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* SUNDAY *
7:35 Haaretz with another "Israel Files" Wikileaks exclusive: "We’re doomed if Hamas takes power." And a columnist there: "A reading of the so-called Israel file found among the WikiLeaks documents reveals the stuff of which Israel’s ‘leadership’ is made. To sum it up, an Israeli leader apparently carries two basic genes: one of aggression and one of charlatanism." And guess who is the "king of charlatans"?
7:25 @WikiLeaks tweets: "15 day backlog cleared: hundreds of new cables released: http://wikileaks.ch/cablegate.html ."
7:20 Another, perhaps more complete, video of Assange defending whistleblowing at hot debate last night.
3:20 I noted the "Open Letter" a few days ago — academics protesting treatment of Bradley Manning — but Ed Pilkington on it today at The Guardian. Robert Reich a new signee, joining Laurence Tribe, 250 others.
12:00 New Statesman just posted Part II of its report on debate it sponsored in London last night with Assange and critics on whistleblowing. (See part I below.) Wild affair, with charges back and forth and audience participation. "If anyone had feared that interest levels would drop after Julian Assange finished his speech, they were about to be proved wrong. The debate got more heated as the evening progressed."