

Wikileaks controversy caught in semantics

Sheila Liaugminas | 03 March 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: aiding the enemy, Pfc. Bradley Manning, Wikileaks
Imagine that. Today’s announcement that the Army has leveled 22 new charges against leaker Pfc. Bradley Manning is full of oddities, semantic and otherwise.

The imperial precedent for Wikileaks

James Renton | 28 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Wikileaks
The 1918 equivalent of Wikileaks was the disclosure of a British plan to carve up the Middle East between England and France.

Wikileaks, wikileakers, and wiki-ethics

Margaret Somerville | 11 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics, internet, Wikileaks
Enough of kneejerk reactions. We need to take a long, hard look at the ethics of releasing government secrets.

A clear and present danger

Michael Cook | 10 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: internet, privacy, Wikileaks
Why are we letting an anarchist write the rules for internet privacy?

Bold, brave and deeply principled

Ryan Gallagher | 10 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: corruption, internet, Wikileaks
Exposing the corruption of governance is a noble and necessary task.

Planned chaos

Sheila Liaugminas | 30 November 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Hillary Clinton, Julian Assange, Rep. Peter King, Wikileaks
The nonsense of Wikileaks’ grand exhibition these past several months is not something I intended to cover or comment on. Its self-aggrandizement has generated enough international news. But the depth and breadth of these breaches are so stunningly defiant of civilized sensibilities - and possibly laws - I’m wondering….how is this not criminal?

What else the leaks expose

Sheila Liaugminas | 09 August 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: don't tell', military intelligence, Wikileaks
The Wikileaks story is all about revelations. But very few news stories covering that controversy have covered the fuller story. What don’t they want to reveal?

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