As I’ve done for more than twelve 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Read about or order my new book, The Age of WikiLeaks, just updated to early February, in print or as e-book.
UPDATE: Here’s Monday’s version of this blog.
* SUNDAY *
9:50 Michael Busch tweets: "Fascinating new cable from #Kenya published by #WIkiLeaks: Lies, Lovers, and Mercenaries in Kenya’s Politics. http://bit.ly/eSA4bu. "
8:25 Paul Craig Roberts, former Reagan officials, says if "legal attempt" to nail Assange fails "he will simply be assassinated by CIA team."
6:25 My colleague Kevin Gosztola informs me: " Around 6 pm via Twitter: ‘@AnonNewsNet: #OpWisconsin has DDoS’d Americans For Prosperity’s website http://goo.gl/vxF6Y ‘ Just as WI state was about to move in and remove protesters from capitol building. Just as state cut off wifi in the building too."
6:05 Ad Age, the premier advertising industry mag in USA, names WikiLeaks to its "Digital A-List" but feels need to defend the choice: "But forget Mr. Assange, the man, for a moment. One thing about WikiLeaks, the organization, is certain: In the past year, it’s altered not only the media landscape, but the digital landscape, and the Digital A-List is about change agents who rewrite the rules — or write their own rules from scratch — for better or for worse."
4:50 Just hours before the Oscars, and Assange STILL has not leaked the winners. But at least we did get NikkiLeaks for the script.
2:40 Michael Busch: WikiLeaks and Cat’s Cradle in Colombia.
11:25 The China sin drone: Cables show China resisting any limits on defense capabilities and U.S. demand that it be more "transparent" about its nuclear arsenal.