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06.30.11 Marina Galperina

Here’s a parody about MasterCard withholding $15 million in WikiLeaks Defense Fund donations, filmed according to the conventions of the credit card company’s own signature ad gag and featuring the notorious Australian himself. […]

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03.28.11 Marina Galperina

Last week in Russia, WikiLeaks sympathizers and members of Ekaterinburg’s art-movement Old Bukashin dedicated a monument to Julian Assange. It was deliberately temporary and now lives on the internet. The janky tribute was constructed out of “A-S-S-A-N-G-E” print outs, a sketch, a cardboard pirate hat, some helium balloons to float it up and an old […]

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01.27.11 Bucky Turco

Today, authorities executed search warrants on suspects from the hive-minded hacker group known as Anonymous. In the U.S., the FBI served 40 search warrants and in the UK, the Metropolitan Police arrested 5 people. According to the FBI press release, officials in Germany, France, and the Netherlands “have also taken their own investigative and enforcement […]

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01.04.11 Marina Galperina

Maya Arulpragasam a.k.a. M.I.A. a.k.a. Mrs Truffle Fries has a new “WikiLeaks-inspired,” rebel-name checking mixtape: ViCKi LEEKX. The name sounds like a parody porno. The music sounds like me me me: […]

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12.28.10 Marina Galperina

Behind Mark Zuckerberg’s deceptively vacant stare from the cover, inside the Dec. 27 TIME magazine Person of the Year issue, there is an exceptionally fitting application of text art: Julian Assange’s portrait made from WikiLeaks cables text. The NYC-based Malaysian artist Leon Lim sent the portrait in to TIME earlier this month, along with kudos […]

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12.22.10 Marina Galperina

Bloomberg reports that Moscow newspaper Novaya Gazeta will join forces with WikiLeaks to “expose corruption in Russia,” despite the obvious danger. The paper is part owned by former Soviet leader, Perestroika troublemaker and epic birthmark courier Mikhail Gorbachev. […]

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Bucky Turco

Congressman Peter King represents Long Island and that explains a lot, but it’s still no excuse for him to channel a crazed 1950s-era senator and announce that he will hold equally as outrageous hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims. Sigh. […]

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12.21.10 Marina Galperina

Go beyond the headlines with the doc film WikiRebels and see how Julian Assange mobilized Iceland as the free expression hub for journalists, how the ideology behind WikiLeaks is bigger than its cyber punk superstar and much more. The complete film is up on YouTube now. […]

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12.11.10 Bucky Turco

So far, rambunctious hacktivists from Anonymous have taken down or disabled websites operated by MasterCard, Visa, Paypal, and Swiss bank Switzerland Post Finance for abandoning WikiLeaks, who neither condemns nor applauds their actions. They also launched attacks against Amazon, but so far have been unsuccessful. The loosely organized group said they will continue to strike […]

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12.08.10 Bucky Turco

Anonymous’ 4chan army launched multiple denial-of-service attacks on the businesses that pussied out and cut off WikiLeaks. Amazon was spared, but hacktivists did take down PayPal, Mastercard, and the Swiss bank that froze Julian Assange’s funds. Between the thousand plus sites that are mirroring WikiLeaks, a threatened “poison pill” of additional cables should their founder […]

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