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WikiLeaks Spoofs Mastercard Commercials - Business News

(WASHINGTON) — WikiLeaks’ latest fundraising video takes a jab at Mastercard, one of the major credit card companies that is blocking over $15 million in donations to the anti-secrecy group. It also suggests the group’s work in exposing thousands of secret American diplomatic cables and military documents was the catalyst for the Arab Spring uprisings throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

WikiLeaks Releases Documents on Gitmo Detainees, Al Qaeda

(WASHINGTON) — WikiLeaks’ latest document dump has again infuriated the Obama administration and will likely raise the ire of former President Bush and his one-time senior advisers.

The website has passed along materials to The New York TimesWashington Post and National Public Radio that concerns formerly classified information about current and past detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as well as new details about how al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden and second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri escaped from coalition forces in Afghanistan in late 2001 and have managed to keep the terrorist operation going.

Among the 700 internal U.S. military documents about the Gitmo detainees are details about schemes designed by admitted 9/11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, along with intelligence gathered by interrogators from their interviews with other detainees.

The New York Times says the documents reveal that most of the remaining detainees of the 600 that have been released over the past eight years are considered “high risk” to American interests if they were freed. There’s also a speculation that 200 of the detainees previously released, most under the watch of the Bush White House, were deemed “high risk.” 

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Wikileaks Nominated for Nobel Prize

A record 241 nominations were submitted for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize and the Norwegian jury has now begun the secretive process to select a winner, the panel’s spokesman said Tuesday.

Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina, secret-spilling organization WikiLeaks and Cuban dissidents are among the candidates who have been publicly announced by those who nominated them.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee does not reveal the names of nominees and doesn’t discuss any candidates until the winner is announced in October.

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President Bush Cancels Speech over Assange Invite

(DENVER) — Former President George W. Bush was scheduled to speak at a YPO Global Leadership Summit in Denver on Saturday, but canceled the speaking engagement after learning that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was also invited to the event…

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Judge Rules Assange can be Extradited to Sweden

(LONDON) — A judge ruled Thursday that WikiLeaks whistleblower Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden on sexual assault charges.

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ABC News - WikiLeaks: US Demanding Our Twitter Account Info

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WikiLeaks says its Twitter account details have been subpoenaed by the U.S. government and that it hopes to fight the order.

WikiLeaks said Saturday that U.S. investigators have gone to San Francisco-based Twitter Inc. to demand the private messages, contact information and other personal details of Julian Assange and three people associated with the secret-spilling website. The popular micro-blogging site has declined comment.

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Interview with Julian Assange

Wikileaks founder responds to sex crimes charges, says he’s been set up.