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WikiLeaks: Refocus
by nano Wednesday, Aug 11 2010, 9:06pm
international / injustice/law / commentary

WikiLeaks is NOT about its founder, Julian Assange, it is about the exposure of lies, deceit and criminal activity in high places. It is necessary to keep focus and concentrate on JUSTICE and holding accountable the most reprehensible criminals seen this century most of whom carry US and UK citizenship.

WikiLeaks SERVES TRUTH do we remember what that word means in this age of lies, distraction and obfuscation? The now exposed evil ruling minority wish to distract and normalise the most abhorrent and grotesque activity known to civilised society, invasive, mass murdering, WARFARE one million civilian dead in Iraq IS worthy of our persistent focus!

The brave founder of WikiLeaks puts his life on the line to serve the PUBLIC INTEREST and fight the forces that serve only themselves at HUGE cost to the broader community and the environment.

On each occasion the corporate controlled mass media and their journalistic lackeys attempt to shift focus away from the REAL issues/criminals, view the exercise for what it is just another CRIMINAL SUBTERFUGE designed to deceive and perpetuate an unsustainable, VIOLENT future.

Nothing less than full disclosure of all information exposing the malevolent forces destroying our societies and natural world is expected.

Julian Assange -- a real hero of our time -- we thank and salute you.

We are One



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WikiLeaks Preparing to Release More Afghan Files
by Raphael G. Satter via fleet - Associated Press Thursday, Aug 12 2010, 9:29pm

LONDON - WikiLeaks spokesman Julian Assange said Thursday his organization is preparing to release the rest of the secret Afghan war documents it has on file.

WikiLeaks has already published 77,000 classified U.S. military reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010, an extraordinary disclosure which some say could expose human rights abuses across the NATO-led campaign.

The disclosure also has angered the Pentagon, which has accused WikiLeaks of endangering the lives of soldiers and informants in the field, and demanded that WikiLeaks refrain from publishing any more secret data.

Speaking via videolink to London's Frontline Club, Assange said he had no intention of holding back. He gave no specific timeframe, but he said his organization was about halfway through those 15,000 or so secret files previously held back from publication.

"We're about 7,000 reports in," he said, adding that he would definitely publish them. There was no indication as to whether Assange would give the documents to The New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel - as he did before - or simply dump them on his website.

He said he had "no comment" about his current whereabouts.

Assange is under pressure from U.S. authorities who have thrown the resources of the military and the FBI into investigating the source of his scoop. The Pentagon has a task force of about 100 people reading the leaked documents to assess the damage done and working, for instance, to alert Afghans who might be identified by name and now could be in danger.

Other governments also reportedly have been urged to look into Assange and his international network of activists, but it's not clear how aggressive the U.S. has been in pursuing Assange.

Earlier Thursday, Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith told The Associated Press that Washington had not approached his government about pursuing possible criminal charges against Assange, an Australian citizen, or about putting restrictions on his travel.

"Quite clearly we're working closely with the United States on these matters," Smith said, citing Australia's Defense Department and the Pentagon as the agencies working together. "These are very serious matters for concern."

Australia, which has some 1,550 troops in Afghanistan, already has launched its own investigation into whether posting classified military documents had compromised the national interest or endangered soldiers.

Asked how the Pentagon is cooperating with Australia, Defense Department spokesman Col. Dave Lapan said the U.S. task force is sharing details it finds in the leaked documents.

"Our task force is reaching out to our counterparts to update them on information that we may be finding that affects them," including information that "may affect their forces," Lapan told reporters Thursday.

"When we're coming across things that involve our allies, we are sharing info with them," he said, adding that he knows of no other form or more general military cooperation with allies on the issue. Lapan didn't name the nations that the task force has contacted.

Associated Press Writers Pauline Jelinek in Washington and Rod McGuirk in Canberra contributed to this report.


2010 Associated Press

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