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12:00   Harvard Law Prof about to release report on the "censoring" of Wikileaks by the media. "Immediately after top U.S. officials falsely framed WikiLeaks as a terrorist organization engaged in an attack on America, the main stream media picked up on the false framing and ran with it. Benkler shows commentator after commentator, on all the main stream media outlets, began echoing the 'WikiLeaks hurts America' theme."

From late Thursday

Surprise!  Military confirms charge by Manning attorney that he was stripped naked for 7 hours last night.  "First Lt. Brian Villiard, a Marine spokesman, said a brig duty supervisor had ordered Private Manning’s clothing taken from him. He said that the step was “not punitive” and that it was in accordance with brig rules, but he said that he was not allowed to say more."

  Whoa, from Wash Post: Mexican leader Calderon blames WikiLeaks for crisis in U.S.-Mexico relations, says he can't even work with U.S. ambassador, after cables hit anti-drug effort.

"Anonymous Will Avenge Manning." That's headline on DailyKos piece by Anonymous-connected Barrett Brown.  He also talked to NY Daily News:  "Not 24 hours after the U.S. Army announced it had filed 22 counts against reputed WikiLeaks source Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, Anonymous issued a new threat Thursday.  'The decision to charge Bradley Manning with a capital offense in addition to other charges is a provocation, and Anonymous is set to respond accordingly,' spokesman Barrett Brown wrote on DailyKos. He said the group will keep going after corporate execs involved in plots against Wikileaks."   And, he told The Daily News: "We are looking at information on various military officials."

My new and updated  book, hailed by Dan Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald and others: The print edition of  The Age of  WikiLeaks: From Collateral Murder to Cablegate (and Beyond) is  here and e-book (also for phones, iPad etc.)  here.

Mariah Carey admits cable was true--she did get $1 million from Gaddafi son in 2006 to sing four songs for him.  Beyonce and Nelly Furtado, also caught, have announced they will donate money to charity where Mariah promises proceeds from one song.  No word yet from 50 Cent and Usher.

Headline in The Indepedent:  "Clinton admits WikiLeaks will dominate the rest of her life."  Story here. 

 @wikileaks tweets (and see below):  "Stripping Manning naked to compel him to testify against Assange is similar to abuses at Abu Ghraib & Guantanamo."

 11-minute "Panorama" video on Collateral Murder video, Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks.

  More from Manning's lawyer:  Says he was stripped naked for 7 hours last night.  "This type of degrading treatment is inexcusable and without justification.  It is an embarrassment to our military justice system and should not be tolerated.  PFC Manning has been told that the same thing will happen to him again tonight.  No other detainee at the Brig is forced to endure this type of isolation and humiliation."

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The Panorama link directs to an English version of the German original



The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Friday, Day 97 | The Nation - Greg Mitchell - March  3&4, 2011 

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