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10:55 Wired on tonight’s Columbia U event with NYT and Guardian eds and more (and see a few items below).
10:40 Four excerpts from my book now published, latest here on the 32 major revelations that have already come out of Cablegate (and that doesn’t count latest on Egypt). Thanks to The Nation‘s Kevin Gosztola for getting another excerpt, on the Collateral Murder video, up at WL Central. In the wonders of modern publishing, book already updated with events of past week.
10:25 New cable reveals ransom paid — to al-Qaeda — two release two Canadian diplomats two years ago, Toronto’s Globe & Mail reports. Has always been mystery. “The document does not divulge any ransom amount or which governments may have paid into it.”
8:40 Bloomberg: Assange May Gain From Swedish `Haste’ in Extradition.
8:20 Foreign Policy on 7 new cables released today on Egypt torture. “These particular cables no doubt were released when they were to drive home the hypocrisy of the U.S. government’s dealings with the Mubarak, and they do that quite handily.”
7:40 More from Columbia U forum (see below): Bart Gellman tweets, “Harvard’s Jack Goldsmith: indicting Wikileaks, even if USG loses, has dangerous implications for 1st Amd and journalists.” Laura Flanders: “Der Spiegel and Guardian both considering setting up their own #Wikileaks “drop boxes” but not so simple.” @GregMItch: “Hoping someone asks Keller why he didn’t fire Judy Miller, in fact stood by her for two years.”