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Scoop Coverage: Wikileaks 'Cablegate' Diplomatic Leak

Binoy Kampmark: Julian Assange, WikiLeaks And The Virtues Of Secrecy

A world without secrets, an idea far from novel if nigh impossible to achieve. What the WikiLeaks releases do is challenge, at least potentially, a particular view of secrecy. More>>

Wikileaks Cablegate NZ Release: Nukes, Elections, Defence...

Secret US State Department cables relating to New Zealand have been released by the Sunday Star Times. Journalist Nicky Hager has received the 1490 cables sent from the Wellington embassy (analysis of the subject information for those cables here) and leaked to Wikileaks. Eight of them were released, with analysis (See full text links for the Wikileaks below). More >>

Full Text Of 8 NZ Wikileaks:

At the time of writing Wikileaks has no US DNS registration so addresses, including any remaining in these articles, will not function. Wikileaks can currently be found at a number of international domains including The cablegate site is

Gordon Campbell: On The Wikileaks Window On US Diplomacy

The Wikileaks release of diplomatic cables has unearthed some great moments in US diplomacy. High affairs of state? Not always. Hillary Clinton’s belief that Argentine president Cristina Kirchner was so nervy and anxious that she must be on medication and could US diplomats please verify that fact? – is an example of sexist stereotyping and prurient snooping worthy of the old FBI chief, J. Edgar Hoover himself.

Yet by far the most interesting aspect of the Wikileaks bundle released so far though, has been the pattern of behaviour that has been revealed...

The cables on Turkey, which comprise the second largest share of the Wikileaks revelations are a perfect example of (a) the Bush era of blustering and paranoia and (b) the contrasting way the Obama administration goes in pursuit of the same ends. More>>


Wikileaks: Key "Must Condemn United States Directives To Spy On Clark"

The Prime Minister must condemn the United States for its spying on United Nation’s leaders, Green Party Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke said today. More>>


Local Angles: Subject Information For New Zealand Cables

At the time of writing few New Zealand-related have been released. But the header information of the cables, all of which has been released, was quickly analysed locally. More>>


Werewolf: On The US 'Need' For State Secrecy

The explosion of a B-29 bomber over Wayland, Georgia in 1948 killed three Air Force sub-contractors... The government refused to hand over accident reports from the crash, claiming that information on the nature of the plane (and the technology it carried) would threaten the national security of the United States of America. The Supreme Court eventually upheld the Government's assertion. More>>



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