As I’ve done for more than fourteen weeks, I will be updating news and views on all things WikiLeaks all day, with new items added at the top. All times are ET in USA. You can contact me at email@example.com, Read about or order my new book, The Age of WikiLeaks, updated to early February, in print or an e-book.
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10:45 Famed Brit writer (and major Assange supporter) John Pilger slams treatment of Assange by The Guardian. And why, he asks, is David Leigh getting money from Spielberg for WikiLeaks scoops. "The Guardian paid WikiLeaks nothing for its treasure trove of leaks."
7:10 Don’t miss: Valuable and important complete summary by Foreign Policy of the best of WikiLeaks "ArabLeaks" — the important cables and revelations that influenced events ever since the first ones on Tunisia way back in early December. FP calls them "the cables with impact on today’s revolutions, and tomorrow’s."
6:50 U.S.-Libya business relations guys talk about "Surviving the WikiLeaks Controversy." Hooked yet?
5:40: Cables show U.S. IDed 23 (including six women) in Australia, of all places, with alleged ties to militants in Yemen and in need of air transit checks.
3:35 Now CNN with its own story on pop stars taking money from Gaddafi kid and others, and why and how it happens (see below).
1:50 "Divas and Despots": The stars who sing for dictators — goes well beyond those cables on Mariah, Beyonce and Nelly.
1:40 Wonder if this will be the norm? After good deal of buildup, QuebecLeaks launches today — but says it has received NO docs to leak.
12:40 New open letter to Pentagon chief Gates today from Psychologists for Social Responsibility re: "humiliating" treatment of Manning, forced nudity, etc. "As an organization of psychologists and other mental health practitioners — many of whose members have worked in mental hospitals, the criminal justice system, and with veterans — PsySR can state unequivocally that removal of clothing is not an accepted or reasonable procedure for avoiding self-injury."