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More documents coming Thursday, says Assange


He said WikiLeaks will expose another secret cache of documents imminently with the publication of a massive file involving international relations. “There will be around 50 countries involved and Canada is one of them,” he said.

He would not provide details and would not confirm or deny whether the file was related to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal being negotiated with 12 countries, including Canada. Late last year, WikiLeaks caused a minor sensation when it published a draft text of the agreement, triggering questions from lawyers about its apparently American-centric view on intellectual property rights. “You’ll have to check the website [Thursday],” is all he would say.

Could be interesting. And then there's this:

Mr. Assange’s legal team announced during his phone conference that it will mount a new legal challenge on Tuesday to the allegations of sexual misconduct involving two women in Sweden. ....

No charges have been laid by the Swedish authorities over the alleged sexual misconduct or offences. Even if the Swedish case were to be dropped, Mr. Assange fears he would face the same fate as Private Bradley Manning, now Chelsea Manning, who is serving a 35-year prison term for supplying massive amounts of military and diplomatic files to WikiLeaks.

C'mon, let's be reasonable. This is America.

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were is Mellon?

Submitted by lambert on

From that link:

Today, WikiLeaks released the secret draft text for the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex, which covers 50 countries and 68.2%1 of world trade in services. The US and the EU are the main proponents of the agreement, and the authors of most joint changes, which also covers cross-border data flow. In a significant anti-transparency manoeuvre by the parties, the draft has been classified to keep it secret not just during the negotiations but for five years after the TISA enters into force.

Despite the failures in financial regulation evident during the 2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis and calls for improvement of relevant regulatory structures2, proponents of TISA aim to further deregulate global financial services markets. The draft Financial Services Annex sets rules which would assist the expansion of financial multi-nationals – mainly headquartered in New York, London, Paris and Frankfurt – into other nations by preventing regulatory barriers. The leaked draft also shows that the US is particularly keen on boosting cross-border data flow, which would allow uninhibited exchange of personal and financial data.