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Messing With The Wrong People?
- Noam Chomsky: WikiLeaks Cables Reveal "Profound Hatred for Democracy on the Part of Our Political Le
An interview from 'Democracy Now' with American Dissident Noam Chomsky on WikiLeaks among other issues.
- WikiLeaks' Assange in UK, police know where -- Reuters
By Michel Rose and Tim Castle LONDON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks website founder Julian Assange is in Britain and police know his whereabouts but have refrained so far from acting on an international warrant.
- WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Promises to Spill Corporate Secrets Early Next Year - Associated Content f
In an interview with Forbes, WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, promises to release corporate secrets. . .
- WikiLeaks plans to release a U.S. bank's documents--Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The founder of whistle-blower website WikiLeaks plans to release tens of thousands of internal documents from a major U.S. bank early next year, Forbes Magazine reported on Monday.
Messing With The Wrong People
Been an interesting week for the site WikiLeaks. They released thousands of confidential diplomatic cables, the site has been under relentless cyberattacks and has been pulled from it's American Server. It's leader is in hiding and being hunted by authorities for an alleged sexual crime.
I think that the promise from the site's founder to release more leaks from banks and other corporations may be what has actually led to a lot of the scrutiny. Bank Of America, BP, and whoever else is on WikiLeaks 'hit list' may be doing whatever they can to try and silence the site or put it's founder at least under some sort of surveillance.
At least for American companies, one thing that they might be afraid of is that thier influence over the political process may come to greater light. What candidates they've donated to and especially what groups they've funded could easily be among whatever is in the leaks. Should the details of the wheeling and dealing that the corps needed to pass friendly legslation passed become public, it has the potential to be embarrassing for the offending corporation.
What would really likely worry many corporations might be the revelation of the role that many of these corporations may play in the "Tea Party" movement. I wonder what many of the people who have followed what has been made to sound like a populist movement would do if they found out that they've been following a corporate pied piper.
Of course; Beck, Limbaugh and the other mouthpieces of the corporations would figure out some way to keep their listeners from seeing this, or just discredit the facts as "liberal spin".