Less Assange, More Manning.

The other day, Naomi Klein sent out a tweet in which she asked for “an [international] moratorium on feeding [Julian] Assenge’s ego”. Count me in. Some may say #mooreandme is a distraction from The Big Picture. But you know who the real distraction is? Julian fucking Assange. Seriously,...

#MooreandMe: Still Waiting at the Foot of the Tower

Much has been written (and likely will be written) about #MooreandMe, the still-ongoing tweet-in convened in response to dismissive comments made last week by progressive icon Michael Moore (both on his site and via an appearance on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, which subsequently drew the bombastic MSNBC...

Obligatory Wikileaks Cablegate Post.

Still working my way through #cablegate, so for now am going to highlight several items posted by others that preliminarily stood out for yours truly (more below the fold): Sean Paul Kelley notes that, despite repeated overstatements by hyperbolic US officials regarding the (not-so) lethal outcomes of...

Julius Baer drops a Press Release

Checking my inbox I found a press release from the banking firm Julius Baer.  Now, if you’re having problems remembering, Julius Baer is the firm that successfully sued to have the whistleblower website; Wikileaks.com, shut down.  This raised something of a stir, particularly amongst those who are...

Protecting The Crooks

When I first heard of Wikileaks late last year, I was in general pretty skeptical.  I of course applaud any and all methods of leaking documents that could unearth unethical and illegal behavior from both corporations and our government, but at the same time I worried about the veracity of the sources, and...