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9:45 Alan Dershowitz, recently added to Assange defense team, on Parker Spitzer tonite. He says Alexandria grand jury in "preliminary" stages. So "we need to be proactive" and vigilant. Calls himself "an adviser to the British legal team, working on American aspects of the law, particularly the First and Fourth amendments." Spitzer asks: Assange no different from NYT? Dershowitz: "That’s certainly the theory we are working under." Points out U.S. encouraging new media abroad while "chilling" in this case, a "double standard" applied. Fun: Alan refers to people who "twit."
8:45 I don’t know credibility of poll, but this is interesting: survey in 17 countries finds vast majority of Arabs hail WikiLeaks (in contrast to, say, views of most Americans) and even more want them to release more info on Arab countries. Six in 10 say WikiLeaks played role in Tunisia revolt, which sparked so much else, and other demos. "More than 60 percent believe that Wikileaks will change the way governments behave. 55 percent of Arabs revealed in the poll that they believe little to nothing of what their governments tell them."
8:40 In answer to many requests, you can now order my new and updated The Age of WikiLeaks book as e-book (also for phones, web reading etc.) for only $4.99. And print version at just $11.99 still here. Hailed by Dan Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald and others.
8:30 @ scottleadingham tweets: "Yes, Sue Sylvester just made a #Wikileaks joke on #Glee." Of course, I need to ask, who is Sue Sylvester? Jane Lynch? UPDATE: I’m now told it was, “Will – you have more grease in your hair than the guy behind WikiLeaks!”