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Death of a Homeless Man (A True Story)

“Hey: Robert hasn’t moved since last night!” I was on my mattress on the floor of the homeless shelter reading the New York Times on my cellphone when I heard that. It was about 6AM, and people had already started to get up and grab some breakfast. More people chimed in: “Yeah! Robert’s not moving!” … Continue reading

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange to Obama Administration SysAdmins: “Take The Data Now” Before They Destroy It

In a live-streamed interview and Q&A session on the “Periscope” website Monday (9 Jan 2017), Julian Assange of WikiLeaks charged the Obama Administration was in the process of committing “crimes against humanity” by rushing to destroy the most politically sensitive documents in US Government archives before Donald Trump takes office. “Past administrations of both the … Continue reading

Assange Statement on US Election – We Are Not Partisan – WikiLeaks “Must Publish And Be Damned”

[We reprint below a statement by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in regard to the unprincipled and unjustified attacks levied against WikiLeaks for publishing emails from Hillary Clinton’s (former) campaign chairman John Podesta and others. It was originally published on the WikiLeaks website on 8 November 2016. – FoWL Chicago] Assange Statement on the US Election … Continue reading

Lauri Love case: Text of 16 September 2016 Ruling by Judge Tempia in USA v. Love

We present for our readers the actual ruling in the Lauri Love case handed down by Judge Tempia on 16 September 2016.  We obtained it via the Courage Foundation’s “Free Lauri” website. The Courage Foundation is hosting the international campaign to free Lauri Love and is raising money for the very expensive legal defense case … Continue reading

Free Lauri Love! Workers Should Face Trial In Their Home Countries and Only for Violations of their Own Countries’ Laws

We republish here our response to an op-ed published by Janis Sharp, (mother of Gary McKinnon who successfully fought extradition to the US on similar charges) in “The Guardian” (UK) regarding the decision of a UK judge to uphold the US’ request to extradite Love for alleged “hacker crimes”. The original article can be found … Continue reading

Julian Assange Remains in Legal Limbo; 4 Years A Political Prisoner in “Democratic” England

Today, June 19, marks the 4th year that the heroic WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been kept a prisoner in the Ecuadorean embassy in London thanks to the connivance of the US and UK governments, using their puppet government of Sweden as the legal “justification” for his illegal and totally unwarranted incarceration.  We say: US/UK: … Continue reading

#PanamaPapers: How “Friends of WikiLeaks – Chicago” Saw Through ICIJ’s US Government Propaganda Operation

Please excuse us for being a bit proud of the fact that we (almost) alone saw through the bullshit of the “Panama Papers””leak” from the moment we heard about it.  We got a lot of shit for our immediate denouncing of this alleged “leak”.  The fact that we turned out to be almost the only … Continue reading

Hillary Emails: NY Times’ Chief Military Correspondent Gave U.S. State Dept. Advance Briefing on NYT/WikiLeaks “Iraq War Logs” Release

Earlier this week, WikiLeaks announced that they were making available to the public a searchable database of the collection of U.S. Department of State emails she had kept, illegally, on a  “non-government, privately maintained server” in an apparent effort to keep some of her official email correspondence as Secretary of State outside of the public … Continue reading

UPDATED – BREAKING NEWS: WikiLeaks Publishes Jan 2015 Draft of “Investment Chapter” of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

[UPDATE (30 March 2015): We’ve added our own set of .pdf files for all the TPP docs released so far by WikiLeaks; you’ll find them at the bottom of this article – FoWL – Chicago] BREAKING (25 March 2015): Tonight WikiLeaks has published a secret draft version of the “Investment Chapter” of the notorious Trans-Pacific … Continue reading

CIA Interrogation, Torture, Assassination Manuals 1963-2009

December 18, 2014: Today WikiLeaks has released a previously secret U.S. Central Intelligence Agency document, dated 7 July, 2009 entitled “Best Practices in Counterinsurgency: Making High-Value Targeting Operations an Effective Counterinsurgency Tool” (.pdf)   We are making it available through our website as a service to our readers worldwide. We also present to our readers Chapter … Continue reading

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